Thursday 2 January 2020

2:25 Lingfield Racing Tips (2nd January)


EQUALLY FAST has only poor form recently and slow times over this course and distance, it has been known to lead before but I would lay it in this race. 

TOMSHALFBROTHER hasn't any course form and now ins from 4 races on the AW tracks and overall a maiden after 9 attempts and that might not change here.

ARZAAK has only slow times recently at this c/d and its form has been quite poor overall and a losing run of 13 and one I would look to lay in this race.

ROUNDABOUT MAGIC won on Tuesday and if turning out again here it has to be on my shortlist although I'm not a fan of the apprentice jockeys 0-4 record for the stable.

PINK ICEBERG I think this one might set the early pace in this race and if allowed to dictate it could do enough to make the frame but it would need to improve to keep them all at bay.

CUBAN SPIRIT hasn't any distance form and looks as though a longer trip would suit it better and I'm not sure this race will run to suit it.

ALASKAN BAY the trainer does well here with its older horses having a 21% win rate and will be staying on strongly at the business end.

STARCHANT is a maiden after 23 runs and I doubt it will change here as it's not even made the frame in 10 AW races.

PHAROH JAKE is on a losing run of 16 and hasn't shown much form lately and age may be catching up with this 12-year-old. 

SUMMARY: I think the winner will come from either Roundabout Magic if it runs again this quickly or my top-rated ALASKAN BAY 33/1 who showed a return to form might be imminent finishing 4th on its last run and has to be worth an each-way punt at such a big price.

Alaskan Bay 33/1 4th

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