If you have the Budget blues following the announcements from Rishi Sunak today look on the bright side, the cost of a pint in the boozer should be going down and Lingfield Park hosts a decent meeting on their Polytrack surface Thursday with two Listed races on the card.
I am getting involved down in Surrey and have grabbed some prices overnight.
Best bets for the horse racing at Lingfield Park
The first of the Listed heats is at 2.13 the Listed 1m5f Coral EBF River Eden Fillies' Stakes. Sayyida is one I have talked of before, I wanted to back her for the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes at York in August but Charlie Appleby sent her to France instead where she was fourth in the G.3 Prix Minerve. She has been running with credit at that level and this slight drop down in class and step-up in trip to 1m5f both appear to be in her favour. William Buick rides and I am on at 11-4.
Modern News is another Appleby inmate I have talked of this season and the colt goes in the 2.48 7f MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap. We have only seen him twice as a three-year-old and he has won on both occasions; I tipped him last time at Doncaster. The gelding is surely a Group horse in handicap company now and will leave his current mark of 99 behind. Sadly, he can’t be backed as he is priced accordingly and odds-on!
At 3.23 we have the Listed mile Coral EBF Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes which is an AWC Fast-Track Qualifier. There were plenty entered for this with the 113 rated Lavenders Blue jumping off the page at me earlier this week, the mare won’t line-up though. It is now actually quite an open looking race with several in with chances. The improving three-year-old Mrs Fitzherbert is considered but even with the weight-for-age she needs to have improved another 7 or 8lb in theory to win which is a lot. A recent race at Newmarket should prove key here. Maamoora was second in the Listed Rosemary Stakes at HQ last month and has to be shortlisted but she has arguably gone backwards a little this season for me and a wide draw doesn’t help her chances. Declared Interest is yet to win at this level but has looked capable of doing so and was seven-and-a-half lengths ahead of Dubai Love when they were fourth and seventh respectively in that Rosemary Stakes mentioned earlier. Declared Interest has a great chance to grab the lead out of stall five and in doing so her chances will greatly increase. Two wins at Chelmsford confirm the surface is fine and I am taking a chance she can bounce out and hold them all off at the 6-1.Be lucky