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Til to ring in New Year at Lingfield
11:38am Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in Sport
TILSTARR has considerably upped her game since switching from the turf to the allweather and has a huge chance to record a maiden victory at Lingfield.
Roger Teal’s juvenile was well held in a typically warm Newmarket maiden on her racecourse introduction in early August and was similarly unable to cut much ice on her next couple of appearances at Sandown and Yarmouth.
However, she has unsurprisingly fared significantly better since moving into handicap company, finishing a fine third at Kempton in mid-November and stepping up again when beaten just half a length into second at the same track last time.
She is higher in the weights now, but will find few better opportunities than the lingfieldpark.co.uk Handicap in which to get her head in front.
There was much to like about the winning performance of Jacobs Son at the Surrey track a couple of weeks ago and he will be difficult to beat as he aims to follow up in the Dry Hill Handicap.
The five-year-old has a pretty consistent profile overall, having finished in the first three on over half of his 20 career starts, but he has won just twice.
Robert Mills’ charge had a rating pushing 80 a little over a year ago, but that has fallen to a far more workable 65.
He was suffering during the summer, but appears to have regained his form now, with a couple of placed efforts followed by his course and distance triumph last time.
William Twiston-Davies appeared to get a particularly good tune out of him that day and the fact he maintains the ride can only be a good thing.
Imperial Guest is taken to translate his smart turf form to the all-weather in the Betdaq Mobile Apps Conditions Stakes at Kempton.
Although the son of Imperial Dancer has not raced on an artificial surface, he will have had plenty of experience of it exercising on the gallops.
George Margarson’s useful performer comes out top of the ratings for this seven-furlong heat and has some classy performances to his name.