17:50 Lingfield Thu 20 June 2019

Scheduled
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  • 6f 1y, Standard
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£3,105.002nd£924.003rd£462.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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(3)
Napping8(ex 5)
69-8OR: 54D

Yet to win on the AW (0-10) but return to a synthetic surface under a 5lb penalty for her Yarmouth (6f, soft) win off a five-month break. Needs a new career best to follow up but won in good style last time and this doesn't look any deeper.

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(11)
59-7OR: 58CD

Three-time winner AW winner last year (C&D winner); reverts to an artificial surface after two outings on turf this year (proved his effectiveness last time). Up 3lb for his turf second here last time he should run well; draw could have been better.

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(1)
79-7OR: 58CD

Well drawn for one who likes to make the pace in stall 1 having already shown a liking for this course (three-time winner here). Running well below form of late though with his latest run after a break particularly insignificant; more needed.

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(10)
69-6OR: 57CD

All his four wins have come on the AW with three of them over this trip although he'll need to show more than he did last time after five months off. Slipped to a very favourable mark but hasn't won for over two years; comes with risks attached.

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(4)
59-6OR: 57BFCD

Recorded a string of placed efforts for this yard but has yet to win for them despite holding his form well. Because of those efforts the handicapper isn't keen to reduce his mark although he is well weighted on old form; worth shortlisting.

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(2)
79-6OR: 57CD

Usually held-up he won't be able to use his draw (stall 2) despite taking a step back in the right direction last time at Bath on quick ground. Has a poor strike-rate overall (3-45); likely to travel well but fail to get the job done.

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(8)
79-6OR: 57CD

Fair handicapper (dual C&D winner); took advantage of reduced mark at Chelmsford last time over 6f to score (best effort of the season). Had little to spare but still features on a mark that allows him to be competitive in this grade.

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(6)
59-5OR: 56C

Course winner (7f) in March he's held his form for the most part since although he has failed to complete the job on a couple of occasions (weak finishing effort). Shaped well at Brighton (1m) last time; first try at sprinting for a while.

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(7)
49-5OR: 56D

First run for this yard (formerly with Henry Candy); has won over 6f on the AW (Tapeta) in a 0-55 handicap (looked better than the grade). Failed to meet expectations created by that win in two subsequent starts; 12% strike-rate with new recruits.

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(5)
59-5OR: 56CD

Three-time course winner (all over 5f; does have a 6f win to her name); continues to be out of sorts of late. Possibly affected by a fall she took over 5f here in January (given a break after that) when clipping heels and coming down; best watched.

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(9)
49-4OR: 55

Still yet to win a race (0-17) with most of his form appearing to be very modest despite a tumbling handicap mark which he's failed to take advantage of. Drops to a career-low mark but impossible to recommend even in this grade.

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(12)
49-1OR: 52

In much better form when winning twice over 5f at Wolverhampton last year in similar company (remains just above her last winning mark). Last two starts have been well below-par; slow to start last time, question marks remain.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Red Tycoon (4/1), Daring Guest (5/1), Papa Delta (5/1), Napping (11/2), Kingsley Klarion (7/1), Maazel (7/1), Billyoakes (8/1), Tavener (14/1), Jeopardy John (20/1), Cuban Spirit (22/1), Mercers (40/1), Alaskan Bay (40/1)

Verdict

The style that Napping won in last week at Yarmouth suggests that another win might be possible even under a penalty although the fact that she has yet to win on the AW is a minor question mark. Papa Delta and Billyoakes are two that must be paid attention to both having won over this C&D before the draw for the former does make life more difficult though. Maazel is threatening to come good again but he has in the past looked to be reticent in a finish and he’s not be tried at this trip for a while. DARING GUEST has proved most consistent of late and deserves to win a contest like this with his old form making him look well handicapped to strike.
  1. Daring Guest
  2. Billyoakes
  3. Papa Delta
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