16:35 Lingfield

Thursday 5 October 2017

All13:5014:2514:5515:3016:0016:3517:0517:35
  • Racing Welfare 24 Hour Helpline 08006300443 Handicap (Div 1)
  • Class 5  |   1m 1y  |   Standard / Slow  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:35  |   Winning time: 1m 37.97s
1
(7)
Easy Code9(ex 6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12| J: Georgia Cox| T: W J Haggas| OR:  69| CD
11/4
Won with a bit to spare over C&D nine days ago and shoulders a 6lb penalty here. Yet to figure from a mark this high but has been found a race where most of his rivals have points to prove.
2
(3)
Evening Hillp10(ex 6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8| J: S W Kelly| T: R Hughes| OR:  68| D
9/4
Landed a second career success at Kempton when ridden closer to the pace. Improved for a drop in trip and some leniency from the handicapper. Acts best on this surface and probably had enough in hand to confirm that form with Peace And Plenty.
3
(9)
Cadeaux Boxerh30
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: Paddy Bradley| T: L Carter| OR:  70
20/1
Without a win in 11 starts and attracted support last time. Likes to bowl along in front and has a willing enough attitude. Current mark seems fair enough and one to watch if the market signals are positive.
4
(1)
German Whip31
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6| J: S M Levey| T: G L Moore| OR:  69| D
33/1
Won a couple of handicaps on the AW at around this time last year and looked unlucky (poorly drawn) not to complete a hat-trick. Last three runs make him hard to recommend and trainer opts for a different rider.
5
(6)
Fantasy Queen28
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Charles Bishop| T: Eve Johnson Houghton| OR:  68| D
10/1
Well suited to Chepstow where she has won four races. Has a 4-10 strike rate in this grade but remains 3lb above her last winning mark. Needs to prove she is up to that demand but possible if ridden more prominently than of late.
6
(4)
Peace And Plenty10
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: M Dwyer| T: W R Muir| OR:  70
9/4
Back to form when reverting to an AW surface last time when third to Evening Hill. Had the run of the race from the front and no answer to the winner's turn of foot. Has work to do to reverse placings and faces competition up front.
7
(8)
Sandy Shoresb31
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3| J: Tom Marquand| T: B J Meehan| OR:  69| D
14/1
Successful over this distance at Windsor (good-to-firm) but disappointed upped to 1m2f subsequently. Return to 1m should suit but the Windsor form has not worked out well enough to suggest she can defy this 5lb higher mark.
9
(10)
Nuncio14
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: T P Queally| T: D & C Kubler| OR:  67
25/1
10-race maiden who is looking exposed as one paced. Has produced a couple of good efforts on both tracks here but others have more appealing prospects.
10
(2)
Exspectation152
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6| J: Rob Hornby| T: M Blanshard| OR:  58
66/1
Five-race maiden who has been off the track since a couple of inauspicious runs in handicaps during the spring. Hard to fancy on available evidence.

Non-Runners

8
(5)
Halinka16
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 3
T: R Varian  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting

Forecast

Evening Hill (9/4), Peace And Plenty (9/4), Easy Code (11/4), Fantasy Queen (10/1), Halinka (12/1), Sandy Shores (14/1), Cadeaux Boxer (20/1), Nuncio (25/1), German Whip (33/1), Exspectation (66/1)

Verdict

A strongly run race on an undulating track suits FANTASY QUEEN and she looks ready to take this. Her two main rivals, Easy Code and Evening Hill, both carry 6lb penalties and that makes the selection look more favourably treated off a mark just 3lb higher than her latest success. Eve Johnson-Houghton's filly has been ridden more conservatively in two races since but a more positive ride, in a race where there should be a strong gallop, can see her back in the winner's enclosure. Easy Code won with a bit in hand here and will be another to appreciate the pace whilst Evening Hill looks a different proposition on AW surfaces. Both will attract support but need to prove themselves off their revised marks.
  1. Fantasy Queen
  2. Easy Code
  3. Evening Hill

Prize Money

1st: £2,911.002nd: £866.003rd: £433.004th: £216.00

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