Best bet for the horseracing Thursday 8th February 2024

I awake from my betting slumber with a fancy on the All-Weather at Lingfield Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Best bet for the horseracing at Lingfield Park 

The race of interest to me is the 7f Stay Golden With BetMGM Safer Gambling Handicap at 2.25. I quite like the chances of McLean House in this. He was going along nicely in 2023, three wins in five starts, before what on paper was a poor effort at Kempton Park last time out. Keen and one the outside throughout he was hanging to the left somewhat as well and it perhaps wasn't surprising he faded out of it late on not exactly knocked about when his chance was gone. He was behind the re-opposing Hieronymus that day but gets a 4lb pull at the weights here; Lope De Vega was second in the race and the selection gets a 3lb switch at the weights with that one. Oisin Murphy in the saddle is an obvious plus and hopefully he should be able to bounce him out and get him to the front in this seven-runner affair and then it is game on. A left-turning seven-furlongs here should suit, the yard of Andrew Balding has had a couple of winners this month already, and I have the 15-2 overnight.