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14:20 Lingfield Park

Gallagher Group Handicap (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Standard (Turf - Good (Good to Firm in places))
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,409
  • 2nd: £692
  • 3rd: £346
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 54.88s
  • Off Time: 14:20:44
  • 12 Ran
2(14)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap
  • Form 657071
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer M Quinn
  • Jockey P Cosgrave

soon crossed over to chase leading pair, chased winner inside final 2f, one pace and no impression final furlong

3(13)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap

Mellifera

17 b
6/1
  • Form 041832
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer W R Swinburn
  • Jockey A Kirby

held up towards rear, headway under pressure and hung left from 2f out, switched left to rails over 1f out, ridden and weakened soon after

4(10)
Silk - Cerise, Green check cap
  • Form 972
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer J A Osborne
  • Jockey F Sweeney

chased winner until inside final 2f, weakened quickly over 1f out

5(12)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, hooped cap
11/1
  • Form 7248
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 67
  • Trainer C F Wall
  • Jockey Jack Mitchell

behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish

6(4)
Silk - Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star

Osgood

8
13/2
  • Form 266042
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 67
  • Trainer M R Channon
  • Jockey S Hitchcott

chased leaders, ridden on inside well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

7(1)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap
  • Form 765050
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer S Kirk
  • Jockey T Block

made virtually all, pushed along and in command final furlong, stayed on well

8(6)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star
10/1
  • Form 470918
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer L A Dace
  • Jockey Richard Hughes

towards rear, switched right to outside 3f out, soon ridden and beaten

9(5)
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 1-28866
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 64
  • Trainer W J Knight
  • Jockey W Buick

pushed along from start to go close up, unable to handle downhill into straight and lost place 4f out, behind after

10(8)
Silk - Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap
  • Form 343676
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 61
  • Trainer P Butler
  • Jockey R Lucey-Butler

always rear division, ridden and struggling 3f out

12(3)
Silk - Emerald Green and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form 40-0552
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer J R Boyle
  • Jockey N Mackay

slowly into stride, behind, ridden along 3f out, never troubled principals

13(9)
Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap
13/2
  • Form 844266
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer A M Balding
  • Jockey L P Keniry

chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong

14(7)
Silk - Dark green, yellow sleeves
13/2
  • Form 012273
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 54
  • Trainer Rae Guest
  • Jockey David Probert

held up towards rear, steady headway on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner

1(11)
NR
  • Form 1421/86
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer G L Moore
  • Jockey G Baker

Nonrunner

11(2)
NR
  • Form 836473
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 46
  • Trainer M Quinn
  • Jockey Non Runner

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Pathos led until he weakened three furlongs out last time at Goodwood over a mile and a half and there is every reason a drop to a trip he has won over before may bring out the best in him. On the pick of his ability he should challenge but there remains the slight reservation that he is still not back to full form after a three year absence. EYE OF ETERNITY is a previous course and distance winner and at the bottom of the weights Rae Guest's runner should play a major role. She likes it round here and she gets the vote, although any more rain may play against her. Negotiation battled to secure a win last time out over this sort of trip at Yarmouth but he is up 6lbs and has some in-form horses as opposition. Richard Hughes has just two bookings on the card here and it is certainly eye-catching that one of them is to ride Hip Hip Hooray. Luke Dace's filly won two starts ago and should be suited by the hold up tactics of Richard Hughes. Mellifera looks like a 3lb rise in the weights won't stop her progress with an extra furlong that should suit and in good-form of late. She is unproven on the ground but market support would be encouraging.

Formwatch

Negotiation (IRE) 22-1 (9-13) Made all, ridden over 2f out, joined over 1f out, driven and ran on gamely, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Mr Harmoosh (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Mellifera 3-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, hard ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Tap Dance Way (9-4) at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Beck's Bolero (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 3f out, challenged over 1f out, soon headed, no extra and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Cobo Bay (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.

Free As A Lark 11-1 (9-1) In rear ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Wild Rockette (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.

Osgood 8-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, headway to challenge winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Nelson's Bounty (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

First In The Queue (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Mid-division best, 12th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 18, 9l behind Days Ahead (9-6) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 gf in Jul.

Hip Hip Hooray 25-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, ridden and struggling 3f out, ridden on wide outside over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 9l behind Miss Antonia (9-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.

Fairy Flight (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Kathleen Frances (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.

On The Cusp (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, eased, 6th of 7, 24l behind Meetings Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, hung left and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Super Duplex (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.

Fire Raiser 7-2 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Sovereignty (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.

Eye Of Eternity 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Ermyntrude (7-13) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.

Pathos (GER) 15-2 (9-8) Led until 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 33l behind Nave (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Bookiebasher Babe (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Lang Shining (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 1f clm stks (6) sft in Aug.