Will Of The World – Buick Back At Lingfield After Successful American Dream
It has been a momentous year for William Buick as he strides clear in the jockeys’ championship. However, it has also been notable for global success, as he claimed two Group 1s in conjunction with Charlie Appleby in America this weekend. Off the back of that success, he has four rides at Lingfield on Tuesday.
Tephi (2.00 Lingfield)
Buick’s day begins with the second race on Lingfield’s Tuesday card. TEPHI is trained by George Boughey, for whom Buick has ridden more winners in 2022 for any handler bar Charlie Appleby.
The pair have combined for 14 successes from 61 combinations, giving them a health 23% strike rate together. Only Ben Curtis has ridden more winners for the Boughey this year and it will be intriguing to see how they get on with this two-year-old.
She is a full sister to Group 1 winning sprinter Shalaa, so it is unsurprising that she fetched 150,000gns as a yearling. It should be noted that her other half-siblings have not been nearly as successful and Tephi was only ninth on debut at Thirsk at the end of July.
However, Shalaa was also bitterly disappointing on debut before swiftly racking up five successive victories, culminating in the Middle Park Stakes to crown him as one of the champion juveniles of his generation. While Tephi will have to seriously power on to reach those standards, a hefty chunk of improvement is not out of the question.
Khamsin Lady (2.30 Lingfield)
This will be only a second ride for Lucy Wadham in Buick’s entire career, but they are a combination worth watching when they combine.
In 20 rides for the Newmarket trainer, Buick has ridden three winners for a level stakes profit of 16.5 points. That is particularly good from a punting perspective and KHAMSIN LADY has contested two very strong maidens to this point at Nottingham and Yarmouth.
She was fourth to Godolphin’s Thundershower on debut, before improving to be a clear second to Crystal Caprice next time out. She was seven lengths clear of the third that day and it may prove no disgrace to have been well-beaten by the winner
This will be her first try on an all-weather surface, but this 1m trip certainly suits. The presence of the high-potential Sea Tsarina and Al Agaila makes this another tough assignment, but she could be going the right way.
Angel Amadea (3.00 Lingfield)
Partnering with Chris Wall here, Buick will look to take advantage of ANGEL AMADEA’s sliding mark as she competes in this class 6 handicap.
The four-year-old was originally trained by Charlie Fellowes, but had moved on to WIlliam Haggas before she had even met a racecourse. Her third of 16 on debut at Newmarket last summer suggested she could prove a filly to follow, but she has since failed to record a Racing Post Rating (RPR) higher than the 80 she reached that day.
Since making her handicap debut at Pontefract, she has dropped 9lb in the ratings, though her one run on the all-weather for Wall was quite encouraging. She has been beaten an accumulative 15 lengths on her two turf starts for the yard, but she was fourth, beaten only 2½ lengths at Kempton back in June.
That came with Buick aboard and off a mark 4lb higher than the one she will run off here. This 7f trip is probably ideal for her and a repeat of that Lingfield effort would make her one of the livelier chances in this line-up.
Outside World (3.30 Lingfield)
There are few records which Buick needs to set straight at the moment, but one may be that his strike rate for the Johnstons this year has been particularly poor.
He has won just once in the 19 rides he has taken for them. Nevertheless, OUTSIDE WORLD remains of interest, especially on pieces of her juvenile form. She was twice a winner as a two-year-old and contested Group 2 honours at York.
One of those victories saw her beat Adaay In Asia, in receipt of 3lb, in a Goodwood nursery. That horse is soon to be rated in the 90s, while Outside World is down to a mark of 81 for this contest after disappointing at Chester and Goodwood the last twice.
She has been slowly away the last twice, which is fairly terminal at those two tracks, but her only run when going from the front this season saw her go close at Doncaster on return. She is now 3lb lower and cannot be ruled out on this transition to the all-weather.