All-Weather Action! Lingfield Tuesday Class 3’s Assessed
Lingfield Tuesday Races Runner-By-Runner Preview
There are two Class 3 races on Lingfield’s Tuesday card as the all-weather season continues. Here at Racing Tips, we have delved into these contests, providing our runner-by-runner previews of each which include an advised race forecast and big race verdict.
1.45 Lingfield (#betyourway At Betway Handicap)
1. Benny And The Jets (T: Sylvester Kirk, J: Tom Marquand)
Hasn’t been seen since finishing a head second at Kempton just over a year ago. The horses he split that day are now rated 6lb and 7lb higher respectively, so he looks potentially well-treated off just a pound higher mark, and he won on last season’s reappearance. Tom Marquand looks a positive booking but he is yet to win off a mark this high.
2. Top Breeze (T: Richard Hughes, J: George Rooke)
Broke a long losing run when going in at Chelmsford in June and he bounced back from some below-par performances when a 16/1 second back at that venue last time out. Has won here previously and tends to perform best when able to dominate in small fields, so this should be set up to suit. Below his peak winning mark and rates as the one to beat.
3. Global Warning (T: Chris Dwyer, J: Thore Hammer Hansen)
A three-time winner, all of those victories coming at Newcastle, the most recent in February from 3lb above the mark he currently races off. Below his best in two starts since returning from a break, however, finishing last of seven runners at Kempton earlier this month. Well-handicapped but others come into this with less to prove.
4. Mount Mogan (T: Laura Mongan, J: Luke Morris)
Has enjoyed a fruitful time of things recently, winning at Kempton and Haydock before narrowly coming up short when bidding for the hat-trick at Wolverhampton last month. Has since switched hands for 30,000 guineas and now represents Epsom-based Laura Mongan. Luke Morris gets on well with this 4yo and market support should be noted here.
5. Rovaniemi (T: Ed Walker, J: Hollie Doyle)
Gained the one win from 16 starts for David Simcock, that sole victory coming in a 7f novice here back in October 2019. Caught the eye when staying on for third on comeback run at Kempton on stable debut earlier this month. Has gone well fresh in the past previously, however, so questionable how much improvement can be anticipated and this trip might prove a little shorter than ideal.
Big Race Verdict
This represents a good opportunity for TOP BREEZE, who was a winner off a pound higher here in February 2020. He broke a long losing run when scoring at Chelmsford in June, and when close to supplementing that when a 16/1 second last time. At his best when able to dominate in small fields, this should set up nicely for him, and George Rooke claims a valuable 3lb. Mount Mogan comes into this in good form and can chase the selection home on his debut for new connections.
- Mount Mogan
2.15 Lingfield (Betway Handicap)
1. Surprise Exhibit (T: Archie Watson, J: Hollie Doyle)
Winner of a Wolverhampton maiden last August and subsequently contested Listed races at Salisbury and Haydock, finishing no better than third. Last seen finishing pulled up when a 50/1 shot in the Derby Trial at Epsom in April and although it’s probably best to write that run off (found to be lame post-race), he does have questions to answer on return to action.
2. Alba Rose (T: Mark Johnston, J: Joe Fanning)
Sole victory from seven career starts came in a Thirsk novice last September; subsequently gained black type in a Newmarket Group 2. Better than the bare result in handicaps the last twice, most recently when beaten just a length on all-weather debut. Runs off the same mark here and therefore must enter calculations.
3. Sky Power (T: Ralph Beckett, J: Rossa Ryan)
Just over a year since he scored at Southwell and has since switched stables, finishing second in two of his four starts for Ralph Beckett. Not beaten far at Kempton the last twice and his prominent style of racing should be suited to this tight track. Yard amongst the winners and it seems unlikely that we have seen the best of him just yet.
4. Caribou (T: Denis Coakley, J: Cieren Fallon)
Twice a winning juvenile but so far 0-5 in his 3yo career, being beaten 8l at Chelmsford earlier this month. Steps up to 1m2f for the first time this afternoon, but he is an unlikely stayer on pedigree and others come into this with less to prove.
5. Taravara (T: Simon Pearce, J: Luke Morris)
Twelve-race maiden who has been in the care of John Gosden, Clive Cox and now Simon Pearce. Not beaten far when fifth at Kempton on his penultimate run but he has since disappointed back at that venue and this represents a step up in class from that assignment.
Big Race Verdict
It is difficult to get away from the claims of SKY POWER, who has run well in defeat at Kempton the last twice. This King Power owned gelding should be well-suited to the demands of this tight track and is unlikely to have been seen at his best just yet. With winning form to his name from almost exactly this time last year, today could be the time to catch him. Mark Johnston’s Alba Rose has hit the crossbar recently and rates as a clear second-best here.
- Alba Rose