Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial
Fillies' Listed, Lingfield 15:25
£40,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 3f 106y, Class 1  
Saturday 7th May 2016


1 Seventh Heaven 7/4F
2 Architecture 11/4
3 Mountain Bell 15/8
NR: Chinoiseries
5 ran Distances: nk, 5l, 2l
TIME 2m 33.36s (slow by 6.36s)

Seventh Heaven just fends off Architecture to win for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

Seventh Heaven
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Seventh Heaven

Winner of an all-weather maiden last time, the daughter of Galileo looked like she still had some learning to do as Moore nursed her around Lingfield's tight turns.

Moving into the straight, Moore became more vigorous in third as Architecture moved into the slipstream of the front-running Mountain Bell, the pair seemingly travelling best of all.

But no sooner than Architecture had taken over in front, Seventh Heaven began to find her stride and, despite still appearing ill at ease on the track, she knuckled down to win by a neck with the pair clear.

Moore felt his mount had won despite showing her inexperience on what was the fourth run of her life.

He said: "She raced pretty greenly the whole way around and she was not comfortable on the ground or the track.

"She did well to win but she's a good filly. She would have learnt plenty, things were not right and she still won.

"She's a big girl and there's definitely improvement in her."

Seventh Heaven runs in the same colours as Minding, who landed the 1000 Guineas for the Coolmore team of Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and John Magnier.

Paul Smith, representing the winning owners, added: "She fought well and stayed well, she will have to be in the mix for all the top races now, I think.

"We seem to have some lovely fillies and she'd be up there in the mix for sure, but I would not say for definite that she goes for the Oaks.

"Let's sit down and discuss it, but it would have to be considered as this is a strong trial. She's a nice, developing filly and she will only improve for it."

Hugo Palmer was pleased with the efforts of Architecture and is now planning to tackle next month's Oaks.

He said: "We've only been beaten a neck and she's a big, raw filly and tha was only the third run of her life.

"She will improve leaps and bounds, but she would need to to win the Oaks.

"Only this week last year, (Irish Oaks winner) Covert Love won a maiden at Chelmsford and fillies with sun on their backs come on considerably.

"Though she will warrant her place in the line-up, she will have to improve massively to feature. She won't eun gain before the Oaks."

SkyBet cut the winner to 25/1 from 50s for the Oaks, for which O'Brien has plenty of other potential candidates.

"This was a nice enough performance from Seventh Heaven but she didn't look an obvious Oaks winner in the making," said the firm's Michael Shinners.

"It's asking a lot for her to improve enough to challenge Minding and we're happy to lay her for now."


Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial Stakes (Fillies' Listed)
£40,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 3f 106y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Seventh Heaven (IRE) 7/4f R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (1) nk Architecture (IRE) 11/4 F M Berry
H Palmer 3
3rd (6) 5 Mountain Bell 15/8 Oisin Murphy
R M Beckett 3
4th (5) 2 Capricious Cantor (IRE) 12/1 S De Sousa
E A L Dunlop 3
5th (2) 6 Natural Beauty 25/1 James Doyle
J H M Gosden 3
NR (4) Chinoiseries 8/1 D Sweeney
D M Simcock 3