Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 18:40 Hugh & Pat 40th Anniversary Handicap 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 26.06s
  • Off time: 18:40:30
18:40 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Story Writer 2/1
2nd While You Wait (IRE) 14/1
3rd Star Alliance (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 273222 Pink and Royal Blue (quartered), Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Royal Blue star Story Writer 20
Nag me
4 9-7 W J Knight Jim Crowley 73 2/13.00
2 (5) 2642-64 Black, emerald green seams, black sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap Squad 225
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-6 v S Dow L Morris 72 16/117.00
3 (1) 12136-3 Dark blue, white star and sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap Alfraamsey 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 Miss S West H Poulton (5) 72 8/19.00
4 (7) 7419-72 Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap While You Wait (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 9-6 G L Moore G Baker 72 14/115.00
5 (8) 6-02344 Pink, Black star, armlets and star on cap Double Cee 40
Nag me
4 9-5 p1 W Greatrex Oisin Murphy (7) 71 20/121.00
6 (6) 39514/0- Light green, dark blue and light green hooped sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-3 t Tim Vaughan Daniel Muscutt (7) 69 5/16.00
7 (2) 058-111 Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Almost Gemini (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 p D E Cantillon S W Kelly 69 11/43.75
8 (3) 8/35316 Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Star Alliance (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 b Ian Williams K Fallon 62 8/19.00

Verdict

The remaining races take place on the Polytrack course which will suit ALMOST GEMINI. He's won all three starts on the surface this year and, given he only does just enough to get his head in front, Don Cantillon's charge may well defy a further 3lb rise. Star Alliance scored at Kempton last month but this is tougher while Story Writer was beaten in a maiden here last time and Squad remains 11lb higher than last year's victory at Kempton. Alfraamsey will have come on for his recent reappearance and may figure along with Double Cee.