Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes 1m 5f

  • (3yo+, 1m 5f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 47.19s
  • Off time: 16:50:59
Full result
Result 16:50 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Phiz 3/1
2nd 2 Story Writer ½ 11/4
3rd 5 Al Arish 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 0
Royal Blue and White diabolo, striped sleeves, Red cap Just Gets Better (IRE) 18
  • T:S Curran
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 S Curran Aidan Coleman 66/1
2 (3) 227322
Pink and Royal Blue (quartered), Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Royal Blue star Story Writer 30
  • T:W J Knight
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 227322
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 W J Knight A Kirby 71 11/4
3 (4) 0-8760
DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Parsons Green 16
  • T:M J Attwater
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 0-8760
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 40
  • Naps:
4 134 9-8 M J Attwater J Quinn 40 100/1
4 (9) 0
Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red cap Storm Quest 16
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 134 9-8 R Dickin William Twiston-Davies (3) 100/1
5 (7) 3
Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Al Arish (IRE) 18
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 Lady Cecil G Baker 3/1
6 (8) 00-
Orange and royal blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue stars Prairie Prince (IRE) 280
  • T:Miss Gay Kelleway
  • J:Daniel Muscutt
  • Form: 00-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 Miss Gay Kelleway Daniel Muscutt (7) 33/1
7 (5) 0-8
Yellow, Dark Green disc, Black sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Sings Poet 198
  • T:P W Hiatt
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 0-8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 P W Hiatt William Carson 100/1
8 (1) 32
Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Astorgs Galaxy 47
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 32
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 5/2f
9 (2) 56
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Phiz (GER) 37
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 56
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 J H M Gosden William Buick 3/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Fleur De Cactus (IRE)
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

The thoroughly-exposed Story Writer drops back down into maiden company after making the frame once again at Kempton last time but connections will no doubt be dismayed to see three powerful yards in opposition. Phiz has proved disappointing so far but should stay the extra distance while Astorgs Galaxy showed a bit more when beaten six lengths at Pontefract last time. She also steps up in trip for this as does AL ARISH. The latter showed some promise when staying on well for third at Windsor on his debut so Lady Cecil's charge gets the vote with improvement expected.

Formwatch

Phiz (GER) 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Astonishing (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.

Story Writer 10-3fav (9-1) In touch, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Mexicali (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.

Al Arish (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, led 7f out, headed over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.

Astorgs Galaxy 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Dare To Achieve (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.

Prairie Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led centre group 4f, tracked leader, merged with far side over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 23l behind Amralah (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.

Parsons Green 100-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 24l behind Buchanan (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.

Storm Quest 100-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon detatched, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 34l behind Buchanan (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.

Sings Poet 66-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Just Gets Better (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear and ridden along, well behind final 2f, last of 12, well behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.