14:20 Lingfield Wed 22 January 2020

  • Heed Your Hunch At Betway 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 22.2sOff time:14:22:17
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1
(6)
69-12OR: 62CD
14/1

Likes it here, has a win and five places from eight starts to show for her efforts at the track and although a bit below form on her last couple of starts, could easily bounce back now she returns to her favourite venue. Stays 2m fine.

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2
(11)
Amantot,v14
109-11OR: 61CD
16/1

Another with plenty of form on this surface, twice a winner at Lingfield and on a very good mark on historical form; comes here off the back of a solid effort at Kempton too, stays this trip well, and one to consider closely.

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3
(4)
69-10OR: 60
11/4

Fascinating contender here, racing off a mark some 80lb lower than his chase form and he has the quality to turn this into a rout if he handles the surface; best at 3m over jumps, so trip likely no issue, and a major player.

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4
(5)
59-10OR: 60BF
11/2

Form so far doesn't really stack up to anything outstanding, plugged on for third at Wolverhampton two starts ago but basically looks devoid of pace, and despite coming from a top yard, not that hard to look elsewhere for the winner.

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5
(13)
59-8OR: 58
50/1

Just the one win in 17 starts and recent efforts, both on the Falt and over jumps, don't suggest she's about to strike form today; visor given a try but it needs to have a major effect.

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6
(7)
49-7OR: 62
3/1

Came good on his fifth start at Chelmsford last time out (14f), still looking very green in the process and giving the impression there was plenty more to come. as such, 4lb rise of no consequence, and should stay 2m fine. Solid chance.

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7
(1)
49-6OR: 61BF
8/1

Improved last autumn to win one at Chelmsford and run well again on his next start, but handicapper took action and he's found life a lot harder since then. Others look better handicapped/more progressive.

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8
(10)
49-1OR: 56
12/1

One win in 16 starts to date, stuck to the task to finish third at Chelmsford last time out (14f) without ever threatening to win it; a place likely the best he can hope for again here.

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9
(2)
69-0OR: 50
12/1

Still a maiden after 15 starts and starting to look thoroughly exposed now, although recent efforts not terrible and he's worth a crack at 2m, having looked short of pace over shorter; all the same, others make more appeal.

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10
(9)
79-0OR: 50
33/1

Just one win in 35 starts tells you plenty about his chances here, not seen out since last February either and no reason to think he's going to be challenging for the medals today.

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11
(3)
48-13OR: 54
12/1

Did come good over 12f at Wolverhampton last October, but that was a veyr moderate affair and she's been well beaten in two starts since; takes a big step up in trip today (which could suit) but others preferred.

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12
(8)
58-12OR: 48
20/1

Almost made it home over C&D last time, denied by the minimum margin of a nose; just one win in 20 starts is enough to make you look elsewhere for the win, but she could take a medal home of some colour.

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13
(14)
88-10OR: 45
80/1

Tailed off all starts to date (including a few point-to-points) and hard to see where the necessary improvement is coming from today. Holds little chance.

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14
(12)
98-10OR: 45CD
50/1

Regular around here and does stay this trip, but is slow and a record of three wins in 58 starts (one of those in a match) tells you all you need to know; no realistic chance in his current form.

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Last Year's Winner

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8Casa Comigo48-119/2Full Result
T: J R BestJ: Kieren Fox

Betting

Forecast

Padleyourowncanoe (11/4), Social City (3/1), In Demand (11/2), Homesick Boy (8/1), Mr Fox (12/1), Cape Agulhas (12/1), Mrs Ivy (12/1), Nafaayes (14/1), Amanto (16/1), Sweet Nature (20/1), Marshall Aid (33/1), Sea's Aria (50/1), Pepper Street (50/1), Bubbles Arcade (80/1)

Verdict

A race that basically revolves around Padleyourowncanoe, who looks absolutely thrown in here on his improved jumps form this season and could easily blow this race apart, but two miles on a quick surface is a different test from those he's been facing, and preference is for the totally unexposed SOCIAL CITY, who looks sure to improve on his Chelmsford win and the step up to two miles is going to suit too. He can come out on top. At the top of the handicap, both Nafaayes and Amanto have stacks of course form to call upon and should make their presence felt.
  1. Social City
  2. Padleyourowncanoe
  3. Amanto

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