30th Dec 2017 | Horse Racing

Lingfield Tip: Mercers

Lingfield Tip: Mercers

Finished last of ten runners but was posted wide and run best ignored. Better over the minimum trip and has won at track before.

Mercers doesn’t have a particularly good strike rate (1-17) but she has enough ability to take the last race of 2017 at Lingfield.

Last time out she finished last of ten but she was only beaten 4.5 lengths and ran better than the bare form. Drawn in stall 11, she was posted wide throughout and was unable to make much headway in a race where the winner made all.

Considering how much went against her, she clocked a fair adjusted speed rating of 49. Go back one start and she finished a close fourth at Newcastle and she hasn’t been with Paddy Butler that long.

Connections reach for first time cheek-pieces and she won’t need to improve much to win this race. She is well-drawn in stall 4, is a previous course and distance winner and should have plenty of pace to aim at.

1pt Mercers to win 14/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:15 30th Dec, 2017 but subject to change