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13:35 Lingfield Park

Sun Racing Handicap (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £19,000 added
  • Winner: £11,972
  • 2nd: £3,583
  • 3rd: £1,792
  • 4th: £897
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 35.37s
  • Off Time: 13:35:46
  • 8 Ran
1(2)
Silk - White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel

Salateen

16 t BF
9/2
  • Form 322444
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 104

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, held when short of room inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap

Goring (GER)

56 v DCD
6/1
  • Form 113000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 102

tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened

3(4)
Silk - Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 103350
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 98

in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish

4(7)
Silk - White, maroon stripe, maroon sleeves, white armlets, white and maroon quartered cap

Chevallier

154 DCD
20/1
  • Form 368403
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(6)
Silk - White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap
16/1
  • Form 045014
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96

in touch, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead when hung left inside final furlong, ran on

6(5)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star
  • Form 50-6230
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 94

steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

7(8)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
12/1
  • Form 408307
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 93

held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, not clear run and switched right, ridden and ran on to go 2nd close home

8(1)
Silk - Orange, White cross belts and sleeves, White cap, Orange spots
8/1
  • Form 540208
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 92

dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor

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In depth

Verdict

Chevallier has been absent since June but seeks a fifth course victory. Goring and My Target also have a good record over track and trip but the interesting one in this is ORIGINAL CHOICE. William Haggas’ four-year-old has only raced on the all-weather once before and came home in front. He’s only a pound higher than when placed in strong handicaps at Goodwood in the summer and has more scope than most of these. First Selection was just beaten here in the spring but still hasn’t won over a mile. Hakam has done nearly all of his racing over shorter trips along with Salateen, though the latter was staying on over 7f here at the start of the month.

Formwatch

Salateen 4-1jfav (9-10) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3/4l behind Never Back Down (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.

Goring (GER) 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders stand side group, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 18th of 25, 17 1/2l behind Baron Bolt (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.

Original Choice (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up towards rear, never involved, 10th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Buzz (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in Sep.

Chevallier 13-2 (9-10) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon one paced, weakening when eased final furlong, last of 3, 8 3/4l behind Poet's Society (9-5) at Bath 1m hcp (3) fm in Jun.

Hakam (USA) 25-1 (9-6) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Glenamoy Lad (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp (2) pol in Oct.

First Selection (SPA) 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 13, 22 3/4l behind Chiefofchiefs (8-12) at Sandown 1m hcp (3) gd in May.

Mythical Madness 25-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Auxerre (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Oct.

My Target (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, outpaced 3f out, last of 8, 20 1/2l behind Little Jo (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp (3) sft in Nov.