Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel Handicap 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 29.73s
  • Off time: 13:20:56
Full result
Result 13:20 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Harry Buckle 2/1j
2nd 1 Focail Maith 2 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 46712-2
Dark blue, white spots on sleeves Focail Maith 18
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 46712-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9p
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
5 135 9-9 p J Ryan D Sweeney 83 4/1
2 (3) 9/4412-
Royal Blue, Light Blue stripe Cayuga 34
  • T:B R Johnson
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 9/4412-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 B R Johnson I Mongan 84 2/1j
4 (8) 32257-5
Dark green, white cap Solfilia 15
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 32257-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 H Morrison William Twiston-Davies (5) 82 5/1
5 (4) 395621-
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Scottish Boogie (IRE) 15
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 395621-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 B G Powell S Sanders 77 12/1
6 (6) 07/7419-
Mauve and Black (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap, Mauve diamond While You Wait (IRE) 24
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form: 07/7419-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 G L Moore C Catlin 78 25/1
7 (5) 05221-1
Dark Blue, Beige stripe Harry Buckle 19
  • T:P J McBride
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 05221-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 P J McBride William Carson 76 2/1j
8 (1) 035-133
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Activate 6
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:Leonna Mayor
  • Form: 035-133
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10b
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 b P S McEntee Leonna Mayor (5) 70 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (7) 731-132
Sir Boss (IRE) 12
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Mullineaux
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 731-132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 96 M Mullineaux Robert Tart 80 NR

In depth

Verdict

Focail Maith has leading claims. He finished ahead of Sir Boss when runner-up at Wolverhampton last time and beat Noble Silk over course and distance in December which gives him the edge over Solfilia. CAYUGA opened his account over a shorter trip here in August and went very close to making a winning return at this track last month. The Montjeu colt has plenty of scope over this extra distance and gets the vote. While You Wait is a winner in Ireland and also unexposed on the Flat. He's been hurdling along with Scottish Boogie while Harry Buckle is improving with a couple of wins over 1m2f here to his name.

Formwatch

Sir Boss (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outside, headway to track leader after 4f, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Harry Buckle 3-1 (8-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Ajeeb (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Focail Maith 8-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, driven and headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner when edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace, held final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Solfilia 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway inside final 2f, ridden to chase leaders inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Noble Silk (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Scottish Boogie (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct beating Aldwick Bay (9-11) by nk, 16 ran.

Cayuga 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Activate 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd approaching halfway, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Right Stuff (9-9) at Lingfield 2m clm stks (6) pol.

While You Wait (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, last of 9, 24l behind Massiyn (9-12) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 sft in Jun.