Novibet Oaks & Derby Raceday Preview


06 May 2021

George Gerakanakis of Novibet takes a look through Saturday’s Oaks & Derby Trial Raceday at Lingfield Park on Saturday 8th May. 


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A competitive handicap to open the Novibet sponsored races at Lingfield Park and Venetia Williams Natty Night comes here of the back of a progressive season as a 4 year old. First time out this year, Natty Night has course experience and has to be in with a shout of winning.

Another horse with course form is Beat The Heat trained by Jim Doyle. After a good end to last year, Beat The Heat comes here on a good weight and the distance won’t be a problem at all and definitely has a good each-way shout.


2.15pm Novibet Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes

Martyn Meade has a strong entry in Technique who ran an excellent 2nd at Epsom in the Blue Ribband Listed race over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs on 20th April and is a well-deserved favourite in the race. She stayed on well at Epsom and that solid form in addition to her win in January, will make connections feel positive Technique can run a big race here. 

Loving Dream trained by John and Thady Gosden ran well at Wetherby on 25th April over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs on good ground, and will have every chance of being competitive on Saturday. With in-form Frankie Dettori on board as well as a good pedigree, Loving Dream is likely to be well backed on the day.

Nasha Nasha is another horse with a great chance in this race following her winning performance at Sandown last month. William Buick takes the ride, trained by Charlie Appleby, this horse will definitely stay the trip and one the trading team are looking to keep onside.

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2.50pm Novibet Derby Trial Stakes

The leading entry from Charlie Appleby is Adayar, a Frankel Colt who looks to have more improvement to make after finishing 2nd in The Classic Trial at Sandown on 23rd April over 1 Mile 2 furlongs. William Buick is booked for the ride and since the declarations came out early on in the week, money has come for this horse and Adayar will go off favourite. 

Aidan O’Brien has declared two for the race and it is unfortunate that High Definition had to be taken out. Kyrios will lead the O’Brien charge this weekend and last time out won on 23rd April at Cork over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs on good ground. The trip will not be an issue and with Ryan Moore on board, he will be looking to give O’Brien another winner in the race.

Carlisle Bay is yet to run as a 3-year-old but after 2 promising runs last year at Tipparary and Leopardstown, the Galileo colt could be the surprise package in the race and is an each-way selection here.

Ralph Beckett brings Scope here who has room for improvement after his Newmarket re-appearance last month. The belief is that Lingfield Park will be more suited than Newmarket and if this is the case, Scope won’t be far away come the finish to the race.

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3.25pm Novibet Chartwell Fillies' Stakes

Double or Bouble is the favourite for the Novibet Chartwell Fillies’ stakes and ran very well last time out at Newmarket to win in style. Going clear inside the final furlong suggests this horse will take all the beating here. 

In-form trainer Andrew Balding declares Bounce The Blues for the Novibet Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes and after two runs at a mile, will now step back to 7 furlongs which looks the better trip for the horse and likely to be in the stake up at the business end of the race.

Isabella Giles finished 7th in the Dubai Duty Free stakes at Newbury last month on the first run of the season. If the horse repeats the form as a 2 year old over 7 furlongs, Isabella Gilles will likely feature in the places.

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Turn On The Charm is the favourite for the Download The Novibet App Handicap and James Fanshawes horse will likely enjoy the step back in trip to 7 ½ furlongs this time and take all the beating here.

Mark Johnston’s Eton College with Ben Curtis on board will have to improve to win this, but should the horse repeat the winning performance seen at Musselburgh last month, then can feature inside the final furlong of the race .

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The final race of the day will see Cloudy Dawn as favourite, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by William Haggas. She ran well to win a Fillies’ Stakes at Haydock in September last year and looked to have more in hand at the finishing line, suggesting she will improve on that performance and take all the beating here.

Persaria ran on well on the all-weather track here at Lingfield Park last October over today’s distance and if she has improved since then can feature in the places.


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