18:25 Lingfield Park

Mel Davies & David Broadbent Nursery Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.37s
  • 9 Ran
Silk - White, Red hoops, Dark Green sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 21180
  • Age 2
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 95

pressed leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

Silk - Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars
  • Form 1368
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 76

slowly into stride, behind, headway going well 3f out, challenged winner and every chance final furlong, just failed

Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap

Soft Gold

25 BF
  • Form 47324
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 75

chased leaders 3f

Silk - Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap
  • Form 2751
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 75

made most over 1f out, weakening when not much room approaching final furlong, soon eased

Silk - Royal Blue and White stripes, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap
  • Form 9944
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 70

slowly into stride, raced wide towards rear, hung left, kept on same pace final 2f

Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots, halved sleeves
  • Form 636117
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 68

held up and behind, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong

Silk - White, Purple epaulets and armlets
  • Form 61857
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-0
  • Official Rating 66

with leader until weakened quickly over 1f out

Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves, Red and Light Blue hooped cap
  • Form 01
  • Age 2
  • Weight 7-12
  • Official Rating 63

chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, just held on

Silk - RED and WHITE diamonds, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 316782
  • Age 2
  • Weight 7-12
  • Official Rating 56

outpaced in rear, ridden and wandered from 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never dangerous

  • Form 215235
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 74


In depth


Green Park looks the one to beat here, with Dream Factor, Casablanca Minx and Bloodstocktv rated as his main dangers. Having displayed plenty of pace and promise in scoring twice earlier in the season, Green Park will find this level much more to his liking after having contested Group 2 and Group 3 company on his last two starts, and he wasn't beaten that far in the July Stakes last time. For us, that type of profile makes him the one to beat. Dream Factor will appreciate the drop in grade from what he has been trying, while the speedy Casablanca Minx can show up well from a good draw but Piccostar is weighted to beat him based on their all-weather meeting last time. Bloodstocktv scored well at Leicester last time and, even though that was in a seller, he is respected. Much as he has shown promise, Soft Gold possibly has a little to prove, a similar comment applying to Wovoka. This returns us to Green Park, who might be able to defy top weight.


Green Park (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Ivan Denisovich (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs.

Wovoka (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up, pulled hard, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Rising Cross (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs.

Soft Gold 7-4fav (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Champara (8-9) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) frm in Jun.

Bloodstocktv 9-2 (8-11) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, comfortably, won at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) gd beating True Valentine (8-6) by 5l, 9 ran.

Casablanca Minx (IRE) 6-1 (8-0) Towards rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, not clear run approaching final furlong, not recover, 7th of 11, 5l behind Lindus Atenor (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) pol.

Dream Factor (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Pulled hard, in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Rising Cross (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs.

Valentino Swing (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leader, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) frm in Jun beating Baytown Lulu (8-11) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Piccostar 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 3l behind Lindus Atenor (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) pol.