Andrew Balding Thinks Lockinge Stakes Pair Can Win In The Wet

Andrew Balding thinks the wet weather can help Tullius or Here Comes When win the Lockinge Stakes at 3.25 Newbury on Saturday and Coral punters can also benefit with Money Back If Beaten By A Head

News of a slightly wet weather forecast for Newbury on Saturday has delighted Andrew Balding – as he looks to cheer on his stable stars Tullius and Here Comes When in the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on Saturday.

However, not even he will be as ecstatic as those racing fans who make a Lockinge Stakes selection with Coral – as the bookmaker will refund losing stakes if your pick is beaten by a head or less.

Simply place a win or each way single bet on any horse in Saturday’s Lockinge Stakes (3.45 Newbury) race and, if they are pipped into second by a head or less by the winner, Coral will return up to £25 of your losing stake as a free bet.

Last year’s runner-up Tullius will be hoping to go one better this time round, while Here Comes When is in good form – after ending last season with two wins, before the five-year-old followed them up with a second place showing to Custom Cut at Sandown on his seasonal reappearance last month.

And trainer Balding is confident the predicted weather can boost the chances of the pair – both currently priced at 20/1 at Coral.

Balding told The Reading Chronicle: “I think Here Comes When is an overlooked horse. He has twice won at Group Two level and ran a good trial when second on his reappearance at Sandown last month. He can take a grip in his races and any rain will help.

“Any rain will also help Tullius, (although) he was a bit disappointing when we ran him over 10 furlongs at Sandown last time. However, he was second in the Lockinge last year and won well on his reappearance over a mile at Doncaster.

“I think they are two lively outsiders.”

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