Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

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

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.37s
  • Off time: 14:15:09
14:15 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farraaj (IRE) 11/8
2nd Genzy (FR) 8/1
3rd Circumvent 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 696404 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 9-2 M Appleby G Baker 91 9/110.00
2 (6) 0-30262 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 56
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 P F I Cole P Hanagan 103 3/14.00
3 (4) 084189 Red, beige epaulets and sleeves Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 pt M E Rimmer J P Spencer 89 25/126.00
4 (2) 15256-4 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Genzy (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Ian Williams Jim Crowley 100 8/19.00
5 (3) 153142 White, Black disc, Black cap True To Form (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-2 p M Meade David Probert 96 14/115.00
6 (10) 21123-3 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 202
Nag me
3 8-12 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 108 11/82.38
7 (5) 202115 Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap Quixote 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-12 t C E Brittain R Winston 83 20/121.00
8 (9) 410018 Orange, white triple diamond, white sleeves, black armlets Our Gal 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Noel Quinlan J Quinn 82 100/1101.00
9 (7) 323-140 Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Sunday Bess (JPN) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 v Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 87 33/134.00
10 (8) 063030 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 p D Haydn Jones William Carson 93 12/113.00

Verdict

Last year's winner Hunter's Light won a Group One race this season and 2010 winner, Nideeb, went on to land the Winter Derby. Connections may decide to aim Farraaj at the latter event if he runs well here but this is a tough comeback for a horse that hasn't raced since April. Circumvent makes more appeal as he suffered narrow-margin defeats in both this race last year and the Winter Derby back in March but it's GENZY that rates the selection. Formerly trained in France where he was beaten only a head by the high-class Meandre last year, he ran out of steam close home on his debut for Ian Williams at Leicester last month and should be a lot sharper today. The remainder are all handicappers with plenty to find on these terms though both True To Form and Tinshu are capable of sneaking a place and Emerald Wilderness was in fine form at the track at this time last year.