Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:00 Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Selling Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.17s
  • Off time: 14:04:15
14:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shannersburg (IRE) 9/2
2nd Ghufa (IRE) 13/8
3rd Playful Asset (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 615844 Pink and Royal Blue diamonds, Pink sleeves Carr Hall (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 B G Powell V Slattery 48 20/121.00
2 (9) 153311 Brown, Light Blue sash and sleeves, hooped cap Ghufa (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 George Baker Matthew Davies (5) 68 13/82.62
3 (13) U49625 Pink and Royal Blue diamonds, Pink sleeves, white cap Acropolis (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 9-4 v B G Powell S Donohoe 60 5/16.00
4 (7) 86B470- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Bollywood (IRE) 297
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 b J J Bridger M Halford (3) 47 100/1101.00
5 (11) 082734 Pink and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Fantasy Ride 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 J Pearce S Golam 52 14/115.00
6 (1) 50-3224 Yellow, Grey braces, striped sleeves and cap King's Majesty (IRE) 59
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 9-4 A M Hales R Winston 64 13/27.50
7 (3) 995497 Emerald Green, Dark Blue stripe and armlets Mid Valley 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 v J R Jenkins S W Kelly 40 40/141.00
8 (5) 76-6077 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Shannersburg (IRE) 21
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4 9-4 bt D Pipe C Catlin 66 9/25.50
9 (4) 330-0 Maroon, White triple diamond, White cap Blushing Soul (USA) 23
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3 8-13 p L A Dace H Bentley (7) 72 33/134.00
10 (2) 706800 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Bright Wire (IRE) 124
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3 8-13 M Madgwick J F McDonald 45 100/1101.00
11 (14) 0- Black and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap Maverick's Magic 478
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3 8-13 W G M Turner J Dean (3) 100/1101.00
12 (8) 777035 Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Midnight Bay 14
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3 8-13 P D Evans P Doe 52 33/134.00
13 (10) 138604 Dark Blue, White chevrons on sleeves Playful Asset (IRE) 18
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3 8-12 P Howling A Culhane 55 25/126.00
14 (12) Black and Pink check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Blakeneys Pet (IRE) 14
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3 8-8 W G M Turner William Carson (3) 66/167.00

Verdict

This track may not play to Ghufa's strengths and there are some doubts about Blushing Soul's mark so a chance is taken with KING'S MAJESTY in preference to Shannersburg. Ghufa has been a decent money spinner for his connections winning four times on the all-weather but all of his victories have been achieved at Wolverhampton and he may not prove as well suited by this circuit. Blushing Soul is the pick at the weights in this field but that rating is based on his form in Ireland and the mark may well flatter him. He's having his first run for a new yard having failed to impress over hurdles. Shannersburg is quickly dropped in grade by his current connections and he will certainly find this easier than the handicap he contested at Kempton earlier in the month. Acropolis doesn't always find a great deal when he comes off the bridle but he comes here in decent form and has made the frame on both runs at the track so he figures prominently but preference is for King's Majesty. He has been struggling over hurdles but has never finished out of the money in six visits to this track and he's entitled to be in the thick of the action again.