Two flat cards on Friday at Southwell & twilight card at Wolverhampton .We have two claiming races both for 2 year olds (11.10 Southwell) & (4.40 Wolverhampton) Not great fan of these 2 year old claimers this time of year as field sizes seem to be very small.
11.10 SOUHWELL 1 MILE 2-Y-0 CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
Six runners declared for this 1 mile claiming stakes at Southwell .Another weak looking 2 year old claimer which looks straight match between Point At Issue & Barn Dance .
POINT AT ISSUE seem to show massive improvement last time when winning 7 furlong claimer here at Southwell drawing away to win by 6 lenghs .Looked well suited by the step up in trip.
Barn Dance has run two solid races in claimers finishing close third last time at Wolverhampton over 9 furlongs .Runs on fibresand for first time .
VERDICT :Strictly on official handicap ratings Barn Dance is one to beat being 14LB clear with rating 77 ,though looks flattered by mark that high.POINT AT ISSUE is just preferred having shown big improvement last time at Southwell ,though has to prove he can stay this longer trip.
NO BET RACE
4.40 WOLVERHAMPTON 6F CLAIMER CLASS 5
Another small field with six runners declared for 6 furlong 2 year old claimer.This looks hard too oppose Faraway who is 11LB clear on official handicap ratings.
FARAWAY won seller over C&D at Woverhampton back in September and then finished fair fourth off mark 72 in handicap at Wolverhampton also in September .Will be suited by the drop back to 6 furlongs and the drop in grade.
VERDICT : FARAWAY looks to have very little to beat in this very moderate 6 furlong claimer ,though odds around 4-6 makes limited appeal.I'm Still The Man would have possible chance if he could reproduce his maiden win at Sandown in June ,though that's a very big IF has shown next to nothing on his last four starts .
NO BET RACE