It's quite a good looking card on the all-weather at Lingfield today, with some reasonable prize money on offer. This race is the highlight, a ten furlong 0-90 handicap for three-year-old fillies.
The Hugo Palmer trained Part Exchange has only had the one run today, winning as easily as she liked over course and distance in September. She was slowly away and dwelt at the start of that race as well, so it was an extremely impressive performance. It is hard to know if she beat much that day, but this Champs Elysees filly looks like she could potentially have a touch of class about her and has been given an opening mark of 87.
Canberra Cliffs has been running consistently well on the turf, with two wins and three placed efforts from her last six races. She is the highest rated in the field on a mark of 88, however, her four previous attempts on the artificial tracks have results in poor efforts and finishing well down the field each time. It may well be that with a bit more experience now she can cope better with this surface, but it is taking a definite chance and others appeal more.
Villette, trained by Dean Ivory, has had just the four races in her career so far, winning two of them. She won first time out over a mile and a half at Kempton, and also won last time out over ten furlongs on the turf at Leicester. She has been hit with a five pound rise in the weights for that victory, and it remains to be seen whether or not the polytrack here at Lingfield will be to her liking.
Crimson Rosette won last time out over a mile on the turf at Lingfield, and that race has since produced a winner and a couple of places. She has had just the one try on the all-weather, a race at Chelmsford in which she dwelt at the start and was never really in the race. Her sire, Teofilio, doesn't have too bad a record with runners on the all-weather courses so it's a possibility she will be fine on this surface, and she runs from the same mark as she did for her victory at Windsor.
Part Exchange - 3 points @ 10/11.