It’s been a busy week with seven winners since Monday including a treble at Lingfield on Friday – I don’t mind being kept busy when the winners are flowing!
Marhaban completed the treble and he stepped up nicely on his Wolverhampton debut to win this for Charlie Appleby. He’s definitely going the right way and seemed to appreciate the step up in trip too.
I’ve got four rides at Lingfield on Saturday.
VIENTO DE CONDOR (12.50pm)
I don’t know too much about this fella who I’m riding for the first time for Tom Clover and I’m in the multi-coloured silks of owner Dr O Rangabashyam! He starts off in handicap company off a mark of 64 so will probably need to find some improvement from his three runs so far as it looks quite a competitive opener with a couple of last time out winners.
A small field for this decent prize, it’s a class 2 handicap in which Redicean is going to be a tough nut to crack after his easy course success last time out. I’m on Primero for David O’Meara who was fourth in that Lingfield race won by Redicean so we’ve got some ground to make up – along with Seafarer (2nd) and Lord George (3rd). That race is clearly the best form guide as it’s a virtual action replay.
Even fewer runners for this class 3 handicap. I have just two rivals and it’s a race that could easily get tactical over the mile trip. My fella showed plenty on his debut at Ascot when second but didn’t really build on that in two starts since. He has experience of the all-weather at Newcastle so hopefully that will help here and the step-up in trip also hopefully be a positive on his handicap debut. Chelmsford winner Originaire is also in a handicap for the first time and will have a big chance.
BIG TIME MAYBE (3.40pm)
Has just looked poorly handicapped recently and takes another drop down the weights so hopefully we are getting to the level where he can get a little more involved. I’m riding him for the first time.
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