Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 15:50 coral.co.uk 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 1.41s
  • Off time: 15:51:45
15:50 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Robin Hoods Bay 10/1
2nd Windhoek 11/4
3rd Aussie Reigns (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 2/1071-3 WHITE, red spots, red cap Anaconda (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 102 25/126.00
2 (4) 31-2575 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Aussie Reigns (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-0 W J Knight A Kirby 102 33/134.00
3 (13) 324-089 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Chil The Kite 21
Nag me
5 9-0 H Morrison R Hughes 105 20/121.00
4 (5) 230/666- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 183
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 P F I Cole Jim Crowley 95 66/167.00
5 (12) 639521- Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Dick Doughtywylie 91
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 t J H M Gosden William Buick 102 25/126.00
6 (9) 331/150- YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 209
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 105 5/16.00
7 (14) 42717-1 Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Grandeur (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 p1 J Noseda R L Moore 117 7/42.75
8 (10) 137/197- Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Mirsaale 260
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J Tate J Fanning 105 50/151.00
9 (1) 01430-3 Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-0 C F Wall G Baker 110 20/121.00
10 (3) 0-31141 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Rebellious Guest 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 G G Margarson T P Queally 92 16/117.00
11 (8) 176-614 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Robin Hoods Bay 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 E F Vaughan L Morris 103 10/111.00
12 (6) 04342-5 RED, mauve cap Vodkato (FR) 18
Nag me
6 9-0 p1 S Wattel T Bachelot 100 14/115.00
13 (7) 68722-1 Royal blue Windhoek 58
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 105 11/43.75
14 (2) 655-236 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Tinshu (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 p D Haydn Jones J P Spencer 95 66/167.00

Verdict

Farraaj beat Robin Hoods Bay, Circumvent and the 2012 winner, Premio Loco, in last year's renewal but has disappointed in both subsequent starts. It's hard to know what to expect from him today while both Windhoek and Aussie Reigns will need to improve on their recent form in handicaps at Meydan. Listed winner Dick Doughtywylie and the in-form handicapper Rebellious Guest should both go well, but a few of these found Grandeur too good here last month. The latter is a cut above at his best and though today's high draw has made his task more difficult, Jeremy Nodesa's charge remains the most likely winner. However, there may be better value elsewhere including Mirsaale, beaten seven lengths in last year's Derby, but the French raider VODKATO rates a sporting selection. Stephane Wattel's charge is a multiple winner on the Polytrack at Deauville and could make the frame after running well in a hot conditions race on the all-weather at Chantilly earlier this month.