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15:55 Lingfield Park

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  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.88s
  • Off Time: 16:00:38
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(7)
Silk - Maroon and Beige diabolo, Maroon cap
8/1
  • Form 79671-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 52

in touch, ridden 2f out, held when not much room inside final furlong

2(9)
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap
12/1
  • Form 527087-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 52

held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression

3(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, White braces, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets
  • Form 86470-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened

5(8)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap
5/1
  • Form 750-568
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on

6(3)
Silk - Pink and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets
16/1
  • Form 490600-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

broke well, keen, soon steadied towards rear, pushed along and kept on final furlong, never dangerous

7(12)
Silk - Grey, Pink braces and sleeves, quartered cap

Nawaaff

95
11/2
  • Form 858330-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

8(5)
Silk - Pink, White epaulets

Davids Mark

20 DCD
8/1
  • Form 36745-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

held up in rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards

9(6)
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE diamond on body
12/1
  • Form 26/9960-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

mid-division, effort entering final furlong, soon short of room and snatched up, not a danger after

10(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and cap
13/2
  • Form 7650-97
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

slowly into stride in rear, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish

12(10)
Silk - Navy Blue and Pink stripes, Navy Blue sleeves, Pink cap
4/1
  • Form 72735-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards

4(11)
NR
  • Form 07540-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

Nonrunner

11(2)
NR
  • Form 5287-05
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Afton View continues to be backed and run atrociously and so it may pay to take a chance on DAVIDS MARK ahead of Inka Dancer and Marvin Gardens. The selection hasn't won for over a year but he has rarely run a bad race since that Kempton success. This is his level and the handicapper has now given him a chance by dropping him to a mark of 50 - just 1lb above his last winning mark. He has a good draw to work from here and the stable's horses have started the year fairly well. Nawaff has had a three month break but will need to be in better form than when Mick Channon's gelding signed off in a claiming race at Kempton. Inka Dancer has some solid form off higher marks in the past so must be interesting off a mark of 50 today, however the fact that he is yet to win in 11 all-weather starts must ring some alarm bells. Marvin Gardens probably has a tough task off top-weight; Phil McEntee's gelding only has the one win to his name and that came in a weak maiden at Wolverhampton two starts back when wearing first time blinkers; they didn't have any effect when he was beaten since. At a price Donard Lodge could run better than recent efforts might suggest as this ex-Irish filly has now dropped to a career-low mark of 50. A tricky betting heat, and the most tentative of votes goes to Davids Mark.

Formwatch

Marvin Gardens 8-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 14l behind Sarah's Art (9-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.

Forever Changes 25-1 (8-13) Led 2f, tracked leader after, ridden over 2f out, no headway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Shaded Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Metropolitan Chief 40-1 (8-9) Steadied start, pulled hard in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon lost place and weakened quickly over 2f out, 11th of 12, 26l behind Guildenstern (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.

Afton View (IRE) 5-1fav (10-8) In touch, one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Muktasb (11-4) at W'hampton 6f amt hcp (6) pol.

Nimbelle (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Steadied start, always rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 11l behind Lost All Alone (8-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Nawaaff 14-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden 2f out, outpaced and weakened over 1f out, no chance when eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Mutamared (9-6) at Kempton 6f clm (6) pol in Oct.

Davids Mark 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, stayed on, not reach leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Hollow Jo (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.

Inka Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader to over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 14l behind Sendreni (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.

Faintly Hopeful 50-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 7l behind Mutamared (9-5) at Lingfield 6f clm (6) pol.

Green Velvet 10-1 (9-0) Close up on outside, ridden and effort wide 2f out, slightly outpaced, kept on again final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind The Magic Blanket (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.

Donard Lodge (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Held up, raced keenly, some late progress, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 12l behind Sarah's Art (9-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.

Straight Face (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Head To Head (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) fbs.