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Time Change should be ready to strike on her first trip to Lingfield. Ralph Beckett's filly steps out for the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap, having previously run just once on an all-weather surface - at the much stiffer Newcastle (stock photo)
Time Change should be ready to strike on her first trip to Lingfield. Ralph Beckett's filly steps out for the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap, having previously run just once on an all-weather surface - at the much stiffer Newcastle (stock photo)

By David Clough

Time Change should be ready to strike on her first trip to Lingfield. Ralph Beckett's filly steps out for the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap, having previously run just once on an all-weather surface - at the much stiffer Newcastle.

She does so after a break of more than two months, and with first-time blinkers applied.

Time Change's most recent effort was her best, though, at Listed level when she outran her odds of 50-1 at Yarmouth to be less than six lengths behind Fanny Logan - who was Breeders' Cup-bound following her prolific winning spree.

Needless to say, there is nothing of that calibre in opposition today and if the headgear helps Time Change too, she has plenty in her favour despite a 5lb rise to account for her improvement last time.

Foresee, by contrast, has gone up just 4lb for this month's back-to-back wins at Kempton and Wolverhampton - and he can take advantage in pursuit of the hat-trick in the Betway Handicap.

Tony Carroll's gelding is back down to 10 furlongs, for the first time in more than a year, at this sharpish track - but his accustomed running style of late suggests that should be no detriment.

Naizagai is another one of interest at Lingfield in the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays EBF Novice Stakes.

Roger Varian has sent out three juvenile winners in the past week - and after running with promise on soft and heavy ground in his two attempts to date, it will be no surprise if Nazagai keeps up the good work on his switch to the all-weather.

There is a decent evening in prospect at Chelmsford for Casanova.

John Gosden's reformed character had excuses for his disappointing return to the all-weather at Wolverhampton last month - and can make amends in the Bet toteswinger At totesport.com Handicap.

Casanova was previously in fine form, following his gelding operation, and can resume his progress here.

An hour earlier, number five should be the lucky number in the Bet totequadpot At totesport.com Handicap.

Alemaratalyoum has the form in the book to go close at least, but the suggestion is to stick to the digits rather than letters to avoid the tongue-twister if deciding to place a bet.

Over jumps at Ffos Las, Evan Williams appears to have found a good opportunity for Golden Whisky to open his fencing account in the Meinciau Novices' Handicap Chase.

The six-year-old was a useful hurdler last season, on soft ground, and a course winner in a decent handicap back in January and should be the toast here.

CHELMSFORD: 4.00 Kilconquhar, 4.30 Speed Merchant, 5.00 Kumasi, 5.30 Alemaratalyoum, 6.00 Geizy Teizy, 6.30 Casanova, 7.00 Que Quieres, 7.30 Dubious Affair.

LINGFIELD: 12.10 Mohareb, 12.45 Sea Sovereign, 1.20 Colouring, 1.55 TIME CHANGE (NAP), 2.25 Foresee, 3.00 Naizagai, 3.30 Chetan.

FFOS LAS: 12.25 Stick With Bill, 1.00 Memphis Bell, 1.35 Golden Whisky, 2.05 Air Horse One, 2.40 Special Princess, 3.10 Dont Be Robin, 3.40 Gustavian.

TAUNTON: 12.35 Republican, 1.10 Dogon, 1.45 Easyrun De Vassy, 2.15 Manofthemountain, 2.50 Bang On, 3.20 Seeanythingyoulike, 3.50 Clearly Capable.

THURLES: 12.15 Ministerforsport, 12.50 Great Khan, 1.25 Argumental, 2.00 Awayinthewest, 2.30 Exceeded Brief, 3.05 Blue Templar, 3.35 Johnny Sue.

DOUBLE: Foresee and Time Change.

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