3rd Mar 2020 | Horse Racing

Lingfield Tip: Hamish Macbeth

Undone by steady pace and sprint finish but covered the final 2f in rapid 21.53s. Long striding individual (27.16ft peak stride length) likely to be suited to a stronger early pace.

Fast closing sectionals are a function of the early pace and when you trot round for 4f you should get a quick final two. That was the case when Hamish Macbeth covered the final 2f in a blistering 21.53s; the 11th fastest closing sectional at Lingfield from the last 1940 runners.

In a race where the winner made all, Hamish Macbeth couldn’t have done much better having closed from the rear. The race wasn’t run to suit him and that becomes even clearer when you look at his stride data. His peak stride length was 27.16 feet but his cadence relatively low at 2.34 strides per second. A race that developed into a sprint finish wasn’t ideal for a horse who takes a fraction longer to get into top gear (and peak stride).

I believe he is an exciting sprinter and a different pace scenario can show him at his best.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:36 3rd Mar, 2020 but subject to change