Lingfield Park

  • 18:35 Stuart Walton Birthday Handicap7f 140y

  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.96s
  • Off time: 18:35:43
18:35 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Halling Dancer 8/1
2nd Chiswick Bey (IRE) 7/4
3rd Shifting Star (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 8-78700 Yellow, grey sleeves, black stars Chiswick Bey (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 9-7 Noel Quinlan A Kirby 74 7/42.75
2 (4) 01201-8 Dark Green, Black chevron hoop and cap Eager To Bow (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 9-6 P R Chamings G Baker 73 12/113.00
3 (10) 00-0367 Yellow, White hoop, White and Yellow halved sleeves, Red cap Halling Dancer 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 L Carter Kieren Fox 70 8/19.00
4 (8) 90-6007 Red and Mauve diamonds, White sleeves, Red cap Shifting Star (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 9-3 vt J J Bridger K T O'Neill 70 12/113.00
5 (3) 268-811 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Darnathean 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-2 p P W D'Arcy James McDonald 69 6/42.50
6 (9) 23/578-8 Turquoise Blue, Brown sleeves My Learned Friend (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-2 p1 A M Balding Rob Hornby (7) 69 33/134.00
7 (6) 1311-70 Black, Beige disc Dana's Present 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 George Baker P Cosgrave 68 20/121.00
10 (1) 382058 Light blue and white stripes, quartered cap Warbond 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-2 v M Madgwick Catherine Gannon 49 33/134.00
Non runners
8 (5)859643Decent Fella (IRE)78-12Violet JordanMartin Harley65
9 (2)980/36-5Menelik (IRE)48-7Tom DascombeL Morris60

Verdict

DARNATHEAN looks to have every chance of landing a hat-trick in this company. He's up 7lb for his latest win over track and trip but scored by over three lengths and should prove hard to beat once again. Decent Fella showed signs of a resurgence at Catterick a fortnight ago having slipped down the weights while Eager To Bow has a recent run under his belt and looks reasonably handicapped on last season's form. The remainder are all struggling at present although the likes of Menelik and My Learned Friend are expected to improve after recent comeback runs.