Blue Square Bet Sprint Series Round 1 Handicap (Qualifier) (Div 1) 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 6, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 11.44s
  • Off time: 13:26:05
Full result
Result 13:25 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Desert Strike 5/1
2nd 6 My Own Way Home ¾ 4/1j
3rd 3 Frognal nk 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (11) 393843-
White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Speak The Truth (IRE) 18
  • T:R Ingram
  • J:Nathan Alison
  • Form: 393843-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 p R Ingram Nathan Alison (5) 65 9/2
2 (7) 552974-
EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Desert Strike 5
  • T:C R Dore
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 552974-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 p C R Dore Jim Crowley 65 5/1
3 (12) 318663-
Red and White (quartered), halved sleeves, Red cap Frognal (IRE) 25
  • T:Violet Jordan
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 318663-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5bt
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 bt Violet Jordan Charles Bishop (5) 63 8/1
4 (10) 428058-
White, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Waterloo Dock 25
  • T:M Quinn
  • J:T Atkinson
  • Form: 428058-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 b M Quinn T Atkinson (5) 60 66/1
5 (2) 009662-
YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Colourbearer (IRE) 9
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 009662-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 t J M Bradley R Winston 60 4/1j
6 (6) 044984-
Emerald Green, Mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap My Own Way Home 14
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 044984-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 P D Evans William Twiston-Davies (5) 60 4/1j
7 (3) 324958-
Black, Red stars Dvinsky (USA) 18
  • T:P Howling
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 324958-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
12 127 9-1 b P Howling J Quinn 59 25/1
9 (5) 664531-
Black, Mauve spots on sleeves Jonnie Skull (IRE) (ex6) 5
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 664531-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13vt
  • OR: 51
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 vt P S McEntee Ryan Tate (7) 51 8/1
10 (1) 563417-
Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Lord Buffhead 9
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 563417-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11v
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 v R C Guest J-P Guillambert 55 20/1
11 (4) 53665-6
Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Slatey Hen (IRE) 2
  • T:Violet Jordan
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 53665-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7p
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 p Violet Jordan William Carson 50 20/1
12 (8) 784404-
Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 37
  • T:R Harris
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form: 784404-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
8 119 8-7 R Harris C Catlin 49 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (9) 54844-5
Scommettitrice (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 54844-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13p
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
5 813 p P D Evans Non Runner 57 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 4 Speak The Truth (IRE)
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:Nathan Alison
6 9-4 J R Boyle Nathan Alison 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Jonnie Skull pops-up on occasions and did so over C&D earlier in the week but Lord Buffhead was unable to follow-up his earlier win at Wolverhampton under a penalty last time when Colourbearer finished runner-up. Frognal finished ahead of Waterloo Dock in a claimer here last month and Desert Strike should be thereabouts but SPEAK THE TRUTH won twice at this time last year including a division of this race. It could be his turn again today after a decent effort over C&D last time and Roger Ingram's sprinter gets the nod.

Formwatch

Scommettitrice (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Johnny Splash (8-4) at Lingfield 5f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Desert Strike 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2l behind Novabridge (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.

My Own Way Home 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.

Frognal (IRE) 8-1 (7-10) Dwelt in rear, headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.

Colourbearer (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, closed 3f out, led over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Invigilator (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Slatey Hen (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Steadied start, headway on inside over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Johnny Splash (8-4) at Lingfield 5f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Always prominent, led over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Welsh Inlet (8-12) by nk, 9 ran.

Speak The Truth (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Not much room start, behind, good headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance final 100 yards, just held, 3rd of 12, nk behind Belinsky (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.

Lord Buffhead 15-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Invigilator (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furong, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Rose Garnet (8-8) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.

Dvinsky (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 8th of 9, 6l behind Stepturn (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.

Waterloo Dock 33-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.