Perfect Pastime the punt at 10s

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Perfect Pastime runs off a career-low mark in the 2.30 at Lingfield today and makes plenty of each-way appeal at 12/1.

Jim Boyles’ gelding has been very hit and miss this season, but has run well on a couple of occasions when fourth of 11 to Levi Draper over 7f on the all-weather at kempton off 71 and when occupying the same position behind Menelik on the artificial surace at Lingfield off 74.

He now gets into this off a mark of just 59 and that is a massive 18lb lower than when he registered his last success over 6f at Warwick last June.

The five-year-old ran on well that day to beat Midnight Rider by a head on soft ground in a class 4 contest and went on to finish an excellent second of 15 to Links Drive Lady later in the season in a similar grade 6 affair at Windsor off 78.

Those runs make him look dangerously well-treated in this class 6 affair, and he shaped as if he could be ready to take advantage in his last two runs.

In the first of thsoe he ran far better than his final finishing position suggests when 7th of 15 to Koharu at Brighton.

I put him up at 12s that day, and after being backed into 8s he lost all chance at the start.

He was rearing in the stalls when the starter decided to let them go, and lost stacks of ground after being slowly away.

The five-year-old then made good headway two from home before encountering traffic problems and keeping on at the one pace to be beaten 6 1/2 lengths without being unduly knocked about.

He then put in an eye-catgcing run last time out at Kempton when staying on to finish a never nearer 2 1/4 length fifth of 11 to Kylladie in a class 5 contest, and if he can build on that he must go close in this lower grade affair off a 1lb lower mark.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way  Perfect Pastime (10/1 Betfred, Stan James  – BOG)

 

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