Lingfield joy for Fenton

Micky Fenton was seen at his very best as Suits Me turned the tables on Dansant in the feature race at Lingfield, the Mill Wood Winter Open Stakes.

Micky Fenton was seen at his very best as Suits Me turned the tables on Dansant in the feature race at Lingfield, the Mill Wood Winter Open Stakes.

It was disappointing when only five runners were declared for the Listed race with £30,000 (€33,764) up for grabs.

Three of the field were supposed to be supplied by Mick Channon but when the former England international withdrew Capable Guest and Rio Guru in the morning only three went to post.

Gerard Butler's Dansant was sent off the 1-3 favourite after a comfortable victory over Tom Tate's Suits Me last month.

With Fenton's mount only 1lb better off for a two and a half length beating, not many gave the 11-4 chance a serious hope of adding to his impressive winning tally.

However, Fenton slowed the pace up just before the final bend and then quickened up the pace and Dansant was never quite able to get on terms with the now 11-times winner.

The winning distance was half a length. Channon Meohmy was last of the three but picked up £3,231 (€3,636) for her afternoon's work, more than most get for winning on the all-weather.

Fenton said: "Everything went to plan and I think he is going to run in the Winter Derby now (Lingfield, March 14). Tom is away skiing at the moment but that is the plan.

"Tom wanted to get a run into him beforehand and it was a nice prize to pick up."

George Baker partnered Dansant but he had more luck on Pat Chamings' Woodcote who justified cramped odds of 8-11 in the Chelsea Cottage Selling Stakes.

Baker made all on the seven-year-old and quickened clear to win by four and a half lengths from Scarlet Oak.

Blacktoft was another to win in the style his odds suggested he should as the 8-13 favourite followed up a recent win at Wolverhampton.

Stuart Williams' spied the ideal opportunity to enable the six-year-old to add another one next to his name and he did it in a manner that suggests his winning might not have stopped yet in the South Park Claiming Stakes.

Young Richard Rowe looks a name to follow after a very stylish performance on board Agglestone Rock in the Turners Hill Handicap.

With his 7lb claim the four-year-old was carrying nearly a stone less than all his rivals and Rowe made full use of his feather-weight, kicking off the home bend to win impressively by two and a quarter lengths from King's Majesty.

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