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15:15 Lingfield Park

Play Blackjack At 188Bet Casino Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,400 added
  • Winner: £4,159
  • 2nd: £1,221
  • 3rd: £611
  • 4th: £305
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 16.20s
  • Off Time: 15:15:51
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form P2-371
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 127

chased leading pair, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and closed into 2nd next, led last, soon clear, comfortably

2
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond
  • Form 2-53
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

chased leader, led after 6th and pressed on, ridden after 2 out, headed when mistake and outpaced last, kept on for clear 2nd

3
Silk - Yellow and Maroon diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star
  • Form 42/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3

took keen hold, tracked leading trio, dropped to last at 4th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

4
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves
40/1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

never really travelled and mistakes, last until gained a place 4th, beaten when hit 3 out, went left 2 out and last, tailed off

5
Silk - Royal blue, large white spots, red sleeves and cap
12/1
  • Form 1/5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-10

led until after 6th, chased leader until hit 2 out, ridden and weakened between last 2

In depth

Verdict

Fleminport made it third-time lucky over hurdles in a Hereford maiden but could struggle to concede 6lb here to CLASH OF D TITANS. He was making his debut over hurdles when third at Leicester behind a couple of more battle-hardened rivals and is sure to appreciate this step up in distance. It’s almost four years since Fare Thee Well saw action in a maiden point-to-point but Belle Empress should strip fitter for a run at Doncaster, her first since 2015.

Formwatch

Fleminport (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Prominent, lost place before 3rd, pushed along briefly in mid-division after 6th, closed 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, challenged last, carried left flat, led post, won at Hereford 2m 6f mdn (4) sft in Jan beating Tossapenny (11-5) by shd, 12 ran.

Clash Of D Titans (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Chased leader until after 2nd chased leaders, 2nd again 4 out until next, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, plugged on into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 8 1/2l behind The New Pharaoh (11-5) at Leicester 2m (4) hvy in Jan.

Fare Thee Well (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Rcd 2nd, rdn in 2nd 2out, ko but no ch with wnr, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Alisier D'irlande (11-9) at Templemore 3m mdn hvy in Apr.

Roc Merle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon mid-division on outside, pushed along and lost place 7f out, towards rear and no chance after, 12th of 15, 36 1/4l behind Nestor Park (11-0) at Ascot 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Belle Empress 33-1 (11-0) Always behind, jumped slowly 5th, went remote 5th before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 14, dist behind All Currencies (11-6) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.