Lingfield value looks Clear
Chris Wilson provides a tip for every race on Tuesday and fancies Clear Spring to win at Lingfield.
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GOODWOOD: 2.20 Wizara, 2.55 Laurelita. 3.30 Lyn Valley, 4.05 Captain Midnight, 4.40 Arch Villain, 5.10 Clear Praise, 5.40 Shirataki.
LAYTOWN: 4.20 Dana's Present, 4.55 Captain May, 5.25 Auden, 6.00 Sterling Cooper, 6.30 Drinmoy Lad, 7.00 Moonbi Creek.
LEICESTER: 2.00 Mocacha, 2.30 Mops Angel, 3.05 Strike Force, 3.40 Jonnie Skull, 4.15 Tricksome, 4.50 Tammuz, 5.20 Black Annis Bower.
LINGFIELD: 4.45 Cape Factor, 5.15 Royal Bajan, 5.50 Clear Spring, 6.20 Winter Picnic, 6.50 Qanan, 7.20 Rock God.
MUSSELBURGH: 2.10 Bountiful Forest, 2.40 SUMMER DANCER (NAP), 3.15 Gambino, 3.50 Boogangoo, 4.25 Discay, 5.00 Sohcahtoa, 5.30 Captain Royale.
DOUBLE: Summer Dancer and Clear Spring.
Summer Dancer can belie his advancing years by taking the CMYK Digital Solutions Handicap at Musselburgh.
The nine-year-old gelding has been a grand servant for trainer Paul Midgley, winning seven races in an honourable career, but might not be finished just yet.
His last effort was particularly promising as the son of Fasliyev stayed on stoutly to take third spot in a Thirsk seller.
Midgley's decision to again try him over a mile worked pretty well in North Yorkshire, so it no surprise to see him again campaigned over that trip here.
Summer Dancer is a typical hold-up performer, so fortune often needs to be on his side in races of this nature.
And if Lady Luck decides to play ball, he is especially well treated back at a track where he already won three times.
Midgley's inmate is 8lb lower than when last successful 12 months ago, while the Westow handler's optimism will be heightened by the prospect of far quicker ground than it was at Thirsk.
It would also be churlish to crib the chances of Clear Spring, who runs in the feature race on Lingfield's turf course.
John Spearing's five-year-old entire has a most respectable win-to-run ratio, and is clearly still progressing.
The hardy son of Chineur has rattled off three victories from his last six starts, which included an accomplished success in the Great St Wilfrid consolation race at Ripon.
Although he missed out in a good race at Ffos Las a few days later, Clear Spring still shaped well enough in third spot after having encountered no end of scrimmaging a furlong from home.
Spearing's representative is again on a career-high mark of 94 for the Lingfield Park Owners Group Handicap, but he is blessed with such a tough constitution that having to shoulder top weight might not be that big of an issue.
As an added incentive, Clear Spring will probably also have to win again to stand any chance of getting into the field for the Ayr Gold Cup.
Mops Angel could also go well at a fair price in the Clubroom Fillies' Nursery Handicap at Leicester.
Local trainer Mick Appleby thinks quite a bit of this two-year-old daughter of Piccolo, who made a splash when victorious at Pontefract in April.
Things did not work out quite as well in Hilary Needler at Beverley - she only beat one horse home - but the juvenile filly was always up against it from a wide draw so that run can be forgiven.
Mops Angel has always given the impression that six furlongs would be very much her bag, and gets to illustrate the point on her first start in a nursery.
An inaugural mark of 73 is far from the end of the world.
The best meeting of the day might be at Goodwood, but a punting utopia appears unlikely, such is the competitive nature to nearly all of the races.
The Royal Sussex Regiment Stakes over two miles is a case in point, but those prepared to rise from above the parapet could do a lot worse than supporting Arch Villain.
Amanda Perrett's four-year-old shaped encouragingly at Newmarket last time and looks sharp enough to go even better without the burden of top weight.
The gelded son of Arch also has crucial course-winning form, having struck over a mile and three-quarters in May off a 5lb lower mark.