Blue Square Bet Handicap 7f

  • (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 24.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:41
Full result
Result 14:05 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Haaf A Sixpence 4/5f
2nd 1 Fast Finian ½ 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 851122-
Emerald green, beige epaulets Fast Finian (IRE) 99
  • T:P W D'Arcy
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 851122-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 P W D'Arcy S Sanders 84 9/4
3 (1) 400006-
Yellow, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon diamond Bayleyf (IRE) 20
  • T:J R Best
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 400006-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 t J R Best G Baker 83 10/1
4 (7) 21/1U3-
Orange, Emerald Green sash Haaf A Sixpence 37
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 21/1U3-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 80 4/5f
5 (4) 336744-
Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Crew Cut (IRE) 20
  • T:J Gask
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 336744-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 p J Gask L Morris 78 20/1
6 (3) 184844-
Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Patriotic (IRE) 30
  • T:C A Dwyer
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 184844-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 C A Dwyer A Kirby 77 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (2) 70516-1
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 7 (ex6)
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J G Given
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 70516-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 97 b J G Given Non Runner 78 NR
7 (6) 206668-
Blue Jack 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:N Mackay
  • Form: 206668-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
8 810 t S C Williams N Mackay 73 NR

In depth

Verdict

Fast Finian is 9lb higher than his win at Wolverhampton in September but is still improving judged on his latest second at the same track. He's not easily overlooked but HAAF A SIXPENCE is just preferred. The latter was having his first outing since May when third at Kempton last month and the dual Wolverhampton winner should improve enough to come out best in this. Crew Cut had both Bayleyf and Blue Jack behind when fourth here last time and makes more appeal than Patriotic.

Formwatch

Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Always prominent, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Atlantis Crossing (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Blue Jack 20-1 (8-6) Led, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Haaf A Sixpence 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Fast Finian (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, challenged 2f out, soon led, joined inside final furlong, headed and not quicken final 110 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.

Patriotic (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge entering final furlong stayed on well, 4th of 10, 2l behind Aquilonius (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Crew Cut (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Bayleyf (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.