Friday 31st March 2023
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Welcome aboard to this Friday blog where I’ll be focusing on some all-weather action that is set to take place at Lingfield. My first punt of the day comes in the 1:50 which is a handicap ridden over six furlongs, I like the chances of Kitbag here at 9/4 who represents Jack Channon and Charlie Bishop. He ran a good race on his most recent outing at Wolverhampton a couple of weeks ago, finishing just under two lengths behind the winner, and still looks on a nice mark on the back of that. He’s also a course and distance winner and I think he’s got to be considered a serious player in this particular affair.
My next fancy comes in the 2:25 which is another handicap that’s contested over a distance of six furlongs. This is an extremely competitive-looking race in which I’m going to be taking a chance on Toplight at 4/1 for Luke Morris and Tony Carroll. He’s a horse who’s got a bit to prove over six furlongs, however, on his most recent effort he stayed on well over five furlongs to win at Wolverhampton by a length earlier in the month. He’s only been nudged up three pounds for that success, and with Morris on board he’s got every chance of getting the better of this trip and going close once again.
It’s the 4:05 where my attention next turns and this particular affair is more handicap action but this time over a distance of a mile and four furlongs. I think that this race is all about Sausalito at 11/10 who’s my NAP of the day for Gary Moore and Alec Voikhansky. He arrives into the contest in red-hot form having strung together a winning sequence of five successive victories. Obviously, as a result of said success he’s been climbing the weights, however, Voikhansky will take off seven pounds with his claim. He’s won his last three at this track with his most recent win coming last Saturday, and it’s looking very likely that he’ll be tough to stop again on this occasion.
My fourth and final punt comes in the 4:35 which is a handicap that’s contested over a trip of five furlongs. This is another really competitive contest, however, I like the chances of Man On A Mission at 7/2 who’s another that’s set to be ridden by Luke Morris. He’s a course and distance winner who’s developed into an ultra-consistent performer on the all-weather and has finished in the frame in his last four outings. There could likely be quite a hot pace up front in this, and I think this could play well into his strengths as a general closer, and if this is the case, he’s got a major chance of being involved at the business end of things.