Friday's bet on Aquuleus Pictor finished third in 6 furlong claiming stakes at Southwell.Subject to strong support in market going off 5-2 favourite from 9-2 .
No excuses in the race had every chance after trying make all the running, did trade as short as 8-15 in running on betfair ,though was well beaten in the end by Katy's Secret .Not much damage done with £5.00 loss on the day .
Moving on to Saturday's racing just one flat card at Lingfield with one claiming race for 2 year olds at 12.20
12.20 LINGFIELD 6F 2-Y-0 CLAIMER CLASS 6
Just six runners for six furlong 2 year old claimer .This looks three horse race between
Mr Knightly ,Berlusca and Le King Beau .
Mr Knightley has decent record in claiming races winning 3 from 4 ,looked slightly disappointing last time when finishing second in 5 furlong claimer at Kempton behind Sonko when an odds on favourite.This longer trip should suit better.
BERLUSCA Won 6 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton in October off mark 62 ,ran another solid race last time again at Wolverhampton from wide draw finishing close third off mark 65 behind Sunny Side Up .Drops into claiming company for first time .
Le King Beau has been in good form recently winning two of his last three starts in 7 furlong claimers.Won with plenty in hand on Thursday at Kempton beating Young Prince in good style.
VERDICT : Mr Knightley is 7LB clear on offical handicap figures and will be better suited by this longer trip . However was disappointing last time when beaten in similar contest .At around the 5-4 mark doesn't look the greatest value .
Le King Beau can't ruled out here after winning two claimers ,though the drop back in trip may not suit .
BERLUSCA Dropping into claiming company for first time should go well here .Finished credible third last time in handicap at Wolverhampton from poor draw
(1) BERLUSHKA (2) MR KNIGHTLEY
NO BET RACE