Ladbrokes Handicap 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 2, 12 runners)
  • Winner £12,291 2nd £3,658 3rd £1,828 4th £914
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 35.06s
  • Off time: 15:47:09
Full result
Result 15:45 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Birdman 25/1
2nd 2 Luhaif ¾ 14/1
3rd 7 Dance And Dance 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 614036-
Pink, large maroon spots Strictly Silver (IRE) 72
  • T:A Bailey
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 614036-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 A Bailey R Winston 100 5/1
2 (11) 258375-
White, Orange cross belts, armlets and cap Luhaif 198
  • T:Miss J Feilden
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 258375-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2p1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 p1 Miss J Feilden Shelley Birkett (5) 95 14/1
3 (12) 310013-
Orange, Emerald Green sash Haaf A Sixpence 49
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 310013-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 95 11/4f
4 (4) 050333-
White, Black stars, Black cap, White star George Guru 37
  • T:M J Attwater
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 050333-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 M J Attwater A Kirby (ex1) 92 4/1
5 (9) 44892-4
Red, beige epaulets and sleeves Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 7
  • T:M E Rimmer
  • J:N Mackay
  • Form: 44892-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
10 125 8-13 M E Rimmer N Mackay 92 20/1
6 (2) 64049-6
BLACK, Orange Star True To Form (IRE) 7
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 64049-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12p
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 p A J Mccabe David Probert 91 20/1
7 (1) 020606-
Royal Blue, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Dance And Dance (IRE) 35
  • T:E F Vaughan
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 020606-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 123 8-11 E F Vaughan Andrea Atzeni 90 9/2
8 (7) 931522-
Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Loyalty 21
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Adam McLean
  • Form: 931522-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-11v
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 123 8-11 v D Shaw Adam McLean (7) 90 12/1
9 (6) 87934-5
Orange, White triple diamond, Orange and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap, Yellow diamond Mia's Boy 7
  • T:C A Dwyer
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 87934-5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
10 122 8-10 C A Dwyer L Morris 89 20/1
10 (10) 50004U-
Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves Birdman (IRE) 21
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 50004U-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10be
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 be D M Simcock Martin Lane 89 25/1
11 (8) 090278-
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Favourite Treat (USA) 19
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 090278-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 88 20/1
12 (3) 000816-
Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Upavon 37
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 000816-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 87 33/1

In depth

Verdict

A highly competitive handicap with quite a few of these known to each other. Mia's Boy finished just ahead of True To Form when fifth over 1m2f here last weekend and Emerald Wilderness occupied the same position in a race over track and trip on the same card. The latter had earlier finished behind GEORGE GURU, who in turn had found Loyalty too good at Kempton in November. But Mike Atwatter's charge re-opposes on much better terms today and it could be his turn to get his head in front. Progressive on the Turf last season, Haaf A Sixpence ran well for third at Wolverhampton last time and is another to consider in a wide-open affair.

Formwatch

Birdman (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Whipped round and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Galician (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Dec, 7 ran.

Luhaif 5-1 (8-2) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon well beaten, last of 5, 12l behind Tamayuz Star (8-8) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gf in Jul.

Dance And Dance (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway into mid-division on outside over 4f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Marshgate Lane (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.

True To Form (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Swing Alone (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

George Guru 8-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind String Theory (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Mia's Boy 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, faded closing stages, 5th of 8, 2l behind Swing Alone (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

Favourite Treat (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 8th of 9, 6l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.

Loyalty 9-2 (8-8) In touch, headway when not clear run entering final 2f, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Galician (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in touh, effort on wide outside over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 4l behind Grey Mirage (9-0) at Lingfield 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.

Strictly Silver (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Held up in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 11l behind Prince Alzain (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Nov.

Upavon 3-1fav (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Verse Of Love (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.

Haaf A Sixpence 11-4fav (9-6) Led, joined over 4f out, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Solar Deity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Nov.