Speedfigs for #Lingfield 18th Dec + Blog
An exciting day ahead at Lingfield, where a repeat of last weeks treble would be nice.
The first 100+ is Glastonberry in the 1.20 handicap over 7f. Geoffrey Deacon’s filly was slightly unlucky last time only going down by a head after fly leaping the start. She wasn’t well drawn in 11 that day and the draw today could have been kinder than stall 12. If there is a man to overcome a draw then its George Baker and he should ensure the filly goes close off just a 1lb higher mark.
Next Welease Bwian attempts get his head in front after 2 near misses on the AW recently. The early money is interesting and should be noted. There is every chance he will win today.
In the 2.20 Fairyinthewind has been banging on the door finishing 2nd on her last 3 starts over 1m2f. Not usually a good sign but the margins of defeat have been slight and she has only gone down by a head, 1/2L and a neck in each race. Therefore the step back in trip to a mile looks ideal, as she has won over this trip before, and should be doing so again this afternoon.
The NAP is Parisian Pyramid who was only just beaten by one of our top rated selections (Hoover) last week and can make amends here. The horse was well fancied that day and a quick reappearance suggests connections want to strike whilst the iron is hot. Joe Fanning takes over from Spencer – not a bad substitution, and he is good enough to navigate his way home from stall 10. The horse runs off a 1lb lower mark over C&D so 11/4 looks excellent value to me.
Finally, a win from the NAP would boost confidence for Button Moon who was behind in 3rd place last week. She looks dangerous from the same mark today which is also a winning one. Seb Sanders rides, his 2nd of the top rated runners, so a good day for him equals a good day for us! Button Moon looks the E/W value in the race at 8/1.
Diddums 96 (9)
Summer Sun 80 (4)
Katy Spirit 88 (2)
Glastonberry 105 (7) C&T HM1
Welease Bwian 111 (2) HM1
Fairyinthewind 106 (5)
Parisian Pyramid 110 (5) C&T LM1 WM (NAP)
Button Moon 106 (1) C&T SM WM