Follow Us On Twitter At LingfieldPark Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,259 2nd £658 3rd £329
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:20
Full result
Result 13:30 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Red Anchor 20/1
2nd 5 Betheholygobbs 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 6P-5P22
White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue cap, White spots Caulfields Venture (IRE) 35
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 6P-5P22
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 92 5/4f
3 0P-F6P2
White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Seventh Hussar 13
  • T:Mrs A Batchelor
  • J:Mr S Hanson
  • Form: 0P-F6P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Mrs A Batchelor Mr S Hanson (7) 90 7/1
4 031365
Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Highland River 14
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 031365
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 89 10/1
5 P03P-58
Light Blue, White collar and sleeves, Black cap, White spots Betheholygobbs (IRE) 37
  • T:N R Mitchell
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: P03P-58
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1b
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
11 155 11-1 b N R Mitchell G Sheehan (5) 84 12/1
6 6/557-74
Maroon, Light Blue sash, Yellow cap Red Anchor (IRE) 28
  • T:Mrs L C Jewell
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 6/557-74
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 Mrs L C Jewell A Thornton 84 20/1
7 33U421
Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Midnight Charmer 44
  • T:Miss E Baker
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 33U421
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 Miss E Baker James Banks (7) 78 2/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 29/PP32
Fireitfromye (IRE) 180
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 29/PP32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 1112 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 95 NR

In depth

Verdict

Midnight Charmer only won by a neck at Taunton at the end of December but certainly wasn't winning out of turn and Seventh Hussar was pulled up in that contest. He's only 4lb higher here and regular pilot James Banks takes off 7lb. Still at the right end of the handicap, he should go close again but CAULFIELDS VENTURE's second to Reginaldinho at Leicester was a good run and the latter is fancied to open his account over fences here. Fireitfromye was placed at Worcester and Stratford last summer but hasn't raced since August and a bigger danger may be Highland River, who is dropped in class.

Formwatch

Fireitfromye (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd from 5th, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, pushed along before last, soon no impression, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Silver Coaster (10-13) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.

Red Anchor (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside to get in behind leaders approaching 9th, ridden and weakened next, no chance when blundered 2 out, 4th of 6, 33l behind Dynamic Idol (11-9) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.

Betheholygobbs (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Mid-division and raced wide, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Newton Tonic (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.

Seventh Hussar 14-1 (10-6) Held up, badly hampered 1st, headway 6th, went 3rd after 2 out, taking 2nd when not much room and switched left flat, stayed on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Lough Coi (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.

Highland River 40-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Representingceltic (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan.

Caulfields Venture (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway after 11th, led 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Reginaldinho (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.

Midnight Charmer 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway and in touch 8th, challenged 2 out (usual 3 out), led last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, held on under pressure flat, won at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Master Flight (10-0) by nk, 10 ran.