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13:00 Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park For Weddings Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,600 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.38s
  • Off Time: 13:01:02
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - Purple and Mauve (halved), Mauve sleeves, quartered cap
9/2
  • Form 00/3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 65

made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on readily

2(1)
Silk - Light Blue, large Black spots
8/1
  • Form 5389-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 66

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out

3(3)
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops
8/11
  • Form 535-252
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 77

keen, held up, slightly outpaced 2f out, ridden and headway when hung left approaching 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

4(6)
Silk - White, Black sash, Red and White hooped sleeves, Black and White hooped cap
  • Form 70308-4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 64

tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, White cap
11/1
  • Form 7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

slowly into stride, keen, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish

6(5)
Silk - Black, Light Blue star, Black sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap, Light Blue star

Szaba

17
25/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

tracked leader, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Hurricane Hen is proving hard to win with but this could be the easiest task that he has faced to date and so Jim Boyle's charge is fancied to get off the mark at the main expense of Martha. The selection comes here on the back of a narrow defeat at Kempton when he just failed to reel in the winner Ten Down. That claimer was no great shakes but his previous form looks solid and whilst he didn't shine on his one try here in the past, he will relish his first crack over the minimum trip here. Evenstorm needs to be watched for market support, whilst Martha is of interest. She is dropped in trip having shown some ability on her debut, and this expensive purchase has claims although the drop in trip doesn't look ideal. Szaba showed plenty of toe on her debut and has a chance if learning from that run, whilst Heron and Judge 'n Jury both have plenty to find on official ratings with the selection. Hurricane Hen has the form and he gets the nod to win this opener.

Formwatch

Judge 'n Jury 25-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Bussell Up (8-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stk (5) pol in Jan.

Heron (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, driven over 1f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 9l behind Valhillen (8-9) at W'hampton 5f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Nov.

Hurricane Hen 6-1 (9-2) Steadied start, 3rd in touch, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 4, shd behind Ten Down (9-5) at Kempton 5f 3yo clm (6) pol in Jan.

Evenstorm (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, hung left over 1f out, ridden approaching final furlong to chase leaders, kept on, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kingsgate Castle (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Jan.

Martha (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 9, 6l behind Requisite (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Jan.

Szaba 20-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 4l behind Kingsgate Castle (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Jan.