Racecards

14:45 Lingfield Park

European Breeders Fund Maiden Fillies' Stakes (fillies) (Class D)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.70s
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap
5/2
  • Form 04
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, stayed on one pace

2(4)
Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out

3(2)
Silk - Maroon, Black epaulets
50/1
  • Form 5000
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

slowly into stride, always in rear

4(9)
Silk - Purple, Pink chevrons, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 46
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

mid-division, ridden halfway, soon weakened

5(10)
Silk - Purple, white stripe, sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, unable to quicken

6(6)
Silk - Orange, Black diamond and armlets
33/1
  • Form 00
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

held up, not troubled leaders

7(3)
Silk - Purple, White sleeves, Purple stars, Red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

8(11)
Silk - BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

chased leaders 5f

9(7)
Silk - Brown, White hooped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap
  • Form 00
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong

10(1)
Silk - Grey, Yellow epaulets, Grey sleeves, Yellow seams, Yellow cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

slowly away, held up, not troubled leaders

11(5)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of these come into the race with solid claims and it could turn out to be a fast-run affair. Embassy Lord and Lotto have obvious claims on what they have shown so far and have to be considered as serious dangers, but Rules For Jokers is better than his last run would suggest and he is given a chance to redeem himself on a track that he has acquitted himself at admirably already this term. The son of Mujadil has been crying out for this extra furlong but also has the speed to gain a prominent position early to combat a less than ideal draw. The presence of the in-form Cheverak Forest and Zarneeta should ensure that there is value to be had in a field of this size. But the former has improvement to find and will find this a lot tougher than the slowly-run seller he won at Ripon last time. Whereas Zarneeta will struggle to reverse recent form with Embassy Lord; despite getting in here off a featherweight. So Rules For Jokers, who is part-owned by Jim McGrath, is given the nod to make the most of lenient looking mark of 67 today.