12:45 Lingfield

Thursday 25 November 2021

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    Docker Hughes Memorial Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 7f 110y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:46  |   Winning time: 6m 6.48s
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Horse silk
Lilitht9
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12| J: Rex Dingle| T: A J Honeyball| OR:  105
6/1
Lightly-raced 6yo who produced her best effort to date when a rallying second at this course 9 days ago. Made hard work of it, though, so mightn't be in the same form turned out quickly.
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2
Horse silk
Doitforthevillaget25
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-12| J: Nick Scholfield| T: P Henderson| OR:  105| C| D
50/1
Has been a fine servant to connections over the years, but he appears to be regressing now.
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3
Horse silk
Movethechains16
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7| J: J E Moore| T: G L Moore| OR:  100| CD
10/11
Unexposed and has taken off over fences lately, forging clear to score by a wide margin once more here 16 days ago. Every chance he'll land the C&D hat-trick.
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4
Horse silk
Norwegian Woods349
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-4| J: Charlie Price(3)| T: Tim Vaughan| OR:  97| D
40/1
Fair hurdler who disappointed on both chase outings last terms and returns from a lengthy absence (11 months) with a bit to prove.
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5
Horse silk
Getastarp118
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0| J: James Bowen| T: P Bowen| OR:  93
28/1
Modest in bumpers and over hurdles, but there's every chance he makes a better chaser, so he's one to note with cheekpieces applied switched to handicaps for his debut in this sphere.
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6
Horse silk
Robins Fieldt189
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-13| J: Mr T Durrell(7)| T: D Skelton| OR:  92WS
16/1
Offered very little in a trio of hurdling outings for Tim Vaughan but could prove a different proposition now chasing on his first outing for Dan Skelton after wind op. One to consider.
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7
Horse silk
Bretney28
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-10| J: T J O'Brien| T: H D Daly| OR:  89| BF
5/1
Modest maiden hurdler who matched that form when third in a handicap at Stratford on chasing debut. Open to improvement, and would appreciate the emphasis being on stamina.
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8
Horse silk
Ballintara169
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-10| J: M Goldstein| T: Mrs D Grissell| OR:  89| D
33/1
Modest hurdler/chaser who opened his account in this sphere at Fontwell 169 days ago. Unlikely to be in the same form, particularly given the run will likely be needed.
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9
Horse silk
One For Dunstanp,t138
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-9| J: Tom Cannon| T: R Walford| OR:  88
28/1
Far more miss than hit and seemed amiss returned to chasing at Plumpton on seasonal debut last month. Tongue tie tried but others make more appeal.
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10
Horse silk
Hoot At Midnightp20
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-6| J: Charlie Deutsch| T: C E Longsdon| OR:  85
5/1
In-form mare who finally shed her maiden tag in a 7-runner handicap chase at Fontwell recently. Should give her all again, but a 4 lb rise might do for her up against less-exposed rivals.
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11
Horse silk
Vital Sign16
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0| J: Tabitha Worsley(5)| T: R Rowe| OR:  77
66/1
Limited impact in various company, sixth in handicap chase at this course last time. Hard to fancy.
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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Allsfineandandy23
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 5
T: C L Tizzard  J: Non Runner
NR

Forecasts

Movethechains (10/11), Bretney (5/1), Hoot At Midnight (5/1), Lilith (6/1), Robins Field (16/1), Allsfineandandy (20/1), Getastar (28/1), One For Dunstan (28/1), Ballintara (33/1), Norwegian Woods (40/1), Doitforthevillage (50/1), Vital Sign (66/1)

Verdict

MOVETHECHAINS has bolted up over C&D the last twice and, while the handicapper has now had his say, it's tough to oppose this improving 7-y-o. Robins Field looks a fascinating contender starting out for Dan Skelton, and Getastar is expected to up his game now switched to the larger obstacles.

  1. MOVETHECHAINS (IRE)
  2. ROBINS FIELD (IRE)
  3. GETASTAR (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £2,505.002nd: £1,154.003rd: £577.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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