Blue Square Bet Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.29s
  • Off time: 15:05:50
Full result
Result 15:05 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Polar Venture 2/1
2nd 1 Khawatim ½ 7/4f
3rd 4 Alnoomaas s.h 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 00087-1
Royal blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves Khawatim 19
  • T:Noel Quinlan
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 00087-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 Noel Quinlan S Donohoe 75 7/4f
2 (8) 59546-6
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Gabbiano 23
  • T:J Gask
  • J:I Mongan
  • Form: 59546-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6p
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 p J Gask I Mongan 74 8/1
3 (1) 748437-
Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Courageous (IRE) 112
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 748437-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 t J M Bradley R Winston 74 20/1
4 (9) 11166-1
Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Alnoomaas (IRE) 23
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:T G McLaughlin
  • Form: 11166-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 L A Dace T G McLaughlin 73 6/1
5 (7) 015407-
Royal blue, yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Proper Charlie 28
  • T:W J Knight
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 015407-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 W J Knight Jim Crowley 72 14/1
6 (2) 7115-73
Red, Emerald Green hoop and sleeves Gung Ho Jack 13
  • T:J R Best
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 7115-73
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 J R Best Andrea Atzeni 70 8/1
7 (6) 41270-7
Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Black Cadillac (IRE) 18
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Daniel Muscutt
  • Form: 41270-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 A M Balding Daniel Muscutt (7) 69 33/1
8 (4) 315-1
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Polar Venture 13
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Adam Beschizza
  • Form: 315-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 W J Haggas Adam Beschizza 69 2/1
9 (5) 23632-4
Orange, Beige disc, Black cap Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 20
  • T:P G Murphy
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 23632-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11t
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 t P G Murphy S Sanders (ex1) 65 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Roman Strait
  • T:M Blanshard
  • J:Dane O'Neill
4 8-13 M Blanshard Dane O'Neill 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

POLAR VENTURE returned to winning ways over track and trip last time. He doesn't have much to spare with third-placed Gung Ho Jack but further progress is expected and Willie Haggas' charge gets the nod. Khawatim ended a long losing run when backed off the boards at Wolverhampton last time and remains on a decent mark, despite a 4lb rise, while Alnoomas bounced back from a couple of modest efforts when scoring at Kempton and can't be ignored. He's preferred to Catalina Diamond of the remainder.

Formwatch

Polar Venture 7-2 (9-3) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong to lead narrowly towards finish (hand timed), won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Welease Bwian (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.

Khawatim 5-4fav (9-3) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, squeezed through between horses inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead final stride, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Strong Man (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.

Alnoomaas (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Lastkingofscotland (9-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Gung Ho Jack 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway to lead entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Gabbiano 9-2 (9-7) Held up off the pace in 7th, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 11, 3l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Steadied start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Putin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Proper Charlie 4-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, effort 2f out, faded final furlong, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kakatosi (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Black Cadillac (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 25l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Courageous (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Red Cape (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.