Lingfield Park Median Auction Maiden Stakes 1m 4f
- (4-6yo, 1m 4f, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 32.61s
- Off time: 14:00:27
|2nd||3 Story Writer||2¾||5/2j|
Drumadoon (IRE) 16
|5||133 9-7 pt||L Corcoran||Philip Prince (7)||47||50/1|
|4||129 9-3 t||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||63||4/1|
Story Writer 19
|4||129 9-3||W J Knight||G Baker||5/2j|
|4||129 9-3 t1||A W Carroll||L Morris||68||9/2|
Frosty Friday 20
|5||128 9-2 p||J R Jenkins||J Fanning||57||10/1|
Nadia Naes (IRE) 21
|4||124 8-12 hb||R Ingram||R Havlin||43||33/1|
|4||124 8-12||J Noseda||F Norton||10/1|
Viola da Gamba (IRE) 19
|4||124 8-12 h||W J Knight||Jim Crowley||60||5/2j|
||4||812||G P Enright||Ryan Tate||NR|
||5||9-7||A M Balding||David Probert||2/11|
Linkable put a string of poor efforts behind him when runner-up over C&D last time while Frosty Friday also improved for the step up to 1m 2f at this track on his latest start. But neither inspire much confidence and are taken on with the less exposed STORY WRITER. Bill Knight's charge was strongly fancied for his debut at Wolverhampton but found one too good and can make amends today with that experience to draw on. He's preferred to stablemate Viola Da Gamba and Waving looks best of the remainder unless Revert proves better than she showed on her debut in a bumper.
Revert (USA) 66-1 (10-5) Pressed leader, led narrowly over 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Seedling (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.
Waving 25-1 (9-3) Keen set steady pace 4f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Story Writer 8-11fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, pushed along over 2f out led 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rano Pano (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Linkable 14-1 (8-13) Held up 5th and last, driven and headway over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Jacobs Son (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Viola da Gamba (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, headway to track leader after 4f, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Frosty Friday 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sporting Gold (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Shirazz 10-1 (8-9) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 34l behind Biggins Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Nadia Naes (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 4f out, 9th of 13, 23l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Drumadoon (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Never on terms, 8th of 13, 11l behind Sovento (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec '11.