KODIMAN opens his account at Lingfield, with a confident victory under Jack Mitchell.

The three-year-old son of Kodi Bear has hit the frame on a number of occasions, developing a nice AW profile this season, but today proved to be his day and we were delighted to see him win for the Varian Racing VIII syndicate today. KODIMAN was drawn widest of all in stall 11, but a confident ride from Jack Mitchell saw him race prominently to dispute the lead through the early stages. He settled to take a lead from Tessy Lad, waiting until the 2f marker turn to pounce. As they turned the home bend, KODIMAN cruised up to take the leading position, staying on gamely for a comfortable victory in the card's 1m2f Class 5 Handicap contest.

Many congratulations to the Varian Racing VII syndicate!