Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:35 coral.co.uk Churchill Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.33s
  • Off time: 14:39:31
14:35 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Alzain (USA) 5/2
2nd Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 16/1
3rd Uramazin (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 224651 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Highland Knight (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-6 t A M Balding David Probert 109 3/14.00
2 (10) 196331 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 50
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6 9-2 M Appleby A Mullen 97 16/117.00
3 (9) 10-1866 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Charles Camoin (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 S Kirk Catherine Gannon 91 14/115.00
4 (3) 550639 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Dick Doughtywylie 52
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 J H M Gosden R Havlin 100 12/113.00
5 (5) 37-3461 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Prince Alzain (USA) 9
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4 9-2 p G A Butler Oisin Murphy 110 5/23.50
6 (8) 1-21975 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Sugar Boy (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 b M Botti Martin Harley 108 8/19.00
7 (6) 574-512 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 35
Nag me
4 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 108 3/14.00
8 (7) 290606/ Black, Yellow seams and armlets Uramazin (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 9-2 h P Hide Jim Crowley 99 66/167.00
9 (2) 436204 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 p D Haydn Jones G Lee 91 20/121.00
10 (1) 18-026 Dark blue, light blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Tosca (GER) 140
Nag me
3 8-7 h Mrs I G-Leveque Martin Lane 82 66/167.00

Verdict

Highland Knight is as tough as they come and made all to beat Tales Of Grimm over 1m1f at Newmarket five weeks ago. The second must have every chance of turning the tables here on 4lb better terms, however, while Sugar Boy is another having his sights lowered having finished fifth in the St Simon Stakes at Newbury last time. He finished ahead of the disappointing Dick Doughtywylie at Goodwood in September, though both were well beaten. PRINCE ALZAIN has never won anywhere except Wolverhampton but has ran well on the Polytrack surfaces here and at Kempton in the past and was also placed in a Group 2 on an artificial surface in Turkey last year. He could be the one to beat today as recent Newmarket scorer Bancnuanaheireann has yet to make the frame in three previous tries on the Polytrack.