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Horse racing betting tips: Star and Express to relish Lingfield returns

With the weather threatening it seems sensible to concentrate our form study on the Flat action on the All-Weather from Lingfield with Dave Randall outlining his best bets on Sunday afternoon.

Dave Randall's tips

2.24 Lingfield (AW) - Star Of Lady M @ SP
3.24 Lingfield (AW) - Maharajas Express @ SP

2.24 Lingfield (AW) - Star Of Lady M @ SP

David Probert is 17-127 (13% +£20.82) with all of his rides on the All-Weather at Lingfield this year and his mount Star Of Lady M is worth backing each-way in this competitive Class 4 11-runner 6f handicap.

The daughter of Havana Grey arrives 5-26 having won four races at the beginning of her career between April and July 2022 as a juvenile. All four of those early victories came over 5f on turf and her winning spree ended with a win off a mark of 86 in a Musselburgh nursery.

The now three-year-old filly broke a losing run with a ready success over this course-and-distance in November having dropped to a mark of 68. She didn't seem to appreciate 5f around Chelmsford earlier this month but bounced back to form with an encouraging third off today's revised mark of 75 over 5f at Wolverhampton recently.

She reached the placings in the final strides on that occasion and the return to 6f on this course looks likely to suit. The selection is drawn well enough in stall six to gain a favourable racing position and a reproduction of the 85 Racing Post Rating she registered here in November would make her difficult to beat.

Her trainer David O'Meara has his string in fine form with three wins already in the second half of December.

Dave Randall’s tip:

Star Of Lady M @ SP - 1pt each-way

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3.24 Lingfield (AW) - Maharajas Express @ SP

Newmarket trainer Jack Jones has won with two of his last eight runners, and he is a notable 6-20 (30% +£20.80) with all of his runners on the All-Weather at Lingfield, heightening interest in his Maharajas Express in the concluding race on the card.

The selection won on his debut over 6f at Kempton in November last year but he lost his way for his previous trainer Richard Spencer.

The now three-year-old joined Jones in October, and ran well after a break earlier this month, getting on the lead over 6f on this course before being headed late on. 

He improved for the drop down to 5f when winning at Wolverhampton recently and should prove hard to beat from a 3lb higher mark of 68, if reproducing the Racing Post Rating of 78 he achieved on that occasion, kept to the minimum trip at Lingfield.

Dylan Hogan continues in the saddle and he is 15-97 (15% +£15.63) when riding for Jones.

Dave Randall’s tip:

Maharajas Express @ SP - 1pt each-way

Dave Randall's tips

2.24 Lingfield (AW) - Star Of Lady M @ SP
3.24 Lingfield (AW) - Maharajas Express @ SP

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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