8th Mar 2017 | Horse Racing
Lingfield Tips: Scuzeme
Ran 22nd fastest closing sectional at Newcastle but unusually he did this by quickening off a solid gallop.
The 4.00 Lingfield is a good little race and the horse with the least experience can make the biggest impression.
Scuzeme showed precious little in two turf starts last season but the gelding operation clearly worked because he was sent off the 7/4 favourite at Newcastle, his first start in over 6 months.
The market support was justified because he cruised through the race and quickened away nicely to score. Scuzeme covered the final 2f in 22.92s, the 22nd fastest split from the last 1966 runners at the track but unusually this was achieved off a solid gallop.
The manner and time of his victory marks him out as a useful sprinter and with plenty more to come he’s probably much better than a mark of 80.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 01:10 8th Mar, 2017 but subject to change