Breathe Spa At Marriott Lingfield Maiden Stakes 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 13.53s
- Off time: 16:41:19
|1st||3 Nellie Bly||12/1|
Silca's Dream 120
|3||131 9-5||M R Channon||Matthew Davies||69||4/1|
Star of Rohm 131
|3||131 9-5||M L W Bell||J P Spencer||77||1/2f|
Nellie Bly 8
|3||126 9-0||M Johnston||J Fanning||12/1|
|3||126 9-0||R Charlton||Jim Crowley||5/1|
Fugitive Motel (IRE)
||3||9-3||H Adielsson||Nicole Nordblad||5/1|
This is tricky as Star of Rohm has the best proven form but is the most exposed and having his first start since October. Silca's Dream is also returning from a lay-off but has shown early pace in a couple of placed efforts on Turf. Nellie Bly has the most recent form when a well-beaten fourth at Wolverhampton but it won't be the first time one from her yard has shown a big improvement with a debut run to build on. However, SIBAYA's dam landed a hat-trick of sprints for Roger Charlton and a chance is taken she's good enough to score at the first time of asking, although some support in the betting would boost confidence.
Nellie Bly 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, faded over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Movementneverlies (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
Star of Rohm 11-10fav (9-3) Chased winner, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Al Udeid (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Silca's Dream 7-4fav (9-3) Led on near side rail, edged right from 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Barbs Princess (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Sibaya Exceed And Excel filly out of Abunai.