Lingfield Park

  • 15:25 Blue Square 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 3.49s
  • Off time: 15:26:17
15:25 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Premio Loco (USA) 5/1
2nd Cai Shen (IRE) 4/1
3rd Circumvent 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 765127- Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 168
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-5 C F Wall G Baker 113 5/16.00
2 (6) 283634- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 189
Nag me
5 9-0 t C G Cox A Kirby 104 6/17.00
3 (13) 323701- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Cai Shen (IRE) 199
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon J P Spencer 105 4/15.00
4 (12) 164620- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 98
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 P F I Cole J Fortune 98 16/117.00
5 (5) 21-1100 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 p R M H Cowell Jim Crowley 95 16/117.00
6 (2) 112-141 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (halved), YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Junoob 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 b Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 99 4/15.00
7 (1) 121-738 Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Loyalty 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 v D Shaw J Fanning 97 20/121.00
8 (7) 378-278 Orange, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve cap, orange stars Lyssio (GER) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 h M J Attwater T P Queally 98 50/151.00
9 (8) 32318-7 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Our Joe Mac (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 v1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 100 28/129.00
10 (9) 060815- Purple and white diabolo, white sleeves, purple armlets, purple and white hooped cap Riggins (IRE) 122
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-0 Ed Walker J-P Guillambert 98 18/119.00
12 (3) 826845- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Myplacelater 183
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 R A Fahey P Hanagan 102 10/111.00
13 (4) 472-819 White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap Sooraah 14
Nag me
5 8-11 W J Haggas R L Moore 108 7/18.00
14 (10) 45726-3 Grey, pink seams, quartered cap Vivacious Vivienne (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 D Kinsella L Morris 101 14/115.00
Non runners
11 (14)0235-48Suits Me99-0T D BarronNon Runner96

Verdict

Black Spirit looks excellent each-way value as, strictly on the book, he should finish somewhere near the well-backed Cai Shen on September's form at Doncaster. The latter looks to have solid claims and his stable won this in 2009 with Scintillo, who beat PREMIO LOCO by a nose on that occasion. Chris Wall's charge has won five times over shorter trips in Group company since then and has the class to land this if anywhere near his best. A couple of mares also have a shout as Myplacelater has the form to get involved despite not winning last year and she's proven over the trip, unlike Sooraah, who was winning over a mile on the Tapeta surface at Meydan last month. The irrepressible Suits Me is a regular in this event but could only manage fourth last year, while Junoob continued his good progress with victory in a Listed event over C&D last time and could be thereabouts.