Lingfield preview: Aleator can collect in Coral Handicap
David Metcalf | November 25, 2015
Aleator ran a blinder last time out, and can get back to winning ways in the 1m 2f Coral Handicap at Lingfield today (14.35) now stepped back up in trip.
The Sir Mark Prescott trained gelding was last successful in an extended 1m 1f contest at Wolverhampton back in September when staying on strongly to score by a neck off a mark of 79.
Aleator backed that up with a solid second at Nottingham off 85, and after a below par effort at Chelmsford bounced right back to form at thie venue 11 days ago when third of nine to Mindurownbusiness over 1m.
After being held-up in the latter, Aleator finished with a real rattle to be gaining at the finish and beaten just two lengths.
The winner is a highly progressive sort who has since come out and bolted up at Chelmsford off a rating of 105, and the form looks rock solid in the context of this contest.
Judged on the way Aleator finished off the race, the extra two furlongs this afternoon look sure to suit, and off an unchanged mark of 86 the son of Blame looks weighted to take all the beating.
Punters can snack on Lady Lunchalot
In the 1m 4f handicap (13.30), Lady Lunchalot looks to hold solid claims of enhancing her excellent record at the track.
The Laura Mongan trained mare is a five-time winner at the venue, with the last of those successes coming back in February off a mark of 67.
Lady Lunchalot has since run a number of solid races to make the frame, and signalled that her time was near when an excellent head second of 11 to Artistic Flight over course and distance 12 days ago.
Although now 3lb higher in the weights, the five-year-old’s revised rating of 64 is still 3lb lower than when last successful and gives Lady Lunchalot major claims from a handicapping perspective.
This also looks a weaker class 6 contest than the one Lady Lunchalot contested last time out, and with 5lb claimer Patrick Vaughan in the saddle everything looks in place for the daughter of More Than Ready to get back to winning ways.
12.00: Always Welcome
12.30: Guy Fawkes
13.00: Robert The Painter
13.30: Lady Lunchalot (NB)
14.35: Aleator (NAP)
15.10: Apache Glory