13:45 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Bet And Watch At Bluesq.com Claiming Stakes (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £1,704 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f

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1 (4)
142-228
iT
Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap (Rakebackmypoker Com)

Mottley Crewe 11 

b g Mujahid - Ticcatoo (Dolphin Street)

D
5 9-9 b
85
5 9-9 b
85

Improved on the AW since fitted with blinkers in recent months, but rare poor effort when folding tamely in a handicap here last time and very best runs have come on fibresand.

Improved on the AW since fitted with blinkers in recent months, but rare poor effort when folding tamely in a handicap here last time and very best runs have come on fibresand.

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2 (1)
49227/3
iT
Dark green, red chevrons, red sleeves, dark green armlets, dark green cap (Mrs Ann Simcock)

Brenin Taran 32 

gr g Lujain - Silver Chime (Robellino)

D
6 9-1
80
6 9-1
80

Most encouraging return from a 28-month absence when a strong-finishing third in a 6f handicap at this venue in January. Just as good at 5f and obvious claims at these weights with a repeat.

Most encouraging return from a 28-month absence when a strong-finishing third in a 6f handicap at this venue in January. Just as good at 5f and obvious claims at these weights with a repeat.

3 (3)
353-311
iT
Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap (Mr Mark Benton)

Drawnfromthepast (IRE)  15 

ch g Tagula - Ball Cat (Cricket Ball)

C D
7 9-1
82
7 9-1
82

Back in the winning groove in AW seller/claimers since being reunited with former yard in January, winning with something in hand on both occasions and very much respected in hat-trick bid.

Back in the winning groove in AW seller/claimers since being reunited with former yard in January, winning with something in hand on both occasions and very much respected in hat-trick bid.

4 (5)
09-5494
iT
Red, black star, white sleeves and cap (Mr Robert Bailey)

Decider (USA)  12 

ch g High Yield - Nikita Moon (Secret Hello)

CD
9 8-5 v
57
9 8-5 v
57

Speedy C&D winner with a number of in-frame efforts to his name since last success on turf in April, but work cut out to get involved on these terms.

Speedy C&D winner with a number of in-frame efforts to his name since last success on turf in April, but work cut out to get involved on these terms.

5 (2)
789577
iT
Black, royal blue chevrons, black and maroon chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Mr A J McCabe)

Forty Proof (IRE)  4 

b g Invincible Spirit - Cefira (Distant View)

C D
4 8-3 b
57
4 8-3 b
57

On a lengthy losing run in various company, often finding little when the chips are down and stiff task if he is to stop the rot at these weights.

On a lengthy losing run in various company, often finding little when the chips are down and stiff task if he is to stop the rot at these weights.

Verdict

DRAWNFROMTHEPAST would be getting 5lb less from Mottley Crewe if this were a handicap and gets the verdict in the belief the latter may be best on the Fibresand at Southwell. The selection has been in rude health at plating level of late and, proven over both this track and trip, is taken to complete the hat-trick. Brenin Taran returned from a lengthy absence with a creditable third in a 6f handicap here last month and cannot be left out of calculations either.

Verdict

Drawnfromthepast has made the most of a couple of good opportunities in similar grade since rejoining Jamie Osborne last month and looks sure to make a bold bid to complete the hat-trick, but Brenin Taran shaped as if as good as ever when reappearing after a long absence in January and he could prove too strong if this doesn't come too quickly.

14:15 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Lingfield Park Owners Club Selling Stakes (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £1,704 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: High

2

1m 2f

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1 (9)
65-2161
iT
Red, black star, white sleeves and cap (Mr Robert Bailey)

Alhaban (IRE)  7 

gr g Verglas - Anne Tudor (Anabaa)

CD BF
6 9-6
65
6 9-6
65

Back in good heart of late, proving stamina for this test when awarded race in a similar event over this C&D last week, but bit more on his plate tackling stronger opposition.

Back in good heart of late, proving stamina for this test when awarded race in a similar event over this C&D last week, but bit more on his plate tackling stronger opposition.

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2 (6)
43-1119
iT
Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap (Rakebackmypoker Com)

Daniel Thomas (IRE)  4 

b g Dansili - Last Look (Rainbow Quest)

CD
10 9-6 t p
71
10 9-6 t p
71

Thriving of late, readily completing a hat-trick in handicaps at Wolverhampton earlier this month. Never involved back at this venue last time but better claims than most at these weights.

