Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Favourite Son looks set to shine at Lingfield

Jacobs Son impressed at Lingfield a couple of weeks ago and will be difficult to beat back at the Surrey track as he aims to follow up in today’s Dry Hill Handicap.



The five-year-old has a pretty consistent profile overall, having finished in the first three on over half of his 20 career starts, but he has won just twice.

Robert Mills' charge had a rating pushing 80 a little over a year ago, but that has fallen to a far more workable 65.

He was suffering during the summer, but appears to have regained his form now, with a couple of placed efforts followed by his course and distance triumph last time.

William Twiston-Davies appeared to get a particularly good tune out of him that day and the fact he maintains the ride can only be a good thing.

Tilstarr has considerably upped her game since switching from the turf to the all-weather and has every chance to record a maiden victory in the lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap.

Imperial Guest is taken to translate his smart turf form to the all-weather in the Betdaq Mobile Apps Conditions Stakes.

Wreningham can strike for former champion Flat jockey turned trainer Pat Eddery in the Money Back Racing Specials At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The Diktat gelding showed his turn was not far away when he was third behind Sunrise Dancer over the course and distance only last week.

Boris The Blade can continue his renaissance when he lines up at Ayr.

The 11-year-old grey had gone nearly two years without victory until he was victorious at Newcastle at the start of December.

The Newcastle form can be handsomely franked elsewhere on the Ayr card as Shadow Boxer, who finished runner-up to Boris The Blade, can pocket the BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Handicap Chase.

He surely has enough about him to win a small race like this.

Prosecco, by contrast, may soon be competing in far more exalted company if he continues his rapid ascent in the BetVictor.com Handicap Chase.

ASHLEY’S ONES TO WATCH

AYR: 12.20 Baltimoar, 12.50 Halo Moon, 1.20 Tap Night, 1.50 Boris The Blade, 2.20 Seader, 2.50 Prosecco, 3.20 Shadow Boxer.

KEMPTON: 3.50 Clear Loch, 4.20 Rodrigo De Freitas, 4.50 Imperial Guest, 5.20 Belle Bayardo, 5.50 If I Had Him, 6.20 Zaheeb, 6.50 Captain Starlight.

LINGFIELD: 12.30 One Way Or Another, 1.00 Lady Lunchalot, 1.30 Tilstarr, 2.00 Ishigunnaeatit, 2.30 Summer Sun, 3.00 JACOBS SON (NAP), 3.30 Sail Home.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.10 Stormy Morning, 2.40 Pirate Chest, 3.10 Fortunate Bid, 3.40 Kung Hei Fat Choy, 4.10 Wreningham, 4.40 Admiralty, 5.10 Malindi.

DOUBLE: Tilstarr and Jacobs Son.

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