Lingfield 6:15 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
An intriguing little maiden fillies contest catches the eye down at Lingfield, with a number of interesting sires represented. Deep Sea goes for Japanese sensation, Deep Impact, whilst Alexana is a rare runner for the sub-fertile Al Kazeem.
Overall though I can’t help but be taken in by the pedigree of the Sir Michael Stoute runner, Rare. By the mighty Galileo and out of a dam in Miarixa who has already given us the 104 rated Examplar and 120 rated 1000 Guineas and Irish Oaks heroine Blue Bunting, this one makes masses of appeal on paper, and if she can live up to anything like that potential, we fancy her to see these off. Stoute has a rock solid 23% strike rate with his three year old maidens in the past five years, so we can be relatively confident that this one will be ready to go first time out.
Tip: Rare To Win
Haydock 6:30 Smarkets British EBF Novice Stakes
We have two last time out winners in this line-up in the form of Richard Hannon’s, Water Diviner and Tom Dascombe’s, Great Scot. Both hold claims but we don’t see them giving weight and a beating to Charlie Appleby’s Line Of Duty, who was about as unlucky as you can be when going down by just a neck on debut last time. Trapped in behind horses he made two attempts to procure a run to no avail, before eventually having to switch to the outside to gain a clear passage. By this time those in front had opened up clear daylight and it looked a lost cause. The son of Galileo positively flew home though to go down by that narrow margin. He looks the best in the field on breeding, goes for a yard with 35% strike rate in these races over the past five years and looks tough to beat.
Tip: Line Of Duty To Win
Lingfield 7:45 Barrier Trials At Lingfield Park Nursey Handicap
This doesn’t look a great race in all honesty but that doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t provide a decent betting opportunity. Hugo Palmer seems to be running into a bit of form and as such the topweight Barend Boy is worth a second look, whilst Dixieland goes for Richard Hannon who does so well with his juveniles.
The one with the best form for me though is Temple Of Wonder from the David Evans yard. Forget his last run as he simply didn’t handle the soft ground that day. His previous effort at Windsor was packed full of promise though. Staying on nicely close home over 5f, a step up to this 6f trip seems likely to bring about improvement. With the winner of that Windsor event since running a solid rave in the Windsor Castle Stakes before being beaten only a neck off a mark of 86, the form has a solid look to it. Running off just 72 here and having his first start since being gelded, Temple Of Wonder will be carrying my cash in this – check this racebets review to get to know more.
Tip: Temple Of Wonder To Win