Thriving of late, readily completing a hat-trick in handicaps at Wolverhampton earlier this month. Never involved back at this venue last time but better claims than most at these weights.

3 (7)
8681-26
iT
Maroon, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap (Tann Racing)

King's Colour 39 

b g King's Best - Red Garland (Selkirk)

CD
7 9-6
68
7 9-6
68

C&D win in a similar event in December almost certainly as good as he is these days. Good second next time, but worryingly back on the slide when folding tamely here last month.

C&D win in a similar event in December almost certainly as good as he is these days. Good second next time, but worryingly back on the slide when folding tamely here last month.

4 (4)
166-776
iT
Black, mauve stars (Whispering Winds)

Jordaura 30 

br g Primo Valentino - Christina's Dream (Spectrum)

D
6 9-1
73
6 9-1
73

Hold-up performer who won 3 times at up to 1¼m in various company in 2011. Better than form figures imply all 3 runs in handicaps this year and sound claims back down in grade here.

Hold-up performer who won 3 times at up to 1¼m in various company in 2011. Better than form figures imply all 3 runs in handicaps this year and sound claims back down in grade here.

5 (2)
84/35-53
iT
Black, red triple diamond, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red diamond (Mr John Morton)

Ostentation 7 

ch g Dubawi - Oshiponga (Barathea)

C
5 9-1 p1
65
5 9-1 p1
65

Front runner who was a fair third on return from a lengthy absence at Southwell in December, but not repeated it since, finishing behind Alhaban over this C&D last week.

Front runner who was a fair third on return from a lengthy absence at Southwell in December, but not repeated it since, finishing behind Alhaban over this C&D last week.

6 (8)
32302-5
iT
Orange, black and orange halved sleeves (Tony Waspe Partnership)

Potentiale (IRE)  19 

ch g Singspiel - No Frills (Darshaan)

D
8 9-1 v
64
8 9-1 v
64

Not easy to win with whatever the grade, proving no match for an easy winner dropped to this class over C&D in December and low-key return to action following a short break recently.

Not easy to win with whatever the grade, proving no match for an easy winner dropped to this class over C&D in December and low-key return to action following a short break recently.

7 (5)
99005-4
iT
Grey, white striped sleeves (Mrs S Noble)

Cheers Buddy (IRE)  16 

b g Acclamation - Victorian Dancer (Groom Dancer)

4 9-0
68
4 9-0
68

Things gone downhill since bagging a brace of Irish handicaps at up to 1m last spring. Offered a shade more for this yard in a Wolverhampton claimer recently, but bit to prove all the same.

Things gone downhill since bagging a brace of Irish handicaps at up to 1m last spring. Offered a shade more for this yard in a Wolverhampton claimer recently, but bit to prove all the same.

8 (1)
063204-
iT
Orange, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves (Miss J E Moore)

Enriching (USA)  149 

ch c Lemon Drop Kid - Popozinha (Rahy)

4 9-0
63
4 9-0
63

Placed twice in turf sellers for David Elsworth, but offered little all 3 starts for this yard (including over hurdles) and market best guide on return from a break.

Placed twice in turf sellers for David Elsworth, but offered little all 3 starts for this yard (including over hurdles) and market best guide on return from a break.

9 (3)
99
iT
Black, yellow braces, sleeves and cap (Flood Family Racing Limited)

Tiger Who 22 

b f Tiger Hill - Aunt Susan (Distant Relative)

4 8-9
-
4 8-9
-

Shown nothing in a maiden and a seller thus far.

Shown nothing in a maiden and a seller thus far.

Verdict

ALHABAN was awarded his latest victory in the stewards room after a tussle with Wisecraic, who was first past the post by a nose but was deemed to have caused interference when edging to his left. The selection is open to further improvement over this trip and remains one to consider while operating at this level. Daniel Thomas was denied a four-timer in a 1m handicap here on Saturday but has to be taken seriously now lowering his sights. Jordaura, another eased in grade, looks a bigger danger at the weights and is feared most.

Verdict

Jordaura could prove the answer to a tricky seller after shaping better than his form figures imply in handicaps last month. Daniel Thomas and Alhaban are also worth considering.

