Two Lingfield Lovelies


100/30 Birdolini fancied to fly home

Birdolini has been knocking on the door of late and at 100/30 makes plenty of appeal to register a much deserved success in the 2.35 at Lingfield today.

I put up Alan King’s filly as the each-way selection here two weeks ago but we just missed out on collecting when she came a fast finishing fourth.

However she could be considered an unlucky loser as she was held up way too far off the pace and had to be brought wide to deliver a challenge in the home straight.

To her credit she was only beaten 2 1/2 lengths at the line, and in my eyes she would probably have won had she been given a more positive ride.

The daughter of Bertolini proved her ability to act on the surface when winning a maiden here on her second start last December in good style, and although she has not get her head in front in six starts this year she has been running with great credit in decent handicaps.

She  ran a cracker over 7f at Kempton three starts ago when staying on strongly to be beaten a length by The Guru OF Gloom and followed that up with a really eye-catching effort at Nottingham.

That race was over a mile, and after being held up at the rear of the field she made good late headway to finish a never nearer fifth of 14 to Chokurei.

She was doing all her best work at the finish that day, and today’s trip of 1m 2f is ideal.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Birdolini (100/30 Hills – BOG)


Help yourself to the 6/1 about Hereford

Course and distance winner Hereford Boy has been given a chance by the handicapper and makes plenty of each-way appeal at 6/1 in the 3.10 at Lingfield.

Dean Ivory’s seven-year-old has been a terrific servant over the years, and although he has not managed to get his head in front since January 2010 he is now 4lb below his last winning mark.

He was an excellent third to Karaka Jack on the turf at York four starts ago off today’s mark of 68 and followed up with an unlucky in running fourth to Qenaa at Kempton over 7f.

Although he then disappointed on his penultimate outing, he bounced back and showed he was ready to go in again when running far better than his finishing position of 6th of 10 to Full Bloom at Kempton last time out suggests.

He travelled strongly for much of the contest that day but couldn’t quicken off a moderate pace and could only plug on at the death.

However today’s race looks sure to be run at the strong gallop he needs to be seen at his best and from a decent draw in stall 6 he must take all the beating.

 Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Hereford Boy (6/1 Paddy Power – BOG )


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