15:20 Lingfield
Weatherbys Stallion Book Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (3) 3yo+
Weatherbys Stallion Book Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (3) 3yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 3f 110y Runners: 7
Hurdle Turf
Soft 2m 3f 110y
An interesting race. Hallings Comet has had a really good spell this season but the softer ground is a bit of a worry and it may pay to look elsewhere. Boyhood likely has more to come and is interesting but it may be worth chancing SIROP DE MENTHE to repeat last year's reappearance success on soft ground. He's 4lb lower than 12 months ago and Sue Gardner had a winner at the weekend. The market should be informative regard the prospects of Champagne George and Away For Slates, who both return from long layoffs. [Andrew Sheret]
RP Ratings Away For Slates
POSTDATA Sirop De Menthe
SPOTLIGHT Sirop De Menthe
TOPSPEED Boyhood
WEST COUNTRY Gabrial The Great
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4
BoyhoodD
A P Heskin/T George
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
Spotlight Form: /2214-
131 2/1, 15/8
2/1
SP
Bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when scoring on handicap debut at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) last November; still looks feasibly treated on that form and 2m7f may have stretched him in final run last season; back from another break now but still lightly raced and has scope for more improvement this term.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/03/17
    BAN 23GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-2
    4/9 19 1/2l, Duel At Dawn[8/1]11-8
    Niall P Madden
    124
    64
    111
  • 25/11/16
    DON 19GS Cl4 NvHdHc,5K
    11-10
    1/7 2 3/4l, Indian Brave[2/1F]11-8
    Paddy Brennan
    116
    119
    127
  • 05/11/16
    Ain 20GS Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    2/8 1 1/4l, Geordie Des Champs[6/1]11-1
    A P Heskin
    95
    119
  • 19/10/16
    WOR 20Gd Cl5 MdHd,4K
    11-0
    2/10 16l, Monbeg Charmer[6/1]11-0
    A P Heskin
    93
    114
  • 15/04/16
    STH 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    3/8 4l, First Drift[3/1]10-11
    Mr N George
    112
  • 17/02/16
    MUS 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    1/5 3l, Desert Sensation[9/4]10-7
    Paddy Brennan
    78
    105
2
Gabrial The GreatD
T Scudamore/D Pipe
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: -53242
132 9/2, 5/1
9/2
SP
Arrives in good form and has won eight times overall from 38 starts; every chance he'll again be thereabouts but his resolve for a battle nowadays is questionable based on his recent performances; first-time blinkers replace the cheekpieces worn on last two starts.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/09/17
    STH 20Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-0
    2/6 1/4l, Braavos[4/1]11-7 t,cp
    Tom Scudamore
    123
    82
    125
  • 23/08/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-12
    4/9 2 3/4l, Abidjan[10/1]11-10 t,cp(1)
    Tom Scudamore
    138
    87
    143
  • 01/08/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl3 ChHc,7K
    11-8
    2/7 1/2l, Vikekhal[10/1]10-6 t
    Tom Scudamore
    133
    128
    143
  • 25/05/17
    WAR 16Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-12
    3/5 18 1/2l, Abidjan[9/1]11-3 t
    Tom Scudamore
    134
    116
    136
  • 10/05/17
    NAB 20Gd Cl2 ChHc,14K
    11-1
    5/5 25l, Henryville[14/1]11-12
    Tom Scudamore
    136
    89
    126
  • 15/04/17
    NAB 20GF Cl2 ChHc,12K
    11-0
    5/6 56l, Fox Appeal[8/1]11-3
    David Noonan
    138
    60
    95
5
Away For SlatesD
Bridget Andrews/D Skelton
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 41P51/
136 9/2, 11/2
5/1
SP
Dual handicap hurdle winner at up to 2m3f (good to soft/soft) for Keith Dalgleish at the start of 2016; absent for 20 months but joined another very good yard and would come into it if the betting suggests he's fancied.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/03/16
    SED 16Sft Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-12
    1/3 7l, Roxyfet[6/4]10-6
    Brian Harding
    120
    112
    126
  • 28/02/16
    STH 23GS Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-10
    5/9 12 1/2l, Delgany Demon[9/1]11-1 h(1)
    Brian Harding
    121
    70
    116
  • 22/01/16
    MAR 20Hy Cl3 HdHc,5K
    11-0
    PU/10 Salmanazar[7/2F]11-10
    Ryan Day
    121
  • 01/01/16
    MUS 19GS Cl4 HdHc,6K
    11-0
    1/12 3 1/4l, Teo Vivo[3/1F]11-9
    Ryan Day
    115
    105
    125
  • 26/12/15
    SED 19Hy Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-12
    4/11 6 3/4l, Divine Port[8/1]11-10
    Craig Nichol
    115
    28
    112
1
Hallings CometD
