Monday's bet on One More Roman finished second in 6F claiming stakes ,no real complaints was given good ride by Amy Ryan from the front ,and looked the likely winner with 2 furlongs to run.
Trading short as 1-4 in running on betfair ,though was unable to hold on inside final furlong and in the end was beaten 1.5 lenghs .Small profit on the race of £6.00
Moving onto Tuesday's racing we have one claiming race over 6F on the fibresand at Southwell.
SOUTHWELL 2.30 6F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
Six runners go to post for 6F claiming stakes at Southwell ,this looks very tricky race with four of the runners having some kind of chance.
Malcheek :Prolific winner over the years with excellent record on All Weather winning 5 from 11 ,though hasn't shown much on recent starts and drop back to 6F looks big question mark.
Imprimis Tagula :Course specialist with 8 wins here at Southwell ,though hasn't shown much for over a year and was very disappointing last time when well beaten in seller here at Southwell.
Katy's Secret : Consistent mare with unbeaten record here at Southwell 2 from 2 ,won 6F claimer over C&D last time at Southwell beating Stevie G in good style .Has plenty to find on official handicap ratings ,though is in top form and cannot be ruled out with plenty question marks about her main rivals .
Pick A Little : Won 4 times in 2011 for Ron Hodges ,including twice on poly track .Finished fair fourth last time for new trainer Hughie Morrison in 6F handicap at Wolverhampton off mark 80 .Makes his first start on fibresand
VERDICT : Both Malcheek & Imprimis Tagula have looked very disappointing on recent starts and both appear on the downgrade. Katy's Secret is very reliable in this grade and looks sure run her race ,though faces stiff task at these weights.
PICK A LITTLE has to prove he can handle fibresand ,though looks to have best recent form finishing fourth of mark 80 last time .Will be suited by this drop in class and trainer Hughie Morrison has very good record here at Southwell .
This looks difficult claimer with question marks about all the runners.PICK A LITTLE looks the most solid ,though odds around 6-4 look no value on horse unproven on the surface.Not betting race for me and will wait for better opportunity.
(1) PICK A LITTLE (2) KAT'Y'S SECRET