A weekend of near misses, four places in Hong Kong and how unlucky was Un De Sceaux in that thriller at Sandown? I should mention the confusion in Sandown's betting ring after the final race on Saturday's card; I was on the train having had a couple of beers after racing before my mate Matty noticed the race had been voided! Surely they could have got it announced sooner. Hey ho, on to this week.
I am having a little Godolphin, Charlie Appleby double at Lingfield today.
I tipped Beauty Stone last time when she flopped on heavy ground at Nottingham. That was only her second start and he clearly still has potential, showed some promise on debut. She runs in the 12.00 at Lingfield the one-mile Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Maiden Fillies' Stakes. You can get 11-4 about her early.
I have also tipped Story of Light before, last month in fact, when the gelding won at Chelmsford City. He runs today in the 7f Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays / EBF Novice Stakes at 1.00 at Lingfield. The step-up in trip should prove no problem at all, in fact, you’d expect further improvement, and you can see why the Bookies have him odds-on at 4-7.
it is 4.89-1 the double.