Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 18:20 Porto Racing Handicap7f 1y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.61s
  • Off time: 18:21:21
18:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orion's Bow 9/2
2nd Marmarus 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0-78 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Orion's Bow 15
Nag me
3 9-7 bt J H M Gosden N Mackay 74 9/25.50
2 (3) 0-12272 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Chantrea (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 Lady Cecil Ashley Morgan (3) 74 7/24.50
3 (4) 403304 Light Blue and Red stripes, Red cap Spreadable (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 N P Littmoden L Morris 72 9/25.50
4 (2) 6-43662 Emerald green, red epaulets, armlets and cap Persian Bolt (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-3 b Eve Johnson Houghton D Sweeney 70 10/111.00
5 (1) 34-4951 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Marmarus 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 C G Cox Jenny Powell (7) 64 7/42.75
6 (6) 351359 EMERALD GREEN, black stars, emerald green cap, black star It's All A Game 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 b R C Guest Philip Prince (5) 60 16/117.00

Verdict

The market should tell us what to anticipate from Orion's Bow on his first start in a handicap and connections have fitted blinkers as a statement of intent. CHANTREA has become a professional bridesmaid at this circuit with three runners-up prizes on her last three visits, but she hasn't done a lot wrong and she can reverse form with Marmarus on this occasion. Clive Cox has booked Jenny Powell for the latter and with the rider on the cusp of riding out her 7lb claim, that could prove to be a very astute move. Persian Bolt put up a solid performance under forceful tactics at Leicester, and with the track notably assisting frontrunners of late, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Eve Johnson-Houghton's filly committed early in her pursuit of the prize.