Wednesday's Gazette horse racing selection

Lingfield Park
Lingfield Park

Mountain Bell can make full use of her mares’ allowance by winning the Betway Conditions Stakes at Lingfield.

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Ralph Beckett seems to have found a good opportunity for his five-year-old to get her year rolling in this 12-furlong heat, after she signed off 2017 with a win in December.

Poetic Imagination changed hands for 48,000 guineas at Tattersalls at the start of the month and offered an immediate return when third on her debut for Archie Watson.

The filly failed to strike in five starts for John Gosden, but certainly has a smidgen of ability and was good enough for third dropped back to five on her first effort for Watson.

Warren Greatrex does not have that many Flat horses but Great Return has proved a nice money spinner for the yard since joining the team in December.

After three placed efforts, Great Return finally hit the target in the hands of the trainer’s son, Edward, when romping home by seven lengths at Wolverhampton last week.

The application of first-tiDivine Spear is among the possibles for the JLT Chase as next month’s Festival and it is perhaps telling Nicky Henderson sends him on the long trip to Musselburgh for the 188Bet Mobile Novices’ Chase.

Naranja is on a roll and can defy an 8lb rise in the Starsports Daily Specials Mares’ Handicap Hurdle at Towcester.

A nine-length winner at Chepstow last month, Naranja still looks to be on the upgrade and she should relish the testing ground.


FAIRYHOUSE: 1.25 Tara Dylan, 1.55 Ardmillan, 2.25 Force Of Forces, 2.55 Coole Craft, 3.25 Bold Sky, 3.55 Witness Of Fashion, 4.25 Timewaitsfornoone.

MUSSELBURGH: 2.00 Misfits, 2.30 Sam’s Gunner, 3.00 Divine Spear, 3.30 Hartside, 4.00 Canny Style, 4.30 Royal Mandate, 5.00 Rashee.

TOWCESTER: 2.10 Goodnight Charlie, 2.40 Grand Introduction, 3.10 Naranja, 3.40 North West Wind, 4.10 Mr Jim, 4.40 Black Kalanisi.

LINGFIELD: 1.50 Carouse, 2.20 Marshal Dan, 2.50 Wilde Oscar, 3.20 Poetic Imagination, 3.50 MOUNTAIN BELL (NAP), 4.20 Billyoakes, 4.50 Pivotal Flame.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.15 Tellovoi, 5.45 Secret Return, 6.15 Breaking Records, 6.45 Something Lucky, 7.15 Great Return, 7.45 Ghost, 8.15 Danzay.