Lingfield Park

  • 14:30 TTS Networks Claiming Stakes1m

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.97s
  • Off time: 14:30:34
14:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saharia (IRE) 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (3) 9065-36 White, dark blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and cap Benandonner (USA) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-11 P Butler J Fanning 62 10/111.00
4 (6) 64-2311 White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Saharia (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-11 v D M Loughnane S W Kelly 77 4/71.57
5 (5) 313045 Royal blue, yellow chevron and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond The Mongoose 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 vt P D Evans A Kirby 60 7/24.50
6 (4) 377012 Red and White (quartered), halved sleeves, Red cap Daniel Thomas (IRE) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-8 pt Violet Jordan Catherine Gannon 58 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (1)451227Al Khan (IRE)49-13Violet JordanMartin Harley76
2 (2)58-2323Miami Gator (IRE)69-13Mrs K BurkeC P Harrison63

Verdict

A competitive claimer but two stand out on official ratings. Saharia is actually top-rated but was handed victory last time due to his main rival's jockey dropping his hands. He is something of a thinker who needs things to drop his way and Shane Kelly is the ideal pilot to execute such a strategy. AL KHAN complicates matters as he was engaged at Southwell yesterday. One of two contenders for Violet Jordan, the topweight ran a solid second in a Class 5 handicap at Kempton earlier and has been performing with pleasing consistency this term. Dropped into claiming company for the first time in 2013, he can land this if taking part. Miami Gator can be relied upon to run his race and has shown useful form on the Fibresand the last twice. Returned to Polytack here, Conor Harrison claims a useful 7lb and he should deliver another respectable account. The remainder have it to do on the official ratings.