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15:05 Lingfield Park

Betway Handicap (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 1y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £11,500 added
  • Winner: £7,246
  • 2nd: £2,169
  • 3rd: £1,084
  • 4th: £543
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 9.22s
  • Off Time: 15:05:39
  • 6 Ran
2(5)

Watchable

42 p D
5/1
  • Form: 226-243
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: A Kirby

made all, drew 4 lengths clear 2f out, held on well

3(7)
2/1
  • Form: 1415-53
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 86
  • Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam
  • Jockey: R Kingscote

chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on well under pressure

4(2)

Zac Brown (IRE)

48 t DCD
16/1
  • Form: 74734-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: C Wallis
  • Jockey: J F Egan

slowly into stride, tracked leader, effort when edged left over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

5(6)

Nick Vedder

14 b BFD
9/4
  • Form: 5122-16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: M Wigham
  • Jockey: Oisin Murphy

slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge

6(3)
8/1
  • Form: 557522
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: M Appleby
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle

held up in last, headway over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, ran on, never reached winner

7(1)
6/1
  • Form: 72-2114
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: David Probert

pulled hard, tracked leader, outpaced when hampered over 2f out, soon beaten

1(4)
NR

Merhoob (IRE)

4 CDCD
9/4
  • Form: 51-2621
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J Ryan
  • Jockey: L Morris

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

MERHOOB (NAP) has been competing in tougher sprints than this and returned an impressive winner at Wolverhampton earlier in the week. He’s taken to defy a penalty and confirm earlier superiority with Zac Brown. Watchable has yet to win on the all-weather but also drops in class and has the beating of Suzi's Connoisseur on collateral form. The latter beat subsequent dual winner Highland Acclaim over track and trip in December but Nick Vedder does most of his racing and winning at Newcastle, though is still preferred to Something Lucky in this grade.

Formwatch

Watchable 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Gorgeous Noora (8-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp (2) pol in Jan.

Suzi's Connoisseur 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Moonraker (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (2) pol in Feb.

Zac Brown (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 3 1/4l behind Alsvinder (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (3) pol in Jan.

Nick Vedder 5-2fav (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 2f out and no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Togoville (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Feb.

Something Lucky (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd well inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Just That Lord (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Highland Acclaim (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Loyalty (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Merhoob (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol in Feb beating El Hombre (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.