Lingfield Park

  • 16:30 Martin Long 60th Birthday Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £2,267 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.81s
  • Off time: 16:30:30
16:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lyric Poet (USA) 2/1
2nd Southern Cape (IRE) 12/1
3rd Scottish Boogie (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 903421 Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 R Hannon Charles Eddery (7) 75 7/24.50
2 (10) 061241 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Scottish Boogie (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 S Kirk L P Keniry 74 7/18.00
3 (3) 06271 Light blue, pink cross belts, black cap Ancient Greece 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 t George Baker M Davies (3) 74 16/117.00
4 (2) 1-09655 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Whistleinthewind (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-3 b G L Moore G Baker 71 6/17.00
6 (9) 232369 Dark Blue, Light Green disc Green Earth (IRE) 99
Nag me
3 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett N Callan 71 33/134.00
7 (6) 081-46 Light Blue, Dark Green sash and sleeves, Red cap Forgotten Army (IRE) 80
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 M H Tompkins P Cosgrave 68 15/28.50
8 (5) 60452 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Southern Cape (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-12 D J Coakley E Ahern 66 12/113.00
9 (7) 06-051 Royal Blue, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lyric Poet (USA) 10 (ex6)
Nag me
3 8-6 t G C Bravery William Carson 54 2/13.00
10 (4) 249-07 Red, Purple cap Lady Slippers (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 8-3 H J L Dunlop C Catlin (ex1) 57 40/141.00
Non runners
5 (8)323280Lingfield Bound (IRE)39-3J R BestKieren Fox71

Verdict

Southern Cape could be improving with plenty of relatives winning at three-years-old, but his trainer has been struggling to send out winners of late and he can't be recommended for this contest. Last time out winner Higgy's Ragazzo represents for Trainers' Championship contender Richard Hannon, but he faces a stiffer test than last time at Windsor whilst Scottish Boogie has a strong chance after winning at Sandown. Ancient Greece beat three previous winners at Yarmouth most recently and could be the main danger to our pick, LYRIC POET, who put in something of a demolition job at Wolverhampton to score comfortably. The pick carries a penalty but he still looks good value having won with plenty in hand.