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12:05 Lingfield Park

Bet Hennessy Gold Cup - Betdaq Nursery Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.42s
  • Off Time: 12:05:44
  • 7 Ran
1(7)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

Memorandum

15 CD
2/1
  • Form 531
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 73

chased leader after 1f, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(1)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green triple diamond and diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap, Green diamonds
  • Form 6432
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on

3(5)
Silk - Dark blue, pink seams, striped sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 042
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 63

raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

4(8)
Silk - White, Orange spots, striped sleeves, Orange cap
12/1
  • Form 067100
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 63

led, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on

5(3)
Silk - Maroon, Beige and Maroon hooped sleeves
25/1
  • Form 991737
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 60

held up in rear, but not far away, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, edged right towards finish

7(4)
Silk - Black and emerald green stripes

Vilnius

24 D
4/1
  • Form 750321
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 56

soon outpaced in rear

8(2)
Silk - Royal blue and red (quartered), yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 76542
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 53

broke well, tracked leaders, lost place after 2f, soon ridden, not a danger after

6(6)
NR
  • Form 983
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 56

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Memorandum is respected but looks no more than fairly handicapped and we'll take a chance with BOOGIE WALTZER ahead of Roger Charlton's runner and Vilnius. Memorandum ran on well to open her account over course and distance by a head and a short-head and the form looks reliable with the placed horses running to a similar level next time. She's entitled to progress and is on a fair mark but no more than that. Vilnius is respected and unexposed on the all-weather but her best performance on an artificial surface came at Wolverhampton whilst she was outpaced on visits to Kempton and Lingfield and it's possible that the line could come too soon. Kummel Excess may have more to offer but preference is for Boogie Waltzer who is closely matched with Vilnius on their running at Nottingham. She should possess sufficient speed for this test and is open to further progress and her yard is going well so Boogie Waltzer gets the nod.

Formwatch

Memorandum 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Youcanalwaysdream (8-12) by hd, 9 ran.

Goddess Of Light (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Gramercy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.

Kummel Excess (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Clear Ice (8-11) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs.

Blue Neptune 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Valmina (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.

Wanchai Whisper 20-1 (8-12) Raced wide, towards rear, driven and hung left over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Valmina (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.

Vilnius 4-1fav (8-6) Raced stands' side, led that group 1f, tracked leaders after, ridden over 1f out, driven to lead well inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Boogie Waltzer (8-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Boogie Waltzer 16-1 (8-5) Raced stands' side, tracked leader 4f out, ridden to lead stands' side group and overall leader over 1f out, driven and headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Vilnius (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.

Future Regime (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Basle (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.