Lingfield Park

  • 13:00 E.b.f. Alfie Jeeves 70th Birthday Maiden Stakes 7f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.98s
  • Off time: 13:01:13
13:00 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Licence To Till (USA) 7/4
2nd Christmas Coming 5/1
3rd Gold Party 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (12) Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Brave Enough (USA)
2 9-0 M A Magnusson E Ahern 16/117.00
3 (10) 965 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots Brave Ghurka 57
2 9-0 S Kirk David Probert 70 12/113.00
4 (3) MAUVE Calculus Affair (IRE)
2 9-0 J Noseda T P Queally 10/34.33
5 (9) 47 Orange and Royal Blue (quartered), Orange and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Orange stars Christmas Coming 63
2 9-0 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 5/16.00
6 (2) 580 Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Dark Blue star Gold Party 32
2 9-0 ct K McAuliffe K Fallon 58 33/134.00
7 (6) 7323 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 108
2 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 72 7/42.75
8 (11) Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Maxijack (IRE)
2 9-0 G Brown Stephen Craine 100/1101.00
9 (1) 8 Purple, light green striped sleeves Purple Gallery (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 J Moore L P Keniry 8/19.00
10 (7) 9 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap Rock The Stars (IRE) 42
2 9-0 M G Quinlan N Callan 16/117.00
11 (5) 0006 Pink, Light Blue star, Pink sleeves, Light Blue stars, Pink cap, Light Blue star Roybuoy 15
2 9-0 b H J L Dunlop J Quinn 46 100/1101.00
12 (4) Black and White diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Seek The Cash (USA)
2 9-0 M Quinn S W Kelly 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (8)3547Banks And Braes29-0R HannonS J Drowne73


PURPLE GALLERY is the pick in a tough race to evaluate without reference to the market but it would be no surprise to see support for Licence To Till and Brave Enough. The colt was sent off a warm order on debut last month which is somewhat unusual for a Stan Moore inmate but ultimately he cost himself any chance by running wide. That experience will not have been lost on him and compensation could await. Licence To Till steps up in trip following an absence. The War Chant colt posted a fair second to Our Jonathan in a Pontefract maiden and could be capable of further improvement. Brave Enough has to be respected from a yard that can have them ready first time out and the market should be closely watched. Banks And Braes has proved a little disappointing and is invariably vulnerable to an unexposed sort. Gold Party is tried in eyeshields and tongue strap and has Kieren Fallon aboard in an effort to break the duck. Christmas Coming has looked inexperienced in two starts though this well named sort could prove popular with the more sentimentally minded punters. Purple Gallery is recommended albeit to the minimal stakes levels.