Just the two low grade flat cards on Tuesday at Ayr & Chepstow .Ground conditions at both courses are going to be very testing .
Good betting opportunities this time year are not easy to find ,though the 7 furlong claiming stakes at Chepstow does look quite interesting for class 6 race.With very few proven on soft ground.
7F CLASSIFIED CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 CHEPSTOW 3.00
BARISTA :Been in fair form this season winning seller over C&D earlier this month,also finished placed five times this season.Seems to go particularly well on soft ground and won back to back handicaps on soft ground around this time last year ,finished fair second earlier this month at Catterick in handicap behind Watts up son again on soft ground.
VERDICT : Competitive looking classified claimer ,though not many these proven on ground this soft .The three main contenders with proven form on soft ground Guilded Warrior ,Barista & Stevie Gee.
Guilded Warrior is dual C&D winner here at Chepstow on soft ground and knows how to win having won nine times .Won claimer at Epsom back in June ,though has shown nothing in handicaps on his last four starts .Will be suited returning to claiming company ,though will need to bounce back after some disappointing runs.
Stevie Gee bounced back to form last time at Wolverhampton winning claimer on poly track at Wolverhampton over 7f .Has proven form on soft ground ,has to be respected though not the most consistent of horses.
BARISTA is consistent type and looks to have his ideal conditions in this claimer .All his best form has been over 7 furlongs on soft ground .The Mick Channon stable has also been in fair form over past few weeks .Odds around 7-2 look very fair value.
BARISTA 3.00 CHEPSTOW (SECOND SP 7-4 RULE 4 20P IN £)
£155 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 STAN JAMES
LOSS £47.00 BANK RUNNING TOTAL £6042