M Goldstein/S Lycett
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 121114
128 5/1
6/1
SP
Front-runner who was successful four times at Worcester (good/good to soft) this summer and extended his run of excellent form when fourth of 21 at Cheltenham (2m5f, good) 18 days ago; leading form claims but the more testing conditions are a slight concern.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/10/17
    CHL 21Gd Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-6
    4/21 15l, Master Dancer[20/1]10-12
    Marc Goldstein
    125
    70
    126
  • 29/09/17
    WOR 20GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-2
    1/6 4l, Canton Prince[3/1]11-0
    Marc Goldstein
    113
    103
    124
  • 12/09/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-2
    1/9 1/4l, Maximus Maridius[4/1]11-0
    Marc Goldstein
    110
    90
    114
  • 27/07/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    10-11
    1/10 1/4l, Free Stone Hill[9/2]11-9
    Marc Goldstein
    105
    74
    113
  • 10/07/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-13
    2/11 4 1/2l, Utility[8/1]11-12
    Marc Goldstein
    104
    96
    113
  • 25/06/17
    WOR 16Gd Cl4 HdHc,4K
    10-9
    1/7 3 1/4l, Equity Swap[16/1]10-8
    Marc Goldstein
    100
    83
    108
3
Sirop De MentheCD
L Gardner/S Gardner
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
Spotlight Form: 57P63-
135 6/1, 11/2
6/1
SP
Out of sorts when last seen in the spring but now 4lb lower than when making a winning reappearance in the mud at Ffos Las this time last year so could easily revive after a break; former C&D scorer.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 11/04/17
    EXE 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,7K
    11-9
    3/5 79l, Free Stone Hill[25/1]10-5
    Lucy Gardner
    128
    30
    62
  • 01/04/17
    STR 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-9
    6/7 95l, St Saviour[10/1]10-13
    Lucy Gardner
    130
    52
  • 02/02/17
    WCN 19Hy Cl3 HdHc,10K
    11-7
    PU/9 Tornado In Milan[12/1]11-2
    Lucy Gardner
    132
  • 21/01/17
    HAY 22Sft Cl3 HdHc,8K
    11-2
    7/10 21l, Dadsintrouble[11/1]10-0
    Lucy Gardner
    133
    17
    124
  • 03/12/16
    SAN 23GS Cl2 HdHc,13K
    10-8
    5/9 11l, Arctic Gold[13/2]10-1
    Lucy Gardner
    133
    78
    128
  • 18/11/16
    Ffo 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    1/7 1/4l, Red Devil Lads[12/1]11-4
    Lucy Gardner
    128
    54
    132
6
Champagne GeorgeD
R Johnson/N Mulholland
Age: 7
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: B4131/
134 8/1, 17/2
9/1
SP
Not seen since striking at the second time of asking over hurdles in 2m3f Fontwell novice in April 2016 (also won a soft-ground bumper there); must have had a few issues but he's an unexposed sort from a good stable and the booking of Richard Johnson takes the eye; market informative.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/04/16
    FON 19GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-0
    1/11 2 1/2l, Laugharne[11/4]11-0
    Noel Fehily
    57
    116
  • 18/01/16
    PLU 20Hy Cl5 MdHd,4K
    11-5
    3/6 8 3/4l, Saucysioux[6/5F]10-12
    Noel Fehily
    3
    97
  • 25/11/15
    FON 17Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    1/6 1l, Not Another Muddle[8/11F]11-2
    Noel Fehily
    43
    106
  • 06/11/15
    FON 17Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    4/10 4 3/4l, Clondaw Cian[22/1]11-2
    Noel Fehily
    16
    103
7
Molly CarewCD
H Reed/N Mulholland
Age: 5
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: 80611-
124 9/1, 10/1
12/1
SP
Sprung a 33-1 surprise in 2m course novice hurdle (heavy) in January and confirmed that was no fluke when following up at Sedgefield a couple of months later; unexposed mare who has the potential for better now handicapping on return; interesting to see how she compares in the betting to stablemate Champagne George.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/03/17
    SED 19Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-2
    1/5 1 1/4l, Indy Island[EvensF]11-5
    Sean Corby
    33
    107
  • 31/01/17
    LIN 16Hy Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-9
    1/4 2 1/2l, Tearsofclewbay[33/1]11-5
    Sean Corby
    58
    109
  • 08/01/17
    FON 17Sft Cl5 MdHd,2K
    11-3
    6/14 26l, My Khaleesi[100/1]11-6
    Sean Corby
    51
    97
  • 19/12/16
    HER 16Sft 3-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    11/16 45l, Just A Thought[25/1]11-9
    Noel Fehily
    58
  • 08/11/16
    LIN 16St 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-7
    8/11 9 1/2l, Peggies Venture[20/1]11-3
    Sean Corby
    85
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