BALLYMORE Castle can snap a long losing run in the Handicap at Wolverhampton.

Malton trainer Richard Fahey's charge has not won since May 2014 and was actually good enough to finish second in the Woodcote that year, boasting a rating of 100 at the start of 2015.

He has been on the decline since then, dropping as low as a mark of 73 last time, but his recent efforts suggest he should not be totally written off.

Alsvinder has seemingly thrived for the switch to the all-weather surfaces and can make it three wins in four starts in the Betway Dash Handicap at Lingfield.

David O'Meara's charge has not finished out of the first two in five tries on the artificial tracks, proving equally as adept on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton and Newcastle as the Polytrack at Chelmsford.

It is the latter surface he tackles here at Lingfield and he arrives in excellent heart having won a competitive event at Dunstall Park last month, looking good value for the official one-and-a-half-length winning margin.

The handicapper clearly thought he looked to have a bit in hand as he has boosted him 5lb in the ratings, but the four-year-old remains pretty unexposed and can strike gold again at this better level.

Intrepidly cut no ice on the Newmarket turf in October but having been given a bit of time to get over that disappointment, he can bounce back in the Betway Casino Handicap.

This Medaglia D'Oro gelding has seen only limited action for Jeremy Noseda so far, racking up two starts last year and just four outings so far this term.

He has managed two wins in his career, but for whatever reason put up no kind of show at Headquarters and Frankie Dettori eased him right down when it was clear he had no chance of getting into the mix.

Switching back to ten furlongs here looks a good move and the all-weather will suit.


AYR: 12.40 Call Me, 1.10 Mcginty's Dream, 1.45 Massini's Lady, 2.20 Casual Cavalier, 2.55 Celtic Flames, 3.25 Bullion.

LINGFIELD: 11.30 Inuk, 12.00 Arcanista, 12.30 Deer Song, 1.00 Diamond Lady, 1.35 Intrepidly, 2.10 ALSVINDER (NAP), 2.45 Galloway Hills, 3.15 Don't Blame Me.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 3.50 Gorgeous, 4.20 Jack Blane, 4.50 Tally's Song, 5.20 Stamp Duty, 5.50 Cookie Ring, 6.20 Ubla, 6.50 Ballymore Castle, 7.20 Kaisan.

DOUBLE: Alsvinder and Ballymore Castle.