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3:15 Lingfield (AW) 24 Feb 2018

Betway Winter Derby Stakes (Group 3) (All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier)

(Class 1) (4yo+) 1m2f Standard
1st £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
2 (8)  
6 90 106 73 111
b h Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Mrs Lindsay (USA) (Theatrical)
Held up in touch in last trio, switched right and effort well over 1f out, edged left 1f out but headway under pressure to lead 100yds out, veered badly right towards finish, held on under pressure close home, finished 1st, disqualified and placed 2nd (tchd 10/1)
1 (9) hd
7 90 p 107 72 111
gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Zadalla (Zaha)
Held up in touch in rear, effort and switched right over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong to press leader when bumped and pushed right towards finish, rallied closed home, just held, finished 2nd, awarded the race (op 12/1)
3 (4) [1½]
6 90 102 69 108
b g War Front (USA) - Sayedah (IRE) (Darshaan)
Held up in touch in last quartet, switched right and effort over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, kept on well to snatch 3rd last strides (op 50/1 tchd 40/1)
4 (5) hd [1¾]
6 90 110 68 107
b g Dansili - Insinuate (USA) (Mr Prospector)
Took keen hold, tracked leader until 8f out, stayed tracking leaders until effort to challenge 1f out, soon led and driven, headed 100yds out, no extra and outpaced towards finish, lost 3rd last strides (op 7/1 tchd 5/1)
5 (6) 1 [2¾]
5 90 b 104 66 105
ch g Champs Elysees - Pilcomayo (IRE) (Rahy)
Held up in touch in midfield, effort over 1f out, carried slightly left and not too much room just inside final furlong, kept on same pace final 150yds (op 12/1)
6 (2) nse [2¾]
4 90 105 65 106
ch c Giant's Causeway (USA) - Fugitive Angel (USA) (Alphabet Soup)
Led, ridden and found extra over 1f out, driven and headed inside final furlong, no extra and weakened well inside final furlong (tchd 7/2)
7 (3) ¾ [3½]
4 90 114 63 105
b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Bezique (Cape Cross)
Held up in touch in midfield, effort on inner 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, some room but edged right and impeded inside final furlong, kept on same pace (jockey said colt was denied a clear run) (op 11/2)
8 (7) shd [3½]
9 90 104 62 103
b g Dark Angel (IRE) - Guajira (FR) (Mtoto)
Chased leaders until headway to chase leader 8f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, outpaced when edged left just inside final furlong, one pace and no threat to leaders inside final furlong
9 (10) ½ [4]
5 90 112 61 102
b g Dubawi (IRE) - Canda (USA) (Storm Cat)
Steadied and dropped in behind after start, held up in touch in last trio, tried to close on inner over 1f out, not clear run, switched right and still not clear run inside final furlong, never any chance of closing (jockey said horse was denied a clear run on more than one occasion) (op 12/1)
10 (1) 9 [13]
5 811 107 40 94
b m Sea The Stars (IRE) - Out West (USA) (Gone West)
Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, unable to quicken and just getting outpaced when short of room and squeezed out and dropped to rear just inside final furlong, eased after (trainer's rep said mare was unsuited by the downhill section of the track, running into a tight bend) (op 5/2)
Following a stewards' inquiry, Mr Owen, who passed the post 1st, was disqualified and placed 2nd. Master The World was awarded the race.
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