Lingfield Park

  • 12:50 Bet On Winning Distances At bluesq.com Maiden Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.28s
  • Off time: 12:50:20
12:50 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zafranagar (IRE) 9/2
2nd New Den 3/1
3rd Wild Geese (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Cityar (FR) 70
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7 9-7 J G M O'Shea R Havlin 12/113.00
2 (7) 0300-05 Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Pedasus (USA) 6
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5 9-7 b R Harris William Carson 49 20/121.00
3 (8) Yellow, Orange disc Vivarini 59
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7 9-7 J G M O'Shea D Sweeney 7/24.50
4 (5) 237/68-4 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 6
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6 9-7 A W Carroll George Downing (7) 56 9/25.50
5 (2) 5643-23 Royal Blue, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, Royal Blue star New Den 6
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4 9-3 v J R Boyle N Mackay 57 3/14.00
6 (3) 922- Yellow, Black triple diamond, Yellow cap, Black diamonds Wild Geese (IRE) 36
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4 9-3 J G Portman J Fanning 64 2/13.00
7 (1) 79/ Dark Blue, White braces, White cap, Dark Blue star Little Roxy (IRE) 18
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6 9-2 Miss A M Newton-Smith S Hitchcott 50/151.00
8 (4) 5 Emerald Green, White diamond, Orange sleeves, White diamonds, Emerald Green cap, Orange diamond Polly's Instinct 16
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6 9-2 P W Hiatt C Catlin 100/1101.00

Verdict

Bumper winner Cityar and Vivarini, a three-time winner over hurdles, make their debuts on the Flat with the latter arriving in the best form. Zafranagar has also won over timber but has something to find on his previous efforts on the level and WILD GEESE is preferred. Well beaten on last month's hurdling debut, John Portman's charge had shown progress in three starts on the Flat before that, however, culminating in a decent second at Newcastle in September. New Den looks the one most likely to chase him home having been placed on his three starts.