17:30 Lingfield

Saturday 6 June 2020


Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap (Div 1)

Class 4  |   1m 1y  |   Standard / Slow  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 1m 38.66s
Weighed In
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: L Morris |  T: S Dow|  OR: 86|  CD

Battled back to land last gasp success over C&D in January and only 1lb higher now. Probably found drop back to 7f last time against him and should not be far away if fully tuned up.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Nicola Currie |  T: George Baker|  OR: 85

Yard already among the winners following resumption but this filly appears best at 7f and will do well to score over the extra furlong. Easing down the weights but has a bit to prove at this trip.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: K T O'Neill |  T: J R Best|  OR: 85|  C

Kept on when fourth here over 7f last time suggesting its worth a try at this longer trip. Rattled of winter hat-trick including in Switzerland on snow and having just second start in a handicap.

Age: 6|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: George Downing |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 84|  C|  D

Eight-time winner at up to 1m2f but has always needed a run or two back from a break before showing his from. hard to recommend on that basis being absent since October.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Rossa Ryan |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 82|  BF|  CD

C&D winner in March 2019 then followed up in Beverley handicap. Run creditably since but beaten favourite three of last four starts. First time out winner last term though and certainly worthy of consideration.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Thomas Greatrex |  T: W Jarvis|  OR: 81|  C

Landed 7f novice stakes on only previous visit here and subsequent runner-up in handicaps at Sandown at Newmarket over 1m. Open to improvement this campaign and looks fairly handicapped so good chance if fit and ready to go.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Dane O'Neill |  T: H Candy|  OR: 81|  D

Newbury 1m winner last season off 9lb lower mark but proved consistent after despite failing to get his head back in front. Placed only two previous AW starts so potential to improve on that and may hit the frame again.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: M Harley |  T: David Loughnane|  OR: 80

Yet to win beyond 6f but placed often enough over 7f. 5lb higher than last win and has stamina to prove trying this new trip so others make more appeal.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: W R Muir|  OR: 78

Only win came in Kempton 7f h'cap in November 2018. Runner-up twice over 1m on turf last season and returns after long rbeak having been gelded during the winter. Fairly handicapped if fully wound up.



Dragon Sun (11/4), Lady Bowthorpe (10/3), Elmejor (9/2), Canal Rocks (13/2), Corazon Espinado (9/1), Hold Still (9/1), Baby Steps (12/1), Poetic Force (40/1), Adelante (40/1)

LADY BOWTHORPE is fancied to make a winning return having done well last season suggesting there could be more to come this campaign. The main danger might appear in the shape of Canal Rocks, although he has proved expensive to follow a number of times when made favourite. Hold Still, gelded during the winter, is another who could make his presence felt, while higher up the weights Corazon Espinado and Dragon Sun are also worth a second glance.
  1. Lady Bowthorpe
  2. Canal Rocks
  3. Dragon Sun
Prize Money
1st: £4,690.002nd: £1,396.003rd: £697.004th: £349.00

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