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13:50 Lingfield Park

Bet Heineken Cup - Betdaq Handicap (div 1) (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 24.62s
  • Off Time: 13:50:41
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
9/4

    1(2)
    Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap

    Gassin

    9 v D
    9/4
    • Form 6-15901
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 72

    tracked leaders, going well 2f out, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace

    2(9)
    Silk - White, Royal Blue hoops, Orange sleeves and cap
    9/2
    • Form 561458
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 69

    tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out

    3(4)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap
    10/1
    • Form 226834
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 68

    pulled hard in touch, ridden 3f out, never able to challenge

    4(10)
    Silk - Royal Blue and Orange diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Royal Blue star
    20/1
    • Form 0-90879
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 67

    raced keenly in 3rd, driven to lead just over 2f out, soon headed and under pressure, weakened final furlong

    5(6)
    Silk - White, Black Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
    • Form 015605
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 65

    held up, never dangerous

    6(11)
    Silk - Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap
    9/1
    • Form 786640
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 65

    held up towards rear, headway well over 2f out, driven and effort over 1f out, soon hard ridden, kept on under pressure to lead close home

    7(8)
    Silk - Black and emerald green stripes

    La Gifted

    22 CD
    11/2
    • Form 700111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 61

    held up, some late headway, never on terms

    8(3)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow star, halved sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 700315
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 60

    led early, soon pulled hard and prominent, led again halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

    9(7)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Beige star
    9/2
    • Form 880-30
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 59

    slowly into stride, held up in touch, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

    10(5)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams, White cap
    66/1
    • Form 021049-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 58

    behind and soon outpaced, never dangerous

    11(1)
    Silk - Maroon, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    100/1
    • Form 566880
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 41

    slowly into stride, soon led until halfway, weakened quickly

    In depth

    Verdict

    GASSIN, La Gifted and Safari Guide make most appeal and the vote goes to Gassin. Michael Bell has been in decent form this month and Gassin can provide him with another winner. This 3-year-old won well last weekend at Wolverhampton when he got the better of Kersivay in a tight finish. He was good value for the winning margin that day as he idled a bit in the closing stages after being in front for a long way. The visor had a positive effect so it is no surprise to see it applied again here. Hayley Turner is riding very well at present and she can steer him to another victory. Mick Channon sends La Gifted to post and she has to be a contender as she has won her last three races. She is clearly in good heart but she has more on her plate today and she may have to play second fiddle to our selection. Safari Guide ran well over this course and distance back in July but he disappointed at Folkestone last time and the return to this venue will have to spark him back into life if he is to score. Russian Rave should be suited by this drop back to 7f and she does tend to produce her best form on the all-weather. She can go well at a price, but the vote goes to Gassin.

    Formwatch

    Gassin 25-1 (9-1) Soon in touch, headway to lead well over 1f out, soon clear, carried head high, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Kersivay (9-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

    Russian Rave 14-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Turning Top (9-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

    Safari Guide 15-2 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind My Best Bet (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

    Amber Sunset 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Gassin (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

    Shadow Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Towards rear, soon pushed along, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ginobili (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.

    Finnegan McCool 16-1 (8-11) Chased winner until ridden over 2f out and soon weakened, last of 10, 23l behind We Have A Dream (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.

    La Gifted 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1fout, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, lead near finish, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Nufoudh (8-12) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

    Hatman Jack (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Timeless Dream (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.

    King of Defence 7-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 8l behind Secret Hero (9-1) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.

    Sienna Lake (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon hanging right and beaten, 9th of 11, 12l behind Riflessione (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct '08.

    Badtanman 80-1 (8-2) Went right start and slowly away, soon given reminders, always in rear, 11th of 12, 15l behind Captain Royale (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.