Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:15 Blue Square Churchill Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £17,013 2nd £6,450 3rd £3,228 4th £1,608
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 3.34s
  • Off time: 14:15:27
14:15 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hunter's Light (IRE) 8/11
2nd Circumvent 8/1
3rd Suits Me 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 261646 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 P F I Cole S W Kelly 99 8/19.00
2 (5) 643258 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Classic Colori (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-2 D O'Meara D Tudhope 91 25/126.00
3 (1) 805709 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Nice Style (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 bt J Gask A Kirby 94 20/121.00
5 (4) 461202 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 51
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 T D Barron M Fenton 101 6/17.00
6 (7) 181361 Royal blue Hunter's Light (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 110 8/111.73
7 (10) 204883 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Maali (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-12 bt C E Brittain S Sanders 97 10/111.00
8 (8) 8-53111 Purple, Pink seams, Red sleeves, Pink seams, Purple and Red hooped cap Proud Chieftain 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C V Lines Jim Crowley 87 16/117.00
9 (2) 577082 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Night Lily (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-11 P W D'Arcy L Morris 99 16/117.00
10 (6) 4-12217 Grey, Maroon star and star on cap Satwa Pearl 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 E A L Dunlop S J Drowne 92 25/126.00
Non runners
4 (9)123885Spring of Fame (USA)59-2Saeed bin SuroorE Ahern107

Verdict

The admirably tough Suits Me has finished third in this for the last two years, but David Barron's frontrunner is always vulnerable to a progressive younger horse these days and HUNTER'S LIGHT fits the bill. The Godolphin colt has won a couple of Listed events this season including his latest start at Goodwood and last November's debut second at Kempton suggests he'll be just as effective on the Polytrack. Stablemate Spring Of Fame is also up to winning this at his best, but he's been nowhere near that since a victory at Meydan early in the year, and Night Lily could prove a bigger threat having gone close in Listed company at Dundalk last time. Maali could make the frame, but the remaining handicappers look up against it.