We start with the 14:40 Lingfield, a 1m 2f Class 6 handicap, in which Bridge That Gap has been backed steadily from [6.2] in to [4.9]. Probably the most significant point to make is that Adam Kirby has just two rides today - both for Roger Ingram (the other being Fonterutoli in the 15:40) with this partnership having only previously come together on half a dozen occasions resulting in form figures of 2-1-8-6-1-3. This horse has a record of a win and a second over his trip and with first-time cheekpieces applied too, it is not a surprise to see the support.
Our lay of the day takes the shape of Brick Red in the Musselburgh 15:30 who has drifted from an early [2.3] out to [3.65]. Given the ease with which Venetia Williams' charge has landed the spoils on his last two runs, one could reasonably expect the gelding to make it a hat-trick here. However, Brick Red now runs off 12lbs and 19lbs respectively higher marks here and having to give weight all round to some serious contenders (Calaf off bottom weight for first run in a handicap and the useful 5lb claimer Harry Derham might be worth a second look) may just prove too much today.
We stay over the border for our final selection - Lexington Bay in the 16:30 who has shortened from [8.4] in to [5.2]. Having completed his three runs for a mark, this gelding makes his handicap debut and in addition has cheekpieces applied for the first time since his last flat win. The conspirators amongst us have added two and two together and hopefully come to the right answer here.comments powered by Disqus