lingfieldpark.co.uk Novices' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,217 2nd £938 3rd £469
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.50s
  • Off time: 14:00:16
Full result
Result 14:00 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Sire De Grugy 4/6f
2nd 3 Cantlow 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4138-12
Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 9
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 4138-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 4/6f
2 7113P-F
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aikideau (FR) 8
  • T:R Rowe
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 7113P-F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 R Rowe L Aspell 16/1
3 0203-52
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cantlow (IRE) 20
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 0203-52
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 P R Webber A P McCoy 2/1
4 4/63-406
Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Somerby (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs R Ford
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 4/63-406
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 Mrs R Ford A Thornton 100/1
5 1307-93
Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 17
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 1307-93
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 12/1

In depth

Verdict

Only five runners are due to face the starter in this novice chase but it's still probably the most interesting race on the card. Sire De Gurgy made a winning start over fences at Kempton and ran Captain Conan to two lengths in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham next time. He'll make a bold bid to defy his penalty but CANTLOW ran a blinder on his chasing bow behind Hazy Tom at Warwick and, with McCoy up and in receipt of 7lb, he's just preferred. Like the selection, Aikideau might prefer a longer trip but can't be ignored if jumping better than when falling at Plumpton and the four-year-old Dark And Dangerous was decent over hurdles last term. Somerby looks out of his depth however.

Formwatch

Sire De Grugy (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to track winner 3 out, soon challenged, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, held final 75 yards, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Captain Conan (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft.

Cantlow (IRE) 11-8fav (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from last, kept on well towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Hazy Tom (11-1) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) sft.

Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, headway on outside approaching 2 out, driven and one pace in 4th between last 2, no real impression, left 3rd last, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind General Ting (10-3) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.

Aikideau (FR) 7-1 (11-1) Prominent, fell 1st, in a race won by Broadbackbob (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs, 9 ran.

Somerby (IRE) 150-1 (11-1) Always in last pair, struggling bypassing omitted 8th (5 out), tailed off, 6th of 7, 39l behind Milarrow (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs.