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14:50 Lingfield Park

Bet On Live Cricket At totesport.com Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £2,500 added
  • Winner: £1,706
  • 2nd: £504
  • 3rd: £252
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 6.10s
  • Off Time: 14:51:47
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
2(3)
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow hoops, White sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 151912
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 60

held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway when hampered on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish

4(12)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap
8/1
  • Form 740436
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 60

reared badly leaving stalls, in rear, headway on inside to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened last half furlong

5(6)
Silk - Orange, Royal Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue diamond

Valkov

13
17/2
  • Form 403-903
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 59

chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6(10)
Silk - Brown, light blue seams and armlets, hooped cap
22/1
  • Form 704040
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 58

chased leading pair, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with easy winner

7(5)
Silk - Mauve, Grey sleeves, White cap
8/1
  • Form 626625
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 55

behind, no real progress final 2f

8(13)
Silk - Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 640652
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 57

soon crossed over to lead, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out

9(4)
Silk - Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
10/3
  • Form 746
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 56

took keen hold, in touch, smooth headway to 3rd 2f out, led well over 1f out, clear final furlong, easily

10(2)
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green star and chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 005574
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 55

towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(7)
Silk - Dark blue and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star

Home

61
10/1
  • Form 793-205
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 52

mid-division on outside, driven along 4f out, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders

12(9)
Silk - White, Royal Blue chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White and Royal Blue quartered cap
13/2
  • Form 186771
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 51

held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders

13(1)
Silk - Royal Blue and White stripes, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap
50/1
  • Form 742880
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 45

chased leading trio, ridden 4f out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off

1(11)
NR

Cactus King

30 CCD
  • Form 9-42540
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 60

Nonrunner

3(8)
NR
  • Form 593455
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

14(14)
NR
  • Form 8606
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 48

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Cyril The Squirrel has been running well at Wolverhampton and should be thereabouts, while another good effort from recent C&D winner Ocean Of Peace is expected. Merrymadcap has shown signs of a return to form in claimers here of late and is another to consider, but the vote goes RUSTIC DEACON. Willie Musson's charge finished behind a couple of promising types in maidens over C&D in November and looks on a fair mark for his handicap debut - further improvement is likely.

Formwatch

Cyril The Squirrel 10-3fav (9-7) Soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, headed and edged left inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Join Up (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Bizarrely (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 4l behind Mountrath (9-1) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-62 (6) pol.

Valkov 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, kept on final furlong, took 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Vezere (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Final Drive (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.

Fly By Nelly 13-2 (9-2) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Island (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.

Pinsplitter (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Set strong pace, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Orchard Supreme (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.

Rustic Deacon 25-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, 6th of 11, 12l behind Albertus Pictor (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.

Capacity (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd and ridden entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 8l behind Hawa Bali (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.

Home 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Noah Jameel (9-3) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.

Ocean Of Peace (FR) 7-1 (8-12) Travelled well in mid-division, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, edged left and ran on to lead near finish, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Pab Special (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.

Play Up Pompey 50-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten over 3f out, 10th of 11, 45l behind One Oi (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Cactus King 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, 11th of 13, 11l behind Nacho Libre (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.

Merrymadcap (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Raced wide early, tracked leader 7f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Edgeworth (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.

Fastinthestraight (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 10l behind Indian Violet (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.