16:00 Lingfield

Tuesday 25 February 2020

All14:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:00
  • Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Handicap
  • Class 3  |   6f 1y  |   Standard  |   7 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:02  |   Winning time: 1m 11.31s
1st
3
(2)
10/3
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Made all, hard driven over 1f out, ran on well op 5/2 tchd 9/4
2nd
1 ¼
1
(5)
5/4f
T: J P O'BrienJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased leaders, effort when carried slightly right right over 1f out, soon hard ridden to challenge, saddle slipped inside final furlong, ran on op Evens
3rd
nk
2
(4)
7/2
T: H PalmerJ: Jack Mitchell
Held up, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace op 7/1
4th
nse
6
(3)
33/1
T: P D EvansJ: David Probert
Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace
5th
1 ¾
4
(7)
16/1
T: D O'MearaJ: S A Gray
Held up, headway over 1f out, never on terms
6th
3 ¼
7
(6)
25/1
T: R HughesJ: K T O'Neill
Held up in rear, beaten over 2f out op 33/1 tchd 20/1
7th
2 ¼
5
(1)
8/1
T: R HannonJ: S De Sousa
Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place tchd 9/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.50Pl:£2.20, £1.20EX:£8.60Trifecta:£19.90SF:£7.77Swingers:£1.50, £3.00, £1.90

Forecasts

Dark Vader (5/4), Auchterarder (10/3), Hamish Macbeth (7/2), Lexington Rebel (8/1), Dazzling Des (16/1), I'm Digby (25/1), Heer We Go Again (33/1)

Verdict

Aucherarder and DARK VADER look the most solid options and, with the latter now looking more like the finished article, the Irish raider just edges the nomination as the one to be on. The colt has adapted well to the Polytrack surface at Dundalk in his homeland and, given that he was successful from this same mark there last time out, he has a solid chance of following up in this company. Aucherarder will be a threat if he's allowed an easy lead, so merits serious consideration as an alternative, while Hamish Macbeth and I'm Digby are both capable of more and also merit betting checks. A bold run from Dazzling Des would also be dangerous to rule out.
  1. Dark Vader
  2. Auchterarder
  3. Hamish Macbeth

Prize Money

1st: £7,246.002nd: £2,169.003rd: £1,084.004th: £543.005th: £270.00
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