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.
DARLING DU LARGE was very well-backed to win over course and distance in April but fingers were burnt as she finished 16 lengths in arrears after weakening badly on the run-in.
Clearly that was not expected and wind surgery plus a 217-day break ensued before the mare reappeared at Hereford a month ago to to cruise to victory. A first time tongue-tie was also employed and the combination of factors unleashed her ability as there were no signs of breathing discomfort. She travelled sweetly, took up the running turning in and just kept on going to record a very comfortable first victory.
Buoyed by that, connections have opted to move up in grade but judged on the Hereford performance, she looks up to the job.
BABY STEPS is thriving at the moment and a shade unfortunate not to have added to his summer Wolverhampton success.
The selection has mostly been campaigned over sprint trips but a second attempt over 7f at Wolverhampton on Saturday saw him clock a decent figure. He probably hit the front too early but kept on well despite being overtaken and there was no disgrace in defeat as old foe Power Link was winning a third race in four starts.
If Baby Steps can reproduce that level of performance on this first visit to Lingfield, then he has a big shout.
Lingfield’s feature looks a cracker and a fine opportunity for KASBAAN to return to winning ways.
SAM TURNER'S BEST BETS
Darling Du Large (1.30 Ludlow) 3/1 BetVictor
Baby Steps (each-way) (1.10 Lingfield) 4/1 Unibet
Kasbaan (1.45 Lingfield) 11/4 Unibet
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