Three horses to look out for this evening
Richard Spencer is a new trainer in just his second season with 14 winners to his name. Littlelordconford is an unraced two-year-old. So what makes this combination of interest?
Well, Spencer may only have saddled 11 winners on the Flat but one of those was the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot with Rajasinghe, so he knows his way around a useful juvenile. Littlelordconford runs in the Rajasinghe silks and as a half-brother to Glorious Goodwood Group 2 King George winner Battaash is an exciting prospect in his own right. His mother was a maiden half-sister to Group 2 winner Etlaala, so he is bred to be smart, and worth watching to see how he gets on.
John O'Shea brings Kinglami on a 666-mile round journey as he bids for his fifth win in seven starts. All four of his recent wins have come on soft or heavy ground, while his two defeats came on good and good to firm, so today's going description of soft, good to soft in places should be right up his street.
He started his run of form off at Hamilton and his most recent success came at Ffos Las two days ago. He won by a nose and has a 6lb penalty here, but that is negated somewhat by Ben Robinson's 5lb claim and given his current form he is sure to give a good account.
Few ride the all-weather as well as Luke Morris, so the fact the former champion makes the journey from Newmarket this afternoon for just one ride atLingfield tonight makes his mount, Sweet Pursuit, of note.
Rod Millman's three-year-old filly was a course and distance winner last time out on the same soft going in an amateur riders' race and a 6lb rise should not be enough to stop her being competitive.