On Saturday we have 0-80 classified claiming stakes at Chester over 7 furlongs .
4.15 CHESTER 7F CLASSIFIED CLAIMING STAKES 0-80
14 runners declared for very competitive 7F claiming stakes at Chester ,with more rain forecast ground conditions are likely to be very testing .The three main contenders with decent draws & proven form on soft ground conditions are Flameoftheforest,Jungle Bay & Kingswinford
FLAMESOFTHEFOREST: Won 6F handicap at Newcastle last October on soft ground off mark 75 .Also had some fair form in Ireland when trained by Charlie Swan in 2010 .Hasn't shown great deal on his first two starts this season in handicap company ,though will be suited by ground conditions and drops into claiming company for first time .
JUNGLE BAY : C&D winner here at Chester on good/soft last season .Returned to form last time winning 7F handicap on poly track at Wolverhampton off mark 73 .Well drawn in stall one and should go well dropping into claiming company for first time .
KINGSWINFORD :Dual course winner here at Chester last summer ,including winning this race last year .Has good record in turf claimers 1312 and effective on soft ground .Has to bounce back after couple disappointing runs on turf ,though will be suited returning to claiming company .
VERDICT: There are 4 non runners this morning leaving 10 runners ,though this still looks wide open claimer .
Kingswinford is best in at the weights and goes well here at Chester ,also has decent record in claiming company .Has to be respected though this looks stronger race than last years event.Odds around 3-1 look little short in wide open race.
FLAMESOFTHEFOREST will be suited by testing conditions having won at Tipperary on heavy ground and soft ground at Newcastle .Should come on for his first two runs this season and odds around 6-1 look very fair each-way value .
SATURDAY 9TH JUNE CLAIMING BET:
FLAMESOFTHEFOREST 4.15 CHESTER
(WINNER SP 4-1 PROFIT £288.00 /2.88 PTS)
0.50PTS EACH-WAY @ 6-1 SKYBET.SPORTINGBET
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