Two flat meetings on Friday at Southwell & twilight card from Wolverhampton .Just the one claiming stakes at Southwell over 6 furlongs .
11.55 SOUTHWELL 6F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 .
11 runners declared for 6f claimer on fibresand .This looks quite competitive with 8 course winners in the race .The three main contenders look to be Equuleus Pictor ,Desert Strike & Autumn Blades .
EQUULEUS PICTOR Won twice this season including over C&D in July beating Ace Of Spies by 1.25 in class 5 handicap.Finished fair sixth last time from bad draw at Southwell in handicap only beaten just over 3 lenghs .Drops into claiming company for first time.
Desert Strike Has won four times this year ,returned to form last time finishing close third in 5f handicap at Wolverhampton off mark 75 .Has yet to win on fibresand at Southwell ,though has finished second three times.
Autumn Blades back to form on his last 2 starts finishing second behind Ingleby Arch last time at Southwell in claimer ,though drop back in trip may not suit.
VERDICT : This looks wide open claimer with plenty chances .EQUULEUS PICTOR has shown some fair form in handicaps this season and should go well dropping into claiming company for first time.Desert Strike & Autumn Blades both look possible dangers .
(1) EQUULEUS PICTOR (2) DESERT STRIKE (3) AUTUMN BLADES
TODAY'S BEST BET :
EQUULEUS PICTOR 11.55 SOUTHWELL
(THIRD SP 5-2) LOSS -£5.00
0.50PTS EACH-WAY @ 9-2 PADDY POWER .LADBROKES .BOYLESPORTS
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