9 runners declared for (81-95) 7 furlong handicap at Lingfield.This looks competitive class three contest on poly track at 4.15 .The three main contenders look to be Take The Helm , Takatul & War Glory .
TAKE THE HELM : Four-year-old gelding ,winning 3 out 12 on All Weather .Been in good form recently ,including winning class three handicap over C&D back in February .Also finished good second last time in 1 mile handicap at Chelmsford ,just getting caught near the finish .Will be suited returning to seven furlong trip .
TAKATUL : Four-year-old colt ,winning 3 out 5 on turf .Won first three starts last season ,including winning two class 4 handicaps .Slightly disappointing on final start last season, when finishing fifth of 9 in class 2 handicap at Haydock.Lightly raced and still looks open to improvement this season. Makes All Weather debut .
WAR GLORY : Four-year-old gelding ,winning 2 out 3 on All Weather .Had some decent form on All Weather last season,including winning class 4 handicap at Chelmsford ,off mark 82.Also placed twice on turf last season.Will be suited returning to All Weather.Each-way claims,though maybe shade high in weights off mark 90 .
VERDICT : TAKE THE HELM should go well returning to his optimum trip. Has put in three decent efforts in 2017,including winning class three handicap over C&D at Lingfield in February .That form has worked out particularly well,with third & sixth from the race,both winning handicaps next time.Still looks fairly handicapped off mark 87.Odds around 6-1 look solid each-way value .
TAKE THE HELM 4.15 LINGFIELD
£30.00 EACH-WAY @ 6-1 SKYBET*
(WINNER SP 9-2 PROFIT