Monday's bet on Baawardi in 7 furlong claiming stakes at Wolverhampton finished fair second,though never really looked like catching the 11-2 winner Sir Oswold who won shade comfortably by 1.25 lenghs .
Baawardi was very well supported in the market going off the 6-4 favorite from early price of 11-4,though not too much damage done with £22.50 loss on the bet .
Moving on to Friday we have an above average 1 mile claiming stakes at Doncaster ,with ground
conditions likely to be testing with more heavy rain forecast .
2.30 DONCASTER 1 MILE CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 5
10 runners declared for 1 mile claiming stakes at Doncaster .With heavy rain forecast on Friday morning the ground conditions are almost certain to be soft or heavy .The four main contenders look to be Kay Gee Be , Baawardi & Abidhabidubai .
KAY GEE BE :Useful handicapper on his day.Won twice last season in 1 mile handicaps, including winning class 2 handicap at Ripon off mark 86 .Hasn't looked quite as good this season ,though did finish decent 4TH beaten 8 lenghs in Thirsk Hunt Cup in May, behind the very useful Farhh .Looks well treated at the weights in this claimer .
WEST END LAD : Won 10 furlong handicap here at Doncaster in March off mark 77 ,though hasn't shown much on recent starts.Does have good record in claiming company 3 out 6 and will be suited by testing ground conditions
BAAWARDI : Goes well in this grade and finished fair second on Monday in 7 furlong claimer on the poly track at Wolverhampton .Won twice on turf last season including here at Doncaster .Has to prove he can handle testing ground conditions .
ABIDHABIDUBAI : Consistent filly with good record in claiming company(2112) .Won competitive 1 mile class 4 handicap at Redcar in April on (G/S).Looked unlucky not to win last time in 1 mile claimer at Warwick on soft ground .
VERDICT: Ground conditions could be crucial here, with very few runners being proven on ground this testing .
Kay Gee Be is the class act here having been rated as high as 93 last season ,though all his best form has been on faster ground and was beaten in claimer at Wolverhampton back in April .At around the 2-1 mark doesn't look great value.
Baawardi knows how to win in claiming company and Ryan Moore looks interesting jockey booking ,though seems better suited to 7 furlongs and testing ground look big concern.
Abidhabidubai goes well in this grade and will handle testing ground conditions ,though does have quite to find at these weights .
WEST END LAD will need to bounce back after few disappointing runs in handicap company ,though has good record in this grade and will love the testing ground conditions and looks decent each-way value at around 10-1
FRIDAY 6TH JULY CLAIMING BET :
WEST END LAD 2.30 DONCASTER
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 10-1 BOYLESPORTS *
(NON RUNNER )
*Best price guarantee
Inspection at Doncaster at 12.00