No bet on Thursday with Le King Beau never touching bigger than 9-4, with The Dancing Lord being non runner there was very little chance of obtaining 11-4 with only 5 runners in the race .Le King Beau went on to win the race beating Faraway in close finish .
Moving on to Fridays racing we have two flat cards at Lingfield & Wolverhampton with two claiming races one at each meeting .Slightly disappointing that both races have attracted very few runners .
1.35 LINGFIELD 10F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
Just Seven declared runners for 10 furlong claiming stakes at Lingfield .This looks two horse race with Nibani & Encore Un Fois well clear on official handicap ratings .
Nibani : Formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute changed hands for £11,000 in August at Doncaster sales .Still maiden after 15 starts though has finished placed four times this year for current trainer Alastair Lidderdale .Finished fair third last time in class 5 handicap at Kempton behind Sakhee's Pearl .
ENCORE UN FOIS :Placed in handicaps for Luca Cumani before changing hands for £15,000 at Newmarket October sales.Been in good form for new trainer George Baker winning twice in claiming company at Kempton beating Ice Cold Bex both times .
VERDICT : Kieron Fallon looks interesting jockey booking for Nibani ,though doesn't look an easy ride and faces difficult task at these weights .
ENCORE UN FOIS Looks very well treated in this weak looking claimer, receiving 16LB from his main rival and should make it 3 out 3 in claiming company .
NO BET RACE
(1) ENCORE UN FOIS (2) NIBANI
5.10 WOLV 7F 2-Y-0 CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
6 declared runners for 7 furlong 2 year old claimer, with Not Bad For A Boy & Tiablo looking the two main contenders .
NOT BAD FOR BOY : Won 7 furlong novice stakes at Lingfield earlier this month beating Delft by neck.Finished fair fourth off mark 78 on Boxing Day over C&D in class 4 handicap behind Mr Red Clubs .Should go well dropping into claiming for first time.
Tiablo : Finished good second in 7f maiden at Kempton in October behind Amthal only beaten neck .Looked unsuited by drop back in trip last time when finishing disappointing fifth in 6 furlong maiden at Wolverhampton .Will be suited returning to 7 furlongs and looks open to improvement after just three starts .
VERDICT : NOT BAD FOR BOY looks the one to beat after finishing fourth over course & distance last time in much better race. Tiablo looks open improvement returning to 7 furlongs and looks the main danger .
NO BET RACE
(1) NO BAD FOR BOY (2) TIABLO