Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Monday 31st December

Trainer Richard Fahey with his one to watch this season AREEN HEART at Musley Bank Stables , Malton 10/4/17 Photograph by Grossick Racing Photography 0771 046 1723

13:50 Lingfield

Breathless Times did well to get up on the line last time out, finishing strongly but needing to rely on a photo to be crowned the winner by a nose. He tries a mile for the first time and if staying the extra furlong he will be a danger, however both trainer and jockey have struggled for winners in recent weeks so I am happy to look elsewhere.

Areen Heart has posted results of 132222 since returning to the all-weather but is yet to win in eleven runs over this trip and is another whose trainer arrives out of form so looks destined for minor honours again today.

Preference is for Tom Dascombe’s Arcanada who has two wins from three over course and distance. His last AW victory came off a mark of 107 and he returns off 103 today. He races for an in-form trainer who has a good strike rate at the course and has won two from two in the last two weeks.

Arcanada (WIN) – NAP


14:20 Lingfield

Despite the likely short price on offer it is difficult to knock the chances of Caspar The Cub as he bids for his fifth win in a row. He has gone up a further 6lbs but has been winning in convincing fashion with what looked to be plenty to spare so could still be ahead of the handicapper and can add to his impressive winning tally.

Seafarer finished a respectable second to Redicean over course and distance last time out and now tries a visor in a bid to go one better. A similar run would see him go close.

Final finished three places behind Seafarer when fifth last time out but was badly hampered on the turn for home. He is still 2lbs higher than his last victory, gained in March 2017, but a clear passage should see him finish closer than last time out.

Caspar The Cub (WIN)



11:40 – Um Shama (WIN)

12:10 – Gin Palace (WIN)

12:45 – Silca Mistress (WIN)

13:15 – Red Invader (E/W)

13:50 – Arcanada (WIN)

14:20 – Caspar The Club (WIN)

14:55 – Little Miss Lilly (WIN)

15:25 – Stopdworldnletmeof (WIN)



12:15 – Shady Operator (WIN)

12:50 – Ballyboker Bridge (E/W)

13:20 – Killultagh Vic (WIN)

13:55 – Quantatmental (E/W)

14:25 – Boot Camp (WIN)

15:00 – Fourina (E/W)

15:30 – Golden Glory (E/W)



12:35 – Delface (WIN)

13:05 – Ardlethen (WIN)

13:40 – Sartorial Elegance (WIN)

14:10 – Burrows Park (WIN)

14:45 – Calipso Collonges (WIN)

15:15 – Sauvignon (E/W)

15:45 – Farne (WIN)



12:25 – Royale Jonquille (E/W)

12:55 – Printing Dollars (WIN)

13:30 – Bredon Hill Lad (WIN)

14:00 – Goodnight Charlie (E/W)

14:35 – Sackett (E/W)

15:05 – Boughtbeforelunch (WIN)

15:35 – Fubar (WIN)

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Monday 31st December
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