Making every All Weather day a winning day
A massive gamble was landed yesterday in Lingfield Parks 2:40 when Marco Botti’s Handicap debutante Sweet Force was backed from 20-1 down to an SP of 9-2. Ten minutes before the off Sweet Force was available at 14-1 and then in Barney Curleyesque style the price collapsed.
With the news that Barney Curley has announced his retirement for the end of this month it would appear that Marco Botti is staking his claim to the BC mantle.
Sweet Force (purple and white) pounces as they sweep for home
Sweet Force had been beaten 60 lengths in its first three maiden races (21l 8f, 21l 8f, 18.5l 9f) before making its handicap debut over Lingfield Parks 7 furlongs yesterday. Racing off a mark of 48 in a 0-60 Sweet Force, so ahead of its rivals ran three wide for the whole journey before scooting away under a hands and heels ride from Andrea Atzeni who was looking over his shoulder with a furlong to go!
Here a the 4 handicap debutantes racing today on the All Weather:
7:15 KEMPTON SILK SCARF Mark Tompkins – Martin Lane 18-1
1:55 LINGFIELD JUBILINI Brett Johnson – David Probert 16-1
3:55 LINGFIELD CANDYMAN CAN Dominic French Davis – Eddie Ahern 11-1
4:45 KEMPTON GO FAR Alan Bailey – Nicky Mackay 9-2