Finally the flat turf season kicks into gear this week ,with Newmarket staging there two day craven meeting on Wednesday & Thursday
Newbury also stage decent card on Saturday ,with the Greenham Stakes, Fred Darling stakes &John Porter stakes being there feature races .
On Monday we have three cards on the turf .At Windsor ,Redcar & Newcastle .Not great deal of quality as you would expect for Monday ,though there looks interesting low grade 6 furlong claiming stakes at Redcar .
4.40 REDCAR 6F APPRENTICE CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 :
8 runners declared for 6 furlong apprentice claimer at Redcar on Good/Firm ground .This doesn't look the strongest claimer with three main contenders being Takelookatmenow, Liliargh & Studfarmer .
TAKEALOOKATMENOW :C&D winner at Redcar ,though been disappointing on the All Weather this winter finishing well beaten on both starts .Had shown some fair form last season on turf ,winning class 4 handicap at Ripon in June .Will need bounce back ,though stable has good record in claimers .
LILIARGH : Won 7 furlong maiden at Redcar for Ben Haslam last May.Also finished good second in 7 furlong handicap at Newcastle in October off mark 70 on heavy ground .Looked non stayer over hurdles at Catterick in February.
STUDFARMER : Won both starts on turf in selling company .Returned to form winning 6 furlong seller at Leicester in good style earlier this month,though that looked very weak selling race .Should go well though this claimer looks stronger race.
VERDICT : Studfarmer was easy winner at Leicester last time and looks well treated at the weights ,though that looked very weak selling race .Odds around 11-8 look poor value .
Liliargh has possibilities in this claimer on last years form over 7 furlongs ,though the drop back to 6 furlongs on very fast ground has to be concern and trainer Ben Haslam hasn't had winner for over 5 months .
TAKEALOOKATMENOW needs bounce back after two disappointing runs on All Weather ,though had some fair form on turf last season and has run two of her best races here at Redcar.Should go well dropping into claiming company. Odds around 7-2 look fair value .
MONDAY 15TH APRIL CLAIMING STAKES BET :
TAKEALOOKATMENOW 4.40 REDCAR
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*,PADDY POWER*
(RESULT: WINNER SP 11-4 PROFIT +£210.00)
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