Not great deal happening this week in claiming races with very few betting opportunities.On Wednesday we have one claiming race at Kempton over 7 furlongs ,though again we have very small field with four runners going to post .
3.55 KEMPTON 7F CLASSIFIED CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6:
Disappointing turn out with just four runners declared for 7F claiming stakes on poly track at Kempton .
APRIL FOOL :Tough front runner and course specialist here at Kempton winning five times .Won 7F handicap over C&D earlier last month off mark 69 .Been disappointing on his last two starts in handicap company ,though will be suited returning to claiming company .
RUSSIAN ICE :Three time C&D winner here at Kempton ,been in good form this winter winning 7F handicap over C&D in November off mark 66 .Finished fair third last time at Lingfield in 1 mile handicap .
SATWA LAIRD : Returned to form last time winning 7F claimer at Lingfield beating Fishforcompliments by 0.5 lenghs .Looks well treated at these weights,though isn't the easiest horse to win with
VERDICT : Satwa Laird is 5LB clear on official handicap ratings and has to be respected after winning claimer last time at Lingfield ,though that didn't look the strongest claimer and odds around 6-4 look on the short side for horse with such modest strike rate .
Russian Ice is very consistent and goes well here at Kempton ,though does have bit to find at these weights.
Preference is for course specialist APRIL FOOL who should be able to dominate in this small field and will be difficult to pass if getting an uncontested lead .
Not betting race for me at best price 15-8 ,though APRIL FOOL looks certain to trade lot shorter in running and looks good back to lay for in running punters.
(1) APRIL FOOL (2) SATWA LAIRD