Oddschecker tips for every race at Lingfield on Wednesday.
CAROUSE opened his account in a 7f maiden here last time and is expected to be competitive on these terms now moving into claiming grade and stepped up in trip. Bungee Jump has been in great order over 6f since striking over 7f here in January but needs to prove her stamina for this longer trip. Laytown kept on at the one pace when second over 7f at Wolverhampton latest and may thus emerge as a bigger danger.Prediction : 1st Carouse 2nd Laytown 3rd Bungee Jump
Bad Dog struck off this mark in an apprentice handicap at Newcastle last time and is expected to give a good account over this shorter trip, with Sean Levey taking over in the saddle. Narrow preference, however, is for FIERY BREATH, who appeared to win a shade cosily over track and trip when last sighted and is expected to defy a 4lb rise in the ratings. Cloud Eight, Marshal Dan and Renny's Lady are all potential improvers on their handicap debuts.Prediction : 1st Fiery Breath 2nd Bad Dog 3rd Cloud Eight
Mighty Mac posted a solid effort in defeat when fifth over C&D last time and should be thereabouts with a repeat effort, though stronger appeal is made by SWEET AND DANDY. The selection is penalised for scoring over track and trip latest but the booking of a useful claimer effectively offsets the weight burden. Heptathlete should be all the wiser for the experience gained over 7f on debut at Kempton and could also take a hand.Prediction : 1st Sweet And Dandy 2nd Mighty Mac 3rd Heptathlete
Snaffled will likely be a warm order after scoring over this trip at Wolverhampton last time but now stepping up from 5f on what is only her second start for Archie Watson, POETIC IMAGINATION could be the one to be on instead. Samovar and Queen Of Kalahari have both been performing with credit in defeat of late, with the latter considered the biggest threat to the selection now sporting a first-time hood this afternoon.Prediction : 1st Poetic Imagination 2nd Snaffled 3rd Queen Of Kalahari
RED VERDON is penalised for scoring in Listed company at Kempton in November but ran to a solid level of form that day and is expected to remain competitive now eased in grade and returning over the same trip. The principal threat could be Great Hall, who enjoyed a productive 2017 on turf and is worth a market check now returning from a 130-day absence. Celestial Path was last seen on a racecourse finishing fifth over hurdles at Bangor last August and is interesting on his return having undergone wind surgery in the interim period, while Calling Out can also go well.Prediction : 1st Red Verdon 2nd Great Hall 3rd Celestial Path
PRIDE OF ANGELS followed up her C&D victory on New Year's Eve with a solid performance in defeat here 18 days ago, going down by under a length off 2lb lower. Another big run likely beckons from Gary Moore's five-year-old, who shades the verdict ahead of Strategic Heights, who finished one place behind her in third last time, and Billyoakes, who returned to form with a solid third at Chelmsford last time out.Prediction : 1st Pride Of Angels 2nd Strategic Heights 3rd Billyoakes
Pivotal Flame got up in the final strides to win by a neck over track and trip last time and should be thereabouts with a repeat performance, though narrow preference is for Chelmsford third SQUIRE, who has dropped to an exploitable mark at present and may find the configuration of this track more to his liking. This is tougher than the seller Black Dave won last time but he has place claims along with admirable veteran Karam Albaari all the same.Prediction : 1st Squire 2nd Pivotal Flame 3rd Black Dave