Lingfield Park

  • 14:30 Bet Cheltenham Open Meeting - Betdaq Handicap1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.12s
  • Off time: 14:30:28
14:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Eagle (IRE) 4/6
2nd Bound By Honour (SAF) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 850498 White, royal blue diamond, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap, royal blue diamond Bound By Honour (SAF) 42
Nag me
6 9-0 b G L Moore R L Moore 89 5/16.00
3 (2) 036634 White, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Spitfire 9
Nag me
4 8-12 J R Jenkins Jim Crowley 87 8/19.00
4 (5) 11600 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Alpen Glen 77
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston J-P Guillambert 90 7/18.00
5 (7) 512 Royal blue Black Eagle (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 86 4/61.67
6 (1) 342330 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves, Red stars, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Can Can Star 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-7 A W Carroll Amy Baker (5) 81 14/115.00
7 (6) 748973/ White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars Our Teddy (IRE) 903
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-7 p R Curtis J F McDonald 68 66/167.00
8 (4) 570080 Orange, black triple diamond, black cap, orange diamonds Weald Park (USA) 34
Nag me
3 8-3 Richard Hannon J Quinn 80 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (3)111Rainbow Peak (IRE)39-10M A Jarvis90

Verdict

In the race of the day we respect the chances of the unbeaten Rainbow Peak but with the handicapper looking in charge now we'll side with Godolphin's BLACK EAGLE, who should get back in front now upped in trip again, while Spitfire looks a possible danger if giving his best. Despite being turned over as a short price favourite on his handicap debut last time the pick still shaped well enough to suggest this revised burden is within his scope as well as proving his liking for this surface. He's back up to the distance that he scored over on his second start and might just be better treated than his main rival. That opponent is Rainbow Peak, who boasts a record of three wins from three starts, with the latest coming in a handicap. He's up six pounds for that narrow success and while he should improve again that extra weight might be telling in this line-up. Spitfire has been running some solid races off his current mark but will need to improve for this step up in trip while Alpen Glen needs to show a bit more but is capable on his day. This is a cracking little contest that can give Godolphin another winner with Black Eagle.