14:50 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £2,386 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

1m 2f

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1 (1)
23251-5
iT
Yellow, emerald green star, white sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star (Chris Watkins And David N Reynolds)

King Of Wing (IRE)  39 

b c Hawk Wing - Miss Shivvy (Montjeu)

3 9-7
75
3 9-7
75

Fair form for Richard Hannon at 2 yrs, appreciating step up to 7f when winning Folkestone maiden in August. Not as good for new yard after break here (8f) latest, so bit to prove.

Fair form for Richard Hannon at 2 yrs, appreciating step up to 7f when winning Folkestone maiden in August. Not as good for new yard after break here (8f) latest, so bit to prove.

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2 (7)
8-31
iT
Royal blue and red check, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, grey and red hooped cap (Mrs Karen Hancock)

Bramshill Lass 26 

ch f Notnowcato - Disco Ball (Fantastic Light)

CD
3 9-6
74
3 9-6
74

Progressive in maidens, improving as stepped up in trip to land C&D event last month. That form starting to work out well, and should go well again now handicapping.

Progressive in maidens, improving as stepped up in trip to land C&D event last month. That form starting to work out well, and should go well again now handicapping.

3 (6)
2457-13
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Good Morning Star (IRE)  23 

b f Shirocco - Hollow Ridge (Beat Hollow)

CD
3 9-4
72
3 9-4
72

Bred to be suited by middle distances and off the mark on recent return in C&D handicap last month. Solid third at Wolverhapton (9.5f) last time, so place claims once more.

Bred to be suited by middle distances and off the mark on recent return in C&D handicap last month. Solid third at Wolverhapton (9.5f) last time, so place claims once more.

4 (3)
46314-5
iT
White and emerald green stripes, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars (Mr William Stobart)

Next Cry (USA)  38 

ch c Street Cry - Storm Alert (Storm Cat)

BF
3 9-2
70
3 9-2
70

Much his best effort when winning 1m Kempton nursery (form franked) in November, but not in the same form last twice, and needs to bounce back up in trip.

Much his best effort when winning 1m Kempton nursery (form franked) in November, but not in the same form last twice, and needs to bounce back up in trip.

5 (5)
P4-76
iT
White, purple sash, yellow cap (Mr Raymond N R Auld)

King's Wharf (IRE)  11 

gr g Clodovil - Global Tour (Tour D'Or)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Saddle slipped on debut but better efforts 2 of last 3 starts at up to a mile (uncluding here latest). Opening mark harsh enough though, and not certain to apprecaite trip this far.

Saddle slipped on debut but better efforts 2 of last 3 starts at up to a mile (uncluding here latest). Opening mark harsh enough though, and not certain to apprecaite trip this far.

6 (2)
6-1
iT
Orange, yellow star and star on cap (Mr Sultan Ali)

Palmyra (IRE)  18 

ch f Haafhd - Tasjeel (Aljabr)

C
3 8-9
63
3 8-9
63

Well-bred filly who caught the eye when sixth in 1m Kempton maiden on debut. Confirmed that impression when getting off mark here last time, and opening mark understimates her up in trip.

Well-bred filly who caught the eye when sixth in 1m Kempton maiden on debut. Confirmed that impression when getting off mark here last time, and opening mark understimates her up in trip.

7 (4)
46-22
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, white cap (Mr A S Reid)

Athletic 35 

b g Doyen - Gentle Irony (Mazilier)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Raced at Lingfield all 4 starts, and best effort to date on handicap debut when second of 5 behind Good Morning Star over this trip latest. Bit more needed but should give running.

Raced at Lingfield all 4 starts, and best effort to date on handicap debut when second of 5 behind Good Morning Star over this trip latest. Bit more needed but should give running.

Verdict

GOOD MORNING STAR scored over C&D on his penultimate outing in January, with the reopposing Athletic back in second, and although he was denied a double off this mark when attempting to follow up at Wolverhampton subsequently, the slight drop in trip may have counted against Mark Johnston's charge. A return to the winner's enclosure may now be on the cards while the yard continues to fire on all cylinders. Bramshill Lass and Palmyra both broke their maidens at this track last time and warrant respect now turning their attention to handicaps.

