Bob Lingo is a very interesting horse not least because he’s not very well known in the UK as he has never raced here but also because he’s one of only a few horses that runs every few weeks. Clearly he’s not the type who needs to be well rested before a big race or he wouldn’t have run out 15 times in the last twelve months.
He is trained by Thomas Mullins who is the son of legendary trainer Paddy Mullins and at 11 years of age has earned connections nearly £200K. He is owned by JP McManus and is one of eight horses he has in contention for the 2013 Grand National.
Though he appears to be able to run on any given ground, having started on everything from heavy all the way through to Good, he hasn’t placed in the Top 3 spots in any race over 2m 6f so stamina could be a big issue for him.
He also tends to do much better when carrying the lower weights with 10-06 being around the best weight for him this season. He has been handicapped for the 2013 Grand National with 11-01 which may be too much of a burden particularly when added to the stamina issue so he may very well struggle to get around the course.
He has never raced outside of Ireland and five of his six wins have come on Soft ground.
Bob Lingo was withdrawn from the 2013 Grand National at the five day declaration stage.