1.10 Lingfield: Class 5 Fillies’ Handicap, 7f
Even though she hasn’t been running badly, Chloellie has fallen 5lb below her last winning mark. Granted the majority of her victories came at Kempton, though I don’t see a reason why she shouldn’t perform at Lingfield as well.
The mare had a small break before returning in early January, performing with credit at Southwell. Now back on poly, and down to a 64 handicap mark against her own sex, she is a major player of a decent draw.
As recent as October she matched her current OR with a 64 topspeed rating, having ran to 67 in spring 2019 also.
10pts win – Chloellie @ 7.2/1 MB
3.55 Lingfield: Class 5 Handicap, 5f
Roundabout Magic looks vulnerable of his current mark. Surely a contender, but not one who’s desperately well-handicapped.
Warrior’s Valley in contrast drops to a tasty mark while back on polytrack with a good draw over the minimum trip should help see him find back to form.
The five-year-old gelding hasn’t been at his best at Southwell in his last two starts, though before that – particularly his final run in 2019 at Lingfield – were decent efforts.
He’s 2lb lower today than than the aforementioned Lingfield race. That’s six pounds lower than his last winning mark while he ran three times in 2019 to topspeed ratings of 68+, including twice over this course and distance where he also produced his career highest RPR.
Franny Norton on board today is another plus. In a race where the favourite is vulnerable and the rest of the field hardly frightning this appears to be a super opportunity for Warrior’s Valley to find back to the winning ways.
10pts win – Warrior’s Valley @ 15/2 WH