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Lingfield top tips: Bell Shot to bounce back, Freetodream carries each-way hopes

Lingfield’s Monday action concludes with this lively seven-furlong sprint that has plenty of contenders who will fancy their chances of beating the short-priced favourite.

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Saffie Osborne guided Local Music to victory on Chelmsford’s synthetic track in April, and the Matt Crawley-trained four-year-old took equally well to her second attempt on turf, when finishing a close-up fourth of 13 when last seen at Newmarket three weeks ago.

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She can give another good account now down in trip, but she still has too many question marks to justify backing her short price, with the likes of Embarked and Amathus both capable of making their presence known in a race of this nature at much more attractive odds.

The same applies to Bell Shot, who made a winning yard debut for Michael Appleby at this venue in March and followed that up with a close-up second at Wolverhampton two weeks later.

A promising third of 14 on season turf debut at Musselburgh was undone by two less impressive efforts last month, the second of which could be excused as he was sent off too hard and inevitably faded down the stretch.

His mark has been eased a couple of pounds, which could prove invaluable as he drops a little in grade, and if he is given a better ride, then he could well bounce back here.

Each-way punt: Bell Shot each-way in the 17:10 at Lingfield


Of those carrying each-way claims, the Loughnane team’s Topoftheclass looks interesting on his return form a five-month break, but our final nod goes to proven all-weather performer Freetodream.

If we can forgive and forget his most recent eighth-of-10 effort at Newmarket last month, then his previous form holds up well to compete in this 0-65 company.

Back-to-back half-length victories at Kempton and Chelmsford offer a truer indication of the four-year-old’s capabilities, with the second success in higher-rated company than anything he will face here at Lingfield.

Rob Hornby makes Freetodream’s acquaintance for the first time, with the application of first-time blinkers designed to bring more focus on what promises to be a competitive return to his favourite surface.

Each-way punt: Freetodream each-way in the 17:10 at Lingfield


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