Solemn Oath taken at Lingfield…
Published On March 5, 2012 | Uncategorized
A seven race card from Lingfield Park this Monday afternoon where the action gets under way at 2.30 and draws to a conclusion at 5.30 with the six furlong fillies handicap. It may not be Cheltenham but this Lingfield card looks interesting from a punting persepective and remember a winners a winner no matter where it comes from. Before we look at the card in greater detail let’s have a quick look at some of the useful course information available to us.
Traditionally low numbers held the call in races up to seven furlongs here at Lingfield although going on recent results that bias seems to have evened itself out over the last few months. Following leading jockeys at the venue can be a profitable exercise and riders to note this afternoon should be George Baker (18% here) ,leading all weather rider Luke Morris (70 winners for the season to date) and Joe Fanning who has an impressive 20% strike rate here at Lingfield . Trainers to note with runners this afternoon should be Mark Johnston (21% strike rate) ,the in form Richard Hannon (two winners last seven runners) and Welsh handler Dave Evans a trainer who can boast of a 50% strike rate in claiming races here this season.
Finally it’s always worth a quick check to see how the Post’s various correspondents view the day’s racing. The Lambourn mole puts up Hannon’s Best Cry as his best bet of the day in the twelve furlong handicap at 4.00. David Milnes ,the respected Newmarket gallop watcher, nominates the Haggas trained filly Haamat as his best in show in the six furlong handicap at 5.30 while keep an eye also on Haymarket in the 5.00 . The North’s man in the know suggests this ex Godolphin horse will be hard to beat in this maiden.
Racing opens with the claimer to be run over six furlongs at 2.30 . Early news from the track is that the three horse Mambo Spirit won’t be running leaving just four runners. Realistically this looks a match up between the top two, the consistent Drawnfromthepast and the Dalgliesh trained Hinton Admiral with the dual Sandown winner One Way Or Another, (Melbourne not Esher!), looking booked for third money.
The six furlong seller at 3.00 has attracted eight runners and is a race where the official ratings suggest that the two horse Thorpe Bay is the one to beat. Having a first run for trainer Conor Dore Thorpe Bay did it nicely at Southwell on his latest start and has the added bonus of Hayley Turner in the saddle today. The Channon trained Majestic Rose and the filly Miss Purity Pinker are suggested as possible alternatives.
Nick Littmoden introduces Betty Brook to handicap company for the first time today in the sprint handicap at 3.30. In an ordinary race she has her chances along with My Name Is Sam and the slow starting Marie’s Fantasy. The twelve furlong handicap at 4.00 looks competitive with many of the bigger stables represented. Mark Johnston will fancy his chances with the recent Wolverhampton winner Quiet Appeal, Mick Channon runs the unpenalised course winner Captain Cardington while the Lambourn vibes are positive in relation to the chances of Hannon’s Next Cry .
Odds on punters will be queuing up for Munsarim in the claimer at 4.30. Keith Dalgliesh’s blinkered five year old looks head and shoulders above today’s opposition and should have too much toe for Spinning Ridge and Dazzling Valentine.
The maiden at 5.00 looks potentially the most interesting race on the card. Johnston runs the ex Godolphin Haymarket ,who after some disappointing efforts for the boys in blue, has his sights lowered somewhat today. The Simcock filly Prime Run looks the danger after an encouraging debut run at Wolverhampton while a market watch is adviced when assessing the chances of the unexposed Solemn Oath, who can be reasonably expected to improve for his one and only run to date in a decent Newmarket maiden.
Racing closes with a compact looking six furlong fillies handicap at 5.30. The early morning exchanges suggest we are going to have a pretty short priced favourite to finish up with too. The Haggas filly Haamat did it well at Wolverhampton in November and it should be pointed out that a few of those who finished behind her on that occasion went on to win subsequent races. If looking for reasons to oppose her you might consider that she drops back to six furlongs today and that she was a little tardy at the start when winning at Wolverhampton. Absa Lutte has been a wonderful servant to the Mullineaux stable and she is sure to run her usual game race today while the well drawn Basle might be one to include in a few fun forecast bets.
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