SBC News Horse Racing Tipster - January 20, Lingfield

Horse Racing Tipster – January 20, Lingfield

Paul Petrie, McBookie

After an unpredictable day at Taunton last week, SBC News will be hoping to stay on top of the Tipster Leaderboard for another week. We are back with the second instalment of our Horse Racing Tipster at Lingfield!

A quick reminder that, for the purpose of the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point. Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value. The results will be available on SBC News from Thursday morning.

This time we are taking on BettingExpertTimeform and McBookie. Here is the full list of selections from our tipsters for each of the seven races today; after the late abandonment at Newbury, attention turns to Lingfield:



SBC NewsFearbuster

Finished 5th on debut at Wolverhampton, and is heavily backed to improve here.


Shaped well from a car park draw on debut and seems sure to improve a chunk for the experience.


Fearbuster showed ability despite not being seen to best effect on debut last month and that experience shouldn’t have been wasted on her. She gets the nod in this maiden with better expected.

McBookie: Fearbuster

Fearbuster didn’t get home on her last race so the drop down to 5 furlongs should be right up her street.



SBC NewsByron Flyer

A pretty weak race card, so we’re siding with Byron Flyer, athough a little unhappy at the short price.

BettingExpertByron Flyer

Bumper form looks useful in the context of this weak race.

TimeformByron Flyer

Byron Flyer shaped encouragingly when fourth on his bumper debut last spring, offering the hope of better still, and he gets the vote with Adam Kirby booked ahead of his respective return.

McBookie: Byron Flyer

Byron Flyer is expected to go well on his debut after looking good in a bumper last year. There certainly looks good market confidence behind the horse and should have the stamina to win.



SBC NewsNortron

Placed on 2 of his last 3 starts, albeit at shorter odds than he is here. Hopefully he can pip the Steal The Scene, ridden by Kieran O’Neill.

BettingExpertBe Royale

Ran a lot better than the bare form last time and looks overpriced at around 8/1.

TimeformSteal The Scene

Steal The Scene is proving consistent on AW this winter, running another creditable race when fourth at Chelmsford recently, and he shades the vote to add another win to his tally.

McBookie: Corporal Maddox

Corporal Maddox has gone up in the weights again and although it wont make his job any easier, he has enough grit and determination to be in the mix. At the bigger prices I am happy to side with him over Steal The Scene.



SBC News: Thomas Blossom

Harlestone Hopes’ lack of experience isn’t reflective in a price that is too short for us; we’re siding with Thomas Blossom for better value.

BettingExpert: Thomas Blossom

George Baker an eye-catching booking and he can swoop late if getting the breaks.

TimeformThomas Blossom

It’s possible Thomas Blossom was in need of last month’s Wolverhampton return on debut for Ali Stronge and, from a further reduced mark could well represent some value under George Baker.

McBookieRunning Wolf

I always like backing horses that come back to the flat after runs over hurdles and that means Running Wolf looks a good each-way investment. Lack of speed might be his only concern.



SBC News: Aguerooo

3 time winner on AW this winter; with a bunched field expected, we are backing Aguerooo to emulate his namesake and claim a last ditch victory.


Progressive performer had an excuse last time and seems sure to go close.


Chelmsford maiden scorer Alshaqee can easily be forgiven his handicap debut effort latest having encountered traffic problems, and he gets the nod to land what looks a competitive 3-y-o event despite the small field.

McBookie: Aguerooo

Aguerooo has been in fine form having not been out of the first two in his last five starts. That consistency gives him the edge over the other horses and looks the one to beat.



SBC NewsWink Oliver

The yard has been successful, he is in peak form himself and the odds look attractive.

BettingExpertWink Oliver

Yard has been in great form over jumps and this looks a good opening if proving as effective at this track.

TimeformChelwood Gate

Chelwood Gate shaped well in third over C&D on his latest start, and now 1lb below his last winning mark, he gets the nod to confirm the promise of that effort.

McBookie: Wink Oliver

Wink Oliver was finishing strongly over this distance last time out and with more experience over this trip has a great chance to get his head in front.



SBC News: Exalted

SBC are hoping for another last race win after last week’s Olympian Boy success. This week we are backing Paddy Bradley on Exalted.


6lb rise for latest win looks very lenient and a drop in trip no issue at all.


Exalted is less exposed than most he will meet at this level, and on the back of a career-best effort at Kempton last time, gets the vote to add another win to the tally.

McBookie: Exalted

Exalted is dropping back in class so looks a worthy favourite in the last. Hierarch and Mercury both won last time out so it won’t be as straight forward as the price suggests but he should have enough in the tank to make it two in a row.


Follow the results of these tips throughout the Lingfield race meet, or return to SBC News tomorrow to see how our tipsters got on.

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