Knight is set to rule at Lingfield

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

can make a vic­to­ri­ous re­turn af­ter a four­month lay-off in the Hand­i­cap at Lingfield.

three-year-old cost a few quid as a year­ling - and is cer­tainly bred to do job as a son of Oa­sis Dream out of classy Group-win­ning sprinter Swiss Diva.

he has not quite lived up to his lofty pedi­gree, win­ning one of his starts to date, with that vic­tory coming over a mile back in June.

Knight was last seen when beaten just a short head at New­mar­ket in Au­gust

has sub­se­quently un­der­gone a geld­ing op­er­a­tion – hence his track ab­sence.

has been raised 2lb for that re­verse, but re­mains a horse on the up­grade.

is an in­ter­est­ing propo­si­tion in the Fol­low Top Tip­sters At Sun Hand­i­cap.

to some black-type per­form­ers, he did not make his race­course de­but Oc­to­ber when he posted a promis­ing third be­fore step­ping up on that to win Chelms­ford next time out.

had to carry a penalty on his start in a novice heat and that could well been the dif­fer­ence as he was beaten just over a length into sec­ond.

makes sense for Mark John­ston to turn his at­ten­tion to hand­i­cap com­pany now

a mark of 80 looks a rea­son­able start­ing point.

Prospect has only posted one bad ef­fort in four out­ings this year, so he be one to keep faith with in the 32Red Hand­i­cap at Kemp­ton.

failed to sparkle over a mile and a half on that oc­ca­sion, be­fore look­ing

more at home when dropped back to just short of 10 fur­longs for his third place.

Ahe took a keen hold when tried over the longer trip and with a more

early ef­fort here, he is one for the short­list.

Hero cut lit­tle ice in a Ce­sare­witch trial back in Septem­ber but be nicely re­freshed for the Hand­i­cap.

seem­ingly saves his best for an ar­ti­fi­cial sur­face and mer­its a small

hit the bar on his race­course bow but should im­prove for the run in the di­vi­sion of the 32Red Casino/British Stal­lion Studs EBF Novice Stakes.

was slowly away and did not en­joy the best of pas­sages on his first at­tempt, the ex­pe­ri­ence should stand him in good stead.

Way can bring up his hat trick in the Holly Hand­i­cap Hur­dle at

ap­pears to thrive on good ground, win­ning each of his last two starts in com­pany with a bit in hand on quicker con­di­tions.

the Le­ices­ter ground re­main­ing on the faster side, Cotswold Way can to make hay for Philip Hobbs on his hand­i­cap bow.

Spirit is the pick in the Race­course Mem­ber­ship An Ideal Xmas Present

Novices’ Hur­dle at Hex­ham. bumper win­ner for Nicky Richards last sea­son, her jump­ing let her down a bit her hur­dles bow, but she should im­prove for the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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