Alan Bailey has confirmed he is to be double-handed in the feature race at Lingfield on Saturday, writes Graham Clark.
The Newmarket handler has stated he will let Baddilini and Go Far go head-to-head in the six-furlong Class Two Unibet Handicap.
For Baddilini it will be a case of trying to go one better at the track than on his previous appearance there last month.
On that occasion, the five-year-old was touched off by a nose in a Class Three handicap over the same trip.
“His jockey Martin Harley and everyone in the owners’ and trainers’ bar, except me and another owner, thought he had won that day,” said Bailey. “Baddilini is very well and is a very genuine horse and although it is a rise in class he will cope with it.
“He never for some reason ever runs a bad race around Lingfield.”
As for his other representative Go Far, the Hamilton Road handler has issued a word of warning.
Having rattled up a hat-trick of victories between July and September, the five-year old son of Dutch Art, has not been seen out since finishing fifth in a Class Two handicap at Wolverhampton back in November.
“Go Far is extremely well but in all honesty I think he will need the race, but he will still be trying his best don’t worry about that,” said Bailey. “For some reason he has never run that well at Lingfield in the past but he is a very useful horse.”