LINGFIELD – JANUARY 10
This is a new meeting on the calendar
Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield:
Leg 1 (1.00: 6 (Missed Approach), 1 (Casse Tete) & 4 (Label Des Obeaux)
Leg 2 (1.30): 8 (The Nipper), 4 (Peggies Venture) & 1 (Westerbee)
Leg 3 (2.00): 7 (Song Saa) & 1 (Themanfrom Minella)
Leg 4 (2.30): 4 (Druid’s Folly) & 2 (May Hay)
Leg 5 (3.00): 4 (Top And Drop) & 1 (Coole Charmer)
Leg 6 (3.30): 11 (Arden Dennis), 4 (Act Now) & 3 (Alberto’s Dream)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
1.00: MISSED APPROACH represents Warren Greatrex who not only has his team in good form, the trainer also boasting a terrific record here at Lingfield during the study period as you can see below. The seven-year-old beaten favourite is worth another chance here with his seasonal debut behind him now, with connections possibly having most to fear from CASSE TETE and LABEL DES OBEAUX.
1.30: WESTERBEE defends an unbeaten (2/2) record at this venue, taking into account an NH flat race. There’s a chance that his record will remain intact, though only if THE NIPPER fails to overcome the form of his last couple of outings which followed some fine bumper victories. If Warren’s raider can get back to that type of form, connections of his rivals will have plenty to worry about. PEGGIES VENTURE is the other potential winner in the field from my viewpoint.
Record of course winners in the second race:
2/2—Westerbee (soft & standard - NH flat race)
2.00: Tom George has secured 57 points of level stake profits since the start of August via 33 winners and having secured a 34/1 double from just three runners on Saturday, Tom still has his team in fine form. SONG SAA is the stable representative this time around, Tom’s only runner at the meeting. THEMANFROM MINELLA could prove to be a real threat, whilst LORD HEATHFIELD is expected to fill the bronze medal position.
2.30: Another trainer to have kept the home fires burning successful this autumn/winter is Fergal O’Brien who saddles DRUID’S FOLLY, a previous heavy ground winner whereby if the ground deteriorate at all, Paddy Brennan’s mount should not be inconvenienced too badly. MAY HAY is another soft/heavy ground performer who looks to be the main threat from my viewpoint.
Record of course winners in the fourth contest on the card:
2/3—Sea Wall (2 x heavy)
1/6—Beau Lake (soft)
3.00: TOP AND DROP is the lone Venetia Williams runner on the card and with 99.9% of her stock improving half a stone and more for plenty of give in the ground, Liam Treadwell’s mount is the first name on the team sheet. Petite Power has been well beaten under the projected conditions unfortunately, whereby the main danger appears to be COOLE CHARMER.
Record of course winners in the fifth event:
1/1—Better Days (good to soft)
1/2—Remember Forever (good to soft)
3.30: As reported in my columns regularly, handicap hurdle races beyond the minimum distance have the worst favourite record under either code of the sport and this ‘three mile’ event looks likely to produce another unlikely winner. That said, ARDEN DENNIS might prove to be difficult to kick out of the frame, with ACT NOW and ALBERTO’S DREAM also expected to figure prominently from a Placepot perspective.
All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Lingfield card on Tuesday – followed by their five year ratio at the track + profits/losses accrued:
6 runners—Gary Moore (11/81 – loss of 12 points)
5—Seamus Mullins (8/43 – Profit of 60 points)
4—Dai Williams (0/2)
3—Alan King (4/26 – loss of 10 points)
2—Michael Blake (1/8 – lossof 1 point)
2—Steven Dixon (0/7)
2—Chris Gordon (4/36 – loss of 21 points)
2—Warren Greatrex (9/20 – Profit of 14 points)
2—Diana Grissell (0/10)
2—Simo Hodgson (0/3)
2—Neil Mulholland (2/29 – loss of 20 points)
2—Daniel O’Brien (0/4)
2—Fergal O’Brien (1/8 – loss of 6 points)
2—Nigel Twsiton-Davies (5/24 (Profit of 14 points)
+ 36 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
75 declared runners