Lingfield Racecourse

Sea the Stars' Third Realm Takes the Derby Trial

There were shades of High-Rise (Ire) (High Estate {Ire}) at Lingfield on Saturday as Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's silks were carried to success by Third Realm (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial. Winning the second blue riband prep within the week for his owner-breeder and the Roger Varian stable, the 14-1 shot who broke his maiden over an extended 10 furlongs at Nottingham Apr. 17 was held up early by David Egan before making his move downhill to the home straight. Getting first run...

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Oaks Trial Success For Lemon Drop Kid's Sherbet Lemon

Fourth behind TDN Rising Star Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) in a 10-furlong Wetherby novice Apr. 25, Apple Tree Stud's Sherbet Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) was on top at the end of a close call for Saturday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial. Shadowing the leader Loving Dream (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) throughout the early stages, the 28-1 shot worked her way to the front with over a furlong remaining and dug in to prevail by 3/4 of a length from Save a Forest (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) with less than two lengths covering the...

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Freshman Sire Bobby's Kitten Off the Mark at Lingfield

Kirsten Rausing homebred Sands of Time (GB) (Bobby's Kitten) became the first winner for her Lanwades Stud-based freshman sire (by Kitten's Joy) with an impressive five-length score for Mark Johnston at Lingfield. 1st-Lingfield, £6,400, Mdn, 6-7, 2yo, f, 5f 6y (AWT), :59.31, st/sl. SANDS OF TIME (GB) (f, 2, Bobby's Kitten--Starlit Sands {GB} {GSW-Fr, GSP-Eng & Ger, $128,929}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) was sharpest from the stalls and seized immediate control of this debut. Holding sway throughout, the 10-3 chance was shaken up off the home turn and powered clear...

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Camelot's English King Too Good In the Derby Trial

Twelve months after Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) brought kudos back to Lingfield's Listed Derby Trial, the former group 3 contest played host to another with potential to roll it back to the glory days of High-Rise (Ire), Kahyasi (Ire) and Slip Anchor (GB). While Bjorn Nielsen's colours were being adorned by Frankie Dettori at Newmarket, the Ed Walker-trained English King (GB) (Camelot {GB}) was carrying them around this Epsom-like terrain as if he was on wheels. Moments after he had brushed aside the G3 Zetland S. runner-up Berkshire...

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Sea the Stars's Miss Yoda Takes the Oaks Trial

Following two fluent wins over a mile at Kempton and Sandown in August and September with a runner-up finish in the G3 Zetland S. at Newmarket in October, Miss Yoda (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) looked the clear pick of the trio heading for Friday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial which the John Gosden stable won in 2019 with the subsequent Epsom heroine Anapurna (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Missing the break as the fellow Gosden-trained Lake Lucerne (Dubawi {Ire}) was withdrawn having become upset in the stall next door, the even-money favourite...

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Freshman Sire Ajaya Off the Mark at Lingfield

Archie Watson trainee Igotatext (Ire) (Ajaya {GB}) became the first winner for his freshman sire (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) with an all-weather victory, going just over six furlongs, at Lingfield. 2nd-Lingfield, £5,400, Mdn, 6-5, 2yo, 6f 1y (AWT), 1:13.56, st/sl. IGOTATEXT (IRE) (c, 2, Ajaya {GB}--Tifawt {GB}, by High Chaparral {Ire}) was quickly away from the outside stall and settled behind the leaders in third after the initial strides of this debut. Scrubbed along rounding the home turn, the 5-2 pick challenged wide once into the straight and kept on...

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Warrior Dominates Winter Derby

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Dubai Warrior (GB) (Dansili {GB}), buoyed by a handsome triumph over John Gosden stablemate Court House (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) in Lingfield's Dec. 21 Listed Quebec S., returned to the Surrey venue's same 10-furlong strip and issued a repeat prescription in Saturday's G3 Betway Winter Derby. The bay, who had won three of his first five starts, lined up as the 13-8 second choice and stopped the clock with 2 3/4 lengths to spare. Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), the 8-13 favourite, finished a half-length...

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