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14:55 Lingfield Park

Marsh Green Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class 6)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £2,250 added
  • Winner: £1,535
  • 2nd: £453
  • 3rd: £227
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.25s
  • Off Time: 14:56:11
  • 6 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap
9/4
  • Form 54
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

raced wide, close up, effort on outer 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Purple, Yellow striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 08-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3

in rear, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish

3(6)
Silk - Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form 570-223
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 62

led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened

4(5)
Silk - Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap
12/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

slowly away, in rear, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Maroon, Beige and Maroon hooped sleeves
11/8
  • Form 402445-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 77

led 1f, tracked leader, ridden to lead again approaching final furlong, stayed on

6(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 034-424
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 62

took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

This is not as strong a maiden as the previous race and GRANDMAS DREAM can reap the benefit. She was thought good enough to contest a couple of Group races in six starts as a two-year-old and can open her account in this company for new trainer Jim Best. Collateral form with Mandy's Hero suggests Pineapple Pete has the beating of Welsh Inlet, but Beautiful Day and Midnight Trader will need to step up on what they've shown so far to figure. The newcomer Bambika is a half-sister to no-less than seven winners and is one to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Beautiful Day 11-10fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind National Hope (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Midnight Trader (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Dwelt and short of room, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Soweto Star (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.

Pineapple Pete (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Morermaloke (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Bambika Kyllachy filly out of True Precision.

Grandmas Dream 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, hard driven and effort 2f out, gradually weakened, 5th of 11, 7l behind Googlette (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Oct.

Welsh Inlet (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders in 4th, switched inside and headway inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, outpaced when switched left inside final furlong, kept on, not reached leaders, 4th of 5, 3l behind Mandy's Hero (9-1) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.