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14:10 Lingfield Park

Breathe Spa At Marriott Lingfield Handicap (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £2,600 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.16s
  • Off Time: 14:10:22
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - White, Orange sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap
12/1
  • Form 6646-17
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 65

slowly away, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on to take 3rd final 50 yards

2(3)
Silk - Pink, Purple chevron
7/2
  • Form 8-25341
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 58

awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, prominent, hard ridden 2f out, weakening when slightly short of room over 1f out

3(2)
Silk - White, Red star on body and cap, halved sleeves
  • Form 0008-11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 63

took keen hold, prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, White braces, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets
7/2
  • Form 4126-56
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 62

took keen hold, chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, no danger after

5(1)
Silk - Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange cap

The Geester

28 BFDCD
11/4
  • Form 68-3153
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 60

led, steady pace, kicked on 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd final 50 yards

6(5)
Silk - Grey, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap
9/1
  • Form 8650-32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 60

held up in last pair, good headway towards inside over 1f out, pressed winner and every chance inside final furlong, found no extra and held final 50 yards

7(7)
Silk - Maroon, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap
9/1
  • Form 063-475
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 60

took keen hold, raced wide, held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, switched left 1f out, no impression

9(4)
Silk - Royal blue and white diabolo, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue diamonds
  • Form 044-064
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 58

took keen hold, held up in touch, headway 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led 1f out and soon pressed, ridden, kept on readily, in command final 50 yards

8(9)
NR
  • Form 4746/50
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Top weight RAIMOND RIDGE gets the nod here to have the legs on Bollywood Style and the hat-trick-seeking Bishopbriggs. The selection was a 5f winner here a couple of starts ago from a 4lb lower mark, before being beaten comfortably at Wolverhampton. However, we don't hold much stock by that recent run as he is much better here, where he has also won twice over course and distance, one of those being from a mark of 72. With the yard's runners going well enough he looks like the one to be with. Bollywood Style also loves this place, having scored twice over 7f, including last time out. A 6lb penalty and this drop back in trip are our reasons for taking him on today. Bishopbriggs has recorded two recent wins at Wolverhampton, going up 11lbs in the process. All three of his career wins have been at Dunstall Park and we can take him on here where he is not as effective. Romantic Queen is another who reserves her best for the Midlands track, but The Geester was a course-and-distance winner here last month and has claims from a 2lbs higher mark. We'll take Raimond Ridge to give weight away all around and win it.

Formwatch

Raimond Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Wyatt Earp (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.

Bollywood Style 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Dancing Welcome (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Bishopbriggs (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Ridden to lead from wide draw, made all, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Welcome Approach (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.

Teen Ager (FR) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon not much room, one pace, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Copperwood (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

The Geester 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Hollow Jo (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jan.

Romantic Queen 7-2 (9-2) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed last 75 yards, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Doctor Hilary (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Loyal Royal (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Secret Witness (9-4) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Sweet Applause (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, one pace when short of room inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Ronnie (9-5) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol.

Unlimited 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 5l behind Copperwood (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.