Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 17:10 Lingfieldpark.co.uk Apprentice Handicap2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 30.87s
  • Off time: 17:11:08
17:10 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Star Choice 9/4
2nd Himba 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 00/8517- Emerald green, brown cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Gandalf 145
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 Miss Amy Weaver J P Fahy (3) 70 7/24.50
3 (2) 0-28232 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Star Choice 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-7 b1 J Pearce Ashley Morgan 63 9/43.25
4 (5) 84312-7 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Strikemaster (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 B Ellison A Heffernan 60 3/14.00
5 (6) 186000/ Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Himba 58
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-9 N J Gifford R J Rowe (3) 49 66/167.00
6 (4) 99618-0 Dark blue, emerald green epaulets and armlets, quartered cap K'Gari (USA) 13
Nag me
4 8-4 be B Ellison Declan Cannon 48 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (1)48-4126Prince Charlemagne (IRE)710-0G L MooreWilliam Carson70

Verdict

A return to more patient tactics should see Prince Charlemagne go close, however K'GARI is back to his last winning mark and is preferred to Star Choice. The selection has not been in great form of late over hurdles, however he might appreciate a return to the flat. He beat Baltimore Patriot off this mark last November and if in the same form then he should run a big race off his light weight. Himba is more known as a chaser but is not dismissed racing off this sort of mark, however a bigger threat looks to be Prince Charlemagne. He has plenty of ability but he is best produced very late and William Carson will need to get this ride spot on. Strikemaster is a stablemate of the selection and is considered off this mark of 60 as his recent hurdling efforts have been good, Star Choice tries the blinkers after a consistent but winless run, whilst Gandalf completes the line-up. He won at Kempton last September and this ex-Irish gelding should not be discounted off a 5lb higher mark. A tricky end to the day for punters, however we will place our faith in K'Gari.