Saturday all-weather racing tips 8 February – Bets bets for Lingfield and Wolverhampton

Brian Healy gives his Saturday all-weather racing tips as he assesses the day’s cards at Lingfield and Wolverhampton.

Saturday’s fixture list of UK and Irish horse racing meetings sees two all-weather fixtures going to post with action on the Lingfield polytrack in the afternoon, and also under the floodlights in the evening where there is a meeting on tapeta at Wolverhampton.

Lingfield (flat, aw) – 1.45 – 4.40pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.00 – 8.30pm (8 races)

We’ve assessed both of the day’s flat racing cards and give our Saturday all-weather racing tips and best bets for each of the two meetings taking place.


2.20 Lingfield – GORING (9/2, Coral)
3.30 Lingfield – EXPRESSIONIST (2/1, William Hill)
4.40 Lingfield – RENARDEAU (7/2, William Hill)
6.00 Wolverhampton – CHOOKIE DUNEDIN’s (6/1, William Hill)
7.00 Wolverhampton – MARCELA DE VEGA (SP)
8.00 Wolverhampton – LONG CALL (13/2, William Hill)


(2.20 Lingfield)

GORING (9/2, Coral) has a decent record at this venue and might be able to get back on the scoresheet here having found only one too good the last twice.

Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge was only beaten one length over this course and distance when last seen in action three weeks ago behind Silent Attack. He meets that rival now on 3lbs better terms and could turn the tables.

With four wins and four places over course and distance from ten starts he ought to remain in the thick of the action and every chance he can get back in the winning groove here.

Racehorse trainer Eve Johnson Houghton

Trainer Eve Johnson Houghton can saddle a Lingfield winner on Saturday.

(3.30 Lingfield)

EXPRESSIONIST (2/1, William Hill) lacks a recent run, but given his connections the Night Of Thunder gelding is taken to make a winning reappearance for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin.

A debut winner last term at Ascot he was subsequently not disgraced when finishing in midfield in the Norfolk Stakes behind A’Ali. His next outing in Listed company at Sandown perhaps came too soon and he finished around five lengths’ fifth behind Liberty Beach in the Dragon Stakes.

He makes his handicap debut here where a mark of 89 looks fair and he could make a winning return to action for his in-form yard.

(4.40 Lingfield)

RENARDEAU (7/2, William Hill) is 2-2 over this course and distance, scoring back to back wins here in December and his subsequent runner-up effort behind an impressive winner at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day was better than it appeared.

The winner looked a well-handicapped sort as he bolted up by nine lengths; that form has since been boosted by the winner and fourth both posting subsequent wins and the Foxwege gelding might be capable of mounting a bounce-back returned to this surface.

Still unexposed on polytrack he is 4lbs higher here than his latest run. But he has the plum inside draw to work from and the prominent racer can go close from the front.

1.45 – Toro Dorado
2.20 – Goring
2.55 – Royal Dynasty
3.30 – Expressionist
4.05 – New Arrival
4.40 – Renardeau


(6.00 Wolverhampton)

A wide berth perhaps isn’t ideal for CHOOKIE DUNEDIN’s (6/1, William Hill) hat-trick bid, but Keith Dalgleish’s charge can defy his draw to rack up a three-timer and fourth win in five starts.

The Epaulette gelding 3-4 on the Wolverhampton tapeta, latterly running out a ready two lengths’ winner over Big Lachie over six furlongs last month. He goes back up in trip here but the extra furlong is of no concern and he won over this distance last October.

A 5lbs rise in the weights demands a shade more, but he has won off higher in the past and every chance he can remain competitive in this contest where he can register another success.

(7.00 Wolverhampton)

MARCELA DE VEGA (SP) has progressed with each start, improving for the step up in trip over course and distance latest where the Lope De Vega filly was beaten only a neck behind Waleydd and finding only that rival too strong.

The front pair had pulled five lenths clear and Ralph Beckett’s charge sets a solid standard on that run so may be able to get off the mark here given she is open to further improvement.

This is competitive with a noteworthy newcomer from the in-form Charlie Appley yard, while fellow Godolphin inmate Kingswear should progress from his debut fourth. But the selection boasts the best form and she has shown race-by-race progress so this could be her time to open her account.

Racehorse trainer Ralph Beckett

Trainer Ralph Beckett can saddle a Wolverhampton winner.

(8.00 Wolverhampton)

LONG CALL (13/2, William Hill) wasn’t seen to best effect last time out at Chelmsford, slowly away but running on late although he had no chance to land a blow in that contest.

A dual winner on turf last term at around this longer trip, Tony Carroll’s charge could quickly bounce back from that lesser effort now trying a tapeta surface for the first time.

While he probably has little room to manoeuvre from his current mark he should nevertheless give a good account if getting away on terms this time around, while the booking of Ben Curtis is a positive and no surprise to see a bold bid to get back on the scoresheet here.

5.00 – Carribean Spring
5.30 – Windsorlot
6.00 – Chookie Dunedin
6.30 – Lets Go Lucky
7.00 – Marcela De Vega
7.30 – Watchable
8.00 – Long Call
8.30 – Hooflepuff


2.20 Lingfield – GORING (9/2, Coral)
3.30 Lingfield – EXPRESSIONIST (2/1, William Hill)
4.40 Lingfield – RENARDEAU (7/2, William Hill)
6.00 Wolverhampton – CHOOKIE DUNEDIN’s (6/1, William Hill)
7.00 Wolverhampton – MARCELA DE VEGA (SP)
8.00 Wolverhampton – LONG CALL (13/2, William Hill)

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