Bets Of The Day: Bridger's Pharoh set to rule at Lingfield

Alan heads to Lingfield in search of a winner in the 5f handicap
Alan heads to Lingfield in search of a winner in the 5f handicap

Alan Dudman advised six winners from his last stint for a combined total Betfair SP of 57.46. He's hoping to start his seven day spell with two successes on Friday at Chepstow and Lingfield...


"He ran in a better race when last seen over course and distance, and performed with credit behind two in-form sprinters in Lady Nayef and Temple Road. The steady nature of the pace was certainly against him, and he subsequently ruined any sort of chance he had by pulling hard."

Back Pharoh Jake @ BSP in the 15:10 at Lingfield

14:45 Chepstow - The bell tolls for a Lacey winner


Trainer Tom Lacey has a 27% strike rate with his hurdlers this term, and he's enjoyed a decent season thus far. He sends his mare Bells On Sunday to Chepstow and is very much a runner worth noting on Friday.

She holds some interesting form behind Templeross in a Ffos Las novice event, and that horse finished second behind Modus in Saturday's Lanzarote from a mark of 127.

Her recent effort at Wetherby was one to just put a line through. She never travelled, nor jumped, and over 3m there was a possibility that she doesn't see out that trip at this stage of her career. Maybe it was the track, maybe it was the distance, but I am happy to forgive the run.

Bells On Sunday scored previously at Newcastle in a race where the gallop was strong. She loves the mud flying around, and won her bumper at this venue in heavy conditions.

She is better than she showed last time, and I'm hoping her progressive trainer can gain his third winner of the fortnight.


15:10 Lingfield - Veteran Jake set for another good effort


John Bridger's Pharoh Jake will run for the 107th time on Friday, so he's hardly a lurker on the day's action. But against a lot of beatable opponents he can go close from his current mark of 59 at a track he loves.

He ran in a better race when last seen over course and distance, and performed with credit behind two in-form sprinters in Lady Nayef and Temple Road. The steady nature of the pace was certainly against him, and he subsequently ruined any sort of chance he had by pulling hard.

The veteran has been churning out some consistent efforts though, so I cannot knock him.

The 5/4 favourite in this race is Hamish McGonagain, but I would be a bit cautious about the form of his Wolverhampton win last time.

There's a bit of pace with Annie Salts in the field, whilst Hamish McGonagain made all to win at Bath - so if they press on, it could suit the selection who is ideally suited by attacking from just off the speed - especially from his wide draw today.


Friday's Recommended Bets

Back Bells On Sunday 0.5pt @ BSP in the 14:45 at Chepstow
Back Pharoh Jake 0.5pt @ BSP in the 15:10 at Lingfield


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