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15:15 Lingfield Park

Ladbrokes Rated Stakes (Class D Showcase Handicap) (Part Of The Ladbrokes All Weather Series) (Class D)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 24.56s
  • 15 Ran
1st
Silk -
9/4

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(5)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap

    Haripur

    12
    9/4
    • Form 541121
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7

    made all, quickened and clear when swished tail inside final furlong, easily

    2(12)
    Silk - Yellow, Black chevrons, halved sleeves, Red cap
    10/1
    • Form 10-0002
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4

    pulled hard, raced wide towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, no danger

    3(14)
    Silk - Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap
    • Form 230321
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1

    slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on wide outside 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish

    4(9)
    Silk - Orange, Black diamond, Black and Orange hooped cap
    25/1
    • Form 2R0040
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0

    awkward leaving stalls, held up, no chance final 2f

    5(3)
    Silk - Yellow and Red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 000000
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0

    chased leaders on inner, ridden to chase winner over 1f out to entering final furlong, ran on same pace

    6(6)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White stars, sleeves and cap
    • Form 020030
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13

    in touch until weakened 2f out

    7(2)
    Silk - Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap
    • Form 1435-66
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13

    towards rear, hard ridden 2f out, soon beaten

    8(4)
    Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE diamond on body
    33/1
    • Form 222030
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-12

    chased winner to over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    9(11)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, chevrons on sleeves
    • Form 552200
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-9

    chased leader, ridden to dispute 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on

    10(15)
    Silk - BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves
    • Form 130160
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-8

    in touch on outside, weakened inside final 2f

    11(1)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
    • Form 500600
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-7

    slowly into stride, behind, never near to challenge

    12(7)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
    50/1
    • Form 60001-5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-7

    slowly into stride, always in rear

    13(10)
    Silk - Purple and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap
    • Form 120-001
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-5

    behind, effort on wide outside over 1f out, kept on final furlong but no danger

    14(13)
    Silk - Mauve and Royal Blue (halved), White sleeves, Brown diamonds, Light Blue and Mauve quartered cap
    11/1
    • Form 160032
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-3

    close up on outside, ridden to dispute 2nd entering final furlong, no impression winner

    15(8)
    Silk - Maroon, Black epaulets
    • Form 323654
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-3

    always well in rear, tailed off final 3f

    In depth

    Verdict

    There can be no doubting that Haripur has been in tremendous form of late and he warrants plenty of respect despite top weight today. However, a further 3lb rise for narrowly holding off Waterside here twelve days ago may be enough to halt his progression now. Therefore it might be worth chancing Idle Power, who is better than his form figures would suggest and is more than capable of having an impact at this level. The five-year-old has not really shone so far this season but he has also been faced with some stiff tests since his return in April. However, he seems to come alive at this time of year and has finished in the money on both his previous visits to Lingfield. He does have a little to prove with regard to the surface today but his overall record gives him solid claims and the likelihood of a decent price allows us to him one more chance today. What A Dancer is another at the top of his game at the moment and he will not be far away if he runs up to be best. However, he will need to post a career best effort to prevail today. Major Speculation is interesting for a place with Frankie Dettori booked for the ride, but Idle Power is taken to surprise them all and end a frustrating period for his yard.