Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 17:30 Ladbrokes Handicap7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.41s
  • Off time: 17:31:44
17:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Belle Bayardo (IRE) 7/2
2nd Byrd In Hand (IRE) 6/1
3rd My Manekineko 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 586-845 Dark Green, Black chevron hoop and cap Eager To Bow (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-11 p P R Chamings Thomas Brown (3) 62 8/19.00
2 (4) 001643 White, purple disc, sleeves and cap My Manekineko 10
Nag me
5 9-11 J R Jenkins D Sweeney 62 12/113.00
5 (7) 322221 Pink, Grey star, Grey and Pink halved sleeves, Pink cap, Grey star Byrd In Hand (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 9-8 J J Bridger William Carson 59 6/17.00
6 (2) 319-832 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Lady Crossmar (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 9-7 Richard Hannon Josh Quinn (7) 65 12/113.00
7 (11) 342165 Dark blue, grey chevron Belle Bayardo (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 A W Carroll A Kirby 57 7/24.50
8 (3) 142709 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap, White star Encapsulated 28
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4 9-5 p R Ingram Rhiain Ingram (7) 56 40/141.00
9 (12) 8-093 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Popping Candy 24
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3 9-2 h R Varian Jack Mitchell 60 5/16.00
10 (8) 166357 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sash, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star The Happy Hammer (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 b E Stanford Robert Tart (3) 51 8/19.00
11 (1) 66-514 White, Black stripe, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap Strike A Light 46
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 Rae Guest Danny Brock (5) 57 4/15.00
12 (10) 597445 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, White sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Dancing Sal (IRE) 2
Nag me
3 8-11 G L Moore P Aspell 55 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (5)610634Darnathean59-10P W D'ArcyL P Keniry61
4 (9)0P-2034Substantivo (IRE)49-9T JarvisS Hitchcott60

Verdict

High draws and early pace have proved a winning combination on Lingfield's Turf track and BYRD IN THE HAND appears to have both of those attributes. A winner at Brighton following a series of near misses, the gelding may be good enough to defy a 5lb rise up the weights. Lady Crossmar has plummeted down the weights this term and Richard Hannon's filly stayed on well over a shorter trip at Chepstow last week. Substantivo is still a maiden after 12 starts though any confidence behind Tim Jarvis's gelding would make him very much of interest. Popping Candy has had fewer chances than most and while she clearly isn't the most straight forward of individuals, Roger Varian's filly should be staying on dourly when others have cried enough.