Lingfield - all weather- polytrack
An absolutely quality card with some mouth-watering events
1.45 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 PREMIUM RACE & BEST FORECAST RACE
1/2 pt Rev F/c Living The Life - Welsh Sunrise
2.55 Ertijhal did it very well last time over C&D when defying a horrendous draw and made all and kept on well . He's much beter drawm today and he should be able to confirm form with a host of others who finished not far behind that day, inclding American Life, which was my tip that day , but is likely to finish a bit further behind today. Complicit is the unknown runner and could trump the all at 10/1, but he is a bit of a character and can play up at the start. Passing Star is on a 4 timer but this is a much tugher race and he'd do very well to even make the first 6. I'm actually having a bet on Major Crispies. He is a real potent force at this track and ran really well behind Ertijhal , when he weakened in the closing stages chasing a string pace.With a more prudent ride he could well hit the frame , and if the fav doesn't turn up, could even cause a bit of a shock.
1/2 pt ew Major Crispies @ 33/1
3.30 Th stayers final and another wide open event . The fav is Litigant , who won over C&D last time, but that race was run at a bit of a dawdle and he used his pace to out the race to bed. Today's race will be run at a srong pace with Arr'Kid and Hunting Ground in the race This will reveal whether or not Litigant does have true stamina, and at the odds he can be taken on. The race will be run to suit very strong finisher Castilo Del Diablol as well as track specialist Arch Villain. I'm actually going for Villa Royale, who isn't that far behind the best of these at the weights, but is a real improving and very tough mare.She won twice at Wolver , the lattertime at this trip , and the further she went the better she looked . She ran here recently over a trip much shorter than her optimum and ran a cracker , to finish a close 4th, and as expected , was staying on at the end.She is most likely to be ridden prominantly and can stay on in the home straight and snatch a long priced win.
3/4 pt ew Villa Royale @ 18/1
4.05 The sprint final and what a race in store. Addictive Dream is a afvourite of mine but from this bad draw, and racing over a trip further than his best , has little chance today. He will try to force the pace, despite is bad draw, but other front runners, such as ballista Even Stevens and Trinityelitedotcom are far beter drawn. Of those 3 , Trinityelitedotcom is the most interesting, He has come on bundles this season and will set an electric pace. The likelihood however is that he'll get challenged all the way and this race looks set up for one of the many closers. Tarooq and Rivellino are big improvers at this track, but neither have been lucky in the draw. Stepper Point finds 5 furlongs enough while the poorly drawn Hasopop, will fnd it almost impossible to keep up at this trip and surface. Lancelot Du Lac is well drawn to delivera telling late challenge but I jus give th nod to Hawkeyethenoo, who for once is well drawn and there will be nothing coming home quicker than him
3/4 pt ew Hawkeyethenoo @ 10/1
4.40 PREMIUM RACE
5.20 Grandisar is easily best in at the weights, and is far better drawn today, than last time when he tried to make all from an awful draw and fell into a hole. I watched that race, and he should have actually done a lot better and there are others to consider in this hot contest. Robin Hod Bay is a real track specialist and has obvious chances but I'm going for Solar deity, who has been running with credit at Meydan and the trip shouldn't be out of the range for this course winner.
3/4pt ew Solar deity @ 6/1
Musselburgh- good ground on this quick track
2.10 Cheerio Sweetie won by some way on her debut on the al weather . She looked good , but how will she cope with quick turf against a couple of well red newcomers in Bowson Fred and Mukhmal as well as Magic Florence , who is bred for speed and will appreciate the quicker ground. I'm trying Mukhmal for strong connections .
1/4 pt win Mukhmal @ 9/1
2.40 The Borderlescot sprint , named in honour of the fantastic sprinter, now 12 years old and he actually run sin his own race, and I think he can with tis very winnable contest. Heeraat is the fav but he runs at further and is vulnerable at this trip , while Morawij culd also struggle under his penalty. Tangerine Trees is another speedy veteran, who runs well freah and he wil set the pace , but Bordelescott is not out of this at the weights and the make up of the race does seem to suit him. He wont be the first horse to win a race named in nour of that runner
1/2 pt ew Borderlescott @ 14/1
3.15 It's a very winnable stayers handicap and I'm supporting the well handicapped Itlaaq. He has a great record first time out and this long straight will really suit him who is at his best on the long staright at York. Special meaning usually runs on stiffer tracks and could well get outpaced.Eagel rock is a tough sort who is not out of this while Angel gabriel is well weighted but does have stamina to prove.
3/4 pt win Itlaaq @ 7/1
3.50 A cracking Class 2 for 3YOs and none of the field have raced on ground this quick, over this kind of C&D, so there is a bit of guesswork here, which I don't like doing, but sometines it's essential. Topweight is Bow Creek, who has been hammered by the handicapper , and has a big job on his hooves. The fav is Roachdale House, who was useful last year, but all on a soft surface. Besides Bow Creek, Mark Johnston also runs all weather winners Almargo and swivel and they bith have it to rpove today on quick turf. I'm going for Extra Noble , who is well enough handicapped , but he too has effectiveness to prove on quick turf . Howver he is bred for turf and is worth the risk, especially as this long straight will be very much in his favour.
3/4 pt win Extra Noble @ 4/1
4.25 There will be a ot of pace on here with Majestic moon, Azrur and Al Mukhdam all wanting to cut out the pace. You would usually eliminate them from calculations, but in the absence of anything really suited to today's conditions. I'm taking the very tough Majestic Moon to dispute and to stay on the best , on a track which should realy sit. Kalk Bay has quite a bi to do, dropping in trip on this quicker track while That'sPlenty comes from Ireland , but again this C&D and the ground is against him. I was interested in the rejuvenated Slver rime, but he has a shocking record first time out.
3/4 pt win Majestic Moon @ 9/2
4.55 The two front runners here are the speedy veterans Moorhouse Lad and tax Free, who are drawn in the extremes and should ensure that no horse is inconvenienced by the draw. Moorhouse Ladhs run well here before and TaxFree of late has showed a bit of regression, but he is now 12 years old. Red Baron is the fav and has his C&D, ut is high in the weights and the danger to the tip is Opt Out , who likes this track and can come with a real old rattle at the end. L'Ami Louis is down in trip and that wont suit at this quick track.
1/2 pt ew Moorhouse Lad@ 15/2
5.30 The pace here will be set by Royal Bajan and Bronxe beau, however neither are well handicapped and don't appeal as possible winners. Go nani Go is the fav and will be suited to the make of the race, but is a bit high in the weights. I'm ging for Go Go Green , who wll have come on for his latest run and is very well weighted to take this on a C&D he runs well. We'll deal Again, was quite useful a few seasons back and is dangerously well handicapped and if on a going day could feature.
3/4 pt ew Go Go Green @ 13/2
6.00 Not getting involved in this amateur riders race where few of the field have form at this trip and ground.