Verdict

Palmyra has created a positive impression both starts to date, and there's surely more to come from her now handicapping up in trip. She is fanced to lead home Bramshill Lass.

15:20 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Bet At Blue Square Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class 6) (3YO to 5YO)

Winner £1,704 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

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1 (2)
567-348
iT
Royal blue, red star, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, red star (Mr M Quinn)

Miakora 11 

ch f Compton Place - Hickleton Lady (Kala Shikari)

4 9-5
46
4 9-5
46

Established as a poor sprint maiden and up against it again in this company.

Established as a poor sprint maiden and up against it again in this company.

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2 (3)
06024-3
iT
Purple, yellow hoops (M Khan X2)

Look At Me Now 11 

ch c Choisir - Sweet Pickle (Piccolo)

3 8-9 p1
67
3 8-9 p1
67

Filled the frame all 3 starts since tackling AW and visored this winter. Should run his race again in change of headgear, but no surprise were he to fall just short once more.

Filled the frame all 3 starts since tackling AW and visored this winter. Should run his race again in change of headgear, but no surprise were he to fall just short once more.

3 (1)
336-
iT
Red, white epaulets, white sleeves, red stars, quartered cap (M M Racing)

Performing Pocket (USA)  159 

ch c Proud Citizen - Holy Fashion (Holy Bull)

3 8-9
77
3 8-9
77

Showed plenty in pair of 6f maidens in August, including on polytrack, before finding step up in grade too hot final start. New yard among the winners and found an excellent opening on return.

Showed plenty in pair of 6f maidens in August, including on polytrack, before finding step up in grade too hot final start. New yard among the winners and found an excellent opening on return.

4 (4)
5
iT
Black, yellow sash, yellow cap (Mrs M S Teversham)

The Kicking Lord 12 

b g Avonbridge - Lady Killer (Daggers Drawn)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Out of a 2-y-o 5f winner, and showed good speed when fifth of 8 on recent debut at Wolverhampton over this trip. Should last longer this time so taken seriously in this line-up.

Out of a 2-y-o 5f winner, and showed good speed when fifth of 8 on recent debut at Wolverhampton over this trip. Should last longer this time so taken seriously in this line-up.

5 (5)
630-534
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, quartered cap (Mr J J Bridger)

Flying Kitty 7 

b f One Cool Cat - Flying Millie (Flying Spur)

3 8-4
48
3 8-4
48

Arrives here on the back of 2 creditable efforts in AW handicaps over this trip, but hard to see her finding the necessary improvement required to trouble these.

Arrives here on the back of 2 creditable efforts in AW handicaps over this trip, but hard to see her finding the necessary improvement required to trouble these.

Verdict

Look At Me Now remains a maiden after six runs and while he hinted this longer trip would suit when staying on into third over 5f here last time, it might be worth taking a chance on PERFORMING POCKET. The selection returns from a 159-day absence after disappointing in a Newbury conditions race. However, he would take all of the beating in this company if reproducing the form of his preceding Kempton third over this trip. The Kicking Lord may improve with the benefit of a run under his belt and looks best of the rest.

Verdict

Unless The Kicking Lord improves plenty for his debut 12 days ago, this should be a pretty straightforward task for the returning Performing Pocket with his new stable among the winners.

15:55 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Cyprium Bar At Marriott Lingfield Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £1,704 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

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1 (8)
75-4213
iT
Red, white cross belts, light blue sleeves and cap (Ridge House Stables Ltd)

Diamond Vine (IRE)  18 

b c Diamond Green - Glasnas Giant (Giant's Causeway)

CD BF
4 9-6 p
65
4 9-6 p
65

Holding form well in C&D handicaps this year, winning penultimate start and beaten less than a length either side of that. Should go well again.

Holding form well in C&D handicaps this year, winning penultimate start and beaten less than a length either side of that. Should go well again.

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2 (1)
452-654
iT
White, pink hoop, white sleeves, grey armlets, pink cap (Astrod TA Austin Stroud & Co)

Even Bolder 14 

ch g Bold Edge - Level Pegging (Common Grounds)

C D BF
9 9-6
65
9 9-6
65

Infrequent winner who hasn't scored for over 2 years but regularly hits the frame. In decent heart currently, and should be thereabouts.

