On Saturday we have some top quality action over the jumps at Cheltenham,though for blogs main bet we got to the All Weather at Lingfield for good looking 6 furlong listed race at 3.10
3.10 LINGFIELD 6 FURLONG GOLDEN ROSE LISTED STAKES:
11 runners go to post for competitive looking 6 furlong listed race on poly track at Lingfield .The three main contenders : Hitchens, Ballista & Hawkeyethenoo .
HITCHENS : C&D winner at Lingfield won this race in 2010 .Been in fair form this season winning twice,including group three at Curragh & Listed race at Chester .Slightly disappointing on his last two starts in group company ,though will be suited returning to listed company .
BALLISTA : Inconsistent front runner ,though useful on his day, won this race last year beating Lady's First by 2 lenghs, making all .Won conditions race at Chester in May again making all to beat Masamah .Been disappointing on two of last three starts, though always dangerous when getting easy lead .
HAWKEYETHENOO : Returned to form last time finishing close second in hot handicap at Doncaster in October off mark 105 .Also finished creditable fourth in G1 sprint cup at Haydock in September ,though hasn't won since winning Stewards Cup in 2012 .
VERDICT : HITCHENS should go well here returning to listed company.Also goes well on poly track, should get the race run to suit with three confirmed front runners in the race .Looks over priced at 8-1 with Stan James & William Hills
Of the other last years winner Barista has to be respected ,though is likely to get taken on for lead with both Tangerine Trees & Take Cover being confirmed front runners .
Hawkeyethenoo has some decent form on turf and can't be ruled out ,though is unproven on poly track 0 from 3 and is on losing run 13 races .
HITCHENS 3.10 LINGFIELD
0.50 PTS WIN @ 8-1 STAN JAMES* & WILLIAM HILLS*
0.50 PTS PLACE @ 3.20 BETFAIR#
(UNPLACED SP 7-1 LOSS £100.00 )
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