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16:10 Lingfield

Good To Soft

Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 23F-43

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but was placed twice over 2m3f here last season and looked suited by the step up to 2m7f when keeping on well for close third at Fakenham (good to soft) this month; high on the list.

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4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Gerico Ville

11st 3lb

J: Miss Molly Landau

T: Chris Gordon

Closely matched with Everything'sontick who beat him by a neck at Plumpton two runs back (3m1f, soft) when both would have been beaten had the leader stood up at the last; well beaten last time but was badly hampered; visor replaces cheekpieces; not out of it.

11/2

3rd

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Gerico Ville

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, mistake then badly hampered by faller 4 out, awkward jump 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression

11/2

2nd

5

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Gerico Ville

11st 9lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders on outer

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1-4348 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Won Ffos Las bumper on rules debut last April but has made underwhelming start to hurdling career this season and was nearly 20l behind Gerico Ville when unplaced favourite on handicap debut at Fakenham (2m7f, good to soft) this month; may yet do better but others here have much less to prove; tongue-tie fitted.

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4th

3

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Hurricane Vichi

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Sole win came in a Ffos Las bumper in April 2022; competitive over hurdles, but yet to prove his worth as a chaser (0-2); has undergone more wind surgery since finishing fourth of eight (beaten 30l) over C&D in January; early days for current trainer Stuart Edmunds.

12/1

1

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:25 Leicester

Hurricane Vichi

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Bumper winner and placed over hurdles for previous yard; ran badly on sole chase attempt but has the potential to do better judged on sole point effort; heed the market signals on debut for new stable.

9/2

3rd

6

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

19:40 Stratford

Hurricane Vichi

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

Bumper winner and narrowly beaten in a handicap hurdle in January off 2lb higher; latest no-show was over fences in new headgear so best to put a line through that; could go well if taking to the new cheekpieces.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 13-5F2

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Yet to make any significant further progress since winning handicap debut in December 2021 but lost out only narrowly at Uttoxeter (2m7f heavy) on New Year's Eve and still has low mileage; respected.

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0

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

William Philo

11st 7lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

in rear, reminder after 1st, soon detached, tailed off when pulled up before 8th

25/1

6th

5

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:25 Chepstow

William Philo

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Ben Lund

Hurdle and chase winner for Robert Walford (both on soft); 28-1 and little short-term encouragement in a Taunton handicap chase on last week's stable debut; return of blinkers not enough to tempt.

16/1

Form: 31-331

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Consistent 6yo who stayed on well to double hurdling tally at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) last month; subsequent 3lb rise doesn't look excessive and he's likely to be in the shake-up again here.

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5th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

11:55 Chepstow

Spike Jones

11st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Progressive last season and was in the process of leaving his reappearance effort behind when clouting two out at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft); not dismissed lightly.

6/1

4th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Spike Jones

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Pulled up on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham but he may have needed the run and he was progressive last season, which featured two wins at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft/heavy); no surprise if he's in the shake-up.

7/1

0

20

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Spike Jones

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Thorough stayer who gained latest win over 3m2f on heavy ground at Fontwell in March; bettered that effort when close second at Kelso (3m2f, soft) soon afterwards but needs more again here; had wind a op during his break.

16/1

Form: 432-52

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who made promising start to handicap career when second at Wetherby (3m, soft) last month; had wind surgery soon afterwards and is now fitted with a tongue-tie; still unexposed over this sort of trip; good chance.

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3rd

4

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:00 Ffos Las

Learntalot

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

disputed lead, not fluent when pressed leader 4th, disputed lead 7th

7/1

5th

5

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Learntalot

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

raced lazily, held up in rear, some headway 8th

7/2

Form: 64-927

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Seemingly boosted by first-time cheekpieces when second here (2m3f, good to soft) last month but his run at Market Rasen on Boxing Day was a backward step; tries a new trip today; others have more persuasive profiles.

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2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Has Troke

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

In-form contender who was driven clear in the closing stages at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy; off 4lb lower) last month, opening his chase account at the sixth attempt; holds solid-looking claims.

5/2

1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Has Troke

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

raced in second

4/1

3rd

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:32 Lingfield

Has Troke

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

raced wide, in touch with leaders, dropped to last 6th, not fluent and pushed along briefly 8th, outpaced and cajoled along 9th

11/2

Form: 544

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on Irish point debut last March and made promising start to rules career when fifth at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) in November; well beaten twice since but remains open to improvement now upped in trip, fitted with cheekpieces and switched to a handicap.

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0

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:20 Worcester

Jet Smart

11st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Made a fair fist of last month's chasing debut (after wind surgery) when second over 2m7f here; unexposed 5yo and could well improve on that; has to prove himself on soft ground but still considered.

4/1

2nd

5

28th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:58 Worcester

Jet Smart

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Unplaced in five hurdle starts, the latest pair in handicaps earlier this year; runner-up in only Irish point so could be a different proposition on chasing debut after wind surgery; interesting.

5/1

6th

4

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

14:40 Wincanton

Jet Smart

11st 5lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

prominent

9/1

33/1

Form: 4554-6

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all seven hurdle starts; ran well to a point on last month's seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft; first-tme cheekpieces) but this Flat-bred mare has stamina to prove on her first venture beyond 2m4f.

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8th

10

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Lingfield

Fiamette

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Jo Davis

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and dropped to rear 8th

33/1

Form: 5P-533

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Raced lazily when never-dangerous third here six weeks ago and now 0-9 over hurdles but is a big player if judged on her close third behind two next-time-out winners over C&D (soft) in November; hood removed.

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6th

13

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Gold Clermont

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Has won two of her last four (3m5f/3m3f; soft) and ran a solid race in defeat in the 4m1f Eider at Newcastle three weeks ago (heavy); however, she has a tougher task here from 9lb out of the handicap.

20/1

4th

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Gold Clermont

10st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Runaway win when upped to 3m5f at Fakenham (soft) just before Christmas; weakened right out of it in the Sussex National next time but bounced straight back with an 8l win under Philip Armson in six-runner race over an extended 3m4f at Fontwell (soft) three weeks later; has a bit further to go here but 5lb rise since last time looks generous.

7/1

1st

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

15:55 Fontwell

Gold Clermont

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

in touch with leaders

3/1

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Non-runners

Golden Cosmos

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Payout
Exacta £687.00
Straight Forecast £756.70
Tricast £2566.90
Trifecta £2998.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Learntalot

RP Ratings:

William Philo

WEST COUNTRY:

Jet Smart

The Times:

Hurricane Vichi

The Sun:

Spike Jones

TOPSPEED:

Golden Cosmos

POSTDATA:

Gerico Ville

Telegraph:

Jet Smart

Daily Mirror:

Learntalot

The Star:

Learntalot

D Express:

Hurricane Vichi

Daily Record:

Spike Jones

The Guardian:

William Philo

Daily Mail:

William Philo