Dream debut for Decadent

Exclusive new syndicate Decadent Racing made a perfect start as their first runner Morermaloke won in style at Lingfield today.

Dream debut for Decadent

Exclusive new syndicate Decadent Racing made a perfect start as their first runner Morermaloke won in style at Lingfield today.

The ownership venture is headed up by Sam Sangster, a son of the late racing tycoon Robert, and includes a number of members drawn from the high-end celebrity Kensington nightspot Boujis.

Morermaloke, who is trained by Brian Meehan, was second at Kempton recently on his first outing since being gelded and was made the 1-4 favourite for the Enhanced SP's At bluesq.com Maiden Stakes.

He scored without jockey Shane Kelly needing to move a muscle.

"Shane was very confident and he did that well," said Sangster.

"We got him from my friend, Harry Findlay, and hopefully we will keep him going on the all-weather."

Sangster added: "It's a new syndicate with about 25 involved, mostly lads from London.

"We've got two older horses - Crafty Roberto runs back here on Saturday - and a couple of youngsters.

"We're one from one, so it's very exciting."

George Baker celebrated his first success trained from his new base at Whitsbury in the Today's Jockey Specials At bluesq.com Claiming Stakes.

His jockey Matthew Davies got a little lucky on 6-4 favourite Cape Melody, dropping his whip when making his move at the furlong pole but using hands and heels to quicken three-quarters of a length away.

Cape Melody had been snapped up by the Khan brothers after he unseated his rider at Windsor in October for Hughie Morrison.

Banbury trainer Peter Hiatt made it two winners in as many days on the Lingfield Polytrack in the Felbridge Handicap.

Hiatt's French purchase Mashdood (5-2 favourite) had produced little encouragement over hurdles and had then been campaigned on Southwell's Fibresand, finishing second on his most recent effort.

Jockey Luke Morris pushed Mashdood past the rapidly declining Judgethemoment with four furlongs left of the two miles and his move proved decisive as he retained two and three-quarter lengths in hand over Gandalf.

"It was a gamble trying the Polytrack but despite his action he's an easy horse to ride and we thought he would be comfortable on a better surface," said Hiatt.

"Over hurdles, the jockeys said he would prefer better ground than good to soft and he had started to look slow at Southwell.

"This gives us a few more options."

Morris continued his fine form into the Marsh Green Selling Stakes to earn a narrow verdict aboard the Stan Moore-trained Sheila's Bond (2-1).

She moved to John Flint for 5,000 guineas after the auction.

Reliable old stick Edgeworth (3-1) bounced back from a rare deviation from his placed efforts over course and distance a week earlier as he finished late under Chris Catlin in the Hare Lane Handicap.

"He was unlucky last week - he was sixth but he was only beaten a couple of lengths," said trainer Brendan Powell.

"It's nice to see him get his head in front again and he's enjoying himself.

"He's just as effective on the grass, too."

A superb front-running ride from Eddie Ahern saw Resuscitator (14-1) return to life in the lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap, while jockey George Baker helped Jeremy Noseda maintain an exemplary course record aboard Advertisement (11-4 favourite) in the Play Free Bingo At bluesq.com Handicap.

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