Today’s selections across Saturday’s cards feature a trio of runners from Fairyhouse, along with a pair of entries at Lingfield on another quiet day on the markets. All pricing coming from Unibet
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(1) (4:25pm Lingfield) BLOWING DIXIE was 13/2, now 9/2
Winner at Southwell last month and followed with a second at the same venue, eleven days later. Returned from a few weeks off, with a strong third over course and distance behind Battle Of Marathon and has high hopes this afternoon, albeit in a tough encounter.
(2) (3:50pm Lingfield) GORING was 13/2, now 5/1
Won equivalent race in 2018 and finished fifth last year. Has shown good form in last three outings (224), with the fourth place a fortnight ago, behind race rival Almufti. Comes in 5lbs better off than that outing and should get closer, based on that performance and today’s mark
(3) (4:37pm Fairyhouse) MASTERMIND was 14/1 now 17/2
Hurdle victories came over heavy ground which will suit today and despite being in and around the places in chases so far, has not set the world alight. Has not been seen since September, when reported to have been making a “bad noise” when jumping, so it will be interesting to see how they fair today. If returns without issue, he should be in the mix.
(4) (5:12pm Fairyhouse) BAPTISM OF FIRE was 14/1, now 10/1
Won a point event, before disappointing on debut, when favourite in a bumper at Limerick. Despite leading, he faded badly 4f out, finishing fifth in the end. More expected with that experience under his belt and worthy of an each-way selection.
(5) (4:02pm Fairyhouse) VOIX DU REVE was 16/1, now 11/1
Winner of the Ryanair Gold Cup last year, but has not been able to replicate that form, with a run of 4543 since the win. Third place last time out in a Grade 2 at Thurles, saw them finish in excess of 20 lengths behind the winner Real Steel. Extended trip should help, but needs a little more.
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