The Messenger has one bet on Monday and it is Pour La Victoire at Lingfield.
Lingfield 4.25: Pour la Victoire
He generally needs a fast pace and luck in running in his races. Well Pour La Victoire looks certain to get the first aspect today, so we will just have to hope that the second goes his way on the day as he looks well placed to pick up the pieces in a race full of pace.
The 8yo has always been a streaky horse, having good runs and bad runs of form throughout his career. He has nine wins to his name and has looked all winter like adding to it. He started off with a second place in a mile seller at Wolverhampton, but then showed his versatility by placing second over 6f here.
He then flew home into third, again over 6f in a handicap last month, off today’s mark of 75. 7f is probably his ideal trip and he travelled superbly throughout his last run here at that trip only to get no run until far too late. He has two previous course and distance wins and provided jockey George Downing can clear a path for his mount, he is in the form to take this.
1pt win – Pour La Victoire – 4.25 Lingfield – at 11/2 with SportingBet