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David Ord heads to Lingfield for the Nap of the day and hopes an Ed Walker runner can get off the mark now eased in the weights.


Sporting Life Daily Nap, January 19

Patience is a virtue and Saturday’s best bet runs in the finale at Lingfield.

Things haven’t dropped right for Miracle Works but connections have now found his best trip and all he needs is luck in running to go very close in the Betway Handicap.

He’s still a maiden after nine races but having finished strongly over five, and not getting home at seven furlongs, he was returned to six at Kempton last time. He might have won too, travelling strongly and coming with a threatening run until running into a wall of horses at the furlong pole.

The handicapper has dropped him a pound for that which means he’s now three below the mark from which he was second at Kempton on his handicap debut in July.

He’s capable of winning races and providing he doesn’t encounter traffic problems again, looks sure to run a big race.

Running total: +21.71pts | Click here for full naps table


Sporting Life Daily Nap, January 20

It should be a case of third time lucky over obstacles for Golden Promise on Sunday.

He lines up for Jonjo O’Neill in the Starsports.Bet Maiden Hurdle on the back of two encouraging efforts over hurdles so far, the first of which when second to What’s Occurring at Hereford.

On the face of it, Golden Promise took a slight backwards step when only fifth back at the same venue when last seen in November but there was serious depth to that event with third Jarveys Plate the most notable as he’s since claimed Listed honours at Cheltenham.

In total, Golden Promise has bumped into five subsequent scorers in his two efforts over timber and if he’s made any sort of progress in the 68 days he’s been off the track since, then he should take all the beating in what looks a relatively ‘winnable’ affair.

Quick ground seems to suit on what we’ve seen so far but he’s bred to handle ease underfoot so the son of Flemensfirth shouldn’t be inconvenience by the bit of rain around this weekend.

Running total: +21.71pts | Click here for full naps table


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