All-Weather Racing Tips from Lingfield and Newcastle on Monday
A fan of all-weather racing, King of the Sand Jack Haylett is in fantastic form and is back with his best bets on Monday.
2.30 Lingfield – Just The Man
It is easy to forgive a horse one bad run, and I think it’s worth doing with Just The Man. He had been progressing well this backend prior to a disappointing effort last time. It is possible the colt has just had enough racing for the season, but I’m not sure he ever really had a chance with the way the race was run, him being held up and with those contesting the finish having raced prominently. I’ve simply put a line through it and hope to see a much better performance now, particularly as he eases in grade also. His handicap mark remains fair and I’m not sure how deep this race is, for all I would be concerned by Aegeus, whom has recently been purchased by shrewd connections.
3.30 Lingfield – Coronation Cottage
This is a very winnable race with many of the field badly out of form. The one I’m choosing to side with is Coronation Cottage, who is seemingly the opposite having posted very good displays on her last two starts. She showed a nice attitude to grind down rivals and get up late two starts back, before posting a brave effort when attempting to make all, eventually beaten a short head and a nose into third last time. The latter run came off the same mark she is tasked with here, 64, so with a little more luck she will able to able to get her head back in front at the winning post. Warriors Valley is somewhat of a course specialist but has looked out of sorts lately. A return here could spark him back to life and he would be the rival I fear most.
3.45 Newcastle – Lexington Dash
There was much to like about Lexington Dash’s racecourse debut. He ran into a smart type that day but managed to pull four lengths clear of the third and based on that form he looks sure to be winning races sooner rather than later. You would expect any debutant to improve second up, but Richard Hannon’s runners tend to take a more significant leap forwards than most so an even better run can be anticipated now. Thore Hammer Hansen is very good value for his 5lb claim and the selection’s form probably sets the standard as it is, so it is easy to see why Lexington Dash rates an extremely confident pick. I’m happy to oppose market rival Corvair, and instead would be more concerned were the market to move in favour of any of the debutants.