Eric's Weekly Round Up: Musharrif 8/1



Saturday, 24 February 2018

2:05 Lingfield Racing Tips (24th February)

Lingfield Racing Tips
LINGFIELD 2.05
Encore D’Or is my 2nd top rated, usually tracks the leaders and stall 2 looks ideal for it to do just that and then stay on strongly.
Boom The Groom is quite versatile with its tactics and my 4th top rated but may make the frame here if others with faster times falter upped to this Listed class race.
Brother Tiger needs to improve time-wise and class-wise to get involved here but it is a front running type but then again stall 6 might not be ideal in the makeup of this race.
Gracious John has recorded the fastest time but it may struggle upped in class to catch those ahead of it but never say never.
Orvar another possible pacesetter but stall 8 isn't ideal, it hasn't any course form but it has gone fastish at Kempton but not at this Listed level.
Royal Birth is 3rd best here but has got the nearest stall to the rails of the known pace-setting types and could then be hard to catch.
Tomily may either want further or a slower surface and maybe both and this class looks a tough ask but has got an interesting jockey booking.
Karijini this one is in tip top form but this jump in class from a class 4 handicap on Wednesday is a big ask and i doubt it will pay off but has maybe earnt the right to have a go.
SUMMARY: Looking at the mix of class and speed I've narrowed it down to 3 runners as I'm not convinced the other 5 are quite Listed class horses but I'm not sure i dare lay anything in this race, Boom The Groom would be my 3rd choice and may need some luck from stall 1 if it doesn't get the lead right from the off, ENCORE D’OR 8/1 is my 2nd top rated and stall 2 should be ideal for a horse that likes to track the pace but needs trouble free run to catch ROYAL BIRTH 7/1 who i think has every chance here from stall 4 getting to the front and gaining control of the rails and it could then kick and steal the race from the front but i have to go with backing them both to cover both angles of a front runner and a finishing type.

Encore D'Or 8/1 2nd
Royal Birth 7/1 5th
WOLVERHAMPTON 5.45
Too many with nothing to write about so will mention the 2 I'm interested in, firstly its got to be BILLYOAKES 15/2 who has a positive looking jockey booking the other one is WEDGEWOOD ESTATES 15/2 who did its best time in 2016 but only ran once over this c/d in 2017 so if it retains that level of form must have a cracking chance and i will back them both, another with good speed figures is Prazeres who is my 3rd top rated and the trainers poor record of 1-50 here puts me off its chances, Whispering Soul is well weighted but this trainer only has a 3% win rate here so another I'm not enthused about but my stakes will be kept low in this race.

Billyoakes 15/2 2nd
Wedgewood Estates 14/1 5th