Matt Gardner heads to Lingfield for Tuesday's crack at the Placepot...
"Lindart and Advance hail from top yards and make plenty of appeal on their respective debuts but it’s worth giving form-pick Chunghua another chance..."
14:00 - The Daniel Loughnane-trained Stanlow has won both of his races since being fitted with a visor, and there is every chance that he can land the hat-trick after going up just 3 lb in the weights. The four-year-old is gradually going the right way, which counts for plenty at this sort of level, and he is likely to take plenty of beating.
14:30 - Ultimate Warrior had plenty of chances to shed his maiden tag when trained by Richard Hannon but he ran well enough on his second start for this yard over C&D last time and has been found a particularly weak race this afternoon. He really ought to get off the mark.
15:00 - Lindart and Advance hail from top yards and make plenty of appeal on their respective debuts but it's worth giving form-pick Chunghua another chance. The three-year-old shaped very well on debut despite obvious signs of inexperience and, though he failed to progress as expected next time, he still looked to be lacking in know-how and remains with the potential to do better still.
15:30 - Bertie Blu Boy is on a roll at present, landing the hat-trick over C&D 11 days ago, but there has been an element of good fortune to his series of wins, given plenty of rope on the front end on each occasion. Rival jockeys in this race must surely be wise to the tactics by now so it's worth taking him on with Resonare and Lutine Charlie, two horses who arrive here in fair form and could capitalise should the favourite be taken on at the head of affairs.
16:00 - Meridius and Sebs Sensei just about set the standard but it's not an insurmountable one, particularly for a newcomer as well-bred as Ermine Ruby. A half-sister to the very smart sprinter Maarek, out of a dual listed-winning mare, she wouldn't need to be anything out of the ordinary to make a winning debut, for all that Chantrea is clearly an intriguing rival.
16:30 - This is quite a tight handicap that can be solved by taking two, namely Peachez and Keep Kicking. The first mentioned has slipped in the weights and shaped pretty well over C&D in December; she wasn't in the same form last time but was poorly placed and could do better here. Keep Kicking was an impressive winner over C&D last time and, though that was a weaker race and he's 7 lb higher now, he remains of interest and is impossible to discount.
14:00 - 2
14:30 - 3
15:00 - 2
15:30 - 4, 9
16:00 - 9
16:30 - 2, 3
= 4 lines