Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 17:00 Smiths News Handicap1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.31s
  • Off time: 17:03:02
17:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Princess India (IRE) 4/1
2nd Smarterthanuthink (USA) 16/1
3rd James Pollard (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 244-7 Purple, Emerald Green star, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green stars Freedom Song 86
Nag me
3 9-4 R Charlton S Drowne 70 12/113.00
2 (11) 253-639 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Soggy Dollar 51
Nag me
3 9-4 M H Tompkins S Golam 74 33/134.00
3 (4) 408391 White, Black stars, armlets and cap Royal Straight 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-4 B N Pollock N Callan 73 11/26.50
4 (9) 687290 Red, Emerald Green hoops, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red and Emerald Green quartered cap Brave Mave 30
Nag me
3 9-1 W Jarvis A Munro 74 16/117.00
5 (5) 702387 Maroon, White cross belts, striped sleeves and cap Speyside (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-1 p1 C Hills E Ahern 14/115.00
6 (14) 322244 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Valento 9
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 Eve Johnson Houghton S Carson 65 9/110.00
7 (3) 7-61287 Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Smarterthanuthink (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 68 16/117.00
8 (8) 843020 Emerald Green and White diamonds, hooped sleeves Nawaahi (IRE) 30
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3 8-13 K A Morgan J Doyle 65 50/151.00
9 (12) 5-96 Yellow, Maroon star, Yellow sleeves, Maroon stars, Yellow cap, Maroon star Danse The Blues 14
Nag me
3 8-13 E A L Dunlop R Hughes 65 15/28.50
10 (7) 590824 Brown, Red spots, sleeves and cap Princess India (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-10 P Winkworth Jim Crowley 62 4/15.00
11 (2) 0807 Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap James Pollard (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-8 D R C Elsworth J P Spencer 60 9/43.25
12 (1) 0063 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, checked sleeves American Madness (USA) 20
Nag me
3 8-8 M G Quinlan S W Kelly 60 12/113.00
13 (10) 045169 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Redsensor 23
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-5 M Quinn Liam Jones 71 50/151.00
14 (13) 34-2372 Yellow, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Just Mossie 11
Nag me
3 8-5 p W G M Turner L Morris (3) 57 16/117.00

Verdict

ROYAL STRAIGHT is our selection with Speyside and Princess India the others for the shortlist. Royal Straight was not entitled to win a recent claimer at the track on official figures but he did it in some style and on that evidence, fledgling handler Ben Pollock, looks like he might have a lot of fun during the winter with this Andrew Balding castoff. Speyside shapes as if this ten furlongs will suit. He tries cheekpieces rather than the visor and blinkers that he has previously worn. Princess India is a course and distance specialist. She can be forgiven her recent run as she had to race on the outside of the field throughout. Freedom Song was well beaten on handicap debut and has proved frustrating. Brave Mave is stepped back up in trip having shown little over a mile. Smarterthanuthink has often been backed this season without little in the way of obvious success. Danse The Blues is watched in the market on a first run in handicaps. Similar comments apply to James Pollard, who ran far better than his finishing position suggested, when seventh over course-and-distance a fortnight ago. Royal Straight is the tentative selection in a race where plenty of dangers lurk.