Infrequent winner who hasn't scored for over 2 years but regularly hits the frame. In decent heart currently, and should be thereabouts.

3 (7)
4-53341
iT
Black, red stars (Mr David Hardaker)

Dvinsky (USA)  11 

b g Stravinsky - Festive Season (Lypheor)

CD
11 9-6 b
65
11 9-6 b
65

Prolific scorer (including over C&D) down the years, and showed he was no back number when scoring at Kempton 11 days ago (25/1). 3 lbs higher now, but can't be dismissed.

Prolific scorer (including over C&D) down the years, and showed he was no back number when scoring at Kempton 11 days ago (25/1). 3 lbs higher now, but can't be dismissed.

4 (6)
30-4758
iT
Dark blue, pink disc and sleeves (Mrs Jan Adams)

Riflessione 14 

ch g Captain Rio - Hilites (Desert King)

D
6 9-5 v
64
6 9-5 v
64

Blighted by inconsistency since scoring twice on polytrack/fibresand in the autumn, and below par in recent starts. Others preferred.

Blighted by inconsistency since scoring twice on polytrack/fibresand in the autumn, and below par in recent starts. Others preferred.

5 (2)
5312-69
iT
Royal blue and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Amanda Perrett)

Rio Royale (IRE)  39 

b g Captain Rio - Lady Nasrana (Al Nasr)

CD
6 9-3
62
6 9-3
62

Switch to blinkers (often wears cheekpieces) did the trick as he won 7f handicap here in October. Gone the wrong way over this trip the last twice, though, and bit to prove with headgear removed.

Switch to blinkers (often wears cheekpieces) did the trick as he won 7f handicap here in October. Gone the wrong way over this trip the last twice, though, and bit to prove with headgear removed.

6 (5)
443381-
iT
Orange, beige disc, black cap (Briton International)

Catalinas Diamond (IRE)  95 

b f One Cool Cat - Diamondiferous (Danzig)

CD
4 9-3 t
62
4 9-3 t
62

Off the mark at the 18th attempt over this C&D when last seen in November, but overall profile suggests she's no certainty to repeat that sort of form returning from 95-day absence.

Off the mark at the 18th attempt over this C&D when last seen in November, but overall profile suggests she's no certainty to repeat that sort of form returning from 95-day absence.

7 (4)
259/82-0
iT
Pink, white epaulets (Mrs Wendy Jenkins)

Amosite 46 

b m Central Park - Waterline Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Penultimate second to Sulis Minerva in first-time cheekpieces over C&D was a respectable effort, but below par effort here latest and patchy profile/poor strike rate (1-27) are concerns.

Penultimate second to Sulis Minerva in first-time cheekpieces over C&D was a respectable effort, but below par effort here latest and patchy profile/poor strike rate (1-27) are concerns.

8 (3)
6382-45
iT
Yellow, red and yellow halved sleeves, red and yellow quartered cap (Mr Jaber Ali Alsabah)

Meia Noite 12 

b m Tobougg - Executive Lady (Night Shift)

5 9-0 p
59
5 9-0 p
59

Maiden who ran well in polytrack handicaps on a couple of occasions in 2011. Has left Chris Wall and tailed off in first-time cheekpieces (retained here) for new yard at Southwell (7f) recently.

Maiden who ran well in polytrack handicaps on a couple of occasions in 2011. Has left Chris Wall and tailed off in first-time cheekpieces (retained here) for new yard at Southwell (7f) recently.

Verdict

Even Bolder has been threatening to score off this mark for a while now, without quite delivering, and preference therefore is for DIAMOND VINE, who has edged up 2lb for a near miss over C&D earlier in the month and looks capable of holding his own in a grade higher than this 0-65 banding. Catalinas Diamond looks the main danger being only 3lb higher than when scoring over C&D in November, while the popular and vastly experienced Dvinsky is respected on the back of yet another victory at his favourite stomping ground, Kempton.

Verdict

Diamond Vine has been in good form recently, and this looks a bit easier than some of his recent assignments, so he gets the vote. Even Bolder and Dvinsky may prove to be his biggest dangers.

