Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday's Best Bets: Love set to Conquer Lingfield

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After another winner yesterday, Tippin' Jimmy has three fancies from Monday's card.

2:30 Lingfield - Love Conquers (2/1)
This beautifully bred filly for Qatar and Ralph Beckett went very close to breaking her maiden last time out, and should do so in handicap company today. She was defeated by a nose in a tight finish at Newbury, losing out to a nice Godolphin newcomer which William Buick travelled over to ride. She's off a very good mark.

3:45 Thirsk - African Friend (5/2)
Although only his third start, I know that Henry Candy thinks a lot of this horse and will be expecting a big run. He built on a decent maiden effort to win well at Windsor. He didn't win by too much, but the horse he beat by a head has won twice since that run. His form stacks up well, he's improving and should go well off a nice handicap mark.

4:00 Lingfield - Harba (Evs)
One progressive horse is Harba, who can extend his brilliant record at Lingfield this afternoon. He won very well on his penultimate start before following up in similar fashion eight days later. He's had a bit of a break since that run, but should be able to go well again despite a bit of a rise in the weights.

4:40 Roscommon - Himmah NR
I fully expect this horse to break her maiden this afternoon, and I was very taken with her last effort when second to my tipped Ball Girl. That horse is of clear class so there's no shame in a one and three quarter length defeat. She's been second best on her last three starts, today she should go one better.

8:00 Hexham - Rose Tree (11/10)
Following two convincing efforts in bumpers I fully expect Rose Tree to strike for Susan Corbett. She was second to a good horse, before running well again at Towcester. She was well backed on both occasions, and should be able to win this.

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