Plenty rain about over past few days making it quite tricky to find any solid selections ,On Wednesday we have four flat cards at Catterick ,Lingfield & two evening fixtures Leicester and Sandown.Going concentrate on the 5 furlong claiming stakes at Catterick.
5F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 CATTERICK 4.40
SANDS OF DEE: Been in good form this season for Dandy Nicholls winning claimer at Hamilton in June beating Dancing Freddy .Followed that with good second last time behind stablemate Saucy Brown in claimer at Hamilton only beaten head ,that form has been boosted with Saucy Brown winning competitive class 4 handicap at York next time.Should go well with ideal conditions.
VERDICT : Interesting sprint claimer with ground conditions likely to be quite testing, with the Dandy Nicholls pair Fol Hollow & Sands of Dee looking the two main contenders.
Strictly on BHA handicap ratings Fol Hollow has quite bit in hand in this claimer being rated 84 and did win handicap at Thirsk in 2010 off mark 93,though has looked disappointing in four starts this season and did get well beaten in class 6 claimer at Hamilton in May .At the prices looks worth taking on with soft ground conditions not sure to suit.
On paper SANDS OF DEE looks to have stiff task at these weights, 15lb worse off with Fol Hollow than he would be in handicap ,though looks the only runner in this race in any kind form and has good record in claiming races over past two years( 2112).With plenty more rain forecast will love the soft ground conditions and looks the value bet against short price favourite.
SANDS OF DEE 4.40 CATTERICK (THIRD SP 9-4)
£130 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BOYLESPORTS .BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
5% OF BETTING BANK
LOSS - £26.00 BANK RUNNING TOTAL £5199