16:30 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Marriottlingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap (Class 4) (3YO only)

Winner £4,205 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

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1 (4)
022-112
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Pale Orchid (IRE)  14 

b f Invincible Spirit - Chelsea Rose (Desert King)

C D BF
3 9-7
84
3 9-7
84

Well-bred filly who has improved for the switch to David Evans, just failing to land three-timer latest after seeming to find 7f stretching her stamina. Afforded maximum respect back at 6f.

Well-bred filly who has improved for the switch to David Evans, just failing to land three-timer latest after seeming to find 7f stretching her stamina. Afforded maximum respect back at 6f.

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2 (6)
633-112
iT
Royal blue, large yellow spots, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots (Miss J A Challen & Mr T Pearson)

Oratorian (IRE)  33 

b g Oratorio - Raindancing (Tirol)

D BF
3 9-4
81
3 9-4
81

Career taken off since turn of the year, winning back-to-back 6f Kempton handicaps before solid second over 7f at Wolverhampton last time. Respected back at 6f.

Career taken off since turn of the year, winning back-to-back 6f Kempton handicaps before solid second over 7f at Wolverhampton last time. Respected back at 6f.

3 (1)
43625-3
iT
Yellow, black seams, black cap (Mr M Channon)

Waseem Faris (IRE)  28 

b c Exceed and Excel - Kissing Time (Lugana Beach)

D
3 9-3
80
3 9-3
80

Bath maiden winner who has been acquitting himself respectably of late, and weighted to get closer to Pale Orchid than he did at Kempton last time, so frame claims.

Bath maiden winner who has been acquitting himself respectably of late, and weighted to get closer to Pale Orchid than he did at Kempton last time, so frame claims.

4 (2)
257-113
iT
Beige, light blue epaulets (Eros Bloodstock)

Adranian (IRE)  14 

gr g Dark Angel - Make Me Blush (Blushing John)

D
3 9-2 v
79
3 9-2 v
79

Very hard to knock his strike rate since the autumn, winning 5 times at Wolverhampton from 6-7f. However, below par at Kempton last time when 8 lengths behind Pale Orchid.

Very hard to knock his strike rate since the autumn, winning 5 times at Wolverhampton from 6-7f. However, below par at Kempton last time when 8 lengths behind Pale Orchid.

5 (5)
012
iT
Dark green, white cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr H Morrison)

Abi Scarlet (IRE)  13 

b f Baltic King - Petarga (Petong)

D
3 8-11
74
3 8-11
74

Hopelessly green when last of 10 in a 6f Kempton maiden, but left that form well behind with win at Southwell and close second at Wolverhampton last twice. Could be more to come.

Hopelessly green when last of 10 in a 6f Kempton maiden, but left that form well behind with win at Southwell and close second at Wolverhampton last twice. Could be more to come.

6 (3)
7466-11
iT
Orange, white braces, armlets and cap (The Ridgeway Bloodstock Company Ltd)

Sweet Ovation 19 

b f Royal Applause - Sweetest Revenge (Daggers Drawn)

CD
3 8-4
67
3 8-4
67

Better than bare result on a few occasions since landing 6f Chepstow nursery in August, and improved to win last 2, including over C&D latest. This looks tougher from new mark but respected.

Better than bare result on a few occasions since landing 6f Chepstow nursery in August, and improved to win last 2, including over C&D latest. This looks tougher from new mark but respected.

7 (7)
445-412
iT
Light green, brown chevrons, light green sleeves and cap (Johnson Racing)

Chapellerie (IRE)  11 

b f Acclamation - Castellane (Danehill)

CD BF
3 8-3
66
3 8-3
66

Consistent sort but didn't need to improve to get off the mark in C&D seller last month (left Brian Meehan after), and arrives on back of second in 7f Wolverhampton claimer. Others preferred.

Consistent sort but didn't need to improve to get off the mark in C&D seller last month (left Brian Meehan after), and arrives on back of second in 7f Wolverhampton claimer. Others preferred.

Verdict

PALE ORCHID was backed as if defeat was out of the question over 7f here last time and failed to deliver the goods, touched off by a short-head. However, David Evans' filly was unproven over that longer trip and is expected to return to winning ways now dropped back to 6f, even if she races off a 5lb higher rating. Oratorian is another whose stamina may have been stretched over further last time and he could reverse form with his conqueror, Adranian, reverting to 6f. Abi Scarlet went close in a muddling Wolverhampton event on debut and is another to consider.

