Tuesday, 12 December 2017

11:30 Lingfield Racing Tips (12th December)

McEntee - Mother Knows Best
An early start to proceedings.

A 6F 1y Selling Stakes. A Class 6. 

2yo race. 

Five juveniles take part. 

Before I even get started, I'm not betting. However, I will detail one horse to watch. Mother Of Dragons. It sounds like a book and I feel as though I've written a couple of chapters about this daughter of Society Rock. Horse racing is like a bag of mixed, boiled sweets. They all look attractive but as you walk home in the darkness, stealing a sweet from your bag, you are never quite sure what flavour will set your taste buds on fire. I don't think they have a tabasco flavour but you get the idea. 

Mother Of Dragon. Sure a few punters have shouted out Mother... Something. This chestnut filly started her career with Joseph Tuite. She didn't cost a great deal at the yearling sales. Relatively fancied on debut, she finished second losing by half a length to Yogi's Girl who is a fair type. Next start at Goodwood, she was made odds-on but lost to May Remain. Another fair type trained by Paul Cole. To add to that lustre, the third start saw her compete at Royal Ascot in the Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2). Originally in the silks of Qatar Racing Ltd, this 100/1 was well beaten on finishing position but not disgraced by distance. To be fair, she has run a number of races and shown an element of ability.  

By the seventh race, connections must have given up the ghost. These big outfits aren't interested in winning egg and spoon races. 

She was sold at the October Sales for 2,5000 guineas. 

Trained by Phil McEntee. With an official rating of 67, rising to 70, this April foal has carried on in a similar fashion: close but no cigar. Don't you just love a woman who smokes a cigar? 

We've seen 11 races go by. Four seconds, two thirds. Total earning of £12,331. She's paid her way. 

Could this be her day? Finally?

Two of the five look slower than a tortoise, one with an official rating of just 39. Another slow coach with many runs under his belt with a 50 rating. 

Surely, this must be a two-horse race?

A Selling Stakes. Win prize money of £2,458. 

Inuk Vs Mother Of Dragons. 

It's like Rambo's mum fighting some random girl down the street. A dark street where you can't work out which boiled sweet you have in your gob until you suck it. 

Mother Of Dragons is odds-on. Should we be worried or rejoicing? Josephine Gordon booked to ride. Phil McEntee looks happy. 

If she doesn't win today, I'm going to shout something obscene: Mother...

Good luck.