2:10 Lingfield (23rd November) Horse Racing Tips/Result

An EBF Maiden Stakes for colts & fillies over 1m.


A selection of top-flight trainers. Cotton Trader should appreciate this drop to 1m after showing good pace on debut at Wolverhampton. This son of Hard Spun was a pretty short price against a few experienced juveniles and didn't lack for fitness but seemingly struggled to quite get home over the extended trip. He should have the pace to sit handy and a leading chance.



Interesting to see Sir Henry Cecil fielding All That Rules (HCE Dark Horse). This is the second runner for Andrew Tinkler and by all accounts a well backed debutante on the exchanges. This son of Galileo cost E90,000 as a yearling and a two-year-old who held Group race engagements. Cecil's juveniles can win on debut although they feature a much better strike rate on their second start. 


Royal Prospector was a big price last time when finishing second. This bay colt had shown little in his first two starts and it could well be the case that wasn't the strongest of contests at Kempton. A watching brief.


Andrew Balding has his juveniles in good form and Restaurateur was strongly fancied at Wolverhampton over 7f. Liam Keniry pressed on that day and looked to have the opposition in trouble. However, the tables were quickly turned when Press Baron finished with real purpose and found little resistance. It could well be the case that the winner, trained by John Hills, has a fair level of ability. On balance, you have to question whether this extra furlong will help or hinder. At the prices, Restaurateur has each way claims because he may have done a little too much in front last time. 


Conclusion: Cotton Trader will appreciate this drop in distance and it was telling how strongly fancied he was on debut. All That Rules has been backed and could be a talent. However, he will need to be fit and ready to win at the first time of asking and perhaps a better proposition next time out. Restaurateur may have each way claims at a price.


HCE: ''A competitive heat. Restaurateur was well backed and put his experience to good use. Hurricane In Dubai made a sparkling debut and lost little in defeat. While Cotton Trader wasn't best suited by a slow early pace which saw him with many lengths to find. He finished will great gusto and will be winning soon. All That Rules will be better next time.''

5 comments:

MadGambler said...

oooh lol , i dont like cotton trader at all and if you want to back it do it thru me and i'll give +1 point on bfsp im that sure ...;-) , i really want the cecil horse to run well , the breeding it has , the history in its veins wants it to run well and i still think 1m will be fine although better over further in future , the beckett horse is one i like ( astra hall ) i think restrautuer has a great EW chance and a bet in the place market on that probably would be the best bet imo.....whats your plan for today mate?

HCE said...

Hi Clint,

Thanks for your comment. I can't say I have much of an opinion on the race in ways. I wouldn't bet on Cotton Trader. Se that Balding's has been backed down. Interesting in ways but can't quite get a handle on the race. Astral Hall is a huge price on Betfair (150) so that will be a dream bet if it hits the mark. Cecil's has been well backed. Looks as though it should go well but always slightly put off backing debutantes. So very much a watching race for me. Interesting to see how Northern Outlook goes in 1:40 Lingfield. On my stats that one has decent win and place claims if priced in single figures. I have laid Lancaster Gate for a few quid because Perrett has a poor strike rate on debut. Nothing too exciting. I've been busy working on my stat updates so that has kept me busy. Will be watching your progress. Hope you have a good day.

HCE said...

I've not got my thinking hat on today. Trying to do too many things at once and forgetting things. Clint made me realise that by noting that this is Andrew Tinkler's second runner for Sir Henry Cecil. One of those days. Head in the clouds. No wonder I thought I heard a plane...lol.

Have fun...

MadGambler said...

restrateur 1st and the lump on the place landed...happy days ;-) , cecils was ridden very softly and travelled very well, more to come for sure , cotton trader will be winning soon and really needs a bit further...( imo )

HCE said...

Hi Clint,

Good to see you had a nice result there. Balding's was a big price early on the exchanges. I was thinking what to do and ended up not having a bet. I did have a bet on his in the previous race - win and place - but laid the bet at half odds because it was backed so well. Pity it didn't get a place as I would have won a few quid but it ran well enough. Gosden's finished well, and could do with a step up in distance. Probably a fair race. A couple of surprises with Coakley's going well although he can go close with his debutantes. Good race to watch.