22nd Jan 2022 | Horse Racing

Lingfield: Lucky Man

Unlucky loser at Newcastle when finding trouble in running. Good speed figure and fast closing furlong suggest he can make this step up in trip and grade.

Lucky Man was the moral victor last time out at Newcastle, he would surely have won granted a clear passage. It looks like Hayley Turner has paid the price, she is at Lingfield but Tom Marquand takes the ride.

Going up in the weights for losing is never a great plan but the speed figure Lucky Man clocked in defeat suggests he can win in this higher grade. The step up in trip might also be a positive. He didn’t do much over 6f on turf but he is a better horse on an artificial surface and his running style suggests he will cope with the extra furlong.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:54 22nd Jan, 2022 but subject to change