Lingfield Park

  • 13:30 Sun Racing All-Weather Championships Apprentice Handicap7f 1y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.15s
  • Off time: 13:36:50
13:30 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goring (GER) 14/1
2nd Raucous 9/1
3rd Giogiobbo 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 01316-5 Dark blue, large yellow spots Breathless Times 58
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 t R Charlton Cameron Noble 98 7/24.50
2 (14) 244-258 Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap Goring (GER) 41
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-11 v Eve Johnson Houghton Georgia Dobie (7) 97 14/115.00
3 (2) 22-4362 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Raucous 20
6 9-11 pt R M H Cowell Cieren Fallon (5) 97 9/110.00
4 (8) 361-722 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Gallipoli (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
6 9-6 b R A Fahey S P Davis (3) 92 6/17.00
5 (9) 16-5894 Light Blue and Red stripes, Red cap Giogiobbo 27
Distance Winner
6 9-6 pt N P Littmoden D E Hogan (3) 92 50/151.00
6 (10) 224-212 Royal blue, white disc, white sleeves, red spots, royal blue and red quartered cap Sha La La La Lee 27
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 Tom Dascombe Jane Elliott 90 5/16.00
7 (12) 11-3283 Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Exchequer (IRE) 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 p R C Guest Darragh Keenan (3) 89 16/117.00
8 (11) 8-71465 Brown, light blue seams and armlets, light blue and brown hooped cap Mr Scaramanga 27
Course Winner
5 9-2 S Dow Levi Williams (7) 88 20/121.00
9 (5) 299-021 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Poetic Force (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-1 t A W Carroll Poppy Bridgwater (3) 87 9/110.00
10 (4) 029-573 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Starlight Romance (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
5 9-0 R A Fahey Connor Murtagh (3) 86 10/111.00
12 (7) 111911 Dark blue, light green epaulets, armlets and cap Lion Hearted (IRE) 8 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 9-0 M Appleby Mark Crehan (5) 81 11/26.50
13 (13) 415-533 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Suzi's Connoisseur 49
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-13 b Jane Chapple-Hyam Paddy Bradley 85 20/121.00
Non runners
11 (3)5-12637Apex King (IRE)59-0David LoughnaneLaura Coughlan86
14 (1)913630Philamundo (IRE)48-9Richard SpencerS B Kirrane81

Verdict

Lion Hearted joined Mick Appleby in January and has subsequently been raised an accumulative 41lb having won seven out of eight starts for the Rutland-based trainer. But today’s rise in class may prove just beyond him and GALLIPOLI is preferred. Richard Fahey’s charge has suffered a couple of narrow-margin defeats in tougher handicaps than this recently and looks set to make another bold having been beaten less than a length in last year’s renewal. He finished in front of both Breathless Times and Exchequer when runner-up at Newcastle in February while Goring is also at home at this level but the draw has not been kind and he seems better over further nowadays. By contrast, Raucous has done all his winning over shorter trips so far and Sha La La La Lee makes more appeal over today’s distance. Recent Kempton winner Poetic Force arrives in good form but is another upped in class.