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15:50 Lingfield Park

tipstars.tips Surrey National Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 4f 178y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places on the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £16,271 added
  • Winner: £9,634
  • 2nd: £2,846
  • 3rd: £1,423
  • 4th: £711
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 8m 5.90s
  • Off Time: 15:50:31
  • 17 Ran
1
Silk - White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap
16/1
  • Form 11/987-3
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 127

in rear, slow 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 6 out

2
Silk - Black, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
25/1
  • Form 42P5-43
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 127

held up towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue cap

Socksy (IRE)

53 pt
16/1
  • Form 427-922
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

mid-division, headway after 4 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off

4
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap
20/1
  • Form U9P/38P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

prominent, led 4th, drew well clear 7th, hard driven from 3 out, held on gamely closing stages

5
Silk - MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 3F38-05
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 122

chased leaders, went remote 2nd 6 out, took closer order from 3 out, kept on under pressure, never reached winner

6
Silk - Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 3P553-P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 122

mid-division, lost place 6th, behind, when pulled up 6 out

7
Silk - Royal blue, pink star, halved sleeves and star on cap
12/1
  • Form FPP-852
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 119

chased leaders, tailed off from halfway, never dangerous

8
Silk - Purple, purple and orange check sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 1P21-24
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 116

led and jumped left 1st, headed next, chased leaders after, weakened 13th, pulled up 5 out

9
Silk - Dark blue, orange stripe, orange cap
  • Form P134-P4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

chased leaders, lost place 13th, behind when pulled up before 4 out

10
Silk - Light blue, black star, black sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, black star
  • Form 582-232
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

prominent, hampered 1st, led next, weakened before 9th, pulled up after 12th

11
Silk - Grey, pink star, striped sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 7-0U355
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 114

held up, tailed off 6 out, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, kept on under pressure, never a threat

12
Silk - Black and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap
  • Form 22P/P38
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 113

held up in touch, headway to chase clear leader 5 out, effort after next, stayed on under pressure towards finish

13
Silk - Yellow, red braces, red sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow and red hooped cap
11/1
  • Form 344-3U5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 112

in touch, lost place 9th, mistake next, rallied after reminders 12th, weakened 14th, behind when pulled up before 5 out

14
Silk - Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 422-748
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 110

in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

15
Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap
20/1
  • Form 2242-44
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 103

behind, tailed off when pulled up 5 out

16
Silk - Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars
14/1
  • Form 3-75P87
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 102

mid-division, tailed off halfway, headway 6 out, weakening when pulled up before 2 out

17
Silk - purple, light blue stars and sleeves, light blue cap, purple star
  • Form 5021P-9
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 98

behind, reminders after 3rd, struggling 7th, pulled up before 6 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Royal Tara creeps further up the weights having placed yet again when going close at Chepstow and today’s testing going may not suit. Socksy is preferred on this surface having just missed out over 3m at Wetherby in December but this longer trip may prove a problem and BOB FORD makes most appeal. He’ll copes well with both the marathon trip and ground and showed the benefit of a recent wind operation when runner-up at Uttoxeter last month. Greyed A disappointed at Catterick recently but Pearl Swan is back on a winning mark while Ballymalin and Knockanrawley are still looking to exploit a slide down the weights.

Formwatch

Pearl Swan (FR) 9-1 (11-9) Slightly hampered 1st, held up, headway chasing leaders approaching 7th, outpaced before 15th, rallied and went modest 3rd after 3 out, no chance with 1st 2, 3rd of 8, 23 1/4l behind The Two Amigos (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (3) gs in Jan.

The Winkler (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened next, left remote 3rd last, 3rd of 7, dist behind Value At Risk (12-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Socksy (IRE) 7-2 (12-6) Held up, mistake 3rd, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, led approaching 2 out, strongly challenged from last and throughout flat, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Pretty Miss Mahler (10-11) at Wetherby 3m hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Le Reve (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always in rear, pushed along and struggling going out on final circuit, tailed off and pulled up before 14th, at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Feb.

Ballymalin (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) In touch, lost place 5th, outpaced 5 out, rallied 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 34l behind Chef D'Oeuvre (10-4) at Haydock 3m 3f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Knockanrawley (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Led to 2nd, remained prominent, hit 4th, blundered and lost place 14th, pulled up before next, at Sandown 3m hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Bob Ford (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden after next, one pace when rider dropped whip after 2 out, no impression before last, 2nd of 6, 3 3/4l behind Cave Top (12-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Greyed A (IRE) 11-4 (10-8) Chased leader until 5th, chased leading pair until 10th, went 2nd after 16th until jumped slowly next, chased leaders, hit 18th, weakened next, 4th of 6, dist behind Sharp Response (11-12) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jan.

Kilcullen Flem (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Held up mainly in 4th, not fluent 11th, reminders after 14th, ridden 4 out, soon well beaten, 4th of 7, 21 1/2l behind Nakadam (10-9) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Royal Tara (IRE) 13-2 (11-11) Led until 10th, led 13th, 2 lengths clear flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Church Hall (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gs in Jan.

Court Frontier (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Behind, tailed off 14th, kept on run-in, 5th of 11, 24l behind Achille (10-11) at Exeter 3m hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Weststreet (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, some headway before 14th, weakened next, 8th of 12, 24 1/2l behind Ange Des Malberaux (11-9) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jan.

Big Meadow (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened before 15th, 5th of 8, dist behind The Two Amigos (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Frankly Speaking 16-1 (10-3) Mistakes 4th and 6th, held up and always behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Carole's Destrier (11-12) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (3) gs in Dec.

Lac Sacre (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, steady headway before 13th, chased leaders next, left in 3rd place at 16th, driven before next, weakened and lost modest 3rd after 3 out, 4th of 8, 36 1/4l behind The Two Amigos (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Cap Horner (FR) 7-1 (11-7) In touch, headway chasing leaders 7th, mistakes 8th and 14th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Midnight Bliss (11-3) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jan.

Black Narcissus (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, no impression, 9th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Urbanist (11-12) at Exeter 3m hcp (5) gs in Jan.