JACINTA DE VEGA (3.25) may have been let in lightly on handicap debut and is worth a decent bet at Newbury.
Ralph Beckett's three-year-old remains relatively unexposed after three career runs, the latest coming at Ripon when landing short odds. If she handles this heavy ground, Jacinta De Vega will be hard to beat off this lowly 73 rating.
Ben Lilly has reeled off five straight victories but the latest 6lb penalty for her battling Redcar success last Friday may bring an end to that amazing sequence. In her favour, she revels under testing conditions.
East End Girl only surrendered the lead close home at Nottingham and should again go well for Lucy Wadham. Daysun landed a 1m 5f novice stakes at Chelmsford City but had earlier been turned over at 2-5 by Rick Blaine at Haydock. Rick Blaine finished fourth to Jacinta De Vega, beaten nine lengths, at Ripon and is well held by the selection on that effort.
LICIT (2.50) is a bit more speculative but she was given far too much ground to make up when sent off a warm order at Nottingham, doing well in the circumstances to finish third. Licit takes a significant drop in trip but heavy ground is right up her street.
KING'S LYNN (2.40) returns to the scene of his valuable sales race victory at last year’s St Leger fixture. The Queen’s colt again showed his liking for Town Moor when chasing home talented Starman in August and subsequently paid the penalty for seemingly going off too fast on deep ground before fading out of the picture in the Ayr Silver Cup.
The two-mile handicap chase at Cheltenham has attracted 13 runners and looks wide-open. Harry Whittington’s ROUGE VIF (3.35) twice ran with credit in good company as a novice over fences here last season and can make his mark in this sphere.
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