Orlando set to Star at Lingfield

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: August 9 2014, 20:00 BST

Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race today, including at Lingfield where Orlando Star is fancied.

Alonsoa is taken to score at Newmarket
Alonsoa is taken to score at Newmarket

ASCOT: 12.55 Goldream, 1.30 Big Thunder, 2.05 Communicator, 2.40 Bancnuanaheireann, 3.15 Wrangler, 3.50 Telmeyd.

AYR: 5.40 Echo Of Lightning, 6.10 Split The Atom, 6.40 Clumber Place, 7.10 Sleeper Class, 7.40 Gowanharry, 8.10 Underwritten, 8.40 Hydrant.

HAYDOCK: 1.50 Patience Alexander, 2.20 Busatto, 2.55 Hillstar, 3.25 Lightning Thunder, 4.00 Provenance, 4.35 Red Refraction, 5.05 Double Bluff.

KILBEGGAN: 5.25 Lucky Pat, 6.00 Beach Of Falesa, 6.30 Wate And Sea, 7.00 Kolaphos, 7.30 Il Fenomeno, 8.00 Lethal Weapon, 8.30 Call Me Pj.

LINGFIELD: 5.20 Kidmeforever, 5.50 Pearl Bell, 6.20 Miss Brazil, 6.50 Orlando Star, 7.20 Bnedel, 7.50 Secure Cloud, 8.20 Kicking The Can.

NEWMARKET: 2.00 Fadhayyil, 2.30 Clon Brulee, 3.05 Zanetto, 3.35 Alonsoa, 4.10 Pennine Panther, 4.45 Day Of Conquest, 5.15 Sir Purple Spectrum.

REDCAR: 2.15 Reet Petite, 2.50 Glorious Sun, 3.20 Hakuna Matata, 3.55 Lazarus Bell, 4.25 Rough Courte, 4.55 Fitz Flyer, 5.30 Medieval Bishop.

DOUBLE: Alonsoa and Patience Alexander.

Alonsoa can emerge the star turn on a hectic weekend of Flat racing by winning the German-Thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.

The Raven's Pass filly looked not far off top class at Sandown in July when she fended off the similarly impressive Pack Together by half a length in the Listed Star Stakes over seven furlongs.

Despite having coolly defeated a really strong rival that day, Alonsoa still looked raw and green, so the prospect of further improvement is hardly an outlandish theory.

This Group Three looks the natural progression for the Henry Candy-trained filly, who looks to be going places in a hurry.

Although this seven-furlong trip is probably now slightly on the inadequate side, her class should see her through, just as it did at Sandown.

Good racing at Haydock, too, where the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes is the feature.

This Group Three looks trappy, to say the least, but it could be worth siding with Hillstar, who should find conditions just about ideal as he returns to a mile and a quarter on Merseyside.

His second behind Cavalryman in the Princess of Wales' Stakes at Newmarket has now taken on added credence after that rival claimed the Goodwood Cup.

Hillstar's trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, is also a fan of this race, having won it three times in the past.

Patience Alexander earlier holds watertight claims in the Betfred "Play Todays £1 1/2 Million Scoop6" Nursery Handicap.

The Kodiac filly is in concession of weight all round, but that should be inconsequential given her excellent third in Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.

That David Evans' filly also boasts a victory over the upwardly-mobile Tiggy Wiggy further bolsters the case for the defence.

Busatto looks to have been well placed by Mark Johnston in the Betfred Goals Galore Handicap.

The four-year-old colt ran a belter in fourth behind stablemate Sennockian Star at Glorious Goodwood and would be unfazed if the ground turned demanding.

He has also come close to winning off a similar mark in the past and this looks an inferior race to his most recent outing.

There is seldom no quarter given for Ascot punters at the Shergar Cup meeting, and this season's renewal appears no exception to that rule.

That said, there are certainly enough seeds of optimism to anticipate a big show from Goldream in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash.

The two-times Newmarket scorer continues to rise through the handicap, but his fine second behind Muthmir in the Skybet Dash served distinct notice of his worth at this grade.

This five-furlong affair unquestionably lacks the depth of that York encounter, so it would be most surprising if this reliable speedster takes a step backwards in Berkshire.

It may also pay to keep the faith with Big Thunder in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers.

Sir Mark Prescott's four-year-old appeared not to stay the two miles of the Northumberland Plate, but it would be folly to question his level of stamina just yet.

That Prescott has decided to step back up to two miles with this unexposed grey following a pleasing spin over a shorter trip at Goodwood could be prescient.

It may be wise to play it safe with Magic City in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile.

The five-year-old gelding is sure to a warm order for this tidy price after he rubber-stamped his aptitude for eight furlongs with a close third behind Red Avenger in the Betfred Mile.

Richard Hannon's representative is only 2lb higher than when he last struck last August.

Now is clearly the right time to get involved.

The slightly easier conditions at Ayr should help Gowanharry force the issue in the QTS Ladies' Night Grand Spectacular Handicap, with Miss Brazil deeply respected in the PF Whitehead Logistics Handicap at Lingfield.

Hakuna Matata rarely lets the side down and should again be followed with a degree of hope in the Download The RacingUK iPad App Handicap at Redcar.