On Saturday we are back at Lingfield on the turf, for 7 furlong group three contest for fillies & mares .
4.05 LINGFIELD 7F CHARTWELL FILLIES STAKES G3 :
11 runners go to post for Chartwell Fillies Stakes over 7F on ground described as Good.This looks high quality fillies & mares group 3 contest .The three main contenders on official ratings are Al Thakhira , Lightning Thunder & New Providence .
AL THAKHIRA : Useful 4-Y-0 Filly ,winning 3 from 9 on the turf ,including winning the G2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket as two year old .Also showed some useful form last season ,finishing close second in Fred Darling at Newbury .Ran promising third on seasonal reappearance in Listed race on AW at Wolverhampton.
LIGHTNING THUNDER :Won 2 from 8 ,had some very useful form last season without winning ,including finishing second in both English & Irish 1000 guineas at Newmarket & Curragh . However was disappointing on final two starts last season ,including finishing well beaten fourth in Listed company on final start last season .
NEW PROVIDENCE : Progressive three year old ,winning 3 from 7 .Won 6F group 3 contest at Salisbury in September .Finished very good second in Neil Gwyn at Newmarket in April ,only beat short head by Osaila .Looks open to plenty improvement this season .
VERDICT: Lightning Thunder is 4LB clear on official ratings and will take plenty beating if repeating last years guineas form ,though there has to be question mark after disappointing on last two starts .
AL THAKHIRA looks very solid here after making promising reappearance at Wolverhampton in March .Showed some useful form last season in group three company and looks to have ideal conditions here (7F with cut in the ground ) Can land this group three contest. Odds around 9-2 look fair value .
New Providence looks the main danger after finishing very good 2ND in Nell Gwyn at Newmarket last time and looks sure to win more races this season .
AL THAKHIRA 4.05 LINGFIELD
0.50 PTS WIN @ 4-1 BET365*
0.50 PTS PLACE @ 2.0 BETFAIR
(UNPLACED SP 7-2 LOSS £100.00)