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13:50 Lingfield Park

Ashford Environmental Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 106y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.12s
  • Off Time: 13:50:15
  • 5 Ran
2nd
Silk -
11/8

    3(7)
    Silk - Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop
    • Form 6-3972
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 70

    led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, no chance with 1st 2

    4(5)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Emerald Green and Red striped cap
    25/1
    • Form 85
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3

    slowly into stride, behind, pushed along from halfway, ridden over 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened and eased over 1f out

    5(2)
    Silk - Dark Green, White chevron, hooped sleeves
    33/1
    • Form 86
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3

    dwelt, in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    6(4)
    Silk - Royal blue

    Samaaha

    24
    11/8
    • Form 23
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    tracked leader, challenged over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

    7(3)
    Silk - White, Emerald Green star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star
    • Form 77-4024
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 83

    tracked leaders, ridden and headway on outside to chase leader over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

    1(6)
    NR
    • Form 90
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-11

    Nonrunner

    2(1)
    NR
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-6

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Spirit of Dubai has shown a decent level of form having been placed in her last two starts following tough tasks previously and David Simcock's filly is bound to have her backers but a better bet looks to be SAMAAHA, with Cherish The Moment looking the pick of the remainder. The selection ran promisingly on ground softer than ideal at Nottingham on her debut when finding just Phillipina too good before being placed on more suitable ground at Windsor last time. Saeed Bin Suroor's daughter of Singspiel looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to open her account and she is taken to do so today. Secret Desert looks the clear second best of David Simcock's two runners in the race and of more interest may be Jamie Poulton's Double Whammy, who ran better at Bath last time. Cherish The Moment showed improved form at Windsor on his most recent start but Samaaha is the clear form pick and gets the vote.

    Formwatch

    Cherish The Moment (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, driven along over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Zemario (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.

    Double Whammy 16-1 (8-12) Behind, pushed along 5f out, some headway from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Sheshali (9-10) at Bath 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Jul.

    Secret Desert 40-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 18l behind Bawadi (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.

    Samaaha 9-4 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, one pace when not much room on rail over 1f out, one pace after, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Tinaar (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.

    Spirit of Dubai (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced keenly in mid-division, effort well over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind Arwaah (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.

    Barnes Bridge 150-1 (9-6) Slowly away, always struggling and detached in rear, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Souter Point (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.

    Court Princess 66-1 (10-9) Hit 1st, always rear, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Awesome George (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Jan.