On Wednesday we are back at Lingfield, for decent looking 10 furlong class two conditions race, on the poly track .
7 runners declared for the 10 furlong Betway conditions race on poly track at 1.40 .This looks quality condition race ,with three horses having BHA ratings in 100's .The three main contenders are Battalion , Master Of The World & Pinzolo .
BATTALION :Useful 6-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 6 out 25 for William Haggis .Changed hands for 70,000 gns at October Newmarket sales .Makes first start for trainer Jamie Osborne.Has decent record here at Lingfield (2 out 5) ,including winning this race last year.Also finished excellent 2ND last time in G3 Diamond Stakes at Dundalk in September .Solid claims dropping down in class .
MASTER OF THE WORLD :Decent 5-Y-0 Gelding,winning 3 out 33 ,though not won since June 2015 .Been in decent form recently,finishing good 3RD over C&D in Listed Churchill Stakes last time .Obvious claims on official ratings ,though on losing run of 15 races .
PINZOLO : Useful sort back in 2014/15 for Charles Appleby ,including winning in listed company ,though hasn't looked as good this season on turf ,including last time on his first start for trainer Ismail Mohammed .Should do better returning to poly track , though his last victory came over 14 furlongs ,the drop back to 10 furlongs has be big question mark .
VERDICT : Last years winner BATTALION should go well on first start for Jamie Osborne.Finished excellent 2ND in group three Diamond Stakes at Dundalk last time ,behind the useful A O 'Brien trained Long Island Sound .Looks the one to beat ,dropping down in class .Odds around 3-1 look decent value .
Master Of The World looks obvious danger, after finishing creditable thirds on his last two starts in listed company.Also being 4LB clear on official BHA ratings ,though struggles to win races , having been placed 13 times ,with only 4 victories from 33 starts .Odds around 2-1 look short enough .
BATTALION 1.40 LINGFIELD
£80.00 WIN @ 3-1 CORALS*
(WINNER SP 7-2 PROFIT £280.00)