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Friday, 17 November 2017

12:20 Lingfield Racing Tips (17th November)

Lingfield Horse Racing
Of the 11 runners theres 2 that have been known to lead before, Ballesteros who is my 3rd top rated and the jockeys 5lb claim moves it to 2nd is what I would call the most natural front runner so stall 2 is a good draw for it and it could try to lead all the way, the horse it dislodged from 2nd spot is Pretty Bubbles who could stay on strongly to make the frame, top rated is SWORD EXCEED 7/1 a 3yo who could still improve, hopefully the jockey booking points to connections expecting a big run here, its a versatile sort with its racing tactics and can lead, dispute the lead or track the leader here and then prove the stronger at the finish.

Sword Exceed 7/1 1st + £50.40 Ex

I've put both divisions of this apprentices race into one blog to make things easier to explain, they are both very poor races so won't take much winning. John Bridger the trainer has 4 horses entered into this race and he's got 2 runners in each division and I do think he has set out to try and win this race as my top rated are both his horses and I expect at least 1 race will be won by him and hopefully both. Div 1 3.10 the selection is FLOWING CLARETS 6/1 who usually likes to track the leaders and has got a decent draw in stall 4 to do just that.

Flowing Clarets 6/1 8th


The selection is FLYING SAKHEE 16/1 who hasn't been given a good draw in stall 12 but there looks to be very little early pace in the race so it ought to be ok and its a hold-up horse anyway. The jockey Hollie Doyle has been booked to ride the 1st division selection and this will be her first rides for the stable on an all-weather track but on turf she has ridden for them 8 times resulting in 2 wins, which sort of points me to thinking the 1st division race is the one to favour but the apprentice riding the 2nd division selection hasn't ridden for the stable before on the all-weather so I'm not sure what is expected and I will back them both.

Flying Sakhee 16/1 Unp
Looks a decent affair for a class 6 race, there is of course a few front running types over this minimum trip, Pearl Acclaim did a good time early 2016 but thats beginning to look like a bit of a fluke rating and its not been in good form speedwise this year, First Bombardment is 3rd top and usually likes to track the pace setters, 2nd top is Frank The Barber who is a versatile type with its tactics and has got stall 2 so should at least be able to get a good position on or near the rails but im not sure if its fast enough out the stalls to lead against some of these, top rated is RED STRIPES 6/1 who can lead and if this one gets to the front it may be hard to catch, the jockey booking catches my eye and im hoping it means that connections are going for a big run in this race.

Red Stripes 6/1 6th