Fridays split stakes bet on ROSEWOOD LAD & MR MUDDLE was bit disappointing, both horses were heavily supported ROSEWOOD LAD 5-1 into 11-4 & MR MUDDLE 9-2 into 3-1,though in particular MR MUDDLE was bitter disappointment finishing last of 9 ,dropping away very tamely before half way stage,and not horse I would trust again on flat after that disappointing performance.
ROSEWOOD LAD after getting outpaced in early part of the race, looked like catching Mister Frosty inside last 50yds and traded as short as 1-7 in running ,though just couldn't quite get there in the end getting beat half lengh ,ended up slightly disappointing race, though at least only half the stake was lost .
Loss on the day £100 / 1.00 PT
On to Saturday's racing just one flat card at Lingfield ,though there looks interesting 10 furlong claiming stakes at 1.15
10F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 5 LINGFIELD 1.15
FAITHFUL RULER : Bolted up in 1 mile seller at Lingfield 18 days ago,winning easily by 7 lenghs for Richard Fahey ,was then sold for £8600 at the auction to Ron Harris.Had some decent form last season in good handicaps finishing third in two class 2 handicaps .Looks well weighted in this class 6 claimer.
VERDICT : Course specialist SGT SCHULTZ is best in at the weights ,though has big question marks having not run for nearly 6 months and shown nothing on last three starts on turf last summer. FAITHFUL RULER was very impressive winner last time at Lingfield when dropped in class ,and that form has been boosted by second & third horses both running well next time in handicaps.Should go well on his first run for in form Ron Harris
FAITHFUL RULER 1.15 LINGFIELD
£100 EACH-WAY - 1PT EACH -WAY
@ 3-1 STAN JAMES
Updated at 11.30 am Saturday