Racing tips: Salisbury hat-trick hope for Burgonet
Burgonet can complete a quickfire hat-trick in the feature event at Salisbury.
It will be two months since Mark Johnston’s filly made her racecourse debut when she lines up in the British Stallion Studs EBF Margadale Fillies’ Handicap and this will be her fifth appearance.
The daughter of Helmet shaped with significant promise when runner-up on her Southwell introduction over an inadequate mile.
She went very close to going one better at Beverley next time over a mile-and-a-quarter, going down by just a short-head.
She was not winning out of turn when making it third time lucky at Newmarket last month and an opening mark of 80 underestimated her progress as she followed up 11 days later on her first start over a mile-and-a-half at Leicester.
Burgonet is clearly versatile, so coming back to a mile-and-a-quarter on a faster surface is not expected to be a major inconvenience.
Urban Icon made a big impression on his Windsor debut and is difficult to oppose in the opening Bathwick Car & Van Hire Novice Auction Stakes.
Ahlan Bil Emarati can open his account at the third attempt in the Racing To School Novice Auction Stakes at Thirsk.
Howman rates the best bet at Lingfield’s evening fixture in the Michael Waller Memorial “Confined” Novice Stakes.
Jumping comes from Southwell, where Nicky Henderson’s Brave Eagle can defy top-weight in the myracing.com For Royal Ascot Tips Handicap Hurdle.
Lingfield: 5.50 Varsovian, 6.20 Marlyn, 6.50 Bookmaker, 7.20 Howman, 7.50 Fanfair, 8.20 Voi, 8.50 Lake Shore Drive.
Roscommon: 6.00 Gold Seal, 6.30 Miss Echrad, 7.00 Madison To Monroe, 7.30 Spring Watch, 8.00 Cadmium, 8.30 Icantsay, 9.00 Neptune.
Southwell: 6.10 Atlantic Storm, 6.40 Action Replay, 7.10 Best Practice, 7.40 Dory, 8.10 Brave Eagle, 8.40 Finley’s Eyes, 9.10 Get Ready Freddy.
Salisbury: 2.00 Urban Icon, 2.30 Wufud, 3.00 Jurz, 3.30 Irish Times, 4.00 BURGONET (NAP), 4.30 King Lud, 5.00 Ablaze, 5.30 Coverham.
Thirsk: 2.15 Ahlan Bil Emarati, 2.45 Lean On Pete, 3.15 Case Key, 3.45 Pepys, 4.15 Agincourt, 4.45 Ghost, 5.15 Cherry Oak, 5.45 Blue Havana.