LingfieldDaryl Carter heads into the weekend with two Friday tips at Lingfield and Chelmsford. Check them out and GET A RISK-FREE £10 FREE BET

ICONIC KNIGHT (1.30 Lingfield,2pts win 4/1)

ICONIC KNIGHT caught the eye staying on well under tender handling when denied a clear run over course and distance last time out in a more competitive race than this and is taken to gain compensation today.

He does have a habit of finding himself in a pocket but this smaller field should see him to best effect with form figures of 1271122833 in a field with nine or fewer runners.

He has also shaped as though he needed a step up to 7f on multiple occasions this term and the booking of Hollie Doyle suggests there is confidence in the horse. He is 3lb higher than his last winning mark but he needed every yard of the 6f trip at the sharp Wolverhampton track to get on top on that occasion and, despite the numbers, there looks to be plenty of pace for the selection to aim at.


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TONE THE BARONE (6.15 Chelmsford, 2pts win 5/2)

There is very little reason to abandon TONE THE BARONE who has gone from strength to strength since his wind surgery last year and he has been given a break since winning at Ascot off a 4lb lower mark.

He is 3/3 on the all-weather with all of those runs at today’s venue and his record after a break of 50 days or more reads 111. Connections look to have found another ideal opening for their improving five-year-old who returns after 139 days off the track and he will surely be rated in the triple digits sooner rather than later.

He is drawn well in stall 2 and is next to the likely pace angle in Lord Riddiford. Leodis Dream is well handicapped and could bounce back at this venue but the widest draw of all in stall 6 will hinder his chances and Nigel Nott has been slow away from the gates on multiple occasions and won't be afforded that luxury from stall 5. Rovaniemi is interesting but looked to want further than 7f at one point in his short career so this risk may not pay off against seasoned sprinters.


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Daryl Carter Best Bets

ICONIC KNIGHT (1.30 Lingfield,2pts win 4/1)

TONE THE BARONE (6.15 Chelmsford, 2pts win 5/2)