Lingfield Park

  • 17:20 Ford Manor Road Handicap 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places) (A/W - Standard)
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.05s
  • Off time: 17:20:22
17:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vintage (IRE) 11/4
2nd Lucayos 9/2
3rd Buy On The Red 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 808610 Royal Blue, large White spots, halved sleeves Lucayos 6
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-10 K R Burke Darren Williams 79 9/25.50
2 (10) 310-45 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Legal Eagle (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-8 J H M Gosden R Havlin 80 6/17.00
3 (5) 615955 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves Buy On The Red 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse Winner
7 9-6 p W R Muir M Dwyer 75 12/113.00
4 (2) 314317 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Chjimes (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerCourse Winner
4 9-5 C R Dore T P Queally 74 13/27.50
5 (1) 824169 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue stars Resplendent Alpha 13
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance WinnerCourse Winner
4 9-4 P Howling S W Kelly 73 12/113.00
6 (3) 234808 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Sand Cat 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 b G L Moore G Baker 72 5/16.00
7 (6) 705222 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Vintage (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J Akehurst I Mongan 72 11/43.75
8 (7) 822157 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-13 G C H Chung O Urbina 68 14/115.00
9 (8) 678808 Yellow, Maroon epaulets, Maroon and Yellow hooped sleeves Garstang 22
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance WinnerCourse Winner
5 8-10 Peter Grayson P Mathers 65 20/121.00
10 (9) 06409/0- Red, Yellow epaulets, halved sleeves Beau Jazz 389
Nag me
7 8-5 W De Best-Turner P Doe 45 100/1101.00

Verdict

It can pay to give LEGAL EAGLE another chance and he's preferred to exposed sorts like Vintage and Buy On The Red. The selection is a half-brother to a number of winners on the European mainland and has proved pretty versatile with his promising debut coming on fast ground and his maiden win on testing ground on his next start. That victory suggests that the ground may not have been responsible for his heavy defeat at Ripon last time but his trainer has given him plenty of time to recover. His previous effort at Chester reads well enough, the handicapper has eased him in the weights and he can take advantage of that generosity. Vintage has gone up by a total of 5lbs following his recent sequence of seconds and it would be no great surprise were he to find at least one of these too good. Chjimes had the beating of him two runs ago but everything fell right for Connor Dore's runner that day and there isn't a great deal to choose between the pair. Buy On The Red and Lucayos are other capable sorts on their day and should be in the shake-up but Legal Eagle is fancied to lay down the law. (Ian Ogg)