Chris Baker: King Athelstan to reign at Lingfield

Chris Baker's Nap of the day runs at Lingfield on Friday.
Chris Baker's Nap of the day runs at Lingfield on Friday.

The calm before the storm…

Dennis is on his way and looks likely to cause havoc over the weekend.  With heavy rain and strong winds forecast across much of the UK, it’s likely that we’ll see some fixtures abandoned.

I’ve picked out one bet for this afternoon’s racing at Lingfield, where there should be no issues. Good luck if you decide to follow.

Lingfield Tip

KING ATHELSTAN (NAP at 10/3 – 16:40) beat 15 rivals to win over this course and distance two starts back and three subsequent winners have come out of that race.  He has since been beaten by just a nose here and would probably have won that day had he not been denied a clear run at a crucial stage.  He’s just 1 lb higher today and will be hard to beat if in the same mood.  His wide draw isn’t a concern as he came from stall 11 last time and has plenty of early speed.  There’s also a couple of furlongs before the first bend over this 1m 4f trip, so Hector Crouch will have plenty of time to obtain a good position.  Gary Moore’s runner is a strong stayer over this distance and remains unexposed on the All-Weather.

Tip

16:40 Lingfield
King Athelstan silk

King Athelstan

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