Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:10 Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.73s
  • Off time: 14:10:14
14:10 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mawaddah (IRE) 5/4
2nd Magic Omen (USA) 9/2
3rd Army of Stars (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 5 Cerise, Green check cap Army of Stars (IRE) 40
Nag me
4 9-12 J A Osborne S W Kelly 50/151.00
2 (1) 08 Turquoise blue, white hoops, white sleeves, black cap Givenn 8
Nag me
6 9-7 Ms J S Doyle G Baker 100/1101.00
3 (7) 90009/9 Dark Blue, Royal Blue star, armlets and star on cap Savanna's Gold 13
Nag me
6 9-7 R Rowe R J Rowe (7) 34 250/1251.00
4 (3) 6-4 White, beige seams, white sleeves and cap Court Drinking (USA) 8
Nag me
3 8-10 J R Best S Drowne 22/123.00
5 (4) Purple, gold chevron hoop, red, purple and gold hooped sleeves, purple cap gold stars Magic Omen (USA)
Nag me
3 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 9/25.50
6 (8) 96333- White, Pink epaulets Mawaddah (IRE) 111
Nag me
3 8-10 Richard Hannon J F McDonald 76 5/42.25
7 (9) Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Southern Cape (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-10 D J Coakley J Quinn 6/17.00
8 (6) 0- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Asterrlini (IRE) 165
Nag me
3 8-5 C E Brittain Hayley Turner 10/111.00
9 (5) 50- YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Tislimeen 129
Nag me
3 8-5 M R Channon C Catlin 9/25.50

Verdict

MAWADDAH gets the nod in this opener ahead of Court Drinking and Tislimeen. Richard Hannon traditionally does well at this time of year and this son of Intikhab showed enough last season to suggest that he can pick up a race this year. He is proven on an artificial surface and a repeat of his third to Next Mover should be enough to win this. Court Drinking should have fitness on his side after a fair fourth to Call To Arms last month, whilst newcomer Magic Omen represents a strong yard and the market should help guide to his chance today. He was resold for $250,000 so has quite a bit of winning to do, although he may need more time and distance judging by his pedigree. Asterrlini is open to more improvement after just one start in a good Newmarket maiden, Tislimeen is dropped in grade having contested a Listed race when last seen in October, whilst Army Of Stars shaped with some promise at Wolverhampton in January. An interesting race, which can go the way of Mawaddah.