Top tipster Sam Turner is a regular on Racing TV and a proponent of speed figures and sectional timing. Here are his best bets for the day’s action.
The feature contest at the Essex venue looks tight but REEVES was a course and distance winner last time and looks interesting on this step back up in class.
The selection has only won twice but has posted some decent performances in defeat, although his form tailed off on turf through the summer and he was given a 51-day break following a well backed disappointment at Catterick in September.
The holiday and a first try on the artificial surface certainly did the trick and, well supported again, he was fast away to track the leader and took up the running heading to the furlong pole. Reeves kept on strongly to repel the favourite and the pair were nicely clear of the rest.
The three-year-old should have more to give on the all-weather this winter.
AFFLUENCE has had a busy year, winning four races including at Chelmsford last week.
The four-year-old didn’t manage a single victory in his first two seasons but has improved in leaps and bounds in 2019 to reach a mark of 71 from a basement start of 51. He seemed to be losing his way a little on the flat after the summer but a spin over hurdles at Fakenham in late October has woken him up and he clocked a tidy figure when quickening up to score over 1m6f nine days ago.
Affluence should have little trouble getting two miles round here and although he has a very inexperienced pilot on board (takes off 7lb) is fancied to back up that win.
He doesn’t initially leap from the racecard judged on recent efforts but EL GHAZWANI makes a belated return to Lingfield where he is unbeaten in three visits - all over today’s distance.
Not at his best since the last win in April with appearances at Chelmsford, Yarmouth and Kempton, he showed more spark at the Sunbury-on-Thames venue last time when motoring until seemingly not getting home.
Not exactly generous, the handicapper has dropped him 4lb since the last success and El Ghazwani can take advantage back at his favourite venue over his optimum distance.
SAM TURNER'S BEST BETS
Reeves - Chelmsford 5.30 (4/1 Bet Victor)
Affluence - Lingfield 12:45 (6/1 Bet365)
El Ghazwani - Lingfield 1:55 (6/4 Bet365)
El Ghazwani is part of your Daily Double for Thursday.