Stan Moore’s Upper Lambourn yard are going well and morning support for his SHEILA’S PALACE (4.20, Lingfield) suggests she is fancied to break her maiden tag at the tenth attempt. The daughter of Sakhee’s Secret, who has been supported into 7-2 from 6-1, has yet to race beyond six furlongs but there appears to be some confidence that today’s extra yardage can bring about some improvement.
The mile-and-a-half handicap at Lingfield looks a competitive heat despite the small field but punters have really latched on to BRIDGE OF SIGHS (5.25, Lingfield), who has been heavily backed (11-2 into best odds 5-2) to add a fifth all-weather win to his CV. Off since running well on his first try at this trip in January, he represents a trainer who has saddled a winner recently and the booking of Richard Kingscote, who has won on the horse, looks significant.
A move for a Tony Carroll-trained runner should always be noted so the support for BROTHER IN ARMS (5.55 Kempton) this evening looks significant. The lightly-raced gelding got outpaced over five furlongs on stable debut so the step back up in trip looks sure to suit and connections appear to have stumbled across a very winnable contest.
Later on the card, MASQUERADE BLING (7.25, Kempton) has been well-backed (16-1 into 7-1) to shed her maiden tag. The Simon Hodgson-trained filly has shown enough on several occasions to think she can win off this sort of mark and she ought to appreciate the return to this trip having finished strongly over seven furlongs at Lingfield on her penultimate start.