Saturday, March 15, 2003
THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2003
LINGFIELD PARK, Flat all-weather racing on Polytrack
Going - Standard
BP= best price offered by Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill & Tote.
4.10pm - Betdirect.co.uk Handicap (ClassB) 3yo plus, ££12,209 7f
1 (9) 433002- Wannabe Around(166) P D Savill 5 10-00 D Nicholls K Fallon
BP=16/1 Coral & Tote
Last raced on September 30 and has only raced once on this surface when finding 10 furlongs too far. Has plenty to do
2 (12) 43306-3 Granny's Pet(7) M Arbib 9 9-10 P Cole J Fortune
BP=14/1 Coral & Ladbrokes
Grannyís Pet, despite being nine, only made his all-weather debut last time out at Wolverhampton on the Fibresand. Untried on this surface and therefore has questions to answer,
3(2) 05000-1 Rafferty(7) Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum 4-9-3 C Brittain L Dettori
Won on his all-weather debut at Wolverhampton with Grannyís Pet a length back in third of six runners. Has more to do here.
4(10) 210041- Tom Tun(126) Mrs O Tunstall 8 9-3 J Given M Fenton
Sprinter who has won at Wolverhampton and Southwell, two other all-weather tacks with different surfaces, but at six furlongs. Last raced in November.
5(7) 632163 Sundried Tomato(7) Jeremy Arnold 4 9-3 P Hiatt L Fletcher(5)
BP=14/1 Tote & William Hill
Consistent performer at Wolverhampton and Southwell over usually shorter distances but did win a seven-furlong event in February.
6(5) 200140- Lunar Leo (161) Bruce W Wyatt 5 9-3 S Williams Martin Dwyer
Interesting contender who last raced at Belmont Park in October. Good second here in a similar race at the end of 2001 on only other run on an all-weather surface. Worth keeping an eye on and runs well fresh. However, he is no value.
7(15) 00164-2 Marshman(42) J H Ellis 4 8-13 M Tompkins A McCarthy(3)
BP=9/1 Tote & William Hill
Consistent sort who has run well in similar races. Had a break since early February and will need to be his sharpest as he is racing off his highest mark.
8(3) 415144 Lygeton Lad(7)J McGonagle & Mr B J McGonagle 5 8-12 S Gay Kelleway Drowne
BP=5/1 generally except Tote
Consistent sort who is closely handicapped with Marshman, just getting the worts of it at the weights.
9(11) 122413-Eyecatcher(77)Dr Catherine Wills 6 8-12 J Fanshawe O Urbina
BP=5/1 except Ladbrokes
Another interesting runner - ideally needs seven and a half furlongs as he comes late over this distance. More lightly raced than some and has cope for improvement. Last raced on December 28 and it is a question whether he is fit. The likely strong pace will suit him.
10 (4) 403252 Middleton Grey(7) Derrick C Broomfield 5 8-11 v D Arbuthnot S Whitworth
His form is at Wolverhampton and Southwell and has more to do here.
11 (16) 34314-6 Lakota Brave(7) J L Guillambert 9 8-10 N Littmoden J-P Guillambert(5)
Old warrior who often runs well here at Lingfield. But there are others with more scope.
12 (13) 000-300 Compton Banker(35) Erik Penser 6 8-7 G Butler E Ahern
Has shown promise here but has yet to fulfil it.
15 (14) 305305 Zarzu(7)Nigel Shields 4 8-5 K Burke D Fox(7)
Five and six furlong horse who has more to do.
16 (6) 1-10322 Golden Brief(1) John Kelsey-Fry 5 8-5 v K Burke D Sweeney
Has been running very well and was perhaps unlucky last time against Miss George. Looks like he is still on the upgrade. Fit and well. Great value.
This is a competitive affair. The two most interesting candidates - Lunar Leo and Eyecatcher - are tempting but have questions mark against them and they represent little value. On the other hand GOLDEN BRIEF has been running very well and is great value at 14/1 each way.
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THE ONLY HORSE HIGHLIGHTED ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8 WAS Te Quiero WHO WON AT 16/1.
THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY (MARCH 1), TOMíS PRIZE, WON AT 5/1
IN GREAT FORM SO FAR THIS YEAR - ONE SELECTION EVERY SATURDAY
THE FEBRUARY 1 VALUE BETTING COLUMN - GALLANT BOY, RECOMMENDED AT 7/1 WINS AT 13/2
THE JANUARY 18 VALUE BETTING COLUMN SELECTION TRUCKERíS TAVERN WON AT 9/2
COMPLETE LIST OF SELECTIONS SINCE THE START OF 2003
TE QUIERO WON AT 16/1 March 8
TOMíS PRIZE WON 5/1 March 1
MONTREAL 5th 7/1 February 22
No selection/column February 15 (weather affected racing programme)
CHIVES 2nd 3/1 February 8
GALLANT BOY WON 7/1 February 1
BE MY MANAGER Unplaced 20/1 January 25
TRUCKERíS TAVERN WON 9/2 January 18
WAGES unplaced 10/1 January 11
HERODOTUS 5th 10/1 January 4
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