Sky Sports Racing presenter Mike Cattermole looks at the handicap race at Lingfield, with Anthony Honeyball looking to have a good chance with Good Charm.
Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices’ Handicap Chase (2:35pm) is the most important race on the card and features a list of horses that have not reached their potential, and a number of them are ready to retire. back view. It’s a difficult problem.
The track is soft, fine in places after a dry day on Tuesday but more rain will fall on Wednesday morning. Raceday itself says it will be dry but with the possibility of rain later.
Winner over hurdles at Doncaster (good to soft) in December, 2021 but a poor form since, although finished a good second on handicap debut at Warwick in April from 113.
I had a storm during the break and restarted after six months with the first race at Bangor, and it was good to go down by a neck. Up 2lb because of this but he looks very defiant in his good cage.
It has been in good shape since the wind job at the beginning of the season. He has had plenty of experience (one win from 13 starts) and is the only successful chaser in the field, having stolen by 8lb in good ground at Stratford last month.
The winner was second at Southwell on Tuesday. He gained 8lb for this, having dropped six when he contested at Hereford two weeks ago. They should be respected if there is nothing worse in the situation. He does everything.
He ran a narrow 6th place winner at Warwick in May, 2021 in training, before undergoing wind surgery and returning with an effort at Newbury but little better against useful opposition at Ascot last January.
Off and on it’s clearly not strong but it’s compatible with the best chasers and comes from a strong platform.
Thor De Cerisy
The front-runner (one win from 14 starts) who campaigned in France for his last five with mixed results, despite two good runs since Auteuil.
It is compatible with successful chasers but very slow to transfer fences.
It should be named after Paul Newman in The Sting but someone missed the “r” – Henry Gondorff!
He was fired and restarted his first two runs and his recent form has been disappointing, including his return after a 10-month absence. Hard to be impressed.
They stayed for 10 months and changed cages again. The right bias for childhood problems in Ffos Las in April, 2021 and has been favored every time since then.
He was running well when he fell two times when chasing, again at Ffos Las, last December but he jumped badly again over fences when he was drawn once again at Wincanton in January. I haven’t seen it since.
A place called Burrows Park
Just a glimpse of promise in the chase four starts so far and he was taking better company than this in the most recent two last February. He bounced back from trouble to start a 25-1 shocker at Chepstow in April.
They are the oldest in the line with high mileage and lack the potential of some of the others.
A fast and consistent winner in this division who was well beaten in his chase at Bangor last month after eight months in which his jumping was unusual. From then on he had a windbreaker. It may be sharp now, but it should be.
Good luck Charm
Much to like in his first run at Fontwell earlier this month when, well done, he split the top two horses in a three-run event, going down three lengths to the handy Kissesforkatie (who rated 139 and 24lb his biggest. ).
However, his brand remains the same. A two-time winner last season on the hurdles, at Hereford and Exeter, he always shows a good attitude. It may be the answer to the cage going well.
He has shown potential over hurdles but was dropped at Hereford when he was last seen in March and has been on wind surgery since then. From a strong field but questions to be answered in this chase (double placed in points).
Intentions of Rebellion
Little form at rest in four starts but he needs to shed some light on his poor appearance at Worcester last month after a seven-month lay-off. They try to chase it but the cage has been quiet of late.
Lord of Aces
The only four-year-old in the line to have shown skill in chasing five starts after being trained in France – all deep.
He has shown two promising starts this autumn for Milton Harris and is an exciting race to return to chase here. They were not told.
This is very difficult. Mucho Mas was successful in his chase at Bangor and there is probably as much to come from him as there was from Sheldon who won well at Hereford.
I’ll be keeping an eye on Seigneur Des As but that’s the choice Excellent Appearance who did well at Fontwell against the two chase horses and can take advantage of what still seems to be a fair bit.
The stable is in good shape and has an 18% chance here at Lingfield over jumping.