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Ben Linfoot is swooning for a Lady at Lingfield on Valentine's Day - and she's an attractive price too.
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Artful Lady 2.30 Lingfield
Today is a day to profess your love, and I love nothing more than a big-priced winner.
I'm not really a lover of Lingfield, but, needs must, as the Ladbrokes Handicap at 2.30 offers us the best chance for a boil over.
Bertie Blu Boy looks a favourite that's worth taking on. He's on a hat-trick but is up 7lb in the handicap and will find it difficult enough to make all from stall 10.
Apart from him there aren't too many horses in form, so, dropping down into a 0-60, I think it's worth chucking some loose change each-way at George Margarson's ARTFUL LADY.
She hasn't qualified for such contests for three runs since a win at Brighton off a mark of 58 last August, but she's worth a chance down in grade at a track she goes well at, especially at prices around 33/1.
She was a bit rusty back from a little break at Lingfield last time, finishing seven lengths off the winner in eighth over six furlongs. Slowly away, she was outpaced and never looked like getting into it.
That run suggests she is worth trying back over seven again.
Campaigned as a miler and seven-furlong horse earlier in her career, she excelled when dropping back in trip. But she was a neck and a short head away from winning over seven at Lingfield in November 2012 and she looks well worth another crack at the distance here.
She's finished first, second, third and fourth at Lingfield over six and seven furlongs five times in her career, and she makes some appeal at the prices to make the frame again today.
Also, if you like a distorted stat, she has a 100 per cent record at Lingfield in February (one from one).
What is not to love about that?