Mickelson to chip in at Lingfield

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: January 29 2013, 10:40 GMT

You won't see old pals Tony McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill teaming up too often on the Lingfield Polytrack, but they do so three times today on the latest card of 'jumpers' bumpers'.

McCoy and O'Neill: Team up at Lingfield

Rediscover represents the pair in the first and the chance of this unraced daughter of Golan is best gauged by the market.

There's been no move for her at the time of writing but she has opened fairly short at 9/2 because of her connections.

Old Finger Onthe Pulse goes in the next and though he's the best horse in the field after a career that includes a win at the Cheltenham Festival, he bumps into an in-form jumper in all-weather bumpers (Representingceltic, who looks set to land the hat-trick).

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So, I reckon it could be all down to MICKELSON in the Lingfield Park Owners Group 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race at 3.20 if O'Neill and McCoy are going to strike on the sand.

He'll have to beat another in-form horse in Dr Livingstone, but Charles Egerton's runner has only had four days to recover from his last win and Mickelson was a decent bumper horse for Noel Meade (placed twice) who also won twice over hurdles for the Irish handler.

However his most striking piece of form that makes him of huge interest here is his fourth in the October Maiden over two miles on the Flat at Navan four months ago, where Glam Jerry won, Cairdin was second, Go Native was third and Jezki was fifth.

That form has worked out unbelievably well and it's worth chancing Mickelson to boost it further here.


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