16th Jan 2021 | Horse Racing

Lingfield: Swiss Pride

Raced 4-wide when tracking steady gallop, covered more ground than anything else but still clocked excellent adjusted speed rating of 70. C&D record is 131633 and well handicapped.

I can understand why Swiss Pride was heavily backed overnight for the 3.40 Lingfield - he looks by far the most likely winner. Last time out he finished third over course and distance but that doesn’t tell half the story.

From stall 9, he was posted 4-wide for the entire trip, as Laura Pearson tried to keep her mount handy, given the steady gallop. Unfortunately things got even worse as horse and jockey were propelled 6 wide around the turn, they were more likely to book into the hotel than trouble the winner.

All things considered, Swiss Pride did superbly well to register a sectional adjusted speed rating of 70, with the second fastest closing sectional of the race. His course and distance record is 131633, is well drawn in stall 1 and has done all his winning with a rating in the 70s; races off 68 today.

1pt Swiss Pride to win 13/8 with BetVictor
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:59 16th Jan, 2021 but subject to change