Breathe Spa At Marriott Lingfield Maiden Stakes 1m 5f
- (4yo+, 1m 5f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 53.38s
- Off time: 15:30:19
|1st||1 Cousin Khee||5/4f|
|3rd||3 Harlestone Wood||d.h||9/4|
|3rd||2 Luggers Hall||½||6/1|
Cousin Khee 12
|6||135 9-9||H Morrison||G Baker||5/4f|
Luggers Hall (IRE) 21
|5||135 9-9||A W Carroll||L Morris||70||6/1|
Harlestone Wood 18
|4||131 9-5 p1||P Hedger||I Mongan||77||9/4|
King Of Forces 586
|4||131 9-5||D P Quinn||Andrea Atzeni||50/1|
Minority Interest 18
|4||131 9-5||B R Johnson||William Carson||70||20/1|
Rahy's Promise (USA) 18
|4||131 9-5 t1||A M Balding||David Probert||50/1|
Story Writer 21
|4||131 9-5||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||9/2|
|5||130 9-4||B G Powell||S Sanders||20/1|
||4||9-3||Evan Williams||S W Kelly||13/2|
This looks a fair maiden by all-weather standards and Cousin Khee, who has won three bumpers and a hurdle, has to go on the short-list as he was only beaten a head on his Flat debut over 1m2f here 12 days ago. Luggers Hall won over hurdles at Kempton last year and has been placed three times on Turf on the Flat while Fulgora is yet another winner over jumps and was third in a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack at Kempton last month. Story Writer has only found one too good here and Wolverhampton in two runs to date but we'll give another chance to HARLESTONE WOOD, who was runner-up in maidens at Newbury and Salisbury for John Dunlop last year and hasn't been disgraced in either start for his new trainer. The disappointing Minority Interest looks best of the rest.
Cousin Khee 5-2 (9-13) Led early, settled in 3rd over 8f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on until caught final strides, 2nd of 6, hd behind Dali's Lover (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.
Fulgora 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just held for 2nd place, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Keep Kicking (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan.
Luggers Hall (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to join 3rd place close home, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Harlestone Wood 4-6fav (9-5) Raced keenly, soon pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner, weakened to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Story Writer 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway and in touch on outside 3f out, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Waving (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Minority Interest 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, chased leading pair until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Rahy's Promise (USA) 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never a factor, last of 9, 17l behind Elysian (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
King Of Forces 150-1 (9-3) Went right start, in touch, ridden and soon dropped to rear halfway, behind final 2f, last of 14, 44l behind Rougemont (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '11.