Breathe Spa At Lingfield Marriott Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 31.07s
- Off time: 20:22:51
|1st||1 Treasure The Ridge||5/2|
|2nd||4 Sweetheart Abbey||½||3/1|
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 6
|5||145 10-5 b||A Reid||Jenny Powell (7)||70||5/2|
|3||130 9-4 b||Rae Guest||S De Sousa||67||7/4f|
Greek Islands (IRE) 11
|6||129 9-3||E J Creighton||Rhiain Ingram (7)||54||33/1|
Sweetheart Abbey 10
|3||129 9-3 p1||W J Knight||T P Queally||66||3/1|
Passionate Affair (IRE) 15
|3||128 9-2 pt||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||65||10/1|
Maid Of Tuscany (IRE) 11
|3||121 8-9||M D I Usher||Charlotte Jenner (7)||58||16/1|
The Wallace Line (IRE) 235
|3||120 8-8 p1||Tim Vaughan||Oisin Murphy||57||16/1|
A number of these have campaigned in plating company recenlty and it will be interesting to see how Passionate Affair and Archduchess get on having fought out a tremendous finish in a seller over course and distance last month. Treasure The Ridge was an emphatic winner of a selling handicap over 1m2f and Andrew Reid's five-year-old should have no problem with the extra distance, but we will stick with SWEETHEART ABBEY. William Knight's filly has been knocking on the door for some time and Tom Queally retains the mount having been aboard for the last two starts. She was arguably given a little too much to do on her most recent visit to Lingfield though her turn doesn't appear to be too far away. The Wallace Line is Tim Vaughan's only runner on the card, and having recently joined the handler from the Mick Channon team, the gelding will be tried in headgear for the first time.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sel hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Gift Of Silence (9-11) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Sweetheart Abbey 9-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway and hung left well over 2f out, 3rd well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Giantstepsahead (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Archduchess 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Trinity Star (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Passionate Affair (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Statsminister (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Maid Of Tuscany (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Windshield (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Greek Islands (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cyflymder (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Wallace Line (IRE) 7-2 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, late headway to go 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Nice Arty (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.