chased winner until pushed along before 8th, weakened quickly, tailed off and pulled up 2 out
in touch, outpaced before 3 out, headway approaching last, kept on into modest 3rd run-in
held up and always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up last
towards rear, headway before 3 out, pushed along in 5th before next, soon weakened and pulled up before last
chased leaders, 2nd before 8th until before next, chased leaders, weakened before the last
made all, strongly pressed run-in, stayed on to assert towards finish
soon towards rear, never involved, tailed off when mistake 2 out, pulled up last
towards rear, mistake and bumped reminders 5th, reminders soon after, mistake 8th, plugged on
always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up last
chased leaders, pushed along before 8th, went 2nd between last 2, every chance run-in, no extra towards finish
in touch, weakened before 3 out
chased leaders on inside, 2nd going well before 3 out, ridden next, lost 2nd between last 2, kept on same pace, lost 3rd run-in
towards rear, headway approaching 8th, pushed along before 3 out, weakened between last 2
well in rear, tailed off and pulled up 2 out
COLT LIGHTNING was pulled up behind Samson's Reach at Warwick in December but left that form behind over this course and distance in January. It may be worth sticking with Tom Lacey’s gelding, who has only had five starts under Rules. Sackett was placed when favourite at Huntingdon last month and looks to be back to his best. Arden Denis would have claims if last month’s effort at Uttoxeter were ignored but Kim Bailey reaches for the visor for Ben Arthur after yet more evidence of his gelding’s inconsistency at Lingfield.
Pistol Shoot (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led 1st until 2nd, led before 3rd, headed 4th, lost place 8th, well behind 3 out, 10th of 13, dist behind Applesolutely (10-7) at Taunton 3m mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Arden Denis (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 35 1/2l behind Transient Bay (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Polo The Mumm (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Raced very wide, chased leaders, weakened 6th, soon behind, rallied before last, plugged on run-in, 6th of 18, 22 1/4l behind Broken Quest (11-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Phoebus Lescribaa (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Led narrowly, headed before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, tailed off, 4th of 7, 24 1/4l behind Definately Vinnie (11-0) at Hereford 3m 2f mdn (4) gd in Nov.
Ben Arthur (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd on long run after 3 out until stumbled 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 22 1/2l behind After Aspen (11-11) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Colt Lightning (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Chased leaders, 2nd before 5th, led after 7th, mistake 2 out, driven out, won at Hereford 2m 6f hcp (5) sft in Jan beating Odello (11-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Samson's Reach 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, well held when blundered 2 out, pulled up before last, at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Jimmy Bell 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, some headway 7th, outpaced next, effort 2 out, no impression, well beaten 5th last, 5th of 12, 23 1/2l behind Fleminport (11-5) at Hereford 2m 6f mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Gi Jayne (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, pushed along on outside after 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Quiz Master (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Feb.
Sackett 6-1cfav (11-2) Led until 2nd, not fluent 6th, soon led again, headed before mistake last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 6 1/4l behind Red Admirable (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Feb.
Tara Well (IRE) 11-8fav (11-2) Keen, tracked leaders on inside, 2nd before 2 out until mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 18 3/4l behind The Model County (11-0) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Feb.
Way Of The World (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Led, headed before 5 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 20 3/4l behind Hillary View (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Eaton Miller (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 13 1/2l behind Hillary View (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Feb.
Taken By Force (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 18l behind Hartside (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Feb.