lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 27.56s
- Off time: 17:20:45
|2nd||4 Darkest Night||2||8/1|
Zhuba (IRE) 13
|3||133 9-7||J R Best||L P Keniry||65||6/1|
|3||131 9-5 p||J Tate||Andrea Atzeni||63||10/1|
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 47
|3||131 9-5 p||Noel Quinlan||A Kirby||63||4/5f|
Darkest Night (IRE) 19
|3||131 9-5||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||63||8/1|
Give Me High Five 58
|3||130 9-4||R Hannon||William Twiston-Davies (5)||62||16/1|
Scepticism (USA) 16
|3||126 9-0||M Johnston||J Fanning||58||5/1|
Una Bella Cosa 24
|3||121 8-9 v1||A J McCabe||Shirley Teasdale (5)||53||25/1|
||3||94||M Johnston||I Mongan||62||NR|
Crowning Star (IRE)
||3||9-2||J S Moore||L Morris||9/4|
GEBAYL had been placed on the Polytrack before going very close on the Fibresand at Southwell. She finished a street clear of the rest of the field last time and can open her account in this. Zhuba is another unexposed type who can make his presence felt along with Give Me High Five while dual course winner Darkest Night may also figure back on this surface after a below par effort at Southwell. Jockey bookings suggest Scepticism is preferred to stablemate Mudaawem despite the latter having superior form last year and Una Bella Costa has place claims with Shirley Teasdale's 5lb allowance in her favour.
Mudaawem (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Dwelt led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 3, 16l behind Diletta Tommasa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 5-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, under pressure 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 5l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Darkest Night (IRE) 2-1 (10-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 3, 9l behind Napinda (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Zhuba (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Raced wide held up, ridden over 3f out, headway when wide into straight 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Gambolling Den (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Give Me High Five 7-2 (9-2) Led, narrowly headed entering final 2f, chased leader and every chance 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, last of 5, 3l behind Tilstarr (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Gebayl 7-2 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly approaching final furlong, driven inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, ns behind Apache Rising (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Una Bella Cosa 7-2fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, beaten entering final 3f, soon eased, last of 9, 38l behind Poetic Verse (9-7) at Southwell 1m Maiden Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) fbs in Feb.
Scepticism (USA) 5-4fav (9-2) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Byroness (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.