Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 15:00 Blackberry Lane Selling Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.29s
  • Off time: 15:01:52
15:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Masque 9/2
2nd Mount Abora (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 107239 Black, Light Blue chevron and sleeves Marvo 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-12 b M H Tompkins E Ahern 65 10/111.00
2 (7) 55149/1 Royal Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Reaction 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 p Miss S West H Poulton (5) 64 5/16.00
3 (5) 133940 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mount Abora (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 9-7 Ian Williams William Twiston-Davies (7) 62 3/14.00
4 (4) 51476/9- Dark Blue, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Goodwood Starlight (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 t Jim Best G Baker 76 14/115.00
5 (6) 23413/6 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star King's Masque 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 B J Llewellyn Martin Lane 74 9/25.50
6 (3) 070-680 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star My Vindication (USA) 9
Nag me
4 9-6 Miss Gay Kelleway N Callan 55 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (8)5122-14Purple 'n Gold (IRE)38-9George BakerWilliam Buick74
8 (9)9-857Rock Band38-9Richard HannonR Hughes70
9 (2)06-0460You Got The Love38-4J GaskNon Runner41

Verdict

Purple 'n Gold was asked to raced alone on the stands' side at Newmarket last time but the tactics proved a dismal failure and he returned a well-beaten odds-on favourite. Better is expected here though he's yet to encounter slow ground so a punt is taken on KING'S MASQUE. He'd made good progress before injury in 2010 with five wins to his name and, after a recent comeback at Windsor, a chance is taken he can return to his best today. Reaction has been well beaten over hurdles since landing a fast ground seller over C&D in May but Marvo won on the Polytrack here in March and has claims on that form. Rock Band looks best of the rest.