Seeking success at Lingfield

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 11:23 GMT

Anita Chambers fancies Seeking Magic to return to winning ways at Lingfield this afternoon - she has a tip for every race.

Clive Cox can send out Seeking Magic to victory

FONTWELL: 12.40 Vexillum, 1.10 Kaituna, 1.40 Cloudy Start, 2.10 Billybo, 2.40 Ya Hafed, 3.10 Lapin Garou, 3.40 Old Magic.

LINGFIELD: 12.00 On The Feather, 12.30 Mack's Sister, 1.00 Artful Lady, 1.30 Restless Bay, 2.00 Spartic, 2.30 Tartan Blue, 3.00 SEEKING MAGIC (NAP), 3.30 Stetson.

SEDGEFIELD: 12.20 Lady Of Verona, 12.50 Witness In Court, 1.20 Crafti Bookie, 1.50 Lightening Rod, 2.20 Ouest Eclair, 2.50 Resolution, 3.20 Sealous Scout.

DOUBLE: Seeking Magic and Tartan Blue

Seeking Magic let favourite-backers down when last seen but should be given chance to redeem himself in the attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Handicap at Lingfield.

The four-year-old was a narrow third when returning to action after a 77-day lay-off at the end of November, but the race did not really pan out in his favour.

A slow early pace saw him take up the running fully four furlongs out which played into the hands of some of his fast-finishing rivals with Seeking Magic relegated to minor honours come the line.

Previously a fair third in the Stewards' Cup consolation race at Goodwood, Seeking Magic clearly has ability but needs someone to set an early pace.

Royal Bajan has raced prominently on his last couple of starts and if he does so again, he can set it up for Clive Cox's charge.

Tartan Blue was a surprise winner at Kempton last time and can follow up in the Play Golf At Lingfield Park Nursery.

She probably did not enjoy the Southwell Fibresand her racecourse bow but a switch to Polytrack saw her run out a comfortable length-and-three-quarters victor late last month.

She had the reopposing Layla's Oasis well beaten that day, making every yard over five furlongs.

Tartan Blue had an 8lb pull that day but will be more than a stone better off against her old rival this time which makes her a very appealing prospect indeed.

Stetson caught the eye on his handicap bow at Wolverhampton last month, staying on to be a five-length fourth, and is taken to go well again in the Find Us On Twitter At LingfieldPark Handicap.

The six-year-old has run in a couple of bumpers and three maiden events so far but posted his best effort when tried off a mark of 57 at Dunstall Park.

He was keeping on at the finish and should improve for the run, with the handicapper's decision to drop him 1lb merely enhancing his claims.

Vexillum is an interesting contender as he switches to the National Hunt sphere in the Wellpool Proud To Sponsor Steve Jakes Racing Juvenile Hurdle (Supporting Tiana Honey Watson Fund) at Fontwell.

Winner of two of his 22 starts on the level, he signed off for Mick Channon with a win on the Wolverhampton all-weather in October before selling for 19,000 guineas at Tattersalls later that month.

Twice victorious over a mile and six furlongs, two miles and two furlongs here looks an ideal starting point.

Lightening Rod can exploit his lower mark over hurdles as he turns out again at Sedgefield.

He is rated some 13lb less over the smaller obstacles and can put that advantage to good use in the Tradersbettingexchange Handicap Hurdle.


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