attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Handicap 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,663 2nd £1,983 3rd £991 4th £495
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 57.51s
  • Off time: 15:00:18
Full result
Result 15:00 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Woolfall Sovereign 7/1
2nd 1 Swiss Cross 1 7/2
3rd 2 Ajjaadd 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 559231
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Swiss Cross (ex6) 5
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 559231
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 P S McEntee David Probert 94 7/2
2 (1) 413535
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Ajjaadd (USA) 13
  • T:T E Powell
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 413535
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 p T E Powell William Twiston-Davies (5) 95 7/1
3 (4) 190398
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Even Stevens 5
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 190398
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 p S Dixon A Kirby 95 8/1
5 (5) 141624
Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Last Sovereign 13
  • T:Ollie Pears
  • J:Jacob Butterfield
  • Form: 141624
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-13b
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 125 8-13 b Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (7) 87 8/1
6 (6) 116505
Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 5
  • T:G G Margarson
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 116505
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 G G Margarson I Mongan 87 7/1
7 (8) 259383
Royal blue, light blue seams, light blue and royal blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Seeking Magic 12
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 259383
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11ht
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 ht C G Cox G Lee 85 6/4f
8 (3) 300916
Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Royal Bajan (USA) 17
  • T:J G Given
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 300916
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9b
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 b J G Given J-P Guillambert 83 20/1
9 (9) 574425
Pink, royal blue seams, pink cap Six Wives 5
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 574425
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 120 8-8 p S Dixon S De Sousa 82 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 (7) 00-0026
Harrison George (IRE) 27
  • Nag Me
  • T:P J O'gorman
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 00-0026
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 813 t P J O'gorman Non Runner 87 NR

In depth

Verdict

SWISS CROSS makes a quick reappearance having beaten Woolfall Sovereign and Even Stevens over 6f here last week. Phil McEntee's charge is the one to beat on that evidence. Ajjaadd finished ahead of Harrison George at Kempton last month but still looks too high in the weights while Last Sovereign and Seeking Magic are closely matched on recent collateral form behind Noverre To Go. Last Sovereign makes most appeal of that pair over today's minimum trip. Six Wives is preferred to Southwell winner Royal Bajan of the remainder.

Formwatch

Harrison George (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Behind, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ubetterbegood (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.

Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well final 100 yards, nearerst finish, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

Swiss Cross 11-2 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Elna Bright (8-11) by 1l, 9 ran.

Ajjaadd (USA) 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Whaileyy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.

Seeking Magic 3-1fav (9-7) Pulled hard in touch, driven forward to lead 4f out, driven clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Noverre To Go (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.

Last Sovereign 9-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden, edged right and headway well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.

Six Wives 5-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on until no extra and dropped to 5th final 50 yards, 5th of 10, 2l behind Bubbly Ballerina (8-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Royal Bajan (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Prominent, effort 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Rylee Mooch (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.

Even Stevens 12-1 (9-7) Led narrowly, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, weakened towards finish, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.