Lingfield Park

  • 14:35 Sportingbet Supports Heros Spring Cup 7f

  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.74s
  • Off time: 14:38:31
14:35 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubawi Gold 7/4
2nd Elshabakiya (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 34103-3 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Bear (IRE) 9
3 9-3 P D Evans Richard Evans 101 12/113.00
2 (1) 815- White, Dark Blue star, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars Conducting 142
Distance Winner
3 9-1 B J Meehan S W Kelly 78 25/126.00
3 (5) 200419- Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Dubawi Gold 154
Distance Winner
3 9-1 R Hannon J Fortune 100 7/42.75
4 (2) 111- White, Pink epaulets Vanguard Dream 170
Distance Winner
3 9-1 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 95 9/43.25
5 (4) 22- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Elshabakiya (IRE) 298
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 C E Brittain P Robinson 5/16.00
6 (6) 521- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Oceanway (USA) 142
Distance Winner
3 8-10 M Johnston G Fairley 87 11/26.50

Verdict

Conducting, Elshabakiya and Oceanway showed enough promise last year to be worth a crack at this level but it could pay to concentrate on the trio with the best form as two-year-olds. Vanguard Dream is unbeaten and ended last year with victory in a decent nursery at Newbury, but stablemate Dubawi Gold won at Ascot over today's trip before being well beaten in the Racing Post Trophy and makes more appeal on his first start for Richard Hannon. BATHWICK BEAR produced his best effort to win a Listed race at Ripon in August and showed he had retained his ability with a respectable third on the all-weather at Deauville on his recent reappearance. That run might just give him the edge here.