Marriott Hotel At Lingfield Park Handicap (Div 1) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.19s
- Off time: 14:01:39
|1st||3 Artful Lady||6/4f|
|2nd||5 My Scat Daddy||nk||2/1|
|3rd||1 Christopher Chua||¾||9/2|
Christopher Chua (IRE) 22
|4||133 9-7||S Dow||Hayley Turner||52||9/2|
Dvinsky (USA) 13
|12||133 9-7 b||P Howling||J Quinn||52||12/1|
Artful Lady (IRE) 4
|4||132 9-6||G G Margarson||R L Moore||51||6/4f|
Summer Sun 13
|4||131 9-5 p1||P S McEntee||A Kirby||50||14/1|
My Scat Daddy (USA) 18
|4||130 9-4||B R Johnson||David Probert||49||2/1|
Athaakeel (IRE) 8
|7||130 9-4 b||R Harris||Kirsty Milczarek||49||14/1|
First Rebellion 9
|4||128 9-2 h||A W Carroll||Raul Da Silva (3)||47||14/1|
Metropolitan Chief 270
|9||127 9-1||P Burgoyne||T G McLaughlin||46||20/1|
Dingaan (IRE) 10
|10||127 9-1||Peter Grayson||L P Keniry||45||33/1|
Spoof Master (IRE) 22
|9||127 9-1 t||Mrs L Pearce||Simon Pearce (3)||45||50/1|
Do More Business (IRE)
||5||9-1||P Phelan||I Mongan||7/2|
It's hard to make a strong case for any of these and a purely speculative vote goes the way of ARTFUL LADY. She went close at Kempton on her penultimate start and a repeat may be good enough to land this. Summer Sun has been placed over track and trip but, like recent Wolverhampton third Christopher Chua, has yet to win a race. Dvinsky is capable of popping up at this level when in the mood while My Scat Daddy and last month's Wolverhampton winner Athaakeel are others to consider.
Artful Lady (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Slowly away in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 4th of 11, 6l behind Lord Buffhead (10-13) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 9-4fav (8-6) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Went right start, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Reginald Claude (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Metropolitan Chief 10-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon hard ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Namir (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Dingaan (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and effort on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Steel City Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-53) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Athaakeel (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 3f out, chased winner to over 2f out, no impression in 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Homeboy (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Summer Sun 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt, led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Valdaw (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
First Rebellion 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Mr Optimistic (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Dvinsky (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Welsh Inlet (9-2) at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-57) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Spoof Master (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ivestar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.