Rizzel landed three winners on Friday. Hopefully, his two selections from Lingfield can continue the good form…
I'm Digby looks a solid enough favourite in the first race at Lingfield, but I'm going back to a horse I've previously tipped up, NORDIC DASH.
I wouldn't be confident in this selection, so if you do decide to follow, reduce your stakes. This lightly raced 3yo was very disappointing last time out at Bath, where the money did arrive, but the late drift told the story, as she went out like a light. I refuse to believe that a horse with this pedigree is as bad as 52 rated. Her pedigree suggests she should be a decent middle distance horse, like many of her siblings e.g. (Barshiba 114 rated, Dash Of Spice 109 rated, Dashing Star 106 rated).
I'm willing to give her one more chance, as she might not like turf, and might prefer an AW surface. The run at Wolverhampton the time before her poor run at Bath did suggest she had potential, as she was never really put into the race, and did run on towards the end, looking like she was going to be one to follow when she entered handicaps.
Advised: Each Way
JOY CHOI seems to have a great chance of following up her recent success, where she clocked a good time on soft ground at Chepstow.
Lingfield is currently described at soft ground, as is expected to get further showers, so once again, like yesterday you want horses who will definitely handle the ground.
Joy Choi clearly handles the ground, and she looks to be a sprinter on the up, and Malcolm Saunders has seemed to unlocked her potential. She has been raised 6lbs for her recent win, and that will make this much tougher, but it's definitely not out of the realm of possibility. There are a couple of horses I can see potentially causing her a problem, with Danzart arguably being the main threat. Mick Channon's charge travelled well throughout his race, but didn't stay on as strongly as the winner. Joy Choi seems to get the trip strongly, which will definitely be a bonus, as the ground will find out any none stayers.
12:00 Leicester - Race: 1
12:30 Leicester - Race: 2
12:40 Listowel - Race: 1