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Form choice Sham won't be outshone at Lingfield


By Anita Chambers

Shamshon has won two of his last three starts and can further enhance those statistics in the Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap at Lingfield.

The eight-year-old is now off his highest mark in well over a year, on a perch of 85 after victories at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford.

That latter event looked a really decent event earlier this month, and Shamshon was suited by the strong early pace as he finished with a flourish.

The way he kept on that day has inspired Stuart Williams to switch up to six furlongs - and while Shamshon has yet to triumph beyond the minimum distance, he could be up to the task here.

Alaskan Bay is another who has been in excellent form of late, and goes in the Ladbrokes Handicap.

She has come home in front in two of her last five outings, most recently claiming the honours at Wolverhampton before Christmas and then falling just short back at Dunstall Park last time.

Rae Guest's runner was prominent throughout on that occasion but just fell short at the line, with a 1lb rise probably a reasonable measure.

Alaskan Bay should be in the mix again, in what is an average event.

Weloof narrowly failed to oblige his supporters when well backed at Lingfield last time, but showed enough promise in the process to merit a small wager in the Handicap.

Kingdom Of Dubai can step up on his recent Kempton debut in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes back at the Sunbury track.

The three-year-old was sent off a 25-1 shot - and while he was beaten over nine lengths in fourth, it looked decent effort because the first three all had more experience.

Swiss Chime made it eighth time lucky when winning on New Year's Day and can make it a swift double in the 100% Profit Boost At Handicap.


CHEPSTOW: 1.05 Moving In Style, 1.35 Black Centaur, 2.10 Foxworthy, 2.45 Chef Des Obeaux, 3.20 La Fille Francaise, 3.50 Shintori.

DUNDALK: 5.00 Bright Eyed, 5.30 Ragtime Red, 6.00 Ciao, 6.30 Alwarda, 7.00 Beau Satchel, 7.30 Eacharn, 8.00 Empire Line, 8.30 The Right Choice.

KEMPTON: 4.10 Sir Walter, 4.45 Swiss Chime, 5.15 Mullarkey, 5.45 Kingdom Of Dubai, 6.15 Kentucky Kingdom, 6.45 Given Choice, 7.15 Nylon Speed, 7.45 Compton Prince.

LINGFIELD: 12.55 Ambient, 1.25 Weloof, 2.00 Delegate The Lady, 2.30 SHAMSHON (NAP), 3.05 Alaskan Bay, 3.40 Resounding Silence.

MUSSELBURGH: 1.15 Outback Blue, 1.45 Elmono, 2.20 Graceland, 2.55 Royal Reserve, 3.30 John Williams, 4.00 Enlighten.

DOUBLE: Shamshon and Kingdom Of Dubai.

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