Yearling purchase Artair (Kodiac) wins the Ladbrokes Handicap (Cl 4) at Lingfield for Michael Bell and owners Secular Stagnation & Partner.
Having his first start since being gelded, there was a rush of late money for him before the off, and that confidence turned out to be well justified.
Jockey Louis Steward held Artair up in the early stages, before surging late to get up and win in the dying strides by a neck. After the race Steward said, ”Artair is a very straightforward horse. He needs a ‘Spencer’ ride so I had to hold him up and deliver him at the right time, which worked out well. I think he’ll come on a little for the run too”.