Today's racecards

Lingfield Park

  • 14:20 Betfred 'The Bonus King' Oaks Trial Stakes 1m 3f 106y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.82s
  • Off time: 14:21:26
14:20 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Gesture Evs
2nd Miss You Too 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 13-41 Purple, red hoop Alta Lilea (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 3/14.00
2 (3) 3-03 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Enaitch (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-12 M R Channon S Hitchcott 73 50/151.00
3 (2) 3-2 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Heroine Required (FR) 14
Nag me
3 8-12 W J Haggas R L Moore 7/18.00
4 (4) 724423- Dark green, red triple diamond, red cap Miss You Too 182
Nag me
3 8-12 h D M Simcock I Mongan 93 9/25.50
5 (1) 482- Light Blue, Dark Blue triple diamond Northern Star (IRE) 224
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3 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 16/117.00
6 (5) 21- Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Secret Gesture 196
Nag me
3 8-12 R M Beckett Jim Crowley Evs2.00
7 (7) 4 White, light blue stripe, sleeves and cap Whippy Cream (IRE) 22
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3 8-12 M Botti A Kirby (ex1) 14/115.00

Verdict

Miss You Too held her own in decent company last season but is pretty much exposed. Northern Star was well beaten in a Listed race at Deauville last August and may also be worth opposing but Secret Gesture looked a nice prospect when winning a Newbury maiden on heavy ground in October and Alta Lilea has already won this season over the trip, landing a four-runner race at Catterick with the minimum of fuss. HEROINE REQUIRED has entries in the Oaks and the Ribblesdale Stakes and will appreciate the step up in distance after just losing out over 1m2f at Ripon on her reappearance. She gets the nod, though Enaitch and Whippy Cream also have scope for improvement.