Ladies bask in the sunshine at Lingfield Park

11:04 12 May 2012

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Punters basked in the sunshine at Betfred Ladies’ Day at Lingfield Park on Friday, justifying the track’s decision to move the valuable two day card from the turf to the all-weather.

Lingfield had opted to race on the artificial surface after heavy rain had left the turf track waterlogged and the high turnout delighted Kate Hills, director of PR and communications for Lingfield.

“The bookings have been up and the weather has really helped too,” Hills said.

“We walked the course last week and realised that we had no chance (of racing on the turf). The trainers have been supportive and it is great for the sponsors as it means the meeting can go ahead.”

The presence of jockey Frankie Dettori added to the glamour of the day that staged a trio of best dressed competitions – for ladies, men and best accessory.

The Newmarket-based Italian rider rewarded his supporters when winning Division 1 of the seven furlong Class 5 maiden on the consistent Mizwaaj who had been placed in each of his last three starts.

“He’s finally done it,” Dettori said after the Saeed Bin Suroor trained three-year-old had swooped late to win by three-quarters of a length. “He has done it well in the end.”

Dettori narrowly failed to secure a swift double on Periphery in Division 2, when beaten a nose by the Gary Moore trained debutant Dutch Old Master.

Dutch Old Master, a half-brother to smart sprinter Triple Aspect went for 60,000 guineas as a two year old and Moore, who admitted he has no fixed targets for the son of Jeremy, revealed that he intends to stick to races of around this distance.

“I haven’t thought about it (future targets),” Moore said after the three-year-old had prevailed under jockey James Doyle. “He is a nice horse, but I don’t think he will go a lot further.

“He did the seven furlongs easy but he is a brother to Triple Aspect and he won’t go too far. He will move away from the all-weather. This was a grass (quality) race really.”

The next race, the Class 5 Panthera Ladies Day Handicap – a seven furlong event for lady amateur riders – was won by the Alan Bailey trained Imprimus Tagula to secure the first career win for jockey Alex Owen.

“He was always just travelling really well and I was feeling confident with a furlong to go,” the 23-year-old who hails from Bury St Edmunds said.

“The only plan was not to go flat out early doors and to have something left at the finish.

“I have ridden in six of these types of races and this is my first winner. I have been riding out for Alan for about a year and a half now and so have ridden this horse before.”

Earlier in the day, jockey Ryan While bagged another winner for his grandfather, the trainer Bill Turner, to secure his third career win – that have all come in the space of six weeks – on Lady Phill in the Class 5, five furlong maiden.


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