LINGFIELD 3.05 1 Court Master
This could be a decent little race to follow with a number likely to pick up a decent long distance Hurdle race in the coming months. Agincourt Reef has an obvious chance back up to optimum trip but its mark looks a little high. Bact to Black needed its seasonal debut but a nice runner up effort at Exeter last April is solid enough form and the Going will hold no terrors, it would be my 2nd rated in the race. Norse Legend and Big Man Clarence would be dangers too but my eyes fell on the recent runs of COURT MASTER but more so a P2P run when it beat a horse called JARVEYS PLATE who was the Tracker horse who came out and won at 12/1 at Cheltenham on Tuesday for Fergal O'Brien. That win was rated at 126 yet COURT MASTER who won the P2P race between them decisively runs off a mark of 115 here, so a replication of anything like its mark, let alone the scope it may have would mark it down as potentially well handicapped.
If you want to play a Tricast it is tough to perm the 5 so the selection + Bact To Black and Big Man Clarence would be the marginal choice.