Through The Card: Lingfield,Tuesday 27 November

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There's a seven race National Hunt card at Lingfield this afternoon

Timeform take you through the card at Lingfield on Tuesday...

"...his strength in the market this morning is an ominous sign."

Timeform on Kaldoun

12:30 - Three of the six make their debuts here, and considering that those with experience don't set the bar particularly high, preference is for the newcomer EL KALDOUN (3), who could take some stopping for the Nicky Henderson team. He makes plenty of appeal on paper (half-brother to 6 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Rival d'Estruval), and his strength in the market this morning is an ominous sign. Colonel Miller was a fair fifth at Stratford when last seen in the summer and could be the one to give the selection most to think about.

13:00 - A large field for this novices' hurdle, but the vast majority could well struggle to get competitive behind CLONDAW ANCHOR (1). The selection had plenty up his sleeve when getting off the mark at the second attempt at Carlisle 15 days ago, shaken up between the last two flights before winning comfortably, and he is likely to make a bold bid to defy a penalty and go in again. Champagne Court shaped nicely when fourth in a bumper on debut at Cheltenham last month and is respected now switched to timber, whilst Et Moi Alors looks worthy of another chance after disappointing last time.

13:30 - Despite making her first start for 624 days, the clear form pick is TOP AND DROP (4), who has only had one go over fences so far, and she could well have won had she completed that day. As such, she has the scope to do better in this sphere, and is chanced to make a winning reappearance. Miss Yeats made a solid start to her chasing career at Huntingdon in May and is respecte,d ahead of Silent Steps, who represents the in-form Neil King team.

14:00 - Whilst OXFORD BLU (5) ran poorly on his most recent run, when last of seven at Towcester in May, it's likely that he wasn't 100% on the day, jumping left and folding tamely. He's had a wind surgery since, however, and is likely to prove better over this trip and even further in time. Esprit de Somoza, Ar Mest and Ecu de La Noverie are a trio of others arriving with sound claims also.

14:30 - DIPLOMATE SIVOLA (6) produced his best effort to date when finishing second at Fontwell last time, pulling clear of the remainder and finishing second only to a fellow improver. He's threatening to come good soon, and with more improvement to come yet, he can open his account for the Philip Hobbs team at the expense of Rhaegar, who shoulders a penalty after winning at Southwell last month.

15:00 - It's difficult to look beyond DUHALLOW GESTURE (3), who shaped with plenty of encouragement when third on hurdling debut in a strong event at Newbury 19 days ago, looking a banker for a similar event in the process. With more to come, she's a confident selection to get off the mark at the second time of asking over timber. Aimee de Sivola was far from disgraced in the same race and is likely to improve further for this step up in trip, whilst No Trumps also requires a market check.

15:30 - BELLE AMIS (2) didn't kick on after an impressive debut in bumpers last season, running below par when last seen in a listed contest at Sandown in March, but she ought to have a bright future over jumps and this looks a good starting point. Evidence de Thaix is an interesting recruit from France having joined powerful connections, so strong market support would need taking seriously. Moonlight Dancer is going the right way and needs considering, also.

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