Lingfield Park

  • 15:00 International Trial Stakes 1m

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.07s
  • Off time: 15:00:40
15:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Van Der Neer 2/5
2nd Luhaif 20/1
3rd Unsinkable (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 31231-3 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Hoarding (USA) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 93 4/15.00
2 (4) 435-035 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Luhaif 37
3 9-0 v M R Channon Martin Harley 96 20/121.00
3 (3) 30467-6 Red, white inverted triangle, halved sleeves Maxentius (IRE) 21
3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam L Morris 104 14/115.00
4 (2) 37464-9 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Applause 5
3 9-0 J Ryan K Fallon 79 33/134.00
5 (8) 18643- Dark blue, beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Operation Chariot (IRE) 206
3 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 98 25/126.00
6 (6) 11- Purple, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars Unsinkable (IRE) 261
3 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 89 8/19.00
7 (7) 112- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Van Der Neer 161
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 114 2/51.40
8 (9) 24318-5 White, purple armlets, purple cap Flawless Beauty 23
3 8-9 H Palmer James Doyle 87 33/134.00
9 (1) 512540- Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Masarah (IRE) 175
3 8-9 C E Brittain R L Moore 99 20/121.00

Verdict

A race notable for the return of 2000 Guineas entry VAN DER NEER. Unbeaten until finding only Kingsbarns too good in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October, Richard Hannon's colt should be winning this if he's to launch a serious challenge for the first Classic of the season. Maxentius came up short in Pattern races in the second-half of last year and finished behind sixth-placed Operation Chariot in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. The lower-rated Hoarding also finished ahead of him in Listed company here three weeks ago and the latter could figure in this. Masarah is another with something to prove at this level, but Richard Fahey has put Unsinkable in the Guineas and that suggests he's improved since winning both starts over 6f last summer.