500 Free Bets At Betdaq Handicap 1m 2f
- (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 6.68s
- Off time: 17:21:54
|1st||6 Ocean Applause||7/1|
Apache Glory (USA) 18
|6||132 9-6 p||J T Stimpson||L Morris||74||12/1|
Serenity Spa 19
|4||131 9-5 h||A W Carroll||George Downing (5)||75||14/1|
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 54
|5||130 9-4 t||S Durack||G Baker||72||4/1|
Steelriver (IRE) 116
|4||129 9-3||J D Bethell||J P Spencer||73||13/8f|
Ocean Applause 18
|4||127 9-1 t||J Ryan||A Kirby||71||7/1|
|4||125 8-13 h||H J L Dunlop||T P Queally||69||9/4|
||6||92 h||Jim Best||A Quinn||70||NR|
Canary Wharf (IRE)
||4||9-4||M Botti||A Kirby||7/2|
Ocean Applause never figured at Lingfield last time when failing to land a hat-trick and needs to reverse that running with runner-up Apache Glory. The latter went within a short-head of catching Archie Rice and looks to have leading claims of going one better. Kelpie Blitz also went close at Lingfield last month, though he hasn't won since 2012, while Serenity Spa has been treading water off similar marks to today since winning at Windsor last summer. POITIN is still improving judged on recent placed efforts at this track and Harry Dunlop's filly gets the nod in this with further progress likely.
Planetoid (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 10, 12l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ocean Applause 7-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, hard ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Steelriver (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 16th of 17, 27l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Poitin 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Java Rose (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Apache Glory (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Serenity Spa 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, chased leaders until weakened final 120 yards, eased when held towards finish, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Conversational (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Syncopate (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.