Lingfield Park Owners Group Maiden Stakes 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 42.10s
- Off time: 15:06:36
|1st||6 El Massivo||4/5f|
Big Kahuna 49
|6||140 10-0||Jane Chapple-Hyam||Ian Burns (7)||20/1|
|5||135 9-9||B G Powell||S Sanders||9/2|
|4||133 9-7||Miss O Olivia Maylam||Kirsty Milczarek||25/1|
Lion's Maid 49
|4||133 9-7||M J Attwater||R Havlin||19||66/1|
Culture Trip 20
|3||117 8-5||M McGrath||J F McDonald||100/1|
El Massivo (IRE) 37
|3||117 8-5||W Jarvis||J Quinn||4/5f|
|3||112 8-0||M Johnston||N Mackay||3/1|
||3||8-5||M Johnston||F Norton||2/7|
Fulgora has won over hurdles and fences and found only one too good on her debut on the Flat at this track. She has to give plenty of weight to the three-year-old EL MASSIVO in this and the latter showed improvement for the step up to 1m3f at Kempton last month. With further progress expected over this extra furlong, Willie Jarvis' colt gets the nod. Mirth was well beaten on her debut over a mile at Southwell despite finishing second but her breeding offers little encouragement over middle-distances although Bestfootforward should appreciate the greater test of stamina and finish closer.
El Massivo (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Mirth 9-4 (8-9) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, chase winner 2f out, soon outpaced, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Naalatt (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Feb.
Fulgora 20-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led briefly over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, rallied to 2nd again close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cousin Khee (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Culture Trip 66-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 19l behind Al Enbess (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Lion's Maid 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out to over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, 7th of 8, 44l behind Megastar (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Bestfootforward 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Ioannou (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Big Kahuna 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 4f out, led briefly over 2f out, ridden and no impression when lost 3rd over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 26l behind Megastar (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.