Lingfield Park

  • 15:20 Aurora Fireworks Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.34s
  • Off time: 15:26:44
15:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arbaah (USA) 9/4
2nd Playbill 3/1
3rd Velvetina (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 98- White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Al Zein 220
3 8-13 R Hannon K T O'Neill 25/126.00
2 (7) 0 YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Fitzwilly 12
3 8-13 M R Channon Charles Bishop (5) 33/134.00
3 (6) LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Money Talks
3 8-13 M Madgwick Simon Pearce (3) 66/167.00
4 (9) 4332 White, Emerald Green hoop Punditry 17
3 8-13 b J H M Gosden W Buick 72 5/23.50
5 (2) 7-5 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Arbaah (USA) 13
3 8-8 B J Meehan P Hanagan 9/43.25
6 (3) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Optical
3 8-8 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 7/18.00
7 (5) 6- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Playbill 220
3 8-8 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 3/14.00
8 (1) 0 Red, red and white check sleeves Sakhee's Alround 14
3 8-8 K F Clutterbuck S Hitchcott 66/167.00
9 (8) 6- Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Velvetina (IRE) 301
3 8-8 H J L Dunlop T E Durcan 8/19.00

Verdict

Punditry is making hard work of losing his maiden tag and it could pay to look elsewhere. Arbaah is less exposed and finished a creditable fifth on her comeback. She makes more appeal than Velvetina, who hasn't raced since July, but Optical is worth a second glance in the betting on her racecourse debut. PLAYBILL was unfancied on her debut over 7f at Kempton in September and she finished a modest sixth. But her dam's side is packed with stamina and a much improved effort from Sir Michael Stoute's filly is expected today.