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16:45 Lingfield Park

Renault Trafic Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class F)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 36.01s
  • 11 Ran
1(7)
Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8

in touch, ridden and led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

2(1)
Silk - Yellow, Red triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
33/1
  • Form 30300-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8

always behind

3(6)
Silk - Light Blue, two Yellow stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Black cap
33/1
  • Form 4-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3

behind, ridden 8f out, soon beaten

4(11)
Silk - Emerald green, red stripe, halved sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 000500
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13

keen, tracked leader, ridden 5f out, weakening when hampered over 3f out

5(10)
Silk - Light Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, Light Blue seams
  • Form 05
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13

badly left at start, held up and behind, til headway over 1f out, nearest finish

6(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap
  • Form 23-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

held up in touch, smooth headway from over 3f out, every chance 3f out, soon ridden, and hung left from over 1f out, no impression

7(2)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, White cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

chased leaders, ridden over 9f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out

8(3)
Silk - Black and White diabolo, halved sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 242
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

close up, ridden over 4f out, weakened over well over 2f out, soon eased

9(4)
Silk - Black, White diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, White diamond
66/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

always behind

10(9)
Silk - White, Red, White and Blue sash
16/1
  • Form 5-30060
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened

11(5)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red halved sleeves, quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 3530-4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out

In depth

Verdict

This looks to be a good opportunity for Crystal Theatre to erase a poor effort at Chester last time and the Henry Cecil-trained filly is selected over Change Partners, College Fund Girl and Peruvia. Cecil's charge was done for toe on the Roodeye behind Manama Rose last last month but had previously caught the eye at Bath and on her debut at Windsor. The fact that the master of Warren House has decided to stick in maiden company rather than tackle a minor handicap with her suggests that he expects her to go well on these terms. And as she is officially the top rated horse in the race, she does not have to improve much to get off the mark today. Change Partners has a similar profile and is taken to give Crystal Theatre the most to think about.