The Newbury Lockinge Stakes
The Newbury Lockinge Stakes is a Group 1 race ran over 1 mile, the race is for horse of four years and over and is a natural follow on for horses of the 2000 Guineas and this is where is started with its first winner PALL MALL in 1958. Not all will go onto this race and those that do do not always win.
This years Lockinge stakes will see last years Guineas winner GALILEO GOLD take on the field, hoping to follow on in his siblings hoofprints FRANKEL is one of the successful few to win both the races. This will be no walk over though with the field proving some tough competition, starting with RIBCHESTER who has never been seen out of the top 3 in his whole career including 3rd to GALILEO GOLD in the 2000 Guineas, I would say this is his biggest competition and worth a bet. I would also fancy the chances of SOMEHOW, it will be great to see her take on the boys and she has already had 2 winners and a second this year, she is the best price in the race so far too! If you are looking for some value in the field ACLAIM at 8/1 would be it, he was on a roll with winners last year winning 3 in a row so hopefully he comes back with one this year!
The competition will be fierce this weekend and will sure to make for an interesting day, with a great days card and not just in the Lockinge!