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Sunday, February 18, 2007


DUNDRY wins at 7/1



Lingfield, Saturday, February 17, 2007

2.40pm, £25,000 Michael O’Donovan Memorial Handicap 1m 4f (AW)

GOING: Standard

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1) (3) (2)(1)(1)(3)/(6) MISSION TO MARS Pat Murphy 8-9-05 Steve Drowne
Five-time course and distance winner but showed little in two hurdle starts in the autumn after over two and a half years on the side-lines. Well beaten on his return to Lingfield in January. A shadow of his former self at the moement. BP=

2)(5) 01/3-(0) MUSTAJED Rod Millman 6-9-03 James Millman (5)
A winner over the distance at Bath on turf in 2005 and displayed decent ability on his sole start last year at Windsor. Never a factor when last of 11 on his Polytrack debut at Kempton two weeks ago and others are preferred. BP=

3) (9) (3)-(3)(3)(4)(5) ATLANTIC QUEST Venetia Williams 8-9-03 Amir Quinn (3)
A consistent individual who is handicapped up to his best over shorter distances. Stamina doubts make him one to avoid on his first attempt at 12 furlongs. BP=

4) (1) (1)(2)-(0)(5)(6) VALANCE Charles Egerton 7-9-03tb Seb Sanders
Course and distance winner in 2003. Well beaten over two miles here last time but dropped 2lb since and wasn’t beaten far by Sgt Schultz over the course and distance on February 5. Cannot be dismissed. BP=

5) (11) 0(1)(4)(2)-(2) QUINCE Jeff Pearce 4-9-01v Neil Callan
Stayed on when second to Sgt Schultz over the course and distance last time but would need a career best effort to win as he has gone up another 2lb. BP=

6) (13) 126-(0)(6) GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Brendan Powell 4-8-13t Hayley Turner
Stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time but little to recommend on two modest efforts at the course in January except for being dropped 5lb in the ratings. BP=

7) (7) (000(5)-(1) AWATUKI Alan Jarvis 4-8-12 Tom Queally
Decent effort when winning over 11 furlongs at Kempton on February 4. Both his career wins have come at that course. More needed here as he is up 3lb for neck victory last time. Also first time over 12 furlongs. BP =

8) (2) 41/ ECONOMIC Marco Botti 4-8-10 Oscar Urbina
Game in dead-heating for victory in a modest heavy ground Nottingham mile maiden in October, 2005 when with Godolphin. Hasn’t been seen in public since and on his first run on Polytrack and over this distance he is the dark horse - he could be well handicapped. BP=

9) (10) 3(4)5(6)-(0) DREAM CATCHER Roy Kvisla 4-8-10tv Eddie Ahern
Fourth in Swedish listed race last August but held by Awatuki on recent Kempton running. Makes little appeal even on 1lb lower rating. BP=

10) (16) 4(5)2(1)-(1) NAWOW Peter Cundell 7-8-09 Dane O’Neill
Hold-up performer who mixes all-weather racing with chasing and hurdling. Twice a winner at the course this winter over 12 and 13 furlongs. Defied a career high mark to scrape home last time and looks up against it off a 4lb higher mark but he will be suited by the strong pace almost guaranteed here. BP=

11)(6) 300-6-(1) DUNDRY Gary Moore 6-8-09p Brett Doyle
Took advantage of an attractive mark to win over 12 furlongs at Southwell last time. Broke his maiden over the course and distance here in 2004 off a mark 2lb higher than he races off here. In-form rider and stable make him a prime candidate. BP=

12) (14) 14(0)- FAVERSHAM Michael Wigham 4-8-08 Shane Kelly
First start since June and has since left Michael Jarvis’ yard. Has obviously had problems and is likely to need the run. BP=

13) (15) (2)(4)(3)-(1)(1) SGT SCHULTZ Stan Moore 4-8-07 John Egan
Took a long time to get a win on the board but is now bidding for a course and distance hat-trick after breaking his maiden here in January. Raised 4lb pound for his latest triumph so this will be more difficult. BP=

14 (8) (0)(1)(2)-(4)(6) TURNER’S TOUCH Gary Moore 5-8-06p Jemma Marshall (7)
Enjoys a 6lb turnaround in the weights with Nawow for a head defeat over the course and distance in December. Appears to be trainer’s second string on jockey bookings but has an each-way claim. BP=

15 (12) 12405- SADLER’S STAR Brendan Powell 4-8-05 Fergus Sweeney
Finished down the field in the German Derby and showed little when beaten a long way in a Newbury novice hurdle in December. This is likely to be more his scene although he is not certain to relish the artificial surface. Best watched. BP

16 (4) 0/1(0)(8)- JIDAAR Peter Hiatt 4-8-04 Chris Catlin
Nothing to recommend him in two starts for current yard since leaving Mark Johnston last year. Others have better prospects.

This is a competitive handicap but the value is with DUNDRY each-way as he is from a stable in form.

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