Wednesday’s all-weather tips – Three tips for Lingfield and Kempton

All-weather expert, Jack Haylett highlights three horses to back on the all-weather at Lingfield and Kempton on Wednesday 22nd January.

Wednesday’s All-Weather Tips

Shamameya boasts a lovely pedigree, and connections will surely be desperate to get a win into her too boost her broodmare prospects. Clearly this filly has had problems as she was absent for over 400 days prior to what was a significant career best in finishing second on reappearance. She didn’t get a clear run that day and was unlucky not to go even closer than the neck she was beaten.

You would hope that she will take a step forward for that run, so off the same mark in an equally winnable looking race then she is very easy to fancy. Jamie Spencer is a strong jockey booking and at 13/8 I do think she is a backable price. I would not be fearful of anything in the field and ultimately I’d be very disappointed were Shamameya not going very close here.

Quite often you will see highly rated jumps performers running on the flat looking to utilise significantly lower flat marks, and in many cases, they are put in as short priced favourites. That is the case in the 2:20, and I think it is very easy to oppose Padleyourowncanoe, whom if anything may just be here for a pipe opener before his spring campaign.

The obvious alternative to that one is Social City, he has progressed with each start so far, and having run only the five times then remains unexposed. A 4lb rise looks lenient for what was an impressive 1 and ¾ length success when last seen, and given the way he powered home that day then the extra 2 furlongs he now gets may help further. Tony Carroll has his string in fine form at present and at 7/2 I think Social City may just be the bet of the day.

Lethal Shadow looks to have the profile of one that has very much been campaigned with handicaps in mind. There has been steady progression with each run so far, with his best performance coming over this course and distance last time, but he strikes as the type that could do significantly better yet. This grade looks much more suitable and the application of first-time blinkers should hopefully help him to focus on his racing.

Most of this field are beginning to look a little exposed, and I’m very happy to take on favourite Shine On Brendan as he simply looks way too short. The initial mark of 67 Lethal Shadow has been allotted looks fair and provided the field size holds up, then I’m more than happy to back this nicely bred son of Lethal Force each way.

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