3rd May 2021 | Horse Racing

Lingfield: Isle Of Lismore

Showed decent from early into his juvenile campaign before struggling on soft ground in the autumn. Dropped down the handicap, has plenty of early pace and might make all.

The field for the 3.05 Lingfield are much more closely matched than the betting suggests and I can’t resist having a bet on Isle Of Lismore given the prices. He won a maiden at Redcar in fine style last summer beating Nortonthorpe Boy (six time winner, now rated 84) into second.

An opening handicap mark of 78 might have been beyond him but he had to race on soft ground three times in the autumn and he might simply have not handled the going. As a result he gets to start his 3-year-old campaign off a mark of 72 and the all-weather should be fine, given he ran well at Newcastle.

He’s got speed to burn and from a low draw he might prove difficult to peg back in a small field.

1pt Isle Of Lismore to win 16/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 17:11 3rd May, 2021 but subject to change