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17:15 Lingfield Park

Champions League Betting At 188Bet Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,752
  • 2nd: £1,116
  • 3rd: £558
  • 4th: £279
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 29.67s
  • Off Time: 17:15:32
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
4/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(7)
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap
    4/1
    • Form 41-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-9

    keen to post, led 9f out, pushed along 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace

    2(8)
    Silk - Royal blue

    Night Story

    19 CD
    6/4
    • Form 21
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-9

    went right start, tracked leader 9f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace

    3(6)
    Silk - Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star
    7/2
    • Form 606-212
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 87

    led, headed 9f out, tracked leader, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ridden and ran on

    4(2)
    Silk - Purple, pink epaulets, pink and purple quartered cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms

    5(5)
    Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

    Construct

    201
    8/1
    • Form 7-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    in touch, pushed along 2f out, no impression

    6(3)
    Silk - White, red heart and diamond, black spade, black and red quartered cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    dwelt towards rear, outpaced 3f out

    7(9)
    Silk - Royal blue, maroon epaulets, royal blue sleeves, maroon stars, royal blue cap, maroon star
    20/1
    • Form 2
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    dwelt took keen hold, headway to track leaders after 2f, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

    8(1)
    Silk - Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star
    • Form 4-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    tracked leaders 2f, remained handy, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace

    9(4)
    Silk - Mcalpine Tartan, Royal Blue armlets and cap
    50/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    held up, pushed along 5f out, outpaced 3f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    NIGHT STORY landed the odds over track and trip last month when beating a horse rated 84 with a bit to spare. That looks good enough form to defy a penalty and the Godolphin charge is preferred to the other penalised winners Antonian and Technological, though the latter went close over course and distance last time. Sexy Beast wasn’t beaten far over today’s trip at Newcastle on his recent debut but both Silver Character and Construct step up in trip for their respective reappearances.

    Formwatch

    Antonian 6-5fav (9-2) Raced wide early tracked leaders, led over 3f out, quickened 2 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Dec beating Danzay (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Night Story 10-11fav (9-2) Close up in 4th, headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Mar beating Yabass (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.

    Technological 2-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Perfect Illusion (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Feb.

    Academician Zoffany gelding out of Eternity Ring.

    Construct 6-1 (9-2) Steadied start, mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 17 3/4l behind Alternative Fact (9-2) at Salisbury 1m stks (5) sft in Sep.

    In Demand (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Fleur De Cactus.

    Sexy Beast 10-1 (8-5) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, kept on and always held by winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Heather Lark (8-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.

    Silver Character (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 7f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Corelli (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Nov.

    Townie Mac Cityscape gelding out of Riverine.