Blue Square Bet Handicap 1m 2f

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 4.33s
  • Off time: 14:20:38
Full result
Result 14:20 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Harry Buckle 3/1
2nd 2 Ajeeb 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (4) 41/3553-
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ajeeb (USA) 15
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 41/3553-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 D M Simcock J P Spencer 81 7/2
3 (2) 283/008-
Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss Jo Crowley
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 283/008-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 Miss Jo Crowley D Sweeney 78 33/1
4 (1) 182519-
Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Sheila's Buddy 12
  • T:J S Moore
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 182519-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 J S Moore L P Keniry 78 10/1
5 (3) 105/
Brown, silver braid, white cap John Lightbody 476
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 105/
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 75 Evsf
6 (6) 705221-
Dark Blue, Beige stripe Harry Buckle 25
  • T:P J McBride
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 705221-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 P J McBride William Carson 72 3/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (5) 9/4412-
Cayuga 15
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:B R Johnson
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 9/4412-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 95 B R Johnson I Mongan 84 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 12 Thunderstruck
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:I Mongan
7 9-7 S Dixon I Mongan 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

John Lightbody hasn't raced since 2011 and the betting may give the best clue as to what is expected on his return while Harry Buckle will need to to improve on last month's maiden win if he's to figure. Sheila's Buddy had a tough task in Listed company last time but looks high enough in the weights back in a handicap and Wilfred Pickles arrives way below his best and finished behind Ajeeb and CAYUGA over C&D last time. The latter pair filled the places behind Kaafel and are closely matched today but Brett Johnson's colt has more scope and gets the vote to open his account.

Formwatch

Cayuga 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Harry Buckle 8-15fav (9-3) Led eary, remained in touch, challenged on outside 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec beating Syncopate (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

Ajeeb (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway on wide outside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Sheila's Buddy 33-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, no impression final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind True To Form (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Dec.

Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 9l behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

John Lightbody 4-1 (9-5) Tracked winner early, tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 13l behind Storming Bernard (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Sep '11.