Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 17:10 Cyprium Bar At Marriott Lingfield Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.62s
  • Off time: 17:10:57
17:10 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hefner (IRE) 11/8
2nd Handsome Ransom 13/8
3rd Edraaq 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Edraaq 218
Nag me
3 8-11 B J Meehan T P O'Shea 15/28.50
2 (7) 5- Pink, White sleeves Handsome Ransom 231
Nag me
3 8-11 J H M Gosden N Mackay 13/82.62
3 (5) 552-37 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Hefner (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 81 11/82.38
4 (6) 9 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Play Tiger (FR) 12
Nag me
3 8-11 D M Simcock Martin Dwyer 66/167.00
5 (3) RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Sporting Gold (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-11 R Varian N Callan 7/18.00
6 (1) 5R575-0 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Thecornishcockney 10
Nag me
3 8-11 J Ryan M O'connell 63 33/134.00
7 (8) Yellow, Red epaulets and sleeves Broadway Babe (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-6 H J L Dunlop S De Sousa 28/129.00
8 (2) 4- Light Blue, Black seams, Light Blue cap Elmora 209
Nag me
3 8-6 S Kirk Sophie Doyle (3) 25/126.00

Verdict

Hefner has had plenty of chances but does have form over the C&D and was taking on much stronger opposition at Newmarket last time. It would be no surprise if he finally came good but Roger Varian's Shirocco colt SPORTING GOLD cost 130,000gns as a yearling and is a half-brother to four winners. Connections will be disappointed if he can't hold his own at a higher level in future and he's taken to make a winning debut. Handsome Ransom caught the eye on his only start at Yarmouth in the autumn and should be winning soon, while Edraaq and Elmora are open to improvement this year and also worth noting in a competitive-looking maiden.