Good result on Monday evening with Efistorm winning the 6 furlong claiming stakes at Windsor and recording his 24th career victory and his sixth course win at Windsor .
A pity about the 15P rule 4 after Falasteen had to be withdrawn at the start after bursting through the stalls ,though still nice £177.00 / 1.77 profit on the day .
Moving on to Wednesday we have two claiming races at Southwell & Lingfield .No real interest in 1 mile 4 furlong claimer at Southwell were course specialist La Estrella will be very short odds to record his 12th course victory .
Going concentrate on the 7 furlong claiming stakes on poly track at Lingfield .For class 6 race this doesn't look bad little claimer with six course winners in the lineup.
5.00 LINGFIELD 7F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
RED SOMERSET : In great form this winter winning 4 out 4 in selling company .Won 9F handicap at Wolverhampton last time off mark 75 .Should go well if handling this shorter trip .
IMPRIMIS TAGULA :Excellent record on fibresand at Southwell winning 10 times ,though has won twice here at Lingfield ,including winning class 5 handicap over course & distance ealier this month .Has decent record in claiming company .
LEGAL LEGACY : Returned to form winning 1 mile claimer at Lingfield last week for David Griffiths .Makes his debut for John Ryan after being claimed for £6,000 .
VERDICT : Wide open looking claimer with very little to choose between the three main contenders on official handicap ratings.
Red Somerset has been in top form in recent months and has good record in this grade .However there has to be concern over this shorter trip having not won over 7 furlongs since December 2009.At the prices looks bit short at around 11-4
Legal Legacy was winning selection last week at Lingfield when beating one today's rivals Aquilifer in claimer over 1 mile .That looked slightly weaker race ,though does have some solid handicap form here at Lingfield and has to be respected.
IMPRIMIS TAGULA is narrowly preferred after winning handicap over course & distance earlier this month and wasn't disgraced finishing fifth on turf at Newmarket last time .Odds around 5-1 look very fair each-way value .
WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY CLAIMING BET :
IMPRIMIS TAGULA 5.00 LINGFIELD
0.50 PTS WIN @ 5-1
0.50 PTS PLACE @ 2.00
(UNPLACED SP 3-1 LOSS -£100.00 / 1.00)