image-left-align track-bias-diary-v2CAGED LIGHTNING (stall 8 of 12) regained the winning thread at Chelmsford in December then went off too hard at Lingfield, helping to set the race up for the closers. He’s a dual Fibresand winner and the extended 2m2f of the Betway Stayers Handicap (2.55) will be ideal for this thorough stayer.

ANGEL PALANAS (stall 4 of 12) found 5f too sharp on his Fibresand debut but has recorded figures of: 311 (2-3) since stepped up in trip on this surface, with the defeat by a head and a short head when 20-1. He kept on very strongly to land a 6f handicap here two weeks ago and the handicapper could have raised him more than 4lb. The return to 7f won’t hurt in the sunbets.co.uk Handicap today (4.00) and I certainly prefer his chances to the similarly-priced Mister Music (stall 7), who was probably flattered by his recent course and distance win when switched to the faster ground on the inside rail.

Selections

Caged Lightning – Southwell 2.55 (2pts win, 9-2 Bet365, Skybet, Ladbrokes, Betfair Sportsbook)

Angel Palanas – Southwell 4.00 (2pts win, 4-1 generally)


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