Racing tip of the day

  • Last Updated: July 8 2014, 16:20 BST

Ben Linfoot heads to Lingfield for his tip of the day despite plenty of temptation at Pontefract.

Ryan Moore: Rides the selection
Ryan Moore: Rides the selection

MEETING WATERS - 415 Lingfield

It's a good card at Pontefract this afternoon, with the 'Pipalong' Stakes taking centre stage at the West Yorkshire track.

Pavlosk is the likely favourite, but she has been a relatively disappointing filly since hosing up at last year's Dante meeting and looks worth taking on today despite a more positive effort last time.

Dutch Rose is the obvious one to take her on with following a couple of good wins at York, but the Knavesmire suits her much better than Pontefract and her weak finish in this race last year lingers.

With the two market leaders looking vulnerable, this could be between Princess Elizabeth Stakes fourth and sixth, Masarah and Butterfly McQueen.

The former, trained by Clive Brittain, was a length and a half ahead at Epsom, but has subsequently finished way down the field in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes won by Integral at Royal Ascot.

She was out of her depth that day, but could well bounce back here. However, the stiff track at Pontefract might just play to Butterfly McQueen's strengths, as her best performance to date came at Ascot.

The problem is, they are both around 6/1 and I can't decide which one to back. Watch the Epsom race yourselves and see who you think will come out on top today. I will probably end up backing them both.

Also running at Pontefract is Notebook horse Misplaced Fotune and she must have a fine chance in the King Richard III Stakes.

Her running style means she has to rely on gaps to open up in front of her, as they didn't last week, but she goes really well at Pontefract and is well-handicapped on her old form.

The problem with her is she's favourite today, back against the boys, and she looks a little short in the market considering so much has to go right for her.

So, after much deliberation, it's to Lingfield and the Fillies' Handicap at 4.15 for the day's best wager, as MEETING WATERS makes plenty of appeal to get off the mark for the campaign.

The three-year-old ran a very good race off a mark of 80 on her reappearance at Leicester, just going down late on to a rival she was giving 11lb to in heavy ground.

Granted, that form hasn't worked out. But Meeting Waters gave the impression she was on good terms with herself and she could well leave that form behind returned to a faster surface.

The key thing this afternoon is she could get an easy lead. Trucanini is a potential rival up the front end and is a threat returned to an all-weather surface, but I'd fancy Meeting Waters, receiving 12lb from the older filly, to shrug her off eventually.

The rest are usually held up and are largely an out of form bunch, so Meeting Waters must have a great chance of kicking clear under a strong Ryan Moore drive off the home bend.