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Lingfield Park

  • 14:40 Betfred 'The Bonus King' Oaks Trial Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Fillies' Listed) £40,000 added 3yo 8 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 30.56s
  • Off time: 14:41:10

Full result

14:40 Lingfield Park Result 12th May 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Vow 8-12 J P Murtagh W J Haggas 3 11/10f
Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led 2f out, ran green when asserting and edged right over 1f out, went left entering final furlong, pushed out, easily opened 5/4 touched 5/4
2nd (7) Colima (IRE) 8-12 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 3 5/1
Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner opened 5/1 touched 5/1
3rd (2) 5 Estrela 8-12 J Doyle R Charlton 3 11/2
Led, ridden and headed 2f out, well held by front pair final 100 yards opened 6/1 touched 6/1
4th (9) ¾ Apothecary 8-12 N Mackay J H M Gosden 3 8/1
Held up, headway on outside 9f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, one pace final furlong opened 7/1 touched 8/1
5th (6) Zimira (IRE) 8-12 L Dettori E A L Dunlop 3 14/1
Tracked leaders, lost place 9f out, pushed along and effort on outside over 3f out, no impression 2f out, well held over 1f out opened 12/1 touched 14/1
6th (3) Dinvar Diva 8-12 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 9/1
Held up, ridden and ran green over 2f out, never on terms opened 9/1 touched 10/1
7th (1) Anabedweyah (IRE) 8-12 N Callan C E Brittain 3 50/1
Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 50/1
8th (4) 5 Secrets Away (IRE) 8-12 A Kirby M Botti 3 25/1
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out opened 20/1 touched 28/1
NR (5) Varnish 8-12 P Dobbs Richard Hannon 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £2.10 Tote Place: £1.30,1.70,1.70
Straight Forecast: £6.66 Exacta: £7.10 Trifecta: £16.50 Swingers: 1&2:2.20 2&3:3.60 1&3:2.10

Placepot: £189.70, Pool: £98855.0, 380.32 winning tickets
Quadpot: £101.70, Pool: £5317.5, 38.66 winning tickets

Verdict

Only 2008 runner-up Look Here has gone on from this race to win the Oaks in recent years but Midday came close to doing the double a year later and VOW must have solid claims of doing just that on June 1. Johnny Murtagh sat just off the lead on William Haggas' Motivator filly as Estrela took them along and was always travelling comfortably on the leader's outside. Rounding the home turn only the front two were travelling with any fluency and Vow took it up early in the straight despite racing wide. Once she hit the front she wandered around and might've thrown the contest away were it not for her clear superiority. In the end she was three-and-a-quarter lengths ahead at the line from the running-on Colima. If her greenness can be ironed out by Oaks day she is a major player and Ladbrokes were out on their own with a huge quote of 14-1 for Epsom. Coral went as short as 5-1 with most bookmakers around the 6-1 mark. That's much more reflective of the chances of this smart half-sister to Beaten Up and Harris Tweed. It's hard to see any of the field reversing this form on Oaks day, though it should be noted that Colima ran on well for Ralph Beckett who of course was the trainer of the aformentioned Look Here.