Lingfield Park

  • 13:45 Blue Square Sprint Series Round 1 Handicap 6f

  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.49s
  • Off time: 13:45:31
13:45 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speak The Truth (IRE) 7/1
2nd Efistorm 7/1
3rd Glastonberry 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 050391- Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Steelcut 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-11 p P D Evans T G McLaughlin 69 16/117.00
2 (1) 087952- Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Picansort 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 P Crate S W Kelly 65 4/15.00
3 (7) 460091- Royal blue, black armlets Green Earth (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 9-7 e P Phelan I Mongan 65 13/27.50
4 (5) 685312- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Rio Royale (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 b Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 64 7/24.50
5 (9) 684264- Black, Red stars Dvinsky (USA) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-6 b P Howling L Morris 64 33/134.00
6 (3) 056357- White, light green hoop Vitznau (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 A J Lidderdale L Mayor (7) 62 25/126.00
7 (4) 337622- White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Speak The Truth (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 p J R Boyle Nathan Alison (5) 62 7/18.00
8 (6) 903149- Red and emerald green stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap Captainrisk (IRE) 137
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 Mrs C A Dunnett William Carson 61 50/151.00
9 (10) 87651-5 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Efistorm 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-3 C R Dore Hayley Turner 61 7/18.00
10 (11) 698226- Dark Blue, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and White check cap Amber Heights 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-2 David Pinder D Sweeney 60 14/115.00
11 (2) 06218- Yellow, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow and Emerald Green quartered cap Glastonberry 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 G Deacon J P Spencer 58 11/112.00
12 (12) 804644- Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 J E Long Dane O'Neill 57 14/115.00

Verdict

Steelcut won four times at Wolverhampton in 2011 including his latest start when scoring over the minimum trip last month. He remains on a winning mark, but Rio Royale is 4lb higher than when landing the same division of this race last year, though he does arrive in good form having won over 7f in October. Efistorm just held off the attentions of Speak The Truth over track and trip a week ago, but was well beaten here on Wednesday, while Green Earth's recent victory came over a mile at Kempton. PICANSORT won one of these sprint series qualifiers at this time last year off a 3lb higher mark. With a recent run under his belt, Peter Crate's charge looks ready to strike again and he gets the nod.