Today’s horse racing preview comes from Fakenham, Southwell & Lingfield with a selection from each meeting.
12.30 Southwell – ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap Chase (20.2f)
Mondo Cane (106)
Now if Sam Drake’s Manwell puts his best foot forward here he should have plenty in hand and smashing this race out of the park. His making his handicap chase bow this afternoon and if he shows an inkling of his run when getting within eight lengths of 133 rated Chirico Vallis of Neil Mulholland’s he has to go close here. He was a very consistent hurdler and the softer the better.
Another in this field that looks way over priced is Charlie Pogson’s Mondo Cane who despite pulling up on his last chase run, his run over course and distance when runner up to Sam Drakes Attimo, he would have to have a shout.
MANWELL : 2pt Win @ 6/1 (BOG)
13.50 Fakenham – East Rudham Amateur Riders Novices Handicap Hurdle (16f)
I am not the biggest fan of four runner affairs, as 7/10 times we have seen a surprise result, however Nicky Henderson’s son of Dylan Thomas should have far too much class to get beat here. His Handicap debut did not go to plan when labouring in the closing stages at Ascot over a further trip, drops three furlongs and off 110 it is his to lose.
Cocker gets over a stone form the selection here, with a good third already at the course last year he has to be feared slightly returning to a favourable course.
BARDD : 3pt Win @ 8/15 (BOG)
15.40 Lingfield – Betway Apprentice Handicap (12f)
Relevant : (73)
What A Welcome (68)
I’m Running Late (67)
What A Welcome comes here off the back of a solid win last time out here at Lingfield over 10f, Joey Haynes had him well poised to strike at the furlong pole and went away in the closing stages to record a one and a half length victory, with only a 4lb penalty rise and the services of Charlie Bennett in the plate he looks the one to beat.
Relevant also deserves respect after running consistently, the daughter of So You Think ran a good second over 12.5f last time out at Chelmsford when behind 73 rated Love Conquers of Ralph Beckett’s. Patrick Piley takes over here for the first time and if the cheekpieces sharpen her up she will be thereabouts.
RELEVANT : 1pt each way @ 8/1 (BOG)