Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 17:10 32Red Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.53s
  • Off time: 17:11:04
17:10 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arch Villain (IRE) 4/1
2nd Three Bards (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 322054 Emerald Green, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Hallmark Star 17
Nag me
3 9-7 G A Butler R L Moore 78 7/24.50
2 (1) 0-21 Grey, pink cross belts Palus San Marco (IRE) 27
Nag me
3 9-7 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 78 12/113.00
3 (2) 107981 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Three Bards (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 71 11/26.50
4 (3) 3-05402 Royal blue Mizbah 20
Nag me
3 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 76 13/82.62
5 (4) 045-13 Dark blue, white spots, white sleeves, dark blue spots and cap Arch Villain (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 72 4/15.00
6 (6) 825-991 Dark Blue, Light Green disc, Light Green and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Dont Take Me Alive 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 p C G Cox J P Fahy 68 16/117.00

Verdict

Three Bards showed plenty of resolution in posting a second victory on Southwell's Fibresand and if able to translate that form to Polytrack, Mark Johnston's raider has to be treated with the utmost respect. Frankie Dettori doesn't appear at too many minor cards these days so his presence aboard MIZBAH is enough to steer us towards the gelding. Last year's Folkestone maiden winner wasn't too far away at Wolverhampton when there was some quiet confidence about him in the market and compensation awaits. Palus San Marco was beaten in a Nottingham maiden by a subsequent scorer off 82 but was able to make amends at Brighton last time despite a sizeable absence though Arch Villain has failed to build upon an impressive success at Kempton. Dont Take Me Alive may have been easy to back at Folkestone on a recent outing on soft ground but he comfortably had the measure of his field.