Lingfield Park Supports BHEST Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 30.22s
- Off time: 18:30:58
|1st||6 Cornish Beau||14/1|
|2nd||3 Cape Alex||2||7/4f|
|5||133 9-7 h||G L Moore||R L Moore||62||9/2|
Cape Alex 14
|4||132 9-6||C E Brittain||N Callan||61||7/4f|
Highly Likely (IRE) 13
|4||131 9-5 t||S Woodman||A Kirby||60||8/1|
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 11
|4||128 9-2||J Tuite||G Baker||57||7/2|
Cornish Beau (IRE) 366
|6||126 9-0||Dr R D P Newland||L Morris||55||14/1|
|4||124 8-12||M H Tompkins||Simon Pearce (3)||53||4/1|
Mayan Flight (IRE) 29
|5||116 8-4 b||A W Carroll||J Quinn||45||20/1|
||4||96||D Kubler||R Hughes||61||NR|
Monopoli won a seller at Leicester last time but this isn't much better and she should figure again especially as her chief opponents are looking to put recent poor runs behind them. That includes CAPE ALEX, who was well beaten in better company on Turf last time but had won two of her previous three starts on the Polytrack. She gets the nod ahead of Highly Likely, a 1m5f winner at this track and Thane of Cawdor, another who had been in decent form on this surface before finishing down the field at Bath last time.
Monopoli 10-11fav (8-13) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in May beating Yourinthewill (9-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon hung right and weakened, 4th of 6, 9l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep '11.
Cape Alex 8-1 (8-7) Very slowly away behind, recovered to rear after 4f, wide into straight over 4f out, headway approaching 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Ashdown Lad (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Highly Likely (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Attraction Ticket (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Steely 7-2 (9-4) Led and disputed, narrowly headed and reminder 7f out, chased leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out, virtually pulled up final furlong, tailed off, last of 5, 48l behind Foxhaven (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Astroscarlet 10-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced well over 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 11, 8l behind Mr Lando (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Gladstone (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 3f out, never able to get on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Kashgar (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.