Lingfield Park

  • 20:20 Premier Benefits Solutions Ltd Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.83s
  • Off time: 20:20:33
20:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Knight (IRE) 6/5
2nd Zakiy 11/4
3rd Texan Star (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) Black, White braces, halved sleeves Aldo
3 9-3 A J Lidderdale Dane O'Neill 100/1101.00
3 (8) 33 Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap Conceptual Art 16
3 9-3 M L W Bell T P Queally 20/121.00
4 (6) Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and star on cap Final Try
3 9-3 P Butler R Lucey-Butler (3) 150/1151.00
5 (11) 8-2 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Highland Knight (IRE) 6
3 9-3 t A M Balding J Fortune 6/52.20
6 (2) Emerald Green and White diamonds, hooped sleeves Red Storm Rising
3 9-3 K A Morgan R Mullen 66/167.00
7 (10) 09 Yellow, black stars, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Rocky Mood (IRE) 30
3 9-3 W R Swinburn E Ahern 40/141.00
8 (12) 20-400 White, Dark Green chevron, cuffs on sleeves and quartered cap Texan Star (IRE) 33
3 9-3 b1 J H M Gosden W Buick 70 22/123.00
9 (7) 4 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Zakiy 36
3 9-3 t W J Haggas J P Spencer 11/43.75
10 (3) 7 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Fork Lightning (USA) 9
3 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 9/25.50
11 (9) 85 Emerald green and orange check Hopeshedoes (USA) 29
3 8-12 Mrs L C Jewell J F McDonald 100/1101.00
12 (5) 3 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Wasara 10
3 8-12 C E Brittain C Catlin 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (4)9-434Compton Park39-3W J KnightNon Runner76

Verdict

In a wide open maiden where there is some useful pedigree we very cautiously side with HIGHLAND KNIGHT ahead of Fork Lightning, Compton Park and Rocky Mood. Highland Knight is preferred because of a recent commendable second behind Man of Action when losing out by just three-quarters of a length. If showing that sort of form here it could be enough to snatch the win. Compton Park has not shown enough improvement in four starts to merit backing here. Fork Lightning ran an average debut and did not sparkle, although a furlong drop in trip could help here. Conceptual Art is an interesting prospect for the each way placings after finishing third in a maiden at the course back in April. A further third at Southwell has followed and there is scope for improvement. Rocky Mood has an interesting Sire in Rock of Gibraltar but after two poor runs so far does not offer much to go on and is best watched here. Our tentative selection is Highland Knight.