WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Roscommon on Monday 23rd May.
|Game Line||13/213/2||Each Way - 4 Places
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|Code Name Lise||11/211/2||Each Way
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Date of Tips: 15/02/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (11:09 15/02/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
It was a pleasant start to the week yesterday at Plumpton as for the first time in a while, I was able to secure a decent priced winner at a midweek meeting in England. Neon Moon, who I have backed already this season managed to get his head in-front in the manner of a well handicapped horse, and it was good to see the first time blinkers doing the job. We only move down the road to Lingfield for today’s action, and this is often quite a tricky track to get right over jumps – so I have been careful in the two selections I have put up, hoping they can run well.
The first race to look at is the 2.10 race on your card, which is a marathon handicap chase over 3m5f. On this type of ground, this could be slow motion stuff coming at the back end of this race and it will be imperative for those running to have the staying power in this race. Echo Watt is at the top of the market, and probably rightly so – although his overall profile doesn’t scream out like a horse that should be backed at 5/2 since he is a very infrequent winner. A few of these also have the tendency to run well or very badly, and Eclair De Guye certainly fits that mold, and for that reason I am also going to swerve him at the top of the betting.
Instead, I am going to be siding with an inconsistent horse in his own right, but a strong stayer in Game Line for the Peter Bowen yard, with his son James taking the ride. Game Line enjoyed a lucrative 2021 season, winning two at the back end of that season which has pushed him up the weights for this year and he probably has found himself far too high in the handicap to compete. He has been slowly dropping back down the weights after some lackluster runs and this might be the time to catch him right in this sort of contest. He has done the majority of his winning on better ground, but has also ran well on heavy before – so I don’t think there should be any stamina or ground concerns. At a price of 13/2 with SkyBet – who are offering 4 places, he looks a good each way option.
The following race is the 2.45 mares maiden hurdle over the extended 2m3f trip and this looks a fiercely competitive market with plenty vying for their spot at the top. Do You Think holds onto that mantle at the moment of writing this column, and she should be bang there based on her two efforts over hurdles thus far. Her run at Warwick has taken a nudge with the winner Love Envoi, backing up impressively to win again since. However, she has beaten considerably and you couldn’t say she is bomb proof at 11/4. Glancing Glory and Our Bill’s Aunt hold similar profiles, and while they have some smart form, they don’t represent massive value.
I am going to take a chance on the smart bumper performer, Code Name Lise – who boasts by far the best form on the level of all of these and if scrubbing up her jumping, would have to have a big chance. In fact, I would say connections have been really disappointed with her two spins over hurdles so far, where she has been beaten comprehensively on both occasions and not looking like landing any sort of blow. However, she was third in a Listed bumper back in November, so you can’t say she has lost her ability overnight. I am hoping this slightly weaker race could bring out the best in her, and she won a bumper on soft ground last year, so that should pose no issues. At a price of 11/2 with Paddy Power, she is an each way bet.