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Lingfield Preview: Razor Wind can breeze to success

| 17.12.2014

Razor Wind lost little in defeat when runner-up last time out and can get back to winnings ways in the 1m 2f handicap at Lingfield today (2.35) now stepped up in trip.

The Charlie Appleby trained colt went down by just a neck to Jack Of Diamonds on handicap debut over a mile at the venue nine days ago, leading inside the final furlong and rallying well when headed in the hands of 5lb claimer Shane Grey.

It was an effort which suggested that the son of Dubawi would be more than capable of winning races of his current mark of 84 and the extra two furlongs this afternoon looks sure to suit.

Razor Wind also now gets the professional services of Adam Kirby in the saddle who was onboard when Razor Wind won his maiden at Wolverhampton two starts back and has a 32% strike rate when teaming up with the stable in the last 12 months.

The three-year-old cruised clear under Kirby to win by 3 3/4 lengths at the Midlands’ venue, and prior to that success had run really well to be placed in three decent maidens – including when a two length runner-up to the now 93-rated Astronerus at Newmarket.

That form looks strong in the context of this contest, Razor Wind looks the type who will keep progressing and has plenty more to offer.

Another plus is that his handler has a 26% strike rate with his runners at the venue over the past 12 months, and everything suggests that the son of Dubawi is going to be extremely tough to beat.
In the 6f handicap (3.10), Compton Prince looks weighted to go well at a decent price.

The Milton Bradley trained gelding registered his last success over course and distance back in February when running on strongly to beat Where’s Reiley by two lengths off his current mark of 58.
The five-year-old went on to be placed at Kempton off 65, and after a spell in the doldrums has shaped as if coming back to form in his last two starts.

In the first of those Compton Prince ran on strongly to finish an eye-catching 2 1/4 length sixth of 12 to Chevise over course and distance, and he backed that up with a solid third at Kempton last time out.

Those efforts suggest that the son of Compton Place is coming to the boil nicely, and with Liam Keniry in the saddle a big run looks on the cards.

12.30: Well Painted
1.00: Falling Petals
1.30: Master Of Irony
2.00: Opera Buff
2.35: Razor Wind (NAP)
3.10: Compton Prince (NB)
3.40: Ruzeiz

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David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.