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19:30 Lingfield Park

Veritas Dgc Services Maiden Stakes (Class D) (Class D)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.84s
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
8/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(2)
    Silk - Yellow, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue star
    15/2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5

    prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakening when hampered 1f out

    2(6)
    Silk - White, emerald green braces and sleeves, emerald green and white quartered cap
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5

    always rear

    3(12)
    Silk - Beige and Brown (quartered), Red sleeves, Red cap, Beige spots

    Albertine

    437
    33/1
    • Form 0-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0

    always rear

    4(9)
    Silk - DARK BLUE and YELLOW check, striped sleeves
    8/1
    • Form 000-05
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    in touch, ridden 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on well

    5(3)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots
    25/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    in touch, weakening when hampered over 2f out

    6(1)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap

    Piccleyes

    8 b
    8/1
    • Form 353-000
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    mid-division, soon driven along, headway 2f out, edged right over 1f out, led 1f out, just held on

    7(8)
    Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevron and armlets
    • Form 50U4-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    mid-division, not clear run 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, just denied

    8(10)
    Silk - Light Blue, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves
    25/1
    • Form 0-00
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    reared up start, always behind

    9(11)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap

    Trifti

    67
    14/1
    • Form 40
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12

    tracked leaders, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    10(7)
    Silk - Black and Red (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, White cap

    Innstyle

    226
    4/1
    • Form 603440-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    led, ridden approaching 1f out, headed soon after and weakened

    11(5)
    Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    mid-division, not clear run 2f out, switched left 2f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, not reached leaders

    12(4)
    Silk - Royal Blue and Maroon stripes, Royal Blue sleeves and cap

    Shibumi

    14
    7/1
    • Form 0-5
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-7

    tracked leader, chased leader 2f out, faded final furlong

    In depth

    Verdict

    Quite a few of these with previous experience have been hard to win with up to press so it may be worth siding with James Fanshawe's newcomer Rachel's Verdict, who has been found a weak race to kick-start her career. Piccleyes and Innstyle have been very expensive to follow so it could pay to give seasonal debutante Ragged Man the benefit of the doubt as the best of the rest. The form of his yard could hardly make for worse reading at the moment though as they are yet to have a winner on turf since the start of the season. Gerard Butler has sent out plenty of runners that have been placed though, and Ragged Man will not need to have improved much over the winter to at least make the frame here. That said, Fanshawe has always been noted for his meticulous planning with his fillies and he rarely wastes an opportunity to exploit the chances when they arise. Therefore we prefer to side with the potential of Rachel's Daughter this time around. This Royal Applause filly is a half-sister to a handful of winners in the United States and, with her yard already having a strike-rate in excess of 30 %, she has plenty in her favour to make a victorious first visit to a racecourse in tonight's event.