16:55 Lingfield Tue 13 August 2019

  • Ray & Di's Golden Wedding Anniversary Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 7f 169y, Standard
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£2,782.002nd£828.003rd£414.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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Winning time:3m 25.57sOff time:16:55:55
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1
(12)
1110-2OR: 57C
33/1

Reappeared after a long absence to finish midfield at Brighton last week, showing little, but will strip fitter for that and is nicely treated if you go back far enough. This trip an unknown, but that goes for plenty here.

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2
(7)
710-1OR: 56
8/1

Came back from an absence to finish second over 12f at Wolverhampton last time, doing plenty of good late work and worth another crack at this trip now. Every chance if she stays and one to note.

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3
(6)
119-12OR: 53D
14/1

Been around the block a bit, stays 2m fine but might be happier back at Wolverhampton, where he seems to run his better races these days. Still, more likely to run his race than a few, and had place chances.

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4
(4)
59-9OR: 50D
9/4

Enjoying himself at present and continued in good form with a win over 2m at Newcastle on his latest start, staying on well and showing this trip holds no fears. 3lb higher but comes here bang in form, which counts for plenty.

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5
(1)
59-7OR: 48
8/1

No win in 25 starts rather tells it's own story, does show the occasional flash of form that makes you think there's a race in him somewhere but not been in any form over hurdles this summer, and looks beatable.

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6
(5)
69-5OR: 46C
20/1

One win in 27 starts, but at least that came here (albeit back in 2015). Not the worst effort at Leicester last time but this trip still an unknown and in truth, not that hard to look elsewhere for the winner.

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7
(3)
89-4OR: 45D
10/1

Form hadn't been up to much but it was better at Wolverhampton last time, beaten 6l into second in a similar contest to this. Stays 2m, and if he can build a bit on that, has place chances in a weak contest.

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8
(2)
59-4OR: 45C
25/1

Sprang a 66-1 surprise here at Lingfield last December (over 12f), hasn't repeated the trick since and was well beaten on the turf here last time. Gives the impression she might stay though, and not totally written off.

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9
(8)
49-4OR: 45
25/1

Go back to March and he only got beaten 3l over C&D in a similar contest to today's, but it's been a tale of woe since then, and he's not looked like winning any of his last five races at any stage. Clearly very risky.

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10
(13)
59-4OR: 45
20/1

No win in 15 starts and has shown little form, although a third over 2m at Ripon last August gives some hope there's a race in him somewhere. Yard can land the odd gamble, so worth a look in the market.

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11
(14)
38-13OR: 53
12/1

Only had the three starts so open to improvement, makes handicap debut at very low level and takes a big step up in trip after finishing well beaten at Leicester last time. Needs a market check if nothing else.

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12
(10)
38-12OR: 52WS
10/1

Shown very little in three starts and now takes a big step up in trip, which might suit on breeding, and has had a wind operation since last being seen. Cheekpieces and tongue tie added too, and is worth a look in the market for any support.

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13
(9)
38-10OR: 50
10/1

Not beaten far over 12f here in June but that run very much the highlight of her recent form, although the drop back to 10f would have been against her last time. Still hard to fancy all the same.

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14
(11)
38-10OR: 50
7/1

Shown little in four starts, including on handicap debut at Beverley last time, but yard tend to improve theirs with time and a trip, so she easily leave her form behind. Another that requires monitoring in the market.

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Betting

Forecast

Steel Helmet (9/4), Whims Of Desire (7/1), Caracas (8/1), Carraigin Aonair (8/1), Guaracha (10/1), Riverina (10/1), Sleepdancer (10/1), Beechwood James (12/1), Yasir (14/1), Mount Cleshar (20/1), Threediamondrings (20/1), Tilsworth Sammy (25/1), Millie May (25/1), Swift Blade (33/1)

Verdict

As if a low-grade handicap with little form to go on wasn't tough enough, it's hard to see where the pace might come from here, and this is a race to treat with plenty of caution. STEEL HELMET would have a better turn of foot than a few of these, and given he comes here in good form, that's enough to earn him the vote. Sleepdancer might appreciate a longer trip and there are clues that better could be expected today. Market support would make him interesting, as it would both Mount Cleshar and Beechwood James. Guaracha and Carraigin Aonair hold place chances.
  1. Steel Helmet
  2. Sleepdancer
  3. Guaracha

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