Timeform's Tony McFadden highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Lingfield on Saturday...
Good Effort is a speedy sort and that pace has helped him compile an excellent track record around this sharp course. Good Effort has won all three starts at Lingfield, with his two over course and distance including this prize last year. He failed to beat a rival home at Belmont last month but that effort can be easily overlooked as he was squeezed by the rail and unable to take up his customary front-running role. He can prove too sharp for these rivals.
Pyledriver, the winner of the Group 1 Coronation Cup when last seen in action, can defy a penalty and make his class tell in this listed contest. That Coronation Cup form has worked out poorly but Pyledriver has other efforts that highlight he is a very smart colt, most notably his ready success in the 2020 Great Voltigeur Stakes. The pick of his form is over a mile and a half, but Pyledriver isn't short of pace, so the drop back to a mile and a quarter is unlikely to pose a problem. There are no concerns about the surface, either, as he ran a cracker when runner-up in the Classic Trial at Kempton last year on his Polytrack debut.
Delicate Kiss has a fine record around here - she is a four-time course-and-distance winner - and she shaped with promise here over a mile and a quarter last month. Delicate Kiss held every chance a couple of furlongs out, but she finds a mile and a quarter stretching her stamina and she weakened inside the final furlong. She will be well suited by dropping back in trip here and the blinkers are back on, so she looks set to launch a bold bid to cash in on a falling mark.
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