Racecards

13:50 Lingfield Park

Bet Direct Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class F)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.14s
  • 12 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(6)
Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White diamonds, Red cap
50/1
  • Form 0/30-003
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8

raced keen in touch, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken close home

2(5)
Silk - Yellow, Red hoop, Red cap
66/1
  • Form 000065-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8

tracked leaders over 4f

3(4)
Silk - Red, Orange sleeves, White stars and stars on cap
  • Form 3300-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3

raced keen, held up, never dangerous

4(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves
4/6
  • Form 53-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression until stayed on inside final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap

Crail

166
12/1
  • Form 4-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

mid-division, ridden and weakened 3f out

6(9)
Silk - Yellow, Red stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

led for 3f, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(10)
Silk - White, Red cap, White spots
  • Form 23
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened

8(2)
Silk - Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap
12/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

slowly into stride, soon in touch, lost place halfway, headway over 1f out, not much room when switched left inside final furlong, stayed on close home

9(7)
Silk - Black, Cerise hooped sleeves, check cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway final furlong, never nearer

10(12)
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 44-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2

raced wide and in touch, ridden 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong

11(11)
Silk - Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap
12/1
  • Form 45-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2

raced keen tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish

12(3)
Silk - Red, Yellow diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2

towards rear, wide and headway over 1f out, never nearer

In depth

Verdict

Preference for this race looks to be with the three-year-olds who seem much more open to progression than their elders. High Finance is likely to be popular after a couple of fair efforts at the track over the winter but there is still a nagging doubt as to whether he truly stays a mile so it may pay to look elsewhere. Raoul Duffy didn't look to stay the extended mile at Wolverhampton but he is likely to appreciate the mile at Lingfield and if he manages to transfer any of the ability to the surface, he will be difficult to beat. Neil Graham's Spinning Dove is boxed between the pair. His ammunition is clearly not as it was and on breeding it could be argued that a mile is not particularly likely to suit. Welcome Signal's predominantly American profile suggests that she will handle the equitrack at Lingfield. She was only seen out once as a two-year-old and connections would not have kept her in training if they didn't possess plans. We will take our chances with the in-form combination of Andrew Balding and Martin Dwyer on this occasion. Although Fleeting Moon was significantly cheaper than a number of her rivals, there have been encouraging reports about her progress on the gallops and she would not have to be anything out of the ordinary to land this prize.