Turf Talk: Hot streak set to continue an all-weather

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WITH three winners from five on each of the last two tipping articles, and nine of last week’s ten selections placed, the pressure is well and truly on!

We seek to continue the hot streak on Wednesday on the flat at Lingfield and Kempton.

The first selection is EMERALD WILDERNESS who aims to get his nose in front after finishing second on his last two starts. His run two starts ago was a very creditable effort over 10 furlongs and the form has been franked. The eighth and tenth have both come out and won decent handicaps subsequently with the third, fifth and seventh all having finished placed.

Emerald Wilderness then went on to finish an unlucky loser in fourteen runner handicap at Wolverhampton, going down by a head after another game effort. Eddie Ahern keeps the ride and the horse races off the same mark here. The switch to Lingfield may suit, with the horse having been placed on three of his four runs at the track.

SLATEY HEN is another heading the right way, having shown promise last time out running a respectable third after an 89 day absence over six furlongs in an apprentice handicap at Kempton. The field looks average, Dangerous Illusion’s good form figures are probably flattering as the form of his last run has worked out poorly. Little Perisher and Super Frank run for new trainers and have themselves to prove.

A horse we tipped when scoring recently was WOOP WOOP for the in form Ian Williams yard. The Oratorio filly completed the hat-trick last time out, winning a course and distance handicap with little difficulty after showing a tremendous turn of foot in the home straight. Jockey Ryan Powell, who takes off a valuable three pounds, has clearly struck a good partnership with the horse.

After a third on his first ride on the filly, he has partnered her to her three victories. She runs with a 6lb penalty, however is clearly on the up and can notch up a four-timer.

We cross the fibresand landscape to Kempton Park in the twilight evening haze for the 6.50 where PEACE SEEKER aims to ditch his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking. Running in three maidens at different distances, it was clear that the gelded son of Oasis Dream’s career was always going to lie in handicaps.

He was second on his handicap debut at Kempton over seven furlongs after being headed in the final strides. Despite plenty of stamina in the pedigree he is dropped back down to six furlongs here which is interesting. He seems to be on a very handy mark for notably shrewd connections and should go close. There could be some unexposed types with Nafa, Striking Willow and Mustafeed and if there is money around in the market for any of those I’d take note and be cautious.


14.10 (Lingfield) Emerald Commander

14.40 (Lingfield) Slatey Hen

15.15 (Lingfield) Woop Woop

18.50 (Kempton) Peace Seeker