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14:10 Lingfield Park

Bet Direct On 0800 329393 Nursery Handicap (Class D)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.89s
  • 14 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Emerald Green and Mauve (quartered), striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Mauve diamond
  • Form 221630
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

with leader, disp lead 2f out, every chance final furlong, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

2(6)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Green sash, White cap

The Fisio

116
25/1
  • Form 131640
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

held up towrads rear, headway well over 1f out, hard driven and led inside final furlong, headed close home

3(11)
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow chevron, hooped sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 16400
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4

narrow leader, headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased

4(14)
Silk - Maroon and White diamonds, halved sleeves
  • Form 034615
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4

with leaders, wide, every chance over 1f out, kept on one-paced

5(3)
Silk - Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap

Riska King

18 v
11/2
  • Form 410034
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

slowly into stride, in rear, not much room and hampered well over 1f out, strong run and nearest finish

6(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap
8/1
  • Form 602226
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

chased leaders, disp lead 2f out, every chance final furlong, headed and weakened

7(5)
Silk - Light Green, White seams, Light Green cap
  • Form 004
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden 2f out and soon beaten

8(4)
Silk - Light Blue, Black seams, Light Blue cap
  • Form 650041
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10

held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on and nearest finish

9(12)
Silk - Red, Black chevrons, White sleeves, Black armlets, White cap
  • Form 6535
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out and wide, strong run and led close home

10(10)
Silk - RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap
20/1
  • Form 440000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

chased leaders until ridden and weakened 2f out

11(13)
Silk - Red, Black Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Black cap, Red star
9/1
  • Form 45302
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7

prominent and wide, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

12(7)
Silk - Light Green, Royal Blue diamond, hooped cap
20/1
  • Form 040
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-5

slowly into stride and in rear, headway and not much room on inside over 1f out, eased after

13(8)
Silk - Purple, Pink braces, striped sleeves, White cap

Zafine

5
10/1
  • Form 303414
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-5

towards rear, wide in to straight, ran on strongly final furlong, nearest finish

14(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange star, Orange cap
33/1
  • Form 000600
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-3

dwelt, soon prominent, chased leaders over 1f out and not much room, no extra

In depth

Verdict

This is a tough event, where the majority of runners have won on turf but have not yet run on the all-weather. Nick Littmoden's horses having been flying into the winner enclosure so far this month, and Four Jays could continue that trend. This Alzao colt finished second in his first four starts before making it fifth time lucky when winning at Warwick over six furlongs in September. He finished third in a nursery at Wolverhampton last month, but was beaten five lengths on his Lingfield debut on 13 November. He is dropped back from seven to six furlongs on Tuesday and would definitely have a chance of scoring, despite carrying 9st 7lb top-weight. However, the TEAMtalk vote goes for Captain Hardy. Sylvester Kirk's horses has been running so well throughout the season, and this two-year-old beat Bond Royale last time out at Wolverhampton. Jamie Spencer, who rode him to that success, will be back in the plate. Moreover, he is not too high in the weights to scupper his chances of doubling up. Of the remaining runners, Riska King and The Fisio catch the eye. The former won his six-furlong maiden at York in good fashion in September, and since been placed at Catterick and Doncaster, This will be his first run on the Polytrack, but with Charles Post claiming 7lb from his 9st 3lb burden, you would give him an each-way chance. As you would with The Fisio, with whom Neil Chalmers claims 7lb from his 9st 5lb weight. He won a very good race at Windsor back in June, and hasn't raced since August: it's notable that Ian Balding has brought him back to have an all-weather campaign.