Turf Talk: Cowell’s Just Us Two could have the x-factor at Lingfield

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Just Us Two can bounce back from his defeat last time out by lifting the Betway Dash Handicap at Lingfield.

Robert Cowell’s charge has not seen too much action for a five-year-old and with just 15 starts under his belt, it would be fair to say there might still be a bit of improvement to be eked out of this runner.

A winner on his final juvenile start in 2014 and then on his three-year-old reappearance the following year, Just Us Two had a lengthy wait for another victory before finally hitting the mark at Newcastle at the beginning of the month.

Having shown up well in a competitive Lingfield heat on his return this year, it was not the biggest surprise to see him switch up a gear on the to win at Newcastle in a similar event to this.

Raised 4lb for that win, Just Us Two was then robbed of second on the line by the reopposing Stepper Point at Chelmsford after not getting the best of runs.

The Royal Applause gelding is clearly in fine heart and can regain the winning thread.

Tartan Bute has paid for some consistent performances with a rise up the weights, but he should still be competitive in the Betway Stayers Handicap.

TURF TALK TIPS

FONTWELL: 2.10 Brave Eagle, 2.40 Royal Salute, 3.10 Kastani Beach, 3.40 Rouquine Sauvage (treble), 4.10 Brass Monkey, 4.40 Triptico, 5.10 Black Sam Bella.

LINGFIELD: 2.00 Captain Courageous, 2.30 Peachey Carnehan, 3.00 Oratorio’s Joy, 3.30 JUST US TWO (NAP), 4.00 Tartan Bute, 4.30 Spirit Of Zebedee, 5.00 Zehrah.

NEWCASTLE: 5.45 Lord Rob, 6.15 Elusive Olivia, 6.45 Multicultural (next best), 7.15 Foolaad, 7.45 Swansway, 8.15 Little Miss Daisy, 8.45 You’re Cool.

WETHERBY: 2.20 Blue Hussar, 2.50 Toledo Gold, 3.20 Magic Dancer, 3.50 Swing Hard, 4.20 Shimba Hills, 4.50 Knocklong, 5.20 Chesterman.

Trainer Luca Cumani. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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