Lingfield Placepot: Saturday February 1

Racing takes place at Lingfield on Saturday.

With the ground at this afternoon's National Hunt meetings likely to be incredibly testing, Timeform's Matt Gardner turns his attention to the polytrack at Lingfield for the Placepot...

"Your Gifted has been raced almost exclusively at the minimum trip since coming over to the UK in 2010, but she was effective at six furlongs earlier in her career and could have this race run to suit..."

12:10 - With Saharia a non-runner and Gaelic Silver needing to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Wolverhampton last month, this seller can go the way of Prime Exhibit, who has resumed winning ways recently for his in-form yard and should take some beating here.

12:40 - Sebs Sensei failed to win for Richard Hannon and was below his best on debut for current connections earlier this month, but a return to the pick of his form will probably see him make the places in this maiden. It's also worth including Zamra, who may ideally need further in time but has shaped well on a couple of outings to date and is the type to go on improving.

13:10 - The Clive Cox-trained Voyageofdiscovery made an encouraging start to his career here over six furlongs last month, showing plenty amidst obvious inexperience, and he is entitled to do much better now. As a second selection it's worth taking a chance on Ralph Beckett's newcomer Mr Bossy Boots, who makes appeal on pedigree and has come in for some market support this morning.

13:45 - Haadeeth is entitled to go well racing off the same mark as when runner-up at Wolverhampton six days ago, but he's never been the most consistent and a better selection would be Pharoh Jake, who's going through a really good spell of form at the moment and seems sure to be in the mix once more.

14:20 - Your Gifted has been raced almost exclusively at the minimum trip since coming over to the UK in 2010, but she was effective at six furlongs earlier in her career and could have this race run to suit, so is well worth including. We're also going to stick in Resonare, who looked as good as ever after a break when second last time and should go well again.

14:55 - Rebellious Guest makes plenty of appeal but it's likely that he'll take up a hefty chunk of the pool so he can be opposed with Shamdarley and Royal Prize. The first mentioned produced a career-best at Kempton in July and, though below form on turf when last seen, could well get back on track returned to this surface whilst Royal Prize, whose last run is best forgiven, was beaten only by an improver at Kempton in September and should go close if in similar form. 

Selections:
12:10 - 3
12:40 - 7, 11
13:10 - 4, 9
13:45 - 3
14:20 - 7, 8
14:55 - 5, 7
= 16 lines


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