Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 20:00 Airey Miller Newbies Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.51s
  • Off time: 20:00:21
20:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Daydreamer 11/4
2nd Masterpaver 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 134386 Emerald Green, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White and Yellow quartered cap Masterpaver 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-7 v A Bailey Robert Tart (3) 69 7/24.50
2 (5) 3-11317 Red, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Jarlath 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-6 J W Mullins S J Drowne 68 7/18.00
3 (6) 7-06 Dark Blue, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap Rochambeau (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-5 b1 R Charlton G Baker 67 7/24.50
4 (2) 44-1353 Maroon, Black epaulets Opera Fan (FR) 8
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 66 5/16.00
5 (3) 7-096 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Daydreamer 20
Nag me
3 9-4 W J Haggas S Sanders 66 11/43.75
6 (7) 7-61 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Chesil Beach 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 A M Balding Rob Hornby (7) 60 14/115.00
7 (4) 643420 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Flying Author (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-2 pt P S McEntee Danny Brock (5)(ex1) 48 33/134.00

Verdict

It isn't too often that Andrew Balding runs his three-year-old's in sellers but a decision to do so with Chesil Beach paid off handsomely as she was able to take victory without attracting a bid at the subsequent auction. OPERA FAN appears the pick of a strong raiding party from Mark Johnston's stable tonight and she is accordingly recommended. Admittedly, the daughter of Cape Cross did not appreciate being taken on for the lead on her most recent start but she showed a determined attitude when successful at Beverley earlier in the campaign and she can go well here. Jarlath never travelled at Nottingham and that run is probably best forgotten. Rochambeau gave the impression there was more to come when staying on into a remote sixth at Windsor and any market confidence behind Roger Charlton's gelding should not be ignored on this first try at handicapping.