4:10 Lingfield Racing Tips (23rd January) 32RED MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A Maiden Stakes over 1m 2f on Standard going. Fourteen runners, most lightly raced, three debutantes. A trio of fillies taking on the colts. This intriguing race affords one horse which may be worth a second glance, especially if supported in the betting. 

William Jarvis' Beau Knight wasn't fancied on debut, when finishing fourth over 8.5f at Wolverhampton. 

This son of Sir Percy was sent off a 20/1 shot and certainly needed the experience and most importantly this step up in trip.

Racing in the familiar silks of owner Dr J Walker, this horse hails from a decent family. 

William Jarvis isn't the type of trainer to run horses this time of year unless they have some hope of victory and his youngsters are noteworthy on their second start. 

This bay colt has a plum draw (1) but wouldn't want to be ring-rusty as seen on his debut. However, that experience, and further trip, is likely to inspire connections to make a bold show and perhaps, even, front run. 

The betting is very important to the chances of this January foal. The market will take time to settle and with a number of lightly-raced three-year-olds in the line-up it may be wise to wait for the cream to rise to the top. If weak in the market I would take a watching brief. However, if fancied and features a starting price of 8/1 and less, I'd give this stamina-bred horse decent each-way claims.         

Photo: Grzegorz Kmin “Wild horses”

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