Not much to report over the past week with no suitable betting opportunities in the claiming races.Hopefully once the flat turf season gets underway at the end of this month we should start to see plenty more betting opportunities in claiming races .
On Wednesday we have two flat cards with one claiming race at Lingfield over 1 mile 4 furlongs.Another small field with five runners going to post ,though this looks quite competitive little claimer.
2.40 LINGFIELD 12F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
Just five runners declared for 12F claimer at Lingfield ,though apart from Imperial Fong the other four runners look to have some kind of chance .
COUNTRY ROAD : Good record at Wolverhampton with 3 wins from 8 starts .Won in good style last time in 12F handicap at Wolverhampton beating Illustrious Forest by 3 lenghs off mark 73 .Looks well treated at these weights .
EAGLE NEBULA : Consistent type who goes well here at Lingfield with 2 wins over C&D .Finished fair second last time in handicap over C&D off mark 67 ,though both wins came in selling company and has bit to find at these weights .
THUNDERING HOME :Good winner last time in claimer at Wolverhampton beating reliable yardstick Kames Park by comfortable 3 lenghs .Goes well in this grade and should go close .
DANIEL THOMAS : Four time course winner at Lingfield ,won 10F seller last month beating Enriching by 1.5 lenghs .Fairly treated at these weights ,though disappointed on his only try at this trip .
VERDICT : Country Road has best recent form winning handicap off mark 73 last time ,though seems to reserve all his best form at Wolverhampton ,there has to be doubt he can reproduce that form here at Lingfield, and does have poor record in this grade 0 from 5 in claiming company . Odds around 6-5 look on the short side .
Danial Thomas has been in good form this winter winning four times ,though there has to be big doubt over this longer trip .
THUNDERING HOME goes well in this grade and is preferred after winning similar contest at Wolverhampton last time in good style .3-1 looks very fair value in this small field .
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BET
THUNDERING HOME 2.40 LINGFIELD
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 3-1 BETVICTOR
(UNPLACED SP 3-1 LOSS £100 /1.00 PTS)
*BEST PRICE GUARANTEE
Hard luck mate
I was really surprised that Daniel Thomas stayed the trip but, as a good friend of mine,who had watched the race, pointed out the first half was run at such a slow pace that the ability to stay the trip became a minor factor.
I'm sure that in a true run race your selection would have at least made the frame!
Yes the race was run at very slow pace over 5 seconds slower than standard ,which didn't help my selection who needed stronger pace.That can often happen at Lingfield in small fields.