16th Feb 2019 | Horse Racing
Lingfield Tip: Merhoob
Found 5f too sharp last time but had been in rude health when winning and then running a 21.52s closing sectional in defeat at Lingfield. Course record is 21112.
Merhoob is a previous course and distance winner and although he is 3lbs above his last winning mark it isn’t insurmountable. He ran two very good races in opposition to Alsvinder, winning once and a neck second in the other, despite a rapid 21.52s closing sectional.
Despite his impressive turn of foot he found 5f on the sharp side last time and a return to 6f is a sensible decision given the majority of his winning has come at this trip. He will need some luck in-running but stall 1 should mean he is kept handy. With a course record that reads 21112 he should go close at the very least.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:15 16th Feb, 2019 but subject to change