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Lingfield Park

  • 15:10 Betfred Derby Trial Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Group 3) £60,000 added 3yo 8 ran
  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:10:54

Full result

15:10 Lingfield Park Result 12th May 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Main Sequence (USA) 8-12 T E Durcan D R Lanigan 3 3/1
Held up, good headway from 2f out to take 2nd over 1f out, led and flashed tail inside final furlong, ran on well, readily opened 3/1 touched 7/2
2nd (2) ¾ Shantaram 8-12 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 5/4f
Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and edged right, headed inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, held by winner towards finish opened 7/4 touched 7/4
3rd (3) 6 Cavaleiro (IRE) 8-12 R Mullen M P Tregoning 3 20/1
Tracked leaders, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, closed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with front pair opened 16/1 touched 20/1
4th (5) 3 Halling's Quest 8-12 K Fallon H Morrison 3 25/1
Not much room shortly after start, switched right and recovered to soon track leaders, led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 28/1
5th (6) nk Rougemont (IRE) 8-12 P Dobbs Richard Hannon 3 13/2
Held up, headway over 7f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left and bumped into rival over 1f out, soon weakened opened 13/2 touched 7/1
6th (8) Goldoni (IRE) 8-12 David Probert A M Balding 3 14/1
Tracked leader, led 9f out, headed over 6f out, ridden and not pace of leaders when bumped over 1f out, soon weakened opened 11/1 touched 14/1
7th (7) nk Ed De Gas 8-12 C Catlin Rae Guest 3 7/1
Held up, effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden and no progress, well held final furlong opened 13/2 touched 7/1
8th (1) 11 Hazaz (IRE) 8-12 N Callan C E Brittain 3 25/1
Led, headed 9f out, ridden and unable to quicken when not much room 2f out, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £5.30 Tote Place: £1.50,1.20,3.20
Straight Forecast: £6.92 Exacta: £9.10 Trifecta: £84.90 Swingers: 1&2:1.60 2&3:6.60 1&3:12.00

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

Verdict

You have to go back to 1998 and High-Rise to find the last winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial who triumped in the main event at Epsom and MAIN SEQUENCE is the latest charged with improving its strike-rate. It might pay not to rule him out of calculations for the big one as he's a smart colt clearly on the upgrade who is now unbeaten in four career runs. Settled in the rear by Ted Durcan, the son of Aldebaran was always travelling nicely and cut through the field with ease into the straight as he made his move up the inside. Shantaram had also travelled into the contest well just behind the leaders but the winner swept by John Gosden's horse before the pair battled it out inside the final furlong. To his credit, Shantaram battled on well but he was never going to reclaim the advantage with Main Sequence winning a shade cosily, the pair separated by less than a length but six lengths clear of the rest at the line. Quotes of 25-1 for the Derby about the winner are fair looking at the Epsom picture at present, though of course, the usually-informative Leopardstown Derby Trial and Dante Stakes have yet to be run.