Allthegear No Idea makes it onto The Shortlist at Lingfield today, with a good score of 11 having three sections of green and two of amber. He is a big price at 16/1 for a horse that looks so well suited to today's conditions and looks worth taking a closer look at.
He runs in a two mile seven furlong handicap hurdle in what is likely to be testing conditions.
In his first hurdle race for a while, Allthegear No Idea was outclassed last time out over 26 furlongs at Warwick, but that was in a race far better than this and was also his first hurdles race for a while.
He drops down significantly in class for this race and as he ran consistently well this winter over the larger obstacles, running from a mark of 108 gives him a chance.
Nigel Twiston-Davies has been finding plenty of winners recently. Over the past couple of weeks, he's had six winners (21.43%) and ten places (35.71%) from 28 runners, for level stakes profits of 18.36 and 14.66 respectively and an Impact Value of 1.73.
He also has a good record here at Lingfield, as over the last five years he's had eight winners (32%) and 12 places (48%) from 25 runners, for level stakes profits of 26.58 and 26.27 respectively and an Impact Value of 2.68.
Sam Twiston Davies also appears to enjoy racing here. Over the last five years, he's had six winners (37.5%) and ten places (62.5%) from 16 runners, for level stakes profits of 12.83 and 16.61 respectively and an Impact Value of 3.14.
The Instant Expert report highlights the good showing of Allthegear No Idea and it is worth noting that he is also a full ten pounds lower than for his last victory.
There are few sections of green between the rest of the field so it appears that Allthegear No Idea has an advantage from this point of view.
There isn't a great deal of data to go on when looking at the Pace report, but held up horses have the highest strike rate.
The early lead looks likely to be between Echo Watt and Allthegear No Idea, as they are both usually quite prominent in the early parts of there races.
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