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The storm has played havoc with the going so we will just crack on & hope for the best…
Jamie & Rich go Head to Head at 2.25…. The battle of the minds!
2:25 – greatbritishstallionshowcase.co.uk Swinley Chase (Listed)
Selection: Caribbean Boy
An intriguing and tricky little ten runner handicap contest over three miles sees Caribbean Boy look to register back to back wins. There is a number of reasons why I fancy Nicky Henderson’s grey to run a big race today. First of all he has his favored soft ground today as proved by a much needed confidence boosting win at Kempton last time out on soft going. The form of that race has been enhanced somewhat by Wishing and Hoping running a mighty race to finish second at Warwick last weekend in a good handicap. Caribbean Boy has always been a likeable sort with a good reputation, he is unexposed over this 3 mile trip having had just the one full race over this distance. His course form is pretty ordinary but he appears to still be relatively well handicapped and I am sure he won’t be far away on all known form. At the current prices (7/1 at the time of writing) he may be a tempting each way bet, which I would personally advise.
3:10 – Watch Free Live Racing Coral Novice Stakes
This looks a decent Novice Stakes over the mile trip here at Lingfield. It looks to be between the top two in the market, Chrysos & Mizmar. I am going to opt for the former who travelled well at Newcastle on his debut in what looked to be a high standard maiden. Chrysos was up with the pace that day and just found a pair of nicely bred Charlie Appleby runners too strong and faded into fourth, he didn’t help his cause by running too free in the early stages but it was a promising performance in a solid maiden. Chrysos should improve for that experience and that puts him right in the mix today. I have to be honest I am a little disappointed in his price (5/4 at the time of writing), hopefully before post time he may drift out a little. Mizmar is definitely the big danger having had more experience, while it could be worth checking on the price of Prime Objective for each way purposes.
Lingfield – AW – Standard (Polytrack)
12.50 – Maiden Stakes – Class 5 – 3yo Only – 1m 2f…
City Spirit – Cityscape X Cape Spirit 3yo filly.
This is the fillies’ 3rd career start, with the first at Kempton, in a Class 5 Novice Stakes over 1m, when finishing 12 of the 13 runners. She improved for a step up in trip over today’s C&D on January 8th, when finishing a 1 & 1/2 length 3rd of 7 to Reticent, with 2nd Charles St, winning next time out.
The filly has a 5lb sex weight claim & is 1 of only 2 runners with experience over C&D, the other is Favourite, Addingham… EACH WAY
Ascot – Soft
2.25 Swinley Chase – Listed Handicap – Class 1 Listed – 5yo Plus – 2m 7f 180yds…
Fortescue – Shirocco X Last of Her Line 8yo gelding.
In his 3rd year chasing & has 5 wins with 4 places from 13 starts in this sphere, although has no wins in his last 4 starts since returning in October.
The gelding has placed on his last 2 starts, when finishing a length runner up to Five Star Getaway in a 3m Class 2 Chase on December 27th before finishing 3rd, last time out in the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock over 3m 1f, 3 & 1/2 lengths behind Royal Pagaille, who has since finished 2nd in the Denman Chase.
Ground holds no worries, as stamina is assured in testing conditions & his overall record at this distance reads 10 runs, 5 wins & 4 places – EACH WAY
That’s all for today folks, stay tuned for a BIG Interview announcement at 7pm tomorrow… Plus head to Spotify to check out our Podcast Trailer…
All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team