Cyprium Bar At Marriott Lingfield Handicap 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 11.76s
- Off time: 20:01:01
|1st||4 Majestic Jess||4/1|
Keep The Dream 186
|3||133 9-7 t||P F I Cole||J P Spencer||70||5/2|
Firmdecisions (IRE) 68
|3||131 9-5||B R Johnson||David Probert||68||8/1|
Majestic Jess (IRE) 21
|3||130 9-4||L A Dace||Jim Crowley||67||4/1|
Secret of Success 22
|3||129 9-3||Rae Guest||C Catlin||66||9/4f|
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 19
|3||127 9-1 b||P F I Cole||Ryan Tate (5)||64||16/1|
Yahilwa (USA) 24
|3||127 9-1||J Tate||T P Queally||64||7/1|
Dividend Dan (IRE) 19
|3||121 8-9||M Murphy||E Ahern||58||16/1|
||3||95||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||68||NR|
SECRET OF SUCCESS is two from two on the Polytrack and, though this is her toughest task to date, a hat-trick beckons. Rae Guest's filly had a bit in hand over 5f at Kempton last time and stays the extra furlong on this sharper track. The speedy Firmdecisions should be winning soon, though probably over the minimum, while Paul Cole saddles Keep The Dream and Puteri Nur Laila. The former has more scope and is preferred of that pair as the latter has had plenty of chances. Take The Lead won at Leicester in the autumn and can't be ignored but is making her all-weather debut today.
Take The Lead 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct beating Miss Avonbridge (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Majestic Jess (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Pushed along in mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Hard Walnut (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Firmdecisions (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Pressed winner, ridden and carried head high over 1f out, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Holley Shiftwell (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Yahilwa (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Keen, always in rear, 9th of 10, 32l behind Autspread (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Shafaani (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dividend Dan (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Took keen hold hampered after 1f, in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 11l behind Shafaani (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Secret of Success 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Modern Lady (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Keep The Dream 11-4 (9-3) Went left start, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed close home, held on gamely, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Silca's Dream (9-3) by ns, 5 ran.