Wednesday 25 January 2017

3:50 Lingfield Racing Tips (25th Jan) 32RED.COM MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A Maiden Stakes over 6f 1y on Standard going.

I will try to keep this to the point. 

Eight three-year-olds take part six with race experience, two debutantes. 

Winning Ways hasn't been seen for over two-hundred days. Jeremy Noseda's bay colt, a son of Lope De Vega, has been fancied in the betting both starts to date. He has raced on soft going, beaten by eight lengths into second on debut and perhaps somewhat disappointing second start at Haydock when weakening in the final 100 yards. This doesn't look the most competitive of heats but whether you wish to take odds-on is a matter for debate.

Edged In Blue is another horse not to be seen for many months. This bay filly is a daughter of Acclamation owned by Mrs Z Wentworth, who is one of the more significant patrons of Karl Burke's Spigott Lodge.  This 52,000E yearling purchase was too inexperienced to do herself justice on debut. In the hands of Dougie Costello, there was a modicum of ability shown at Ripon.I imagine connections expected more second start but more is needed. Not beyond the realms.

The third of the major hopes as far as the betting is concerned is Angelou. This daughter of Poet's Voice cost 36,000G at the yearling sales and owned by Clipper Logistics who are no stranger to talented debutantes. Angelou is trained by David O'Meara. The stable can be a little hit and miss on their racecourse debut but money is often the key.

Scala Regia and Vivian Ward didn't achieve a great deal on debut but may improve if backed. If priced 13/2 & less SP they would bring some positivity.

Akuna Mattatta, Malt Teaser & Ginger Truffle are best watched.

Conclusion: There's a chance Winning Ways is much better than seen so far. He has shown a touch of ability but whether you want to dive in at short odds is another matter. Edged In Blue is another horse who may be better but needs to improve. It is worth keeping an eye on the betting for Angelou. If seriously backed. may hold each-way claims. I don't have any strong views on this race. If Scala Regia was backed to 13/2 & less SP I may bet each-way but there will need to be a substantial plunge for that to happen.       

NR: Angelou