Friday's Lingfield racing tips: Smith looking for course hat-trick

Planet Sport tipsters have some lively selections on the Polytrack at Lingfield on Friday, January 7. Perhaps one of their tips can find you a winner.

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Here's a quick snapshot of Friday's selections. Click on the horse's name to have a wager with Planet Sport Bet.

Smith (12.35 Lingfield)

Porfin (13.05 Lingfield)

Storm Asset (13.40 Lingfield)

Tone The Barone (14.15 Lingfield)

Azaheer (14.50 Lingfield)

No Flies On Me (15.20 Lingfield)

Morani Kali (15.50 Lingfield)

Here's just a snippet of why Planet Sport's three top picks from Lingfield can pay dividends.

12.35 Lingfield - Smith

The Lydia Richards-trained Smith ended last year with two wins at Lingfield and can bring up a hat-trick in the Read Katie Walsh On Betway Insider Handicap back at the same track.

Having only won one of his first 18 races, he had shown his turn was not far away with a series of placed efforts.

The first success came off a mark of 53 and then he defied a 2lb rise when bolting up by over eight lengths last time out.

He is now 10lb higher than for the first win but if he remains in similar form he will be hard to beat.

14.15 Lingfield - Tone The Barone

Tone The Barone has few peers on the all-weather and he should be up to giving weight away to four rivals in the Betway Handicap.

Now up to a rating of 103, Finals Day is no doubt on the agenda.

Had plenty in hand when coming with a late surge to score at Wolverhampton last month on his return from a short break.

The six-year-old gelding seems to save his best form for the all-weather and he can defy a 6lb rise now switching to the Polytrack.

15.20 Lingfield - No Flies On Me

No Flies On Me was last seen in winning action over course and distance in August, when appearing to improve for a step up in trip. A 3lb rise in the BetYourWay At Betway Handicap may underestimate the four-year-old's true ability.

Marie Paradis finished third on her latest outing at Chelmsford last month and a repeat of that performance can see her in the reckoning, while Compass Point has been gelded during his time off and must be considered.

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