Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 15:30 Blue Square Bet Winter Derby 1m 2f

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 0.99s
  • Off time: 15:30:28
15:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farraaj (IRE) 6/4
2nd Robin Hoods Bay 12/1
3rd Cai Shen (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 118913- Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 169
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 C F Wall G Baker 111 4/15.00
2 (2) 308211- Pink, black triple diamond, pink sleeves, black seams, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 99
Nag me
5 9-0 t Miss S J Harty D P McDonogh 98 20/121.00
3 (8) 634026- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Cai Shen (IRE) 176
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 99 9/25.50
5 (5) 1123/31- YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 119
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 108 6/42.50
6 (3) 048-755 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Field Of Dream 16
Nag me
6 9-0 J A Osborne A Kirby 102 16/117.00
8 (9) 360080- Dark blue, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap Robin Hood (IRE) 160
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 P Mitchell Jack Mitchell 99 50/151.00
9 (1) 124-311 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Robin Hoods Bay 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 E F Vaughan Jim Crowley 95 12/113.00
10 (11) 141113- Black, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Viking Storm 129
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-0 H J L Dunlop L Morris 106 6/17.00
11 (7) 414-654 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 p D Haydn Jones William Carson 93 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (10)2-53144Emerald Wilderness (IRE)99-0M E RimmerNon Runner98
7 (6)37560-2Miblish49-0C E BrittainNon Runner98

Verdict

Farraaj will likely start favourite and deservedly so. He was well backed to land the Listed Churchill Stakes over track and trip in November and duly did so with both Tinshu and Emerald Wilderness well behind. Open to further progress, Roger Varian's charge is the one to beat but PREMIO LOCO looks better value. He overcame a wide draw to win this last year when beating the re-opposing Cai Shen more cosily than the half-length winning margin would suggest and Chris Wall's charge showed no signs of deteriorating last season, going on to land the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood in August. Viking Storm showed progressive form over longer trips last year and has a shout but Miblish looks a bigger threat if repeating his second to the top-class Planteur in a Listed race here last month. The remainder are all decent handicappers but with something to find at this level.