Monday Racing Tips: McLean to sweep up at Lingfield

 | February 19 | 

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Wolverhampton Racecourse

All-weather racing holds the numerical advantage on Monday with two meetings taking place across the afternoon and evening, whilst one National Hunt card is scheduled.

Lingfield gets us started in the afternoon and is swiftly followed by Carlisle. Wolverhampton completes the day’s action with an eight-race fixture in the evening.

We have three strong fancies for Monday and one is for trainer Andrew Balding who could have more wins up his sleeve before the handicapper catches up.

Monday Racing Tips

  • 13:47 Lingfield - McLean House @ 6/5
  • 16:00 Carlisle - Jet Legs @ 5/2

13:47 Lingfield - McLean House @ 6/5

Andrew Balding could be holding the ace in this race as his lightly raced four-year-old McLean House is seeking yet another win in his short career so far.

Probably the most progressive and less exposed of the market principles, it’s very easy to make a strong case for him here.

Already a four-time winner in just seven starts, he was victorious by a narrow margin here over 7f when last seen. He needed every yard of it to get up on the line and will absolutely be suited by extra furlong here on that evidence.

One positive consequence of the narrowness of that win is that the handicapper only put him up 1lb. The extra weight should make little difference to him and it seems likely that the step up in trip can facilitate further improvement.

He’s not necessarily the most straightforward at times and he has hung badly left in his only two poor efforts to date. Balding’s gelding clearly possesses plenty of ability however and he should be winning more races before the handicapper catches up.

McLean House to win the 13.47 Lingfield at 6/5

16:00 Carlisle - Jet Legs @ 5/2

Martin Todhunter runs Jet Legs here and the horse is far from exposed over fences, having had just four starts over the larger obstacles.

A gelded son of Jet Away, he scored for the first time over fences at Newcastle in December and showed a willing attitude, to score by a head.

Todhunter’s seven-year-old then followed that up with a fair second behind the progressive Special Rate at Kelso last month. He was a very unfortunate third on his only start on heavy ground and having won on soft this season, the conditions shouldn’t cause too many problems.

Clearly a strong stayer, he has won at up to 3m2f over hurdles and the stiff extended three miles should be right up his street. It would be no surprise if victory was on the cards once again.

Jet Legs to win the 16.00 Carlisle at 5/2

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