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12:35 Lingfield Park

Pontinsbingo.com Handicap (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £7,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 36.71s
  • Off Time: 12:35:49
  • 9 Ran
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2nd
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3rd
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11/2

    1(6)
    Silk - Black, Light Green hoops, White cap

    Gallantry

    140
    8/1
    • Form 517080-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 83

    held up in rear, ridden 3f out, effort 2f out, soon hung left, one pace

    2(4)
    Silk - Dark Blue, White triple diamond and armlets
    5/2
    • Form 875761-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 83

    steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway in inner 2f out, led and edged left inside final furlong

    3(5)
    Silk - Yellow, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap
    14/1
    • Form 505608-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 82

    slowly away, in rear, never near leaders

    4(2)
    Silk - Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap

    Katiypour (IRE)

    21 CDDC
    5/1
    • Form 92230-2
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 82

    alway prominent, ridden 2f out, 3rd when short of room and hit overhead by rivals whip, switched right and stayed on close home

    5(8)
    Silk - White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap
    4/1
    • Form 20003-8
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 81

    chased leaders, riddne 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    6(7)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
    14/1
    • Form 26524-9
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 73

    led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    7(1)
    Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots
    28/1
    • Form 9/16575-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 72

    mid-division, ridden over 2f out and weakened

    8(9)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap

    Trifti

    10 b C
    11/2
    • Form 70825-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 72

    prominent, led 3f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish

    9(3)
    Silk - RED, BLACK sash, RED and YELLOW hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap
    • Form 905000/
    • Age 9
    • Weight 8-3
    • Official Rating 70

    in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    Katiypour can make fitness count over Bobski, with St Petersburg and Trifti two more with claims. Katiypour ran a blinder in defeat when just touched off by Fajr here three weeks ago, and as that was his first outing since contesting a valuable handicap at Ascot in September, he is entitled to improve enough to go one better. Granted, the handicapper needs to show some respite, but with a good draw in stall two to help, we will be disappointed if the 10-year-old does not go close to claiming a fifth course success. Bobski has had a 75-day break since barging his way through to score over seven furlongs here in November, and although not guaranteed to stay, lines up as one of the more fancied contenders. St Petersburg has one or two bits of placed form in decent company to his name, while Trifti is not badly handicapped on his best form, but has not won since 2005. All in all, in what could be a close-knit affair, it is Katiypour that looks the one to be on.

    Formwatch

    Gallantry 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind King's Caprice (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sept.

    Bobski (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 2f out, edged left from over 1f out, driven to challenge and hung left well inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Resplendent Nova (8-9) by.

    Regal Royale 33-1 (8-5) Always behind, last of 8, 16l behind Speedy Sam (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.

    Katiypour (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, chased leader 2f out, headway to challenge 1f, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Fajr (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    St Petersburg 6-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, no progress final 2f, 8th of 10, 4l behind Atlantic Story (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    Red Birr (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders after 2f, ridden and lost place over 3f out, last of 9, 10l behind Fajr (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    Count Kristo 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 3l behind Oddsmaker (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.

    Trifti 14-1 (8-11) Disputed 2nd place, hard ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Rapid City (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

    Definite Guest (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 17, 5l behind Balavista (9-9) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gd in Jun '05.