Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club Handicap (Div 1) 1m 1f
- (3yo, 1m 1f, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 59.74s
- Off time: 14:01:09
|1st||1 Arte Del Calcio||9/2|
Arte Del Calcio 20
|3||133 9-7||A W Carroll||Brendan Powell (5)||60||9/2|
Winter Dress 23
|3||133 9-7 v1||R A Teal||Harry Bentley (3)||60||6/1|
Feb Thirtyfirst 16
|3||130 9-4||Miss S West||I Mongan||57||10/1|
Vexillum (IRE) 22
|3||129 9-3||M R Channon||Martin Harley||56||11/4f|
Retromania (IRE) 63
|3||127 9-1||J R Best||D E Egan (5)||54||20/1|
Desert Red (IRE) 51
|3||125 8-13||M L W Bell||E Ahern||52||4/1|
|3||123 8-11||G L Moore||D Sweeney||50||10/1|
Goodie Goodie 37
|3||123 8-11 t1||S Kirk||R Hughes||50||12/1|
|3||121 8-9||D K Ivory||T E Durcan||48||25/1|
||3||97 v1||J R Fanshawe||Martin Lane||60||NR|
||3||96||P W D'Arcy||William Buick||59||NR|
||3||95||Eve Johnson Houghton||N Callan||58||NR|
||3||93||W R Muir||G Baker||56||NR|
||3||t||P F I Cole||D T Da Silva||53||NR|
||3||9-7||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||2/1|
None of these set the pulse racing but VEXILLUM may do better with some cut in the ground after a poor effort at Brighton last time. A repeat of his earlier second at Yarmouth should see him in the mix. Michael Bell won this last term so Desert Red is worthy of consideration having finished a bit closer at Wolverhampton on his handicap bow while Arte Del Calcio produced a better effort at Warwick recently, though that was over 7f. Arabic and Song Of Joy wouldn't need much improvement to make the frame.
Arabic 7-2 (9-5) Keen held up, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 11l behind Autarch (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Song Of Joy (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Astroscarlet (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Sovereign Waters 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 10, 30l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Kittens 80-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, well behind Moonstone Magic (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Velvet Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Arte Del Calcio 10-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble front pair, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rockme Cockney (9-1) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Vexillum (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, not much room when squeezed through over 2f out, kept on same pace over 1f out, 8th of 15, 9l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Wyebridge 28-1 (8-10) Towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 16, 9l behind Toga Tiger (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Winter Dress 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leader, wde on bend and lost 2nd halfway, went 2nd again 4f out, ridden and lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Burnham (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Ececheira 200-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 31l behind Chigun (9-0) at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Desert Red (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no threat inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Melodrama (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Goodie Goodie 100-1 (8-12) Held up, dropped to rear over 7f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, 50l behind Saint Hilary (8-12) at Leicester 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Feb Thirtyfirst 66-1 (9-3) Soon pressing leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Cannizaro House (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Retromania (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, always behind, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Moment In The Sun (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.