October has been quiet month for the blog ,though there should be plenty action over the next few days, with Breeders Cup starting on Friday and decent card from Newmarket on Saturday.
Going back to Thursday, for blogs main bet we are back on All Weather, for good looking 13 furlong listed race for Fillies & Mares .
13 runners declared for 1 mile 5 furlong listed race on the poly track at Lingfield .The three main contenders are Alwilda ,Desert Snow & Sweeping Up .
2.20 LINGFIELD 13F RIVER EDEN FILLIES STAKES LISTED RACE
ALWILDA : Won 4 races from 23 starts ,including winning 2 mile 3 furlong listed race in Germany last time at Cologne .Also finished good 2 lengh third in this race last year ,behind Hidden Gold .Has 3LB penalty for winning last time ,though should be thereabouts .
DESERT SNOW : Useful record on the All Weather last season,winning 3 out 4 (2111),including winning two handicaps .Finished respectable 8 lengh second to the useful Journey in 12 furlong listed race at Newmarket last time .Should go well returning to the All Weather.
SWEEPING UP : Improving filly ,won 2 races from 4 starts on All Weather .Showed improved form when finishing 3 lenghs second to useful Jack Hobbs in G3 Sepember stakes at Kempton over 12 furlongs .Also finished good second in 14 furlong listed race at Saint Cloud last time .Obvious claims returning to poly track .
VERDICT : SWEEPING UP looks the one to beat ,having shown solid form on her last two starts in listed & G3 company ,there looked no fluke about her 3 lengh second to Jack Hobbs in September Stakes.Odds around 4-1 look very fair value, in not the strongest looking listed race .
Desert Snow has excellent strike rate on the All Weather and looks the main danger,though will need to show more improvement to win in listed company.
Of the others California has been put in favourite ,though will need to show plenty improvement over this longer trip ,having been well beaten over 10 furlongs last time in listed company .
SWEEPING UP 2.20 LINGFIELD
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BETVICTOR* & WILLIAM HILLS*
(UNPLACED SP 5-1 LOSS £100.00 )