Two flat cards on Friday at Lingfield & Wolverhampton .Just the one claiming race today at Wolverhampton's twilight card at 6.40
6.40 WOLVERHAMPTON 1 MILE 141 YDS CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 5
Just the six runners declared for 1 mile claiming stakes at Wolverhampton.This looks tricky little race with three main contenders .Standpoint , Sunnyside Tom & Elijah Pepper
Standpoint : Consistent sort ,won claimer over C&D back November beating Opus Maximus by neck ,followed that with two seconds in class 4 handicaps at Wolverhampton & Southwell .Slightly disappointing last time when finishing well beaten fifth at Southwell .Will be suited returning to claiming company .
Sunnyside Tom : Good record in claimers on turf winning six times .Lightly raced on the All Weather with just the two starts .Slightly disappointing last time at Southwell in claimer when beaten in 4 runner race behind Mcconnel .
Elijah Pepper : Good record here at Wolverhampton with 4 wins from 10 starts.Won class 5 handicap here at Wolverhampton back in October beating Dream Of Fortune.Very disappointing run last time at Lingfield when finishing last of eight .
VERDICT : Interesting little claimer with very little to choose between the three main contenders at these weights .STANDOUT returning to claiming company looks sure to go well after finishing second in better races and could take some catching in this little field ,though isn't the easiest horse to win with having only won twice from 35 starts .
SUNNYSIDE TOM has excellent record in this grade on turf ,though has to prove himself on the poly track.Can't be ruled out though there has to be question mark about this surface.
ELIJAH PEPPER has to bounce back from disappointing run at Lingfield last time ,though has an excellent record here at Wolvehampton 2134231151 with three wins coming over this C&D .Drops into claiming company for first time since 2008 .Odds around 5-2 look decent value in this small field .
ELIJAH PEPPER 6.40 WOLVERHAMPTON
1PT EACH-WAY @ 5-2 BOYLESPORTS ,BETFRED
(THIRD SP 3-1 ) LOSS £200 / 2.00 PTS