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Timeform Daily: Tuesday, Lingfield 15:00

Clive Cox, trainer of Seeking Magic.

"Seeking Magic landed 6f Bath handicap in 2011 and some good efforts this term, most recently when ¾-length third of 10 to Noverre To Go at Kempton last time..."

Timeform provide a runner-by-runner guide for a competitive sprint handicap at Lingfield on Tuesday...

Swiss Cross is a useful handicapper who belatedly opened 2012 account here (6f) last Thursday, keeping on well to take the scalp of Elna Bright by a length. However, looks vulnerable under a 6 lb penalty now.

Ajjaadd won quartet of 5f handicaps in 2011, and added to tally at Leicester in September. Not quite at best over 6f at Kempton last time, this is his trip though others still look better treated.

Even Stevens finally exploited lower turf mark at Doncaster in September but his best form on the AW is at Southwell (won there in January), and only eighth of 9 behind Swiss Cross here (6f) last week.

Harrison George was very useful at best for Richard Fahey, and after a winless 2011 back-to-form runner-up at Kempton (7f) in October. Found this trip too short there since and same scenario expected here.

Last Sovereign scaled new heights to land 5f Newmarket handicap in August and ready winner AW claimer in September. Not seen to best effect last time, (further back than ideal) but is weighted to figure.

Woolfall Sovereign improved dropped to sprinting on AW at turn of the year, winning 3 times. Back from 7 months off when good 1½ lengths fifth of 9 to Swiss Cross here (6f) last week and entitled to come on for that.

Seeking Magic landed 6f Bath handicap in 2011 and some good efforts this term, most recently when ¾-length third of 10 to Noverre To Go at Kempton last time, doing too much too soon. Leading claims.

Royal Bajan won at Kempton in January and May, and in first-time blinkers at Southwell (5f) penultimate start. However, needs to bounce back from a poor C&D effort since off career-high mark.

Six Wives is versatile regards surface and went close to a tenth career win when touched off at Wolverhampton penultimate start with cheekpieces reapplied. However, just respectable fifth of 10 over C&D since.

Timeform 1-2-3:
1. Seeking Magic
2. Last Sovereign
3. Royal Bajan

Timeform Verdict: Seeking Magic has run well most starts this term, none more so than when a good third at Kempton last time. He's fanced to resume winning ways possibly at the main expense of Last Sovereign and Royal Bajan, the latter needing to bounce back from a poor C&D effort on his most recent outing.

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11 December 2012

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