1.50pm Lingfield Tips & Betting Preview 02/11/2017

1.50pm Lingfield tips for Thursday’s Class 2 race. Nearly £12,000 to the winner of this deep seven furlong handicap, a full field of 14 go to post. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

 IN SUMMARY: EASY TIGER is still unexposed on this surface, already with two wins and two seconds from five starts. He achieved a new career best last time out, despite not having the run of the race so there should still be improvement to come from him. Mr Bossy Boots loves it here, but is more of a placepot type horse, regularly finding a way to get beaten. Mutawathea has three wins on this surface – he has placed from this mark so is another who needs plenty of consideration.

1 MUTAWATHEA – All three wins have come on the Polytrack, he was runner-up from this mark at York in June. Struggled a little since, but it would be folly to write him off despite a poor draw.

2 CHARLES MOLSON – Inconsistent, he always needs plenty of luck in running with his hold up style. Only beaten a neck over this course and distance when fresh in the spring so holds an each way chance if as forward on this return from almost five months off.

3 ALFRED HUTCHINSON – Better strike rate on synthetics than turf with five wins here. In fact, six of his top nine RPR’s have come at this track but his form in the spring was regressive. No great record fresh in the past so best watched on this occasion.

4 SACRED ACT – Hasn’t run on synthetics since April 2015, just half a length runner-up to dual Group 2 winner Lightning Spear there. Has run just four times since so clearly had his problems, but would be a huge player off this mark if he can reproduce his best.

5 MIRACLE OF MEDINAH – Last in this race in 2015, he scored on the Polytrack at Deauville last time. Each way squeak if able to reproduce that but probably in the handicapper’s grip.

6 BARRACUDA BOY – Showed a little more of his old sparkle at Wolverhampton last time, his first notable form for Marjorie Fife. This trip suits just as well as that six furlongs but is yet to score above Class 3 level.

7 GULLIVER – Scored on his sand debut last time out at Wolverhampton. That was a clear career best, fitted with first-time cheekpieces. A visor worked well on his first time, but not second, so there must be a doubt about the cheekpieces working as well again.

8 MR BOSSY BOOTS – Without a win since June 2016, still only a pound lower than that today. Consistent form last winter here, though he formed a nasty habit managing to find a way to get himself beaten. Needs a little more.

9 HIGHLAND ACCLAIM – 0/12 on synthetics, yet to finish closer than third. Last three wins have all come at Epsom at a lower level, difficult to make a case for.

10 BOBBY WHEELER – Gelded since last seen in September 2016. He makes his sand debut with no great record fresh so hard to do more than watch on this occasion.

11 SHYRON – Feasibly treated on his best form, he went well for Jane Elliott here in March. His seven best RPR’s have all come over this course and distance so clearly well suited to this test, would like to have seen more on turf this summer.

12 CHESTNUT FIRE – Plenty of Polytrack form in the past at Dundalk, although predominantly over a mile. Very inconsistent in four runs so far in this country, he would have an each way squeak on his very best but hard to trust fully.

13 LONDON – Progressive at a lower level this season, yet to win above Class 4. Still relatively unexposed and coped with Polytrack fine, but is going to need plenty more to win this.

14 EASY TIGER – Two wins and two places from five runs on Polytrack, he has a consistent level of form overall. Still relatively unexposed on this surface, he produced a career best last time out despite finding trouble. Capable of better yet so gets the vote.

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