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17:30 Lingfield Park

Sponsor A Race At Lingfield Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 33.36s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - ORANGE, DARK BLUE sash, diabolo on sleeves, ORANGE cap
  • Form 217/070-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

held up, dropped to rear over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish

2(3)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Emerald Green and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
9/2
  • Form 90375/4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leaders, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

3(7)
Silk - White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 06134-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 67

in rear, headway to chase leaders 6f out, effort over 1f out, no extra and weakened inside final furlong

4(5)
Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces, striped sleeves
5/1
  • Form 212134
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 65

started slowly, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, ridden out

5(1)
Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 610-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 65

led until headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly well over 1f out

6(4)
Silk - Brown and Orange diamonds, Brown sleeves and cap

Taxman (IRE)

18 p BFCD
13/8
  • Form 2123-19
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 64

prominent, slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, not reached winner

7(6)
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
  • Form 53-5303
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 62

pulled hard, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace

In depth

Verdict

Having run here yesterday, this may come too soon for the Deborah Evans-trained Latif so a safer option looks to be Taxman who is preferred to High Hope. The last mentioned ran promisingly over course and distance on his return from a lengthy absence three weeks ago but may find this coming too soon so Gary Moore's gelding may be best watched. Charlie Cyzer's Master'n Commander lost no caste in defeat behind Captain Margaret over shorter here last time and should be suited by the return to further so has to be considered, while Easy Laughter has claims on the pick of his form and comes from a stable in good heart right now. Shakerattleandroll is difficult to recommend on recent evidence and preference is for Taxman. Clive Brittain's gelding seemed not to stay two miles last time but is only 1lb higher than when beating Captain Margaret the time before over course and distance and on that evidence he looks the one to beat.

Formwatch

Rio De Janeiro (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 19th of 20, well behind Dundry (8-12) at York 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in May.

High Hope (FR) 33-1 (7-13) Held up, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Zamboozle (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Easy Laughter (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Young Mick (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Latif (USA) 3-1fav (8-6) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Following Flow (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Shakerattleandroll (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Led, ridden, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Zamboozle (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Taxman (IRE) 11-4fav (8-2) In touch, hit rail 5f out, hampered again 4f out, not recover, 9th of 10, 32l behind Monte Cristo (9-3) at Lingfield 2m app hcp (5) pol.

Master'n Commander 11-1 (8-11) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Captain Margaret (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.