12:20 Lingfield

There is no doubt that Huberts Dream will prove hard to beat under a 6lb penalty but at the prices I think it is worth taking a chance on the Ed Walker trained CHANDELEUR ISLAND (best priced at 16/1) at the prices. The daughter of Starspangledbanner has received ‘tender’ rides on her three starts in maiden company and looks well treated on her handicap debut off an opening mark of 64.

Chandeleur Island finished 7th at both Haydock and Southwell before staying on in eyecatching fashion last time at Newcastle over 6f. It is disappointing that there are now only seven runners for place terms but she looks overpriced at current odds and I think she is worth backing against the favourite.

Chandeleur Island - 0.5pts e/w

12:50 Lingfield

The George Boughey trained POCKET THE PACKET (best priced at EVENS) is well treated under a 6lb penalty and he should prove hard to beat at this course. He failed to beat a rival on his three starts in novice company but won on his handicap debut having been gelded during a 130 day break. He followed up at Newcastle on his next start over 6f before finding 7f too far on his next start.

Pocket The Packet made it three wins out of four starts in handicap company last time over 5f here when he won easily by 2 ¼ lengths and that performance has earnt him a 10lb rise from the handicapper. He instead runs here under a 6lb penalty meaning that he is 4lbs “well in” at the weights and I expect him to prove hard to beat with Jim Crowley retaining the ride.

Pocket The Packet - 1pt

13:25 Lingfield

The Simon Hodgson trained TOTAL COMMITMENT (best priced at 9/2) has a good record at Lingfield and he now looks well handicapped off a mark of 83. The six-year-old has form figures of 2222212303 at the course with his last start here coming in July 2021 when he finished 3rd off a mark of 95.

Since then, he placed four times and outran odds of 25/1 last time to finish 4th by two lengths over this trip at Kempton. The handicapper has dropped him 1lb down to a mark of 83 and he looks sure to finish in the frame with up to four places available.

Total Commitment - 0.5pts e/w