Lingfield Park

  • 16:00 Gopher Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.84s
  • Off time: 16:00:17
16:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prescription 13/8
2nd Al Gillani (IRE) 8/1
3rd Regal Royale 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 111-186 Pink, Black and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Al Gillani (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 J R Boyle G Baker 85 8/19.00
2 (2) 81113-6 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Prescription 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 85 13/82.62
3 (3) 324166 Royal Blue, Pink braces and armlets Halsion Chancer 36
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 J R Best R Winston 81 5/16.00
4 (1) 6-21172 Purple, Yellow hoops Ravi River (IRE) 132
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-6 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 80 16/117.00
5 (7) 27-1036 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Ray of Joy 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 J R Jenkins L Dettori 83 8/19.00
6 (8) 1/54-016 Yellow, Red hoop, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap For Life (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 J E Long Natalia Gemelova (3) 73 8/19.00
7 (6) 7-17576 Red and Black (quartered), halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Lastroarofdtiger (USA) 29
Nag me
3 8-11 A P Jarvis Jim Crowley 75 12/113.00
8 (5) 532682 Red, Black epaulets and spots on cap Forest Dane 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-8 Mrs N Smith J P Fahy (7) 68 13/27.50
9 (4) 380041 Yellow, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Regal Royale 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-6 v Peter Grayson J Mackay 64 25/126.00

Verdict

One of the best races on the card this, and with plenty of course winners, we know they're going to handle the surface, but our preference is for REGAL ROYALE ahead of Prescription and Forest Dane. Regal Royale was victorious on turf here last time out, but has won on the Polytrack. Peter Grayson's six year old gelding is the model of consistency, winning or placed in more than a third of his 64 outings. He's always done well at this time of year, and being the yard's only runner, they'll be expecting a return to pay the travelling expenses. He's got a decent draw, and is more than capable of landing this competitive contest. Sir Mark Prescott's banging out the winners, and one of Prescription's three career wins came here last year. He landed a hat-trick following an inauspicious debut, and may have needed a recent seasonal pipe-opener to get ready for a late summer assault on handicaps. He's well drawn, but is joint top-weight and racing off a mark 12 pounds higher than his last win. Forest Dane is 2 from 25 on the all-weather, and the win here three years ago was over the minimum trip, and it's two years since he's been in a winners' enclosure. He gains weight all round though with the exception of our selection, Regal Royale.