Lingfield Park

  • 14:30 Lingfield Christmas Party Nights Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,669 2nd £778 3rd £389
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.70s
  • Off time: 14:31:21
14:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seedsman 8/1
2nd Dormouse 3/1
3rd Ya Hafed 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 222324- Purple, primrose diamond, collar and sleeves, quartered cap Volcan Surprise (FR) 280
Beaten Favourite
4 11-12 A King R Thornton 119 13/27.50
2 90644-2 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Synthe Davis (FR) 14
7 11-11 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon (3) 118 8/19.00
3 054711 Yellow, Brown sash, hooped sleeves and cap Dormouse 12
Distance Winner
7 11-8 p Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 115 3/14.00
4 P1P/100- Black, White star, White sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, White star Manshoor (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 p1 Mrs L Wadham M G Nolan (5) 112 10/111.00
5 5-4116P Orange, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves Ray Diamond 8
Distance Winner
7 11-5 v M Madgwick M Goldstein 112 25/126.00
7 1444- Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap Seedsman 302
5 11-1 C R Egerton Sam Twiston-Davies 108 8/19.00
8 6328-2 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Ya Hafed 22
4 10-12 Miss S West L P Aspell 105 6/17.00
9 4-117U3 Red, black hoops and armlets Lindsay's Dream 14
Distance Winner
6 10-10 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison (5) 103 8/19.00
10 1696/P-0 Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap Gaelic Silver (FR) 17
6 10-7 G L Moore J E Moore 100 13/27.50
11 5183-19 Mauve, yellow stars, pink sleeves Lilac Belle 20
Distance Winner
6 10-7 t A M Hales Killian Moore (7) 100 12/113.00
Non runners
62217-06Taroum (IRE)511-4A W CarrollLee Edwards111

Verdict

Dormouse is on a hat-trick after back-to-back wins at Warwick and Taunton. He gets on well with the champ and, though now on a career-high mark, shouldn't be far away again as he handles heavy ground. Volcan Surprise didn't really deliver last season and must be worth opposing under top weight on his reappearance but the mare Synthe Davis was only beaten a head at Huntingdon last month and should strip fitter here. Manshoor is a previous C&D winner while Seedsman is unexposed and looks a better bet at the weights than Lindsay's Dream but it's YA HAFED that gets the nod. Sheena West's gelding is still a maiden over timber but has been second twice on soft going and could take advantage of his low weight.