16:15 Lingfield Sat 15 September 2018
- Witheford Equine Barrier Trials At Lingfield Park Fillies' Handicap (AW) (Class 4)
- 6f 1y, Standard
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
Good record at the track (two wins here) and in general, has held her form well this season. Bit below par at Ascot last time but possible to find excuses for that, and more likely to run her race than a few here.
Form earlier in the year was very in-and-out and the handicapper is slow to relent. Not seen out since May and has no great record fresh, so it's not hard to think she'll need this run. Others are more persuasive.
Tale of steady improvement this season and comes here off the back of a hard-fought win at Newbury. Up 3lb but that's less of a worry than this extra furlong, which asks a new question. However, she's game and will give it her best shot.
Never in it at Ascot last week and not given a hard time, hasn't really had her conditions this year but this surface should be fine (has won at Chelmsford) and she's simply too well handicapped to rule out. May be better at 5f than 6f, though.
Over a year since she last got her head in front and a few too many placed efforts for comfort, but despite not winning at this trip yet she acts well enough at it to think that she can once again challenge for places from a fair mark.
C&D winner last time out and the effort can be marked up as she was hampered early on, although was helped by the second/third taking each other on too early. Nevertheless, that took her to 2-2 over C&D and she clearly goes well here.
On a good mark if her form of the summer is anything to go by, went close under softer ground at Nottingham two starts ago but acts well on this surface and the quicker they go up front early the better her chance late on. Not discounted.
C&D winner in April but regressive since then and might find herself out of her comfort zone in this company. Couple of moderate efforts lately and others hold better claims to the top prize.
Last Year's Winner
Seprani (11/4), Rose Berry (4/1), Diamond Lady (9/2), Awesome (9/2), Bungee Jump (8/1), Equimou (8/1), Kath's Lustre (14/1), Titan Goddess (18/1)
- Diamond Lady
- Bungee Jump
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