Through The Card: Lingfield, Saturday May 13

Lingfield's card this afternoon features trials for the Oaks and Derby
Lingfield's card this afternoon features trials for the Oaks and Derby

Timeform take you through the card at Lingfield on Saturday afternoon.


13:55 - CAMERONE (1) has a bit to find on ratings and is the only runner in this six-strong field not to have had a run this season, however she cannot be ignored given her trainer's excellent record in the race. She's joined by THE SKY IS BLAZING (6). She did it readily over 1m on debut which was encouraging as her pedigree suggests she won't come into her own until faced with this sort of test and, given William Haggas' two recent winners in this race, looks primed to go close.

14:30 - Aidan O'Brien has been mopping up the Derby trials this week at Chester, however this looks a stronger test for Sir John Lavery with Best Solution and TARTINI (7) in opposition. The latter makes most appeal as the Epsom race which he reappeared in certainly didn't get to the bottom of him and he can show he's a smart prospect upped to a trip which looks sure to suit.

15:05 - A very tightly-knit handicap in which Rattle On and Embankment are both respected, however ASKARI (3) is preferred. The former Roger Varian inmate has shaped okay on his three starts for his new yard and he should come on a bit for his run at Windsor last time. The returning Megalala, who normally front-runs, should set the race up for a finisher so hold-up performer SOLVEIG'S SONG (5) also goes down on the placepot sheet.

15:40 - Placepot banker QEMAH (6) won the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on her last visit to Britain and she escapes a penalty for her pair of top-level wins last season. She should have little difficulty coping with the step back to 7f given her strong-travelling style and, 8 lb clear of her nearest rival on Timeform weight-adjusted ratings, she has a great chance of adding a fifth career success. Ashadihan, Realtra and Mix And Mingle can battle it out for minor honours.

16:15 - Only 4 lb separates six of the seven runners on weight-adjusted ratings, however SHAIYEM (1) is given a chance to put his poor run at Chelmsford behind him. The promise of his Newmarket second prior to that is still fresh in the memory and he's worth another chance. Ghalib shaped as if retaining his ability on his return for new trainer Amy Murphy and is preferred to Takatul for the forecast spot.

16:50 - Ryan Moore is a positive booking for COOL BAHAMIAN (1) who should appreciate the return to turf and his mark of 85 looks a workable one, having won off just 2 lb lower in August. EVENING ATTIRE (4) took his form to a new level when just touched off (having helped set a strong pace) in a big-field handicap at Leicester last month and a 2 lb rise may well be generous, so he is preferred to the returning Pastoral Player.

17:20 - Fortitude looks an interesting newcomer with Ryan Moore booked, however THINK FASHION ran about as well as she was entitled to when ninth in the Fred Darling three weeks ago and is very much the one to beat back in maiden company. May Sky offered enough on debut to think she has a good future and she looks the pick of the remainder.


Win back TARTINI in the 14:30 at Lingfield

Placepot permutation:

13:55 - 1, 6
14:30 - 7
15:05 - 3, 5
15:40 - 6
16:15 - 1
16:50 - 1, 4

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