Who To Follow At Lingfield on Saturday

Horse To Follow - Crackling

One of our best bets on Saturday comes in the Class 4 Handicap over a mile and the Martyn Meade trained Crackling will be tough to beat.

The five year old son of Vale Of York has been seen only three times in his career and for his age is very unexposed, also holding plenty of ability.

He made his debut back in 2018 over seven furlongs at Lingfield and handled the track well to get off to a winning start.

After suffering some injury problems his next run came in November 2020 and he ran over seven furlongs at Kempton and blew away the cobwebs with a solid fourth.

Last time out he was sent to Southwell and backed up his seasonal debut with a solid second over a mile to Daafr, who is a horse that is in red hot form of late on the fibresand.

The step up to a mile last time out saw him improve and it bought the best out of him and now returning to the track of his sole win makes him the one to beat if improving again.

Trainer To Follow - John Gosden

John Gosden has been in tremendous form of late and with his new apprentice Benoit De La Sayette running riot on the all weather, the pair of them could notch another winner together at Lingfield.

Their best chance at Lingfield comes in the first race of the day with Moohareeba who managed to get off the mark in fine style last time out and the 4lb rise should not be enough to stop him.

Gosden heads in the weekend with three winners from his last eight runners over the last 14 days which sees him pose a strike rate of 37.5%.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

One of the leading flat jockeys in the world, Ryan Moore should dominate the proceedings on Saturday at Lingfield with a handy book of rides.

Moore gets underway in the second race of the day in a Class 5 Novice Stakes and he sits on the Hamdan Al Maktoum owned Ahdab who looks to have a huge chance of getting off the mark for Ed Dunlop.

He sits on Gurkha Girl in the next race for Roger Teal who is sure to be in the frame and another stand out ride is Mummy Bear for Richard Hannon.

The jockey could not be in much better form heading into the weekend having had four rides in the last two weeks and going on to win two of those events, leaves him with a 50% strike rate.