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13:50 Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park Owners Club Handicap (div 1) (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 106y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 37.00s
  • Off Time: 13:51:02
  • 10 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Cerise, Green check cap
12/1
  • Form 45-5380
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 60

steadied start, held up towards rear, shaken up over 3f out, modest progress 2f out, weakened over 1f out

2(11)
Silk - Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap
  • Form 214-605
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 60

chased leader until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, tailed off

3(5)
Silk - White, Pink seams, White cap

Ghufa (IRE)

21 BF
11/4
  • Form 12-5816
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 58

held up in rear, last and plenty to do 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner

4(9)
Silk - Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 8/52-388
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 56

steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon well behind, tailed off

6(2)
Silk - Pink, White epaulets
  • Form 48783-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 52

always prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out

7(8)
Silk - RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond

Iguacu

156 BF
4/1
  • Form 463217-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 51

mid-division, came wide bend over 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon hung left, kept on same pace inside final furlong

8(10)
Silk - Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 00-2657
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 50

tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, in rear and driven over 3f out, tailed off

9(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Purple check sleeves and cap

Mossmann Gorge

263 p DCD
8/1
  • Form 817547-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 45

tracked leaders, pushed along and slightly wide bend over 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

10(3)
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap

Mixing

21 D
40/1
  • Form 708-000
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 45

mid-division, headway on inside 4f out, ridden and edged right over 2f out, weakened final furlong

11(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue cap

Ledgerwood

35 p
200/1
  • Form 600/08-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 45

led, 3 lenghts clear 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

5(7)
NR
  • Form 301-046
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 54

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mossman Gorge won this race last year but it will be slightly surprising if he can repeat the dose and preference is for MEDITERRANEAN SEA ahead of Ghufa. Ryan Moore is an eyecatching booking for John Jenkins' charge who comes into the race on the back of a victory at Southwell in February. She got raised by 5lbs for that success but, given that she began her handicap career from a mark of 58, that may not prove to be too harsh and she's taken to make a winning return to action. Mossman Gorge was a big price when winning this contest last year so is hard to dismiss with confidence given that he lines up from a 3lb lower mark this year but he lacks a recent run and is best passed over. Ghufa has done all of his winning at Wolverhampton and he has only finished in the money once on turf but he's attractively weighted on his all-weather form so he has to be feared from an attractive mark whilst Champagne Fizz shouldn't be ignored but preference is for Mediterranean Sea.

Formwatch

Ladies Dancing 13-2fav (9-1) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Inch Lodge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Fleur de Lion (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Always last, under pressure 4f out, no chance final 2f, last of 5, 18l behind Lady Hestia (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.

Ghufa (IRE) 5-2fav (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs inside final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lytham (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.

Alternative Choice (USA) 11-1 (8-4) In rear, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 37l behind Mr Plod (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.

Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when travelling well 4f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Feb beating Desert Fairy (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Iguacu 2-1fav (9-0) Raced wide, held up, keen and headway over 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Squirtle (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Mid Wicket (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Held up, towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Jiggalong (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.

Mossmann Gorge 12-1 (8-11) Close up, pushed along and one pace final 2 furlongs, 7th of 12, 7l behind Looks The Business (9-5) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Aug.

Mixing 50-1 (7-13) Always towards rear, pushed along 3f out, struggling after, last of 12, 15l behind Lytham (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.

Ledgerwood 125-1 (8-10) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Red Somerset (9-3) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Apr.

Champagne Fizz (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind On Terms (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.