Just the one flat card on Monday on the fibresand at Soutwell with one claiming race over 1 mile.Again disappointing turn out with just five runners going to post.
2.20 SOUTHWELL 1 MILE CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6:
Only five runners for 1 mile claiming stakes on the fibresand at Southwell .On official handicap ratings this looks between Sunnyside Tom & Mcconnel .
Sunnyside Tom :has excellent record in claimers on turf winning 6 from 11 ,though has only ran once on the AW at Southwell finishing 4TH in handicap back in 2009 .Should go well if handling this surface.
Mcconnel : Course specialist winning six times over course and distance at Southwell .Won twice in 2011 ,though was disappointing last time when well beaten in seller here at Southwell .
VERDICT : SUNNYSIDE TOM is 4LB clear on official handicap ratings and goes particularly well in this grade .Has to prove he can handle this fibresand ,though did finish fair fourth on his only try on this surface.Looks the one to beat though odds around 11-10 make little appeal.
Mcconnel has excellent record here at Southwell with his last 6 wins coming at this track over C&D,though did look disappointing last time when beaten in seller when short price favourite .Needs bounce back after that disappointing run ,though looks an obvious danger in weak race.
NO BET RACE
(1) SUNNYSIDE TOM (2) MCCONNEL