32Red Casino All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes 1m 7f 169y

  • (4yo+, 1m 7f 169y, Class 2, 14 runners)
  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990 5th £3,495 6th £1,755
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 17.30s
  • Off time: 15:32:06
Full result
Result 15:30 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Litigant 2/1f
2nd 1 Arch Villain ½ 8/1
3rd 3 Communicator 4 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (12) 36414-1
Dark blue, white spots, white sleeves, dark blue spots and cap Arch Villain (IRE) 86
  • T:Mrs A J Perrett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 36414-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 b Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 94 8/1
2 (14) 72-1251
Royal blue, yellow stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Castilo Del Diablo (IRE) 18
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 72-1251
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 p D M Simcock J P Spencer 98 11/2
3 (6) 045-234
Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 48
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 045-234
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 90 8/1
4 (8) 811/21-1
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Litigant 48
  • T:S Durack
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 811/21-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 S Durack G Baker 96 2/1f
5 (7) 718-114
Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Masterful Act (USA) 50
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 718-114
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 A J Mccabe T P Queally 99 33/1
6 (3) 1-18813
Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Mr Burbidge 9
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 1-18813
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 b N P Mulholland L P Keniry 88 66/1
7 (2) 4-54867
Maroon, white seams, maroon and royal blue striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star Presburg (IRE) 20
  • T:J Tuite
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 4-54867
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 J Tuite James Doyle 83 40/1
8 (1) 312935
Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss Gay Kelleway
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 312935
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 h Miss Gay Kelleway L Morris 96 20/1
9 (4) 27-5131
White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Arr' Kid (USA) 24
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 27-5131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 90 33/1
10 (13) 113115
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Blue Wave (IRE) 35
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 113115
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 M Johnston A Kirby 102 13/2
11 (5) 830-124
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hunting Ground (USA) 13
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 830-124
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 97 5/1
12 (9) 675-111
Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap King's Request (IRE) 28
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 675-111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 Mrs L J Mongan Liam Jones 76 50/1
13 (11) 934-114
Dark green and white check, dark green cap Villa Royale 27
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 934-114
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 h M Appleby A Mullen 88 25/1
14 (10) 312-339
Purple, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple spots Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 18
  • T:D K Ivory
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 312-339
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 D K Ivory J Quinn 86 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Arr' Kid has been impressive on the Fibresand but was easily brushed aside by Villa Royale on Polytrack at Wolverhampton two runs ago and this even quicker surface might be a problem. LITIGANT beat Duchess Of Gazeley, Communicator and subsequent Kempton scorer Castilo Del Diablo over course and distance at the start of last month and looks to have been aimed at this. Seamus Durack's charge can get the better of Arch Villain, who only had a head to spare over Communicator here in January. Mark Johnston runs Blue Wave and proven stayer Hunting Ground with Joe Fanning preferring the latter even though the former is rated 6lb higher and has won four times since the turn of the year. Swing Alone has a chance at the weights but may find the trip beyond him.

Formwatch

Litigant 2-1fav (9-2) In touch, headway and not clear run over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar beating Noble Silk (9-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Arch Villain (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, driven to challenge 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led narrowly towards finish, won at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Jan beating Communicator (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.

Communicator 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Litigant (9-2) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar.

Castilo Del Diablo (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Kempton 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar beating Noble Silk (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.

Villa Royale 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt close up, pushed along over 4f out, headway to press leader 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Van Percy (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.

Swing Alone (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Brass Ring (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, joined leader 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind Castilo Del Diablo (9-2) at Kempton 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar.

Blue Wave (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Shavansky (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol in Mar.

Presburg (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Very slowly away and lost 10 lengths, recovered to rear 8f out, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 10l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.

Mr Burbidge 7-1 (9-9) Led, soon clear until over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind White Nile (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

King's Request (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracke dleaders in 4th, went 3rd over 2f out, 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, driven out (hand-timed), won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Ordensritter (9-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Hunting Ground (USA) 8-1 (9-9) Led, ran slightly wide bend 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Brass Ring (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Arr' Kid (USA) 6-4fav (9-3) won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar beating Noguchi (9-5) by 12l, 8 ran.

Masterful Act (USA) 9-4fav (9-10) Dwelt soon pushed along in rear, headway on outer to chase leaders 5f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on same final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Lock Master (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) fbs in Feb.