Friday, February 21, 2014
Saturday February 22nd Winter Derby Trial Bet !!!
(Robin Hoods Bay looks solid each-way bet in feature race at Lingfield)
On Saturday we have top quality card from Lingfield featuring two good looking listed races.Going concentrate on day's feature race at Lingfield the Winter Derby Trial at 3.30
10 runners declared for Winter Derby trial over 10 furlongs at Lingfield .This looks cracking listed race with the three main contenders: Grandeur ,Chookie Royal & Robin Hoods Bay .
3.30 LINGFIELD 10F WINTER DERBY TRIAL LISTED RACE:
GRANDEUR : High quality 5 year old gelding, winning 7 from 17 on turf ,including winning five times in 2012 .Campaigned in some the top international races over last two seasons,winning twice in Group two company in America.Only win in 2013 came in 10 furlong listed race at Goodwood,though also finished excellent second in Sky Bet Group two stakes at York in July, behind the useful Mukhadram.Should go well dropping back into listed company .
CHOOKIE ROYAL :Very consistent 6 year old gelding ,with excellent record on poly track (113122221) ,impressive winner last time winning 8.5 furlong small conditions race at Wolverhampton by 7 lenghs .However takes step up in class here, and will need career best effort to win strong looking listed race .
ROBIN HOODS BAY : Bounced back to form last time winning strong looking class 2 handicap over C&D at Lingfield off mark 100 ,in good time (0.27 fast),that looked particularly good effort having come widest off all in the straight .Also finished very creditable second in group 3 Winter Derby last March ,only beaten half lengh by Farraj in course record time.
VERDICT :Grandeur has obvious claims here being 7LB clear on official ratings and would be very difficult to beat if reproducing his solid group two turf form.However this will be his first start for nearly three months and has to prove he can handle poly track .At top price 6-4 looks worth taking on .
At the prices ROBIN HOODS BAY looks the each-way value here at 9-2,having ran cracker in last years group three Winter Derby over this C&D in course record time . Returned to form last time winning decent handicap over C&D off mark 100 .Has optimum conditions here and looks solid each-way bet .
ROBINS HOOD BAY 3.30 LINGFIELD
£50 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365* (1/4 ODDS 1-2-3 )
(UNPLACED SP 7-1 LOSS £100.00 )
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