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16:10 Lingfield

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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9083.32
  • 3m 4f 178y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.00
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 657P34

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Mixed record since winning twice at Worcester last summer, with last month's third at Plumpton (3m4f) enveloped by uncompetitive shows; very capable off this mark if on a good day but comes with risks.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1111-5 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in four previous visits here so has that in his favour and all of those wins were emphatic; although that four-timer has come at a cost from a handicapping perspective, this is a whole lot easier than his reappearance in the Welsh National; commands respect.

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1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

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12st 2lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record at Lingfield when comfortably winning the Surrey National (3m5f, soft) in January; placed again there next time (well held) before having a rare spin over hurdles 16 days ago (beaten 27l off lower mark in that discipline); tailed off in a Welsh National on only previous visit here but entitled to be thereabouts.

100/30

4th

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

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11st 13lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Enhanced his excellent record on the chase track here when comfortably winning the Sussex National (3m5f, soft) in January and again placed on his return visit after a 9lb rise; rated 11lb lower over hurdles and he's a better horse now than when last seen in this discipline.

9/2

3rd

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

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12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Won five from six chases on this track, the one defeat coming when runner-up in this last year on good ground which may have been faster than ideal; went into his shell after but took advantage of a generous mark in no uncertain fashion over C&D 23 days ago (soft; first completion in blinkers); back up 9lb but still 3lb lower than last February; solid chance.

3/1

Form: 10P-P8

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

8lb lower than when beating three rivals at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft) just over a year ago; form has dipped markedly in the meantime when wearing cheekpieces and he now goes in a visor, which smacks of a plea for help.

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10

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Checkitout

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very well handicapped on old form and seems to have responded quite well to a visor on recent outings, but last month's second at Chepstow came in a somewhat uncompetitive race; others appeal more.

10/1

2nd

1

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Checkitout

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Seemed to respond quite well to a headgear switch when respectable third in first-time visor at Lingfield (3m5f, good) last month; remains on a very good mark but has generally been very disappointing since his 3m3f Fontwell win in early 2022.

7/2

3rd

2

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Checkitout

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent in chasing group, headway before 5 out, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, kept on

11/1

Form: 2FP-2P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

None too consistent and was pulled up over this trip at Plumpton last time, but he's on a fair mark and ran well to be second here on his reappearance; the fitting of headgear could prove an inspired move.

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0

1

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Pemberley

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

led but pestered, headed and lost ground after 3 out, soon in touch with leaders

8/1

8

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Pemberley

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up, despite suffering bad interference, at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft); hasn't touched on that form since (with and without cheekpieces) and his strike-rate of 2-22 is becoming a concern.

8/1

3rd

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

Pemberley

11st 4lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Course winner over hurdles; gave a good show, despite suffering bad interference, when runner-up at Lingfield in November (2m7f, good to soft) and although he hasn't performed well over further since, he has a mixed record at best over extreme tests; should be competitive.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 135312

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Unraced beyond the extended 3m1f over which he went close at Plumpton (good to soft) 15 days ago but he was boxing on and finished clear of the remainder; up 4lb but every chance that he'll stay this far and be involved.

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1st

1

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

16:00 Warwick

Art Of Illusion

12st 2lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

took keen hold, prominent, went second before 8th, disputed lead before 12th, led clearly 13th, niggled along briefly 3 out, ridden and faced challenge run-in, kept on well final 110yds

3/1

5th

3

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Art Of Illusion

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

led, pushed along and increased tempo after 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/4

2nd

4

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Art Of Illusion

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Kitts

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, led 7th, went clear before 13th, reduced lead 3 out, ridden 2 out, headed last, stayed on

9/4

Form: 1837-2 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Only success in 16 starts under rules came over nearly 3m here on heavy ground two seasons ago; still beneath that level despite finishing second (beaten 17l) over 3m3f at Fontwell on his first run after further wind surgery; could strip fitter for that and has very little weight to carry, so not entirely ruled out; stays this far.

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6

14th Feb 2023

Good

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

16:10 Lingfield

Colonel Keating

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

held up in rear, niggled along briefly after 13th, not fluent 14th, pushed along before 15th, ridden and became detached before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

2nd

8

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Colonel Keating

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Off the mark under rules when slogging through the mud in a near-3m handicap chase at Lingfield in December 2021 (2lb lower today); not so good since (twice at 3m5f) and had heavy defeats in two of those three starts; had wind surgery since, however, and that win also came first time out last season.

20/1

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Exacta £521.00
Straight Forecast £514.70
Trifecta £3305.00

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LAMBOURN:

Art Of Illusion

SPOTLIGHT:

Pemberley

The Times:

Art Of Illusion

The Guardian:

Art Of Illusion

The Sun:

Art Of Illusion

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