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12:40 Lingfield Park

Betway Casino Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £7,021 added
  • Winner: £3,752
  • 2nd: £1,116
  • 3rd: £558
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 5.05s
  • Off Time: 12:42:46
  • 7 Ran
1(8)
  • Form: 7/36257-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 75
  • Trainer: J C Fox
  • Jockey: K T O'Neill

slowly into stride, soon prominent, went 2nd 7f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed just over 1f out, one pace

2(9)
  • Form: 1/39057-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 73
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: A Kirby

with leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out

5(4)

Bayston Hill

37 DCD
8/1
  • Form: 424193-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: M D I Usher
  • Jockey: David Probert

held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten

6(5)
  • Form: 0/27416-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: W M Lordan

held up and behind, pushed along over 2f out, soon struggling

7(3)
  • Form: 7852-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: R Charlton
  • Jockey: R Kingscote

held up in touch, shaken up to lead just over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, readily

8(6)
  • Form: 1190/05-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: J Fanning

led 2f, pushed along and weakened 2f out

9(1)

Jupiter

10
66/1
  • Form: 367400-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: Alexandra Dunn
  • Jockey: Edward Greatrex

held up in rear, ridden 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off when eased over 1f out

3(7)
NR
  • Form: 644/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: L P Keniry

4(2)
NR
13/2
  • Form: 265110-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 73
  • Trainer: R Hughes
  • Jockey: Finley Marsh

In depth

Verdict

A tricky start for punters as most would have some sort of chance, though Sir George Somers returns from an absence and makes his all-weather debut. Forbidden Planet has been switched to Roger Charlton having shown improved form at Wolverhampton in October. Sunbreak has won twice on Polytrack and produced a better effort last time at Southwell while Bayston Hill was ahead of Appenzeller at Chelmsford last time and seeks a third course victory. GRACEFUL JAMES was campaigned over a mile in the autumn but his last two victories have come over this longer trip. He is back on a winning mark so gets a tentative vote with King Of The Sand preferred to Seaborough of the others.

Formwatch

Graceful James (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Started slowly, towards rear, ridden and effort when switched right 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Roman Spinner (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Nov.

King Of The Sand (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Lexington Law (9-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Bayston Hill 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind The Night King (8-10) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Nov.

Seaborough (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Close up, ridden and headway 2 out, no impression after, tailed off, 4th of 7, 33 1/4l behind Adjali (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) gs in Dec.

Forbidden Planet 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, switched outside and ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Decoration Of War (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.

Sunbreak (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Gabrials Centurion (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Dec.

Jupiter 50-1 (8-13) Always behind, 10th of 11, 17 1/2l behind Robero (9-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.

Sir George Somers (USA) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th and ridden after 3 out, well beaten from next, 10th of 14, 24 1/4l behind Dizzey Heights (10-4) at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Appenzeller (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 13 1/2l behind The Night King (8-10) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Nov.