Golf & Racing At Lingfield Marriott Handicap 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.00s
- Off time: 15:36:58
Seven Of Clubs (IRE) 126
|3||133 9-7||Noel Quinlan||S Donohoe||75||8/1|
|3||132 9-6 t||Mrs A J Perrett||A Kirby||74||4/1|
Purcell (IRE) 8
|3||131 9-5||A M Balding||J Fortune||73||4/5f|
|3||130 9-4||J R Boyle||P Cosgrave||72||33/1|
Almalekiah (IRE) 167
|3||130 9-4||J S Moore||R L Moore||72||9/2|
|3||122 8-10||C E Brittain||T P Queally||64||20/1|
PURCELL has the advantage of a run under his belt and can make the most of it. He just failed to catch the winner over track and trip on his reappearance last week and can open is account with improvement expected. Almalekiah ended last season with a victory at Wolverhampton and is only 2lb higher on his return while Extrasolar has been dropped 3lb after finishing sixth on his handicap bow in October. Seven Of Clubs was placed over 6f here late last year and had earlier finished ahead of Uncomplicated when fourth at Nottingham.
Purcell (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, all out, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Hard Walnut (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Almalekiah (IRE) 5-2 (8-6) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Red Tulip (8-4) by 4l, 10 ran.
Seven Of Clubs (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ovett (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Extrasolar 13-2 (9-1) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Sadiigah 40-1 (9-0) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 13l behind Everleigh (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.
Uncomplicated 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, lost place after 1f, ridden and no impression final 3f, last of 8, 7l behind Cappadocia (8-8) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.