Race of the Day on Sky Sports activities Racing: Al Agaila can star in rescheduled Winter Oaks Trial at Lingfield | Racing Information

Sky Sports activities Racing’s Mike Cattermole thinks the rescheduled Winter Oaks Trial at Lingfield on Thursday may unearth a great filly and has his eye on a lightly-raced contender from the Simon and Ed Crisford crew.

Lingfield levels one other all-weather card on Thursday and simply essentially the most important and most respected race is the Talksport Winter Oaks Trial (2.20), a Class 2 Handicap over a-mile-and-a-quarter.

The race has been saved from final Saturday’s deserted fixture when there was initially a six-runner subject consisting of Viola, Sea Tsarina, Queen Of Ipanema, Candy Fantasy, Tequilamockingbird and Tahasun, who all return.

Nonetheless, each Makinmedoit and Yorkshire Girl who as a consequence of go in Saturday’s function, the Listed Quebec Stakes, have their sights lowered just a little right here.



Three-time all-weather winner, together with twice right here each over a-mile-and-a-half, who was a great second off this identical mark at Goodwood in September – however over half a mile additional than at this time.

She was additionally a wonderful second within the Group Three Pinnacle Stakes over a-mile-and-a-half earlier within the season however has been beneath her greatest currently and this journey might be on the sharp aspect. Not essentially the most reliable.


Has taken some massive steps ahead on her final three begins with extra affected person ways, beginning with a straightforward win at Salisbury in a Class 4 Handicap earlier than failing to get any daylight till means too late up the house straight in Listed firm at Yarmouth.

Luck was on her aspect right here final time, nevertheless, in one other Class 2 handicap when she secured a nice run via on the within rail over the course and distance for her third win of the 12 months underneath an impressed Pierre-Louis Jamin.

There might be extra to return from her and a 3lb rise will not be too unreasonable. Undoubtedly a participant.

Yorkshire Girl

Helpful filly who has received 5 instances (4 with Jo Mason) and is steadily bettering.

Solely her second all-weather begin and first since October, 2020 and is fitted with headgear (visor) for the primary time.

She might be performed late as normal and though she has not been disgraced on her two earlier makes an attempt at Listed degree, this second alternative goal after Saturday’s abandonment seems extra her kind of race. Fascinating.

Yorkshire Lady (right) wins at Leicester under Harry Bentley
Yorkshire Girl (proper) wins at Leicester underneath Harry Bentley

Sea Tsarina

Gained on her Yarmouth debut in June (seven furlongs) and likewise right here in August over a mile however was disappointing on smooth floor at Thirsk in September when discovering little after hanging left.

Been off since, which is likely to be telling as she might have had an excuse, however a line must be put via that run in case you fancy her right here. One factor in her favour, although, is the step up in journey.

Queen Of Ipanema

By no means made the racecourse for the Gosdens and was picked up for 20,000 guineas in July.

Her first three begins for George Boughey have been underwhelming however since then she has been a successful machine! The spree, all on the all-weather, began at Wolverhampton in October off a mark of 52 – notably when first fitted with a tongue strap.

There have been wins since again at Wolverhampton (off 58) and Chelmsford (69), all of these Class 6, then Newcastle (Class 5, off 75) and Wolverhampton (Class 4) once more (off 80).

Now as much as 83, she has improved 31lb in lower than two months and is a glowing tribute to her coach.

Could not have completed successful but however that is one other step up and is her hardest take a look at.

Candy Fantasy

Had been operating properly in defeat till lastly managing to get her head in entrance on her ninth try at Southwell (Class 5) over a-mile-and-a-half.

The primary-time cheekpieces might need helped her and she or he is up 3lb, however she is again in journey at this time and taking over higher firm. Most likely wants to tug out extra.


Constant filly who received right here in June, over the course and distance, at Kempton in August over 11 furlongs and again right here once more over this journey to make it two from two at Lingfield.

That have ought to stand her in good stead, as ought to her angle, and she or he was solely raised a pound for her final success, albeit achieved by a whisker. Might go properly on this stronger firm.

Al Agaila

Value €240,000 as a yearling and solely made her racecourse debut in June when shaping very properly in third at Newbury.

Barely stunning that she took three extra tries to get off the mark however did so in type at Kempton earlier within the month after a four-month break which had clearly achieved her some good.

She had been overwhelmed slightly below a size into third by Sea Tsarina when beginning odds-on right here in August and reopposes on 1lb higher phrases. However the truth that she had a vacation afterwards and bounced again in type at Kempton means that she is in a lot better kind now.

There ought to be some additional enchancment to return as she is bred to be suited by stepping as much as 10 furlongs. Intriguing contender.

Victoria Grove

Considered one of three from the in-form Henry Spiller crew. Stayed on properly to win over a mile at Chelmsford in October having received right here over seven furlongs in June however was a disappointment again right here final time.

Tries the journey for the primary time however that could be a optimistic as there’s loads of stamina on her dam’s aspect. Extra uncovered than most, although.


Seemed a sure-fire future winner when fifth off a mark of 96 within the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot however has not constructed on it in any respect and stays a maiden after 10 begins. Down now to a mark of 85 and has been tried in a visor and cheekpieces.

Has tried the gap on a few events and appeared to remain however could be a shock winner.


Other than one run at Leicester (difficult monitor for some), has been most constant and received at Chelmsford over this journey in June and likewise over this course and distance in Class 5 firm final time. A visor has changed the same old cheekpieces the final twice.

Now up 2lb however wants extra on this deeper contest.


Good race! Queen Of Ipanema has clearly been in sensible kind however it is a rise in grade for her. Makinmedoit has been holding higher firm, just like this, and likewise needs to be revered and she or he and Yorkshire Girl might be performed late and can want some luck.

AL AGAILA regarded as if she had correctly received her act collectively at Kempton final time after a break and, with the promise of extra to return over this journey for her in-form secure, she is simply most popular in a keenly contested occasion.

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