Verdict

Much of the form here ties closely together, but preference is for Pale Orchid, whose form looks strong and should appreciate this drop back to 6f. Waseem Faris may be the one to follow her home.

17:00 Lingfield (A.W.) 22 Feb 2012

Bet At Blue Square On Your Mobile Handicap (Class 6) (3YO only)

Winner £1,704 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f

Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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1 (6)
852857-
iT
Yellow, black disc, hooped sleeves, black cap (Green Pastures Partnership Ii)

King's Future 90 

b g King's Best - Las Beatas (Green Desert)

3 9-7
60
3 9-7
60

Matched form of runner-up effort in a 6f Kempton maiden when fifth in a 7f handicap at that track in November, but well below par both runs either side of that and 3-month break not ideal.

Matched form of runner-up effort in a 6f Kempton maiden when fifth in a 7f handicap at that track in November, but well below par both runs either side of that and 3-month break not ideal.

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2 (12)
55546-3
iT
Purple, white star, halved sleeves and star on cap (Mrs Teresa Kennedy)

Purple Affair (IRE)  11 

gr g Clodovil - Akariyda (Salse)

3 9-7
60
3 9-7
60

Better than bare result on back of a 6-month break and gelding operation when third in a 7f Kempton handicap recently. Wouldn't need to improve much more in order to take a hand.

Better than bare result on back of a 6-month break and gelding operation when third in a 7f Kempton handicap recently. Wouldn't need to improve much more in order to take a hand.

3 (3)
358-332
iT
Black, grey chevron, black sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Mr Peter Swann)

First Bid 8 

b c Kyllachy - Toucantini (Inchinor)

3 9-7 b
60 3
3 9-7 b
60 3

Matched form of juvenile selling win when placed last 3 starts in AW handicaps at up to 1m. Rallied well when going down narrowly at Southwell last time and ought to make presence felt once more.

Matched form of juvenile selling win when placed last 3 starts in AW handicaps at up to 1m. Rallied well when going down narrowly at Southwell last time and ought to make presence felt once more.

4 (13)
070-4
iT
Pink, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap (Mrs C Loughnane)

Source Of Light (IRE)  19 

b f Diamond Green - Alycus (Atticus)

3 9-5
58
3 9-5
58

Gradually going the right way in maidens, not unduly knocked about when fourth at Wolverhampton (8.6f) earlier in the month. May have more to offer now going handicapping, but wide draw no help.

Gradually going the right way in maidens, not unduly knocked about when fourth at Wolverhampton (8.6f) earlier in the month. May have more to offer now going handicapping, but wide draw no help.

5 (9)
0595-
iT
Orange and white (quartered), orange sleeves (Mr Iraj Parvizi)

Tectonic (IRE)  95 

b g Dylan Thomas - Pine Chip (Nureyev)

3 9-5 (ow2) p1
58
3 9-5 (ow2) p1
58

Well bred, but failed to offer much for a couple of top yard's prior to unconvincing start for this trainer in November and bit to prove now tried in cheekpieces on handicap bow.

Well bred, but failed to offer much for a couple of top yard's prior to unconvincing start for this trainer in November and bit to prove now tried in cheekpieces on handicap bow.

6 (10)
7903-1
iT
Emerald green, orange hoop, white sleeves, emerald green and orange striped cap (Get Back On Board Syndicate)

Drinmoy Lad (IRE)  41 

b g Kheleyf - Dafalia (Mark of Esteem)

3 9-4
57
3 9-4
57

Stepped up on previous form when third in a 6f polytrack handicap in November. Further progress when bagging a similar event over 5f at Southwell last month and claims if staying this far.

Stepped up on previous form when third in a 6f polytrack handicap in November. Further progress when bagging a similar event over 5f at Southwell last month and claims if staying this far.

7 (8)
5824-73
iT
Yellow, white hoop and armlets, white and yellow check cap (Mr K T Ivory)

Finalist 19 

b f Avonbridge - High Finale (Sure Blade)

3 9-3 b
56
3 9-3 b
56

Maiden who ran respectably when making the frame in a couple of 6f handicaps at Kempton, but no improvement dropped in grade last twice, including over this trip last time.

Maiden who ran respectably when making the frame in a couple of 6f handicaps at Kempton, but no improvement dropped in grade last twice, including over this trip last time.

