181-1 Treble for top trainer with remarkable 43% strike-rate in 2021

Alrajaa and Jim Crowley land a Class 2 Handicap at Lingfield

We might have lost Cheltenham, but we still have some exciting Saturday racing to look forward too. Doncaster hosts the feature action in England and Fairyhouse also has an exciting card (subject to an inspection).

The venue hosts the Grade 3 Race Displays Mares Novice Hurdle, alongside several competitive handicaps. We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, including the ITV racing which includes Lingfield.

Speaking of Lingfield, Mark Johnston has been rampant on the All-Weather in 2021. Johnston has enjoyed 20 winners from 46 runners this calendar year, which is a remarkable feat. If you’d have backed all his horses, you’d be in a level stakes profit of £43.22 as well!

He has four runners on Saturday, but you can find the details of his three main chances below! The treble was best-price at 6pm on Friday evening.


1.45 Lingfield – Desert Boots

Breaking his maiden over course and distance back in December, Desert Boots has been in the mix of his two most recent handicap starts. A return to Lingfield really helped last time, as he was beaten less than a length after being collared in the dying strides.

He’s gone up two pounds for that, but he remains unexposed and clearly loves Lingfield. This is just his third start at the venue and further improvement should be on the cards. He should be able to dictate matters in this small field and that’s when he’s at his most dangerous.


2.00 Kempton – Rochester House

It’s still early days on the All-Weather for Rochester House, who broke through on this surface at Lingfield back in December. Two subsequent starts have been positive, beaten just a length in a pair of two-mile handicaps at Newcastle and Wolverhampton.

He remains six pounds below his turf rating, winning off a four-pound higher rating on the grass last summer. This is a winnable contest and his current price is very tempting, given his consistency. Drawn in the box seat in stall one, a big run can be expected under Joe Fanning.


3.10 Kempton – Deep Impression

Winning two of her seven starts thus far, Deep Impression gained her first handicap success with victory at Southwell two starts ago. That was a smart performance and a subsequent run at Newcastle is better than the bare form figures suggest.

She was slowly away that day and raced freely in the early stages, which ultimately told late. She’s capable of far better than that and the cheekpieces are added by her master trainer.

Now a pound lower in the handicap and facing just three rivals, she may have the opportunity to boss this field, and she won’t be easy to pass if she’s given that chance.


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