Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Tuesday 20th November


15:20 Southwell

The age of 12 is certainly towards the twilight of any racehorses career but Theredballoon seems pretty lightly raced for a horse of his years. The chestnut gelding knows Southwell like the back of his hand and despite finishing second to last after a long lay off he’s usually very consistent here. With 9 top 4 finishes from 11 starts at Southwell this course and distance victor should feel the benefit of a recent return to action and in what looks a much weaker race can bounce back with a more promising effort.

The most likely rival looked a reformed character when finishing 2nd of 15 at Chepstow last month. Stop Talking enjoyed the drop in trip and the booking of Jonjo O’Neill Junior certainly sparks further interest however despite showing more last time out is still to shake off her maiden tag.

Another maiden worth noting is the Evan Williams trained Newquay Cards who, despite never tasting success, has shown glimpses of ability and looks up to winning a race of this level.



12:10 Lingfield

The opening contest of today’s all-weather meeting from Lingfield hardly looks to possess the cream of the crop when it comes to racing prowess but for the likes of us punters these low-grade races can often unearth a horse that’s definitely worth backing and it looks to be the case with Thresholdofadream. Top jockey Oisin Murphy is the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to the most likely challenger to Silvestre De Sousa retaining next years flat jockey’s title and Murphy has a great chance of adding to his tally with this Amanda Perrett trained three year old. Although yet to find his way into the winner’s enclosure in five starts a step up to 1m6f last time out brought about significant improvement. A further step up to 2 miles looks to be a positive move and today is the day that Thresholdofadream can find her first win.

The ever consistent Hatsaway is bound to be in the mix once again.

Based off handicap marks you can’t neglect Meetings Man even at the ripe old age of 11. He’s been far from his best this season but now with 22lbs less weight to carry since his last all weather success a return to anything like his best will see him go close.




13:00 – Argante (E/W)

13:30 – Dawnieriver (WIN)

14:00 – Ormskirk (WIN)

14:30 – Piri Massini (WIN)

15:00 – Master Of Finance (WIN)

15:30 – Robbina (WIN)



12:10 – Thresholdofadream (WIN) – NAP

12:40 – Planetoid (E/W)

13:10 – Silca Mistress (WIN)

13:40 – Unforgiving Minute (WIN)

14:10 – Reticent Angel (WIN)

14:40 – Bobby K (WIN)

15:10 – Khuzaam (E/W)

15:40 – Turn Of Luck (E/W)



12:50 – Banny’s Lad (E/W)

13:20 – Vino Griego (WIN)

13:50 – Gambling Gamut (E/W)

14:20 – Supremely Lucky (WIN)

14:50 – Ena Baie (WIN)

15:20 – Theredballoon (E/W)*

15:50 – Emmas Joy (WIN)


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