8 (11)
3666-55
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Umph (IRE)  25 

b g Kodiac - Baraloti (Barathea)

3 9-3 v
56
3 9-3 v
56

Regressed as a juvenile. No real signs of turning the corner both comeback runs after a break in recent weeks, including in a handicap last time and yet to prove he stays this far.

Regressed as a juvenile. No real signs of turning the corner both comeback runs after a break in recent weeks, including in a handicap last time and yet to prove he stays this far.

9 (7)
6-57312
iT
Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds (Mr Will Dawson)

Lana (IRE)  9 

b f Amadeus Wolf - Carn Lady (Woodman)

CD
3 9-3
56
3 9-3
56

Benefited from step up to 7f when shedding maiden tag over C&D in January. Just as good in defeat when runner-up off this mark at Wolverhampton recently and ought to be thereabouts once more.

Benefited from step up to 7f when shedding maiden tag over C&D in January. Just as good in defeat when runner-up off this mark at Wolverhampton recently and ought to be thereabouts once more.

10 (5)
5668
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevrons, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap (Mr J S Moore)

Sweetest Friend (IRE)  7 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Royal Devotion (Sadler's Wells)

3 9-2 p
55
3 9-2 p
55

Hinted at ability in maidens at up to 1m. Excuses when bumped at start on handicap bow last week, and surprising if she isn't capable of better in this sphere at some stage.

Hinted at ability in maidens at up to 1m. Excuses when bumped at start on handicap bow last week, and surprising if she isn't capable of better in this sphere at some stage.

11 (4)
035-
iT
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap (Kingsclere Racing Club)

Sea Anemone 55 

b f Phoenix Reach - Seaflower Reef (Robellino)

3 9-2
55
3 9-2
55

Stepped up on debut when third in a C&D claimer in December, but unable to build on that in a Kempton claimer last time and opening mark plenty stiff enough now going handicapping.

Stepped up on debut when third in a C&D claimer in December, but unable to build on that in a Kempton claimer last time and opening mark plenty stiff enough now going handicapping.

12 (14)
25-4522
iT
Emerald green and yellow (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (The Goodracing Partnership)

Songbird Blues 11 

b f Beat All - Billie Holiday (Fairy King)

3 9-0
53
3 9-0
53

Winning turn not far away judged on recent runner-up efforts in 7f polytrack handicaps, finishing just in front of Purple Affair at Kempton recently, but outside stall not easy to overcome.

Winning turn not far away judged on recent runner-up efforts in 7f polytrack handicaps, finishing just in front of Purple Affair at Kempton recently, but outside stall not easy to overcome.

13 (1)
07609-4
iT
Red, white epaulets, white sleeves, red stars, quartered cap (M M Racing)

Emirates Jack (IRE)  15 

b g Red Clubs - Lady Windley (Baillamont)

BF
3 8-13
52
3 8-13
52

Hinted at promise in various company for George Baker, but found wanting when the money was down in a 1m Southwell handicap for this yard recently and running out of excuses now.

Hinted at promise in various company for George Baker, but found wanting when the money was down in a 1m Southwell handicap for this yard recently and running out of excuses now.

14 (2)
0967-7
iT
Light green, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap (Recycled Products Limited)

Here Comes Jeanie 41 

b f Act One - Full English (Perugino)

3 8-11
50
3 8-11
50

Limited impact all 4 starts in maidens. Found less than seemed likely switched to a handicap at Kempton (1m) last month and much more required if she is to take a hand.

Limited impact all 4 starts in maidens. Found less than seemed likely switched to a handicap at Kempton (1m) last month and much more required if she is to take a hand.

Verdict

Irish raider DRINMOY LAD made his journey to Southwell a worthwhile one when landing a 5f handicap last month and looks an interesting prospect off 6lb higher now stepping up in trip. First Bid was touched off by just a head over this trip on Fibresand last time and looks the main danger although a chance is also given to Purple Affair, who was having his first start since August when third at Kempton last time and may strip fitter for the run. C&D winner Lana and the consistent Songbird Blues complete the shortlist.

Verdict

C&D winner Lana took another step in the right direction when second at Wolverhampton last week and looks the best option in a competitive finale. Purple Affair and First Bid make up the shortlist.