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13:00 Lingfield Park

Support Retraining Of Racehorses Mares' Only Novices' Hurdle (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.80s
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap
17/2
  • Form 2-03164
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 95

took keen hold, tracked winner, ridden 7th, lost 2nd 3 out, soon well behind, blundered last

2
Silk - MAUVE, WHITE stars, MAUVE cap
4/1
  • Form 6/2PP-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 97

held up, headway to track leaders 7th, chased winner 3 out, closed before last, kept on run-in, but no real impression

3
Silk - Purple and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue halved sleeves, White cap, Purple star
4/9
  • Form 123-F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

made all, cleared 2 out, shaken up and not fluent last, stayed on well, run-in

4
Silk - Dark Green, Beige epaulets, Dark Green and Beige hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 00-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, weakened after 5th, tailed off when pulled up after 7th

5
Silk - Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form 6-56
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tended to jump left, chased leaders, outpaced 8, stayed on to take poor 3rd, run-in

6
Silk - Black and Pink (quartered), Pink sleeves, Black armlets
66/1
  • Form 770
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up last, struggling 7th, stayed on from 2 out, kept on, run-in

In depth

Verdict

This opener could prove to be a penalty kick for Heltornic with Miss Merenda and Amber Straight posing as the biggest dangers. A faller at the eighth when clear at Uttoxeter when last seen out Heltornic can and should if standing up make amends for that disaster. He has already proved himself good enough with a win at Fakenham last season and with improvement still very much on the cards this unexposed individual will be winning more races. Miss Merenda won a little race at Fontwell earlier on in the year but looks exposed on what it has achieved since. Amber Straight is the only other horse in the race with any worth while form but it is limited and with fitness a doubt is probably best avoided. This is such a poor contest and with ground conditions very testing it could throw an odd result but on all given form Heltornic should win.

Formwatch

Miss Merenda 11-2 (10-11) Prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 28l behind Denman (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (E) gd in Oct.

Amber Starlight 50-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, lost touch 7th and pulled up 4 out in race won by Penneyrose Bay (10-4) at Newbury 2m 5f mrs lst nov hdl (A) gs in Apr, 15 ran.

Heltornic (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Led and not fluent, 3 lengths clear when fell 5 out in race won by Black Jack Ketchum (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nh nov hdl (E) gd in Oct, 11 ran.

Izzy Gets Busy (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Soon in rear, tailed off 4th and pulled up 4 out in race won by Refinement (11-4) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (D) gd in Oct, 11 ran.

Lets Get Busy (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 5th, 6th of 10, 24l behind Emmasflora (10-5) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (D) gd in Oct.

Logies Lass 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden over 7f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Bonchester Bridge (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs nhf (H) gs in Oct.