Well what a week of weather that has been. A real shame that the Sandown and Wincanton cards have been claimed today. My focus for the blog is on a competitive and interesting Lingfield card that has some cracking races.
My old man has recovered from his New Year hangover to cast his four selections as he bids to maintain his 100% record and go 4-0 up on me! Don't know about anyone else but I could do with these selections landing, the Christmas celebrations have dwindled the Bandit's treasure chest!
So on to my four selections for today :
INDIAN JACK 1545 LINGFIELD (NAP) – (WON 5-1 = £15.63) It looks likely that he bounced last time after an encouraging run here in a class 3 handicap the time before. He stays on the same mark and the step back up to mile should help him here to come late from the bend. He has done all his winning over a mile and is a pound lower in the ratings than his last success. Has to have a good chance.
URAMAZIN 1435 LINGFIELD (NB) – (unplaced = -£5.00) was targetted as a hurdler ealrier in the year but has produced a couple of decent runs on the flat here over shorter. The step up to 12 furlongs should hopefully see further improvements and he should be in the shake up
WHAILEYY 1510 LINGFIELD (TREBLE) – (unplaced = -£5.00) was a head second in this last year off the same mark. He has saved his best for all weather and the booking of Buick is an eye catcher for me. He has the potential to take this and is rated a lot higher than his rivals and I think he will take this.
CHEVISE 1400 LINGFIELD – (WON 20-1 = £52.50) he is back down to his last winning mark today which was here but over 7f. Has the potential to run a good race and goes well here, he's overdue a win and I'm chancing today is the day.
My old man's selections are :
Circus Star 215 Newcastle (2nd – 4-1 = £2.50)
Modernstone 235 Lingfield (2nd – 4-1 = £2.50)
Perfect Pastures 310 Lingfield (WON – 11-4 = £8.59)
Dingo Bay 250 Newcastle (WON 9-4 = £7.91)
FATHER = £21.50
SON = £58.13
FATHER 3 SON 1
Father = £93.04 profit
Son = £77.56 profit