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Liddiard happy as Freddie's Girl eases to win

Trainer Stef Liddiard and owner Anne Cowley enjoyed a significant afternoon at Lingfield with a winner courtesy of Freddie's Girl and a new acquisition in the shape of Satwa Gold.

Cowley and her husband Fred sponsor Liddiard's yard and added a new member to it as they shelled out 15,800 guineas for Satwa Gold after his victory in the Bet NFL -- Betdaq Selling Stakes.

The former Ed Dunlop inmate coasted along under Hayley Turner as she cruised clear inside the final furlong to justify the horse's tag as the 4/5 favourite.

Freddie's Girl had earlier clicked when dropped back to five furlongs with the 4/1 chance holding a slender advantage levelling up for home before gamely going clear to leave her five rivals toiling in the Betdaq Poker Maiden Stakes.

Liddiard said: "She hasn't done an awful lot wrong and didn't stay seven furlongs last time.

"This race looked so weak that we thought we would give the trip a try, kick on and make it our own." Turner went on to complete a 39/1 double as the gaps appeared at the right time to allow the grey Vinces (7/1) to pounce in the Bet FA Cup - Betdaq Handicap.

Divine Force proved himself exactly that with a last-to-first burst in the seven-furlong Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Handicap.

Michael Wigham turned out his improving four-year-old just three days after his Wolverhampton success and the 7/4 favourite swept around the field to complete a hat-trick under Simon Whitworth.

Peopleton Brook was weak in the market but defied the drift out to 25/1 to follow up his course-and-distance handicap victory earlier this month in the Golf At Lingfield Park Claiming Stakes.

The field bunched running inside the final furlong and Brendan Powell's eight-year-old produced the best finishing kick to beat Total Impact and Sir Edwin Landseer by a neck and a short head.

Andrew Heffernan finally paid a visit to the Lingfield winner's enclosure as Aflaam's effort yielded success in the first division of the lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap.

Ron Harris' 8/1 winner provided the 5lb claimer with his 42nd mount at the track and the partnership sat on the pace to collect by half a length.

Expansive Problem (14/1) swooped to take Division Two of the mile handicap while fellow top weight Prince Charlemagne (3/1) came well clear in the Lingfield Park Sporting Membership Handicap.

Aintree's Topham Chase is a long-term aim for Ballabriggs after a facile success in the catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap. Donald McCain's nine-year-old has always been held in high regard by the Cholmondeley handler but injury had restricted him to just one run in the past 14 months.

However, the only scare he had this time was at the third-last when he was in danger of over jumping, but he survived to win by an eased-down nine lengths.