Blue Square Bet Sprint Series Round 2 Handicap (Qualifier) (Div 2) 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,068 2nd £906 3rd £453
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 11.30s
  • Off time: 14:00:26
Full result
Result 14:00 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Polar Venture 7/2
2nd 7 Welease Bwian nk 8/1
3rd 2 Gung Ho Jack ½ 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 52974-1
EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Desert Strike 7
  • T:C R Dore
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 52974-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 p C R Dore Jim Crowley 70 10/1
2 (4) 07115-7
Red, Emerald Green hoop and sleeves Gung Ho Jack 10
  • T:J R Best
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 07115-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 J R Best G Baker 69 11/4f
3 (8) 365149-
Royal blue, white stripe, beige sleeves and cap New Decade 169
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 365149-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J M Bradley R Winston 68 12/1
4 (10) 642023-
ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Exceedexpectations 23
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 642023-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 M L W Bell Martin Lane 67 7/1
5 (9) 315-
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Polar Venture 23
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Adam Beschizza
  • Form: 315-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 W J Haggas Adam Beschizza 66 7/2
6 (7) 86094-3
Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Dancing Freddy (IRE) 9
  • T:Violet Jordan
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 86094-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3pt
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 pt Violet Jordan William Carson 66 20/1
7 (2) 33325-5
Yellow, Black cross belts and sleeves, Quartered cap Welease Bwian (IRE) 9
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 33325-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 S C Williams Andrea Atzeni 65 8/1
8 (3) 93843-7
White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Speak The Truth (IRE) 7
  • T:R Ingram
  • J:Nathan Alison
  • Form: 93843-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 p R Ingram Nathan Alison (5) 64 5/1
9 (1) 246584-
Maroon, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Haadeeth 16
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 246584-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 P D Evans L Morris 60 12/1
10 (6) 235-120
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Putin (IRE) 3
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 235-120
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7bet
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 bet P S McEntee David Probert 54 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 1 Speak The Truth (IRE)
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:Nathan Alison
6 9-3 J R Boyle Nathan Alison 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

Desert Strike scored here a week ago and a good run from the runner-up, My Own Way Home, in the previous race would boost confidence. However, a punt is taken on POLAR VENTURE back at this track as he won his maiden over C&D before a modest effort over 7f at Kempton last time when Exceedexpectations finished third. Gung Ho Jack's form has tapered off since landing a double at Wolverhampton in November but Dancing Freddy continues to slip down the weights and finished a couple of placed ahead of Welease Bwian when third here last week.

Formwatch

Polar Venture 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, effort travelling well 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

Welease Bwian (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in touch, outpaced 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Gung Ho Jack 8-1 (9-1) Held up off the pace in 8th, headway 2f out, never reached leaders and eased towards finish, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Exceedexpectations 14-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, kept on well until headed and outpaced final 120 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

Haadeeth 12-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in touch in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.

Speak The Truth (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, effort on wide outside over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 4l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Desert Strike 5-1 (9-7) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating My Own Way Home (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

New Decade 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, 35l behind Verse Of Love (9-6) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.

Dancing Freddy (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Putin (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Slight lead at steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 14l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.