Racing Post tipster Robbie Wilders picked winners at 7/2 and 11/8 in his previous column and he supplies four selections for Lingfield's televised ITV card on Saturday.
Talis Evolvere heads the early betting for the Class 3 mile handicap, but I’d much sooner side with PLANTADREAM at a much bigger price to reverse the form of their meeting two weeks ago off 3lb better terms.
Admittedly the nine-year-old is much more exposed than Talis Elvolvere, but he clearly retains plenty of ability, having returned from 819 days off on his first start for the Karen Jewell yard with an encouraging effort at Kempton in December. He was given too much to do from off the pace, being last off the bridle and eventually staying on into sixth.
He produced a similarly eyecatching effort on his secord run back following a long absence over the course and distance, again impressing with how well he travelled before keeping on into fourth.
The sharp nature of Lingfield clearly suits Plantadream (course-and-distance form figures of 212) and he rates a solid each-way bet for a prize presumed to have been his target under regular rider Rab Havlin, with bet365 paying four places.
I’m drawn to two in the competitive 5f handicap and will be backing two with little to split the 10 runners in the early betting.
The first is the resurgent BERGERAC, who seeks a hat-trick after recording back-to-back successes at Southwell and Newcastle.
The most recent victory represented a career-best on Racing Post Ratings for Bergerac and rightly so as the horse he edged out, Hiya Maite, is now rated 10lb higher after hacking up by five lengths on his next outing.
Bergerac has been raised just 5lb and has a nice draw in stall two.
ZARZYNI is the other to catch the eye in first-time blinders. He will need a pace collapse and luck from stall 10, but there is little doubt he produced a positive effort on his return from a four-month break at Wolverhampton 13 days ago behind the reopposing Diomed Spirit, who is the early favourite.
If stepping forward from that and taking to the headgear, he has a decent chance.
He has been super consistent on the all-weather without winning (form figures of 322223 and RPRs ranging between a high of 105 and a low of 93).
Zarzyni, although surely past his best, is still of interest racing off a career-low mark of 84, having been rated 20lb higher just 16 months ago.
The Winter Oaks is the most lucrative race on the card at Lingfield and has attracted a competitive eight-runner field.
Oh So Grand is the correct favourite after she showed an excellent turn of foot to come from second last round the home bend to get up in the Trial last month, but I can’t help but feel DAYZEE has been underestimated in the market.
Dayzee is a much bigger price than reopposing filly Twirling despite the fact she had a short-head to spare over that rival in a mile handicap here in December.
There is little guarantee Twirling will fare better for this step up in trip but Dayzee, a 1m2f winner at Salisbury (much stiffer track) three starts back, will definitely be aided by this extra yardage.
Throw in the fact Dayzee was conceding race fitness to Twirling on her return from 162 days off, and was debuting for the Barry Brennan stable (saddled a 15/2 winner with his only runner in the last fortnight), and there is plenty to like.
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