I really liked the debut run of Josies Kid at Salisbury late last month and he makes a lot of appeal in what looks a relatively weak novice at Lingfield Park today.

He didn’t get the best of trips on debut and looked green at various stages in the race, but he showed a good deal of ability and it looked a good novice contest that will produce plenty of winners.

Sire Ardad has got off to a brilliant start with his first crop and the early numbers suggest they seem to be going very well on soft ground – his progeny are 5-9 on soft so far.

Trainer Alice Haynes is in fine form and had her first juvenile winner at Doncaster yesterday.  If Josies Kid repeats the form he showed on debut, he will go close.  However, with the likelihood of improvement to come, he looks a good bet to get off the mark at the second time of asking.

2.45pm Lingfield Park – 2pts win, 1pt place Josies Kid @ 6-1 (Bet365, 13/2 available with Paddy Power, Betfair, 5-1 elsewhere)