Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:05 Ladbrokes Classified Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.87s
  • Off time: 14:05:29
14:05 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ray Ward (IRE) 5/2
2nd Of Course Darling 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 68-1 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Beat of The Drum (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 73 3/14.00
2 (2) 2441-46 White, black cap Living The Life (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 J A Osborne D Sweeney 75 7/18.00
3 (5) 3213-57 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Magical Rose (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-0 P W D'Arcy S Sanders 73 16/117.00
4 (1) 404-1 Red, Black disc, Black and Red check cap Of Course Darling 20
Nag me
3 9-0 E A L Dunlop William Buick 74 7/24.50
5 (3) 9-1 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ray Ward (IRE) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 D M Simcock Martin Lane 74 5/23.50
6 (4) 3-143 DARK BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Rouge Nuage (IRE) 41
Nag me
3 9-0 C Allen Ryan Tate (5) 74 9/25.50

Verdict

Only 2lb separates the six runners on official ratings and half the field won last time out. BEAT OF THE DRUM only won by a head at Kempton but displayed plenty of resolution and she is less exposed than the majority of her rivals. Richard Hannon's filly gets the nod ahead of Wolverhampton scorer Of Course Darling and Ray Ward. David Simcock's gelding did cost £205,000, however, and is sure to improve on his victory here on the Polytrack as he gains further experience. Living The Life hasn't been disgraced in either run this year and looks the pick of the remainder.