Racecards

15:00 Lingfield Park

Owners Support Retraining Racehorses Amateurs' Handicap Chs (Class F)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 35.30s
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, dark green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star
11/1
  • Form 513173
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 88

took keen hold, jumped right several fences, led 2nd, made rest, jumped right last 3, kept on under pressure, run-in

2
Silk - BLACK, PINK chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 415-147
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 80

held up last but in touch, headway to track leading pair 8th, chased winner 4 out ,switched left last, kept on under pressure, run-in

3
Silk - Purple, White seams, White sleeves, Purple diabolo, White cap
9/4
  • Form 63229/F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 72

soon tracked winner, close-up, when unseated rider 8th

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form P/P5343-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 4 out, chased leading pair next, one pace under pressure

5
Silk - Purple, Yellow sleeves
7/1
  • Form 24PPP3-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 66

led to 2nd, stayed handy, challenged from 7th until blundered 9th, weakened 4 out, soon eased when no chance

In depth

Verdict

This looks a race that you need a blind fold and pin to pick the winner with all but one with a chance but the tentative vote goes to Lanmire Tower. A winner twice at Market Rasen in the summer Lanmire Tower ran well enough in testing conditions around the same track last time out to suggest that another win is only around the corner. He has fitness on his side something that many of his rivals do not have and if reproducing his best he can go close. Freteval was in the process of running well behind Anflora last time out but for coming to grief at the fifteenth. He was a big price that day and he was probably a beaten horse at the time. Regal River likes soft ground but has always needed his first run back and is therefore bypassed. Ask the Umpire could be a more trust worthy type with a win under his belt at Bangor earlier on in the season and has since had conditions not on his side. This looks within his grasp so is one to note. But for the winner we return Lanmire Tower.

Formwatch

Lanmire Tower (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up, reminder 7th, headway 4 out, went 2nd after next, soon ridden, weakened from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Avadi (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (F) hvy.

Ask The Umpire (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent, ridden after 7th, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 7th of 17, 24l behind Pardon What (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gd.

Freteval (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway 11th, led after 13th until fell 4 out in race won by Anflora (10-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (F) sft in Oct, 16 ran.

Regal River (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Red Alert Man (10-0) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-88 (F) sft in Feb.

Tallow Bay (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) In rear, kept on under pressure from 3 out, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Robber (10-7) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (E) gd in Apr.