Lingfield 4.25 tips – Shack’s rivals all at sea

Lingfield 4.25 tips - Shack's rivals all at sea

Silvestre De Sousa

Sea Shack

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Betting Tip: @ Sea Shack @ 4/1 with bet365

The class 5 handicap over 7f has drawn a big field of 14 and I was going to give it a miss until I noticed the name of Silvestre De Sousa next to William Knight’s SEA SHACK. That got me digging a little deeper and it turns out the Brazilian was also on board when the four-year-old finished a close second over this track and trip last May. Even better, he was only beaten a neck on that occasion by a previous winner and is now 3lb lower in the weights.

He didn’t really go on from that, admittedly, and finished well beaten when sent off favourite for a handicap on the July Course at Newmarket last June. He was subsequently gelded, however, and his final two efforts of last season were far more encouraging, including a close up fourth in a Kempton 7f handicap on his return.

That makes me suspect he’s best on this surface and possibly when fresh, so a 185-day absence might not stop him running a big race here from what is a plum draw and with his stable in good form (5-19 this current Flat season).

Betting Tip: @ Sea Shack @ 4/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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