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19:00 Lingfield Park

Read Hollie Doyle's Column On attheraces.com Handicap (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 1y
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £7,200 added
  • Winner: £3,240
  • 2nd: £1,521
  • 3rd: £761
  • 4th: £380
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 24.33s
  • Off Time: 19:00:50
  • 6 Ran
1st
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2nd
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11/2

    1(4)
    Silk - Light Blue, White sleeves, Light Blue stars

    Smooth Spirit

    22 p D
    16/5
    • Form 614-82
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 71

    chased leaders, went 2nd home turn, hung left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out

    2(6)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots
    9/4
    • Form 0-42152
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 69

    wore hood to post, led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd and weakened final 100 yards

    3(5)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star

    Sunset

    18
    11/2
    • Form 5-34340
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 68

    off the pace in last pair, under pressure 3f out, headway out wide over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, going on close home, just failed

    4(2)
    Silk - Red and grey stripes, red sleeves, grey armlets, white cap
    • Form 05-3936
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 67

    slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders on inside, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    5(3)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White cross belts, Maroon sleeves and cap
    17/2
    • Form 142733
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 64

    slowly into stride, behind, good headway between horses over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards

    6(1)
    Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
    • Form 44-7942
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 63

    chased leader, pushed along 3f out, lost 2nd home turn, stayed on same pace in 3rd towards finish

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Several with claims but SMOOTH SPIRIT was narrowly beaten at Wolverhampton on only his second start of the year and should be spot on now. He’s taken to go one better in this though Gosnay Gold also arrives with a chance having returned a losing favourite at Epsom. Saunton posted a better effort at Leicester having slipped down the weights while Granary Queen placed over 6f at the latter track and is preferred to George Scott and Sunset of the remainder.

    Formwatch

    Smooth Spirit 12-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ford Madox Brown (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.

    Gosnay Gold (FR) 11-10fav (9-9) Raced wide held up in touch, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mellys Flyer (9-7) at Epsom 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

    Sunset 15-2 (9-7) Dropped in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 15l behind Sugauli (9-7) at Newbury 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

    George Scott (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Commonsensical (9-10) at Bath 1m hcp (5) gs in Jul.

    Granary Queen (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Unseated rider on way to start, held up in 5th, niggled along and headway over 2f out, waiting for room when switched right and closed under 2f out, picked up to lead briefly over 1f out, soon headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Impeller (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

    Saunton (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Prominent, led 5f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Daniel Deronda (10-2) at Leicester 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.