Summer Nights At Lingfield Park Claiming Stakes 1m 5f
- (4yo+, 1m 5f, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 47.21s
- Off time: 14:30:22
|1st||1 Stand Guard||2/5f|
Stand Guard 24
|9||133 9-7||J Butler||A Kirby||87||2/5f|
Right Stuff (FR) 16
|10||125 8-13 v1||G L Moore||R L Moore||83||9/4|
Dew Reward (IRE) 25
|5||123 8-11||W G M Turner||Catherine Gannon||61||25/1|
Irons On Fire (USA) 9
|5||122 8-10||L Carter||Kieren Fox||53||50/1|
STAND GUARD looks like racking up another win in this. He finished second over 2m at Southwell in February but is unbeaten in six starts over shorter trips this year. Right Stuff is attempting to take revenge for an earlier defeat re-opposing on better terms, but was beaten five lengths by John Butler's charge here last month and will do well to reverse running. The remaining pair have little chance with the principals at today's weights though Dew Reward is preferred to Irons On Fire on official figures.
Stand Guard 2-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader until 9f out, went 2nd again 2f out, led on bit inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar beating Jack Dawkins (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 3 ran.
Right Stuff (FR) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Tornado Force (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Irons On Fire (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, effort on inside over 1f out, no impression, last of 8, 6l behind Honest Strike (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dew Reward (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Prominent, led after 2f and set slow pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Llamadas (9-8) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.