El Hombre finished second yesterday for Alan on the all-weather, and he is hoping to go one better with his two tips at Lingfield on Thursday...
"She's related the yard's 7f winner Gypsy Whisper, and she overcame a tardy start to stay on for third at Chelmsford."
Furzig holds decent claims down in grade
Furzig has been a regular in 0-105 grade so I am looking forward to seeing him at a slightly lower level for Thursday's 1m4f handicap.
Richard Fahey's 5yo has plenty of form at Lingfield, including a sound effort when finishing third last time over course and distance behind an unexposed sort. Nothing of the winner's calibre that day is in this, and the selection should go close.
That race was a bit of messy affair with the up-and-down pace, and Furzig can be a bit keen, so he needs them to go fairly hard.
His last win was from 93 but he's in reasonable heart. I'll be annoyed if one of his main opponents Protected Guest wins this, as he's a horse I've backed three times this year and should have won at least two. He's down to a good mark but he only wins at Yarmouth.
Privacy has enough to take juvenile
The 2yo race towards the back-end of the card has plenty of runners, but it's thin on quality and we can readily put a line through plenty.
I do expect Diffident Spirit to improve, but the main selection is the David Menuisier-trained Privacy.
She's related the yard's 7f winner Gypsy Whisper, and she overcame a tardy start to stay on for third at Chelmsford. She was a big price that day, and her mentioned relation did win as a juvenile.
Hopefully the draw won't make too much of a difference.