14:35 Lingfield

The width of a cigarette paper separated WAY OF LIFE (best price 4-1) and Appier over today’s C&D nine days ago and with the pair looking the chief contenders on their return visit, the former rates the value call to exact his revenge. 

Kicking for glory off the home turn at the Surrey track, Jonathan Portman’s gelding looked like he might go on to end a frustrating run of placed efforts but as it turned out, he was just denied in the dying strides by his old rival, who just kept chipping away at his advantage all the way down the straight. 

Despite this long-standing bout of seconditus, there doesn’t appear anything wrong with his attitude, and with all his data over the last two years suggesting he is the one to beat based on his overall form, he is afforded another chance to see whether ball finally bounces in his favour. Due to his exemplary levels of consistency, he also makes plenty of appeal in the place only markets. 

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Way Of Life - 1pt
Way Of Life - Top Three Finish - 2pts

19:40 Windsor

WOOLHAMPTON (best price 6-1) could never lay a glove on the main players in a red-hot handicap at Newbury last time out, but it wasn’t a bad effort in the context of what the requirements of tonight’s race offer, and she is fancied to play a more significant role is this slightly easier looking race on paper. 

Held up towards the rear at the Berkshire venue, Rod Millman’s mare was soon struggling to keep up with the fractions set by trail blazing Lethal Levi at the head of affairs and it was only in the last furlong or so she began to make inroads to the deficit. 

Although she was doing all her best work at the finish, that effort was probably a bit of a red herring as all her previous data suggests she’s more effective over a strongly run five furlongs – in particular at Ascot – and with tonight’s race likely to be run to suit courtesy of Antiphon and Good Earth in the line-up, the four-year-old can grab a piece of the action late on. 

Woolhampton - 0.5pts e/w