29th January - Lingfield
Two runners today at Lingfield.
3.15pm Cilaos Glacé runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m.
Cilaos was a bit disappointing last time out having shown promise in his first two runs.
That was over 3f further so it could just be that he didn’t get home even though he shapes like he would appreciate further.
Cilaos has been and still is a work in progress, he can be very strong in his work and his races so we’ve had to teach him to switch off and relax by overdoing the waiting tactics on a racecourse.
Cilaos is a very good work horse and an equally good jumper and once everything slots into place he’ll be away.
3.45pm Broughton’s Rhythm runs in a handicap chase over 2m.
Broughton’s is a consistent if rather frustrating horse who deserves to get his head in front.
Broughton’s was unlucky here in November when holding every chance going to the last, the eventual winner leant on him causing him to lose concentration and unseat Aidan, he’s normally a very good jumper.
Broughton’s has been in tremendous form at home of late and he will appreciate any rain that falls, it cannot be too soft for him.
Broughton’s is an active horse, he’s a big boy and he can be very strong on the gallops at times.
They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Cilaos is looked after and will be led up by Jana Stefanova, he is ridden at home by Harry Beswick.
Broughton’s is looked after and will be led up by Gracie O’Reilly, he is ridden at home by Stefan Namesansky.