ITV Racing Friday Preview

JUST LINGFIELD ON ITV RACING NOW! It’s the start of the Winter Million from Lingfield on Friday. Some really competitive Jumps action.

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ITV Racing Friday Preview

1.50 Lingfield Handicap Chase (Class 2) 2m
2.25 Lingfield Cazoo Hurdle (Class 2) 2m7f
3.00 Lingfield weatherbys Novices’ Chase (Class 2) 2m71/2f
3.35 Lingfield Sovereign Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m

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Lingfield 1.50

Back to front-running tactics ECLAIR D’AINAY always looked to be in his comfort zone before finding plenty to win at Wetherby last time. He beat a couple of good horses in Cheddleton and Nuts Well and a 7lb rise shouldn’t be enough to stop him running a big race here. This isn’t a bad field but if he goes forward under Harry Skelton he might not come back to them. One True King could go forward too but I still think the selection might be able to get his own way out in front which could prove the difference.

Frero Banbou has run well the last twice without getting his head in front. That was a very good effort behind Editeur Du Gite and Cheddleton last time and on collateral form that makes him one of the main dangers. Le Ligerien jumped better to win at Chepstow and if backing that up off 5lb higher could also show his hand.


Lingfield 2.25

Any of the field could probably win this bar Dan Mcgrue but I’m going to chance EMITOM bouncing back to form reverted to hurdles. He hasn’t been disgraced the last twice over fences but I feel connections think this is a prize worth taking and if he bounces back to his best form back over hurdles he would be a danger to all here. He is a classy sort on his day but I do feel he needs things to drop right. Calva D’Auge might end up going too hard off the front and under patient tactics he might be the one finishing best.

I think On The Blind Side is the danger. He pulled up at Cheltenham last time but his second to Thomas Darby in the Long Distance Hurdle would see him win this so if he bounces back he is a big threat. Top Ville Ben isn’t entirely out of this either as for his age he remains quite lightly raced and might enjoy this test now.

Lingfield 3.00

I thought FANTASTIKAS would be favourite for this so he looks good value at 7/2 at the time of writing. He was very impressive on chase debut at Lingfield and while he has been beaten twice since he bumped into Threeunderthrufive at Doncaster and then ran well in a hot race at Cheltenham last time behind L’Homme Presse and The Glancing Queen. He remains open to further improvement and I think this looks a good chance for him to get back in the winners enclosure.

Broken Halo won easily at Exeter but I don’t think he’s been the easiest to train and he isn’t a certainty to back that up. This is definitely tougher and he may well progress but there is no value in his current odds. Queenohearts is an interesting contender and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if she emerged as the main threat to the selection.

Lingfield 3.35

Could this be the day METIER gets himself back in the winners enclosure? He hasn’t tasted success since winning the Tolworth last year but he did at least take a step back in the right direction when fourth to Tritonic at Ascot last month. The handicapper has dropped him a further 3lb and he is well treated on his best form. This looks winnable and I think he’ll definitely get involved at the business end. He should get a nice toe in under Sean Bowen and I’m keen to side with him.

Carrarea went down just a head at Fairyhouse back in November and he could emerge as the main danger. His profile certainly makes him dangerous. Hudson De Grugy is likeable and has won 2 of his last 3 so if he progresses again he might be the value to hit the frame.