Again another slow start to the week with Monday's claiming bet on Red Highlites finishing disappointing fifth in 5 furlong claiming stakes at Beverley .The last few bets on the turf haven't really performed that well ,with all the recent winners coming on the All Weather .
Hopefully now the ground conditions have improved ,we can start to have a few more winners on the turf .
Moving onto Wednesday we have two claimers the 6F 2 year old claimer at Lingfield looks very difficult ,so going to concentrate on 5F claimer on the turf at Catterick .
5.00 CATTERICK 5F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 :
9 runners declared for 5 furlong claimer at Catterick on Good/firm ground.This looks quite decent contest for class 6 race with two horses offically rated 90.The three main contenders are Foxy Music ,Partner & Crimea.
FOXY MUSIC :Fair sprinter on his day .Finished second twice this season ,including in class 2 handicap at Chester in May off mark 90 .Looks well treated at these weights and takes big drop in class .
PARTNER :Had some fair form in Ireland 2009 /10 winning four times for David Marnane .Returned to form in May Winning class 2 handicap at Thirsk for Kevin Ryan ,though hasn't shown much on his last three starts . Takes big drop in class into claiming company for first time,though looks very inconsistent sort.
CRIMEA : Lightly raced 6-Y-0 .Not won for over 2 years ,though has been placed twice on poly track at Wolverhampton recently .Has decent record in claiming company ,including when winning claimer at Hamilton on fast ground by 7 lenghs.
VERDICT : Foxy Music is very well treated in this claimer 5LB clear at the weights and looks to have an obvious chance ,though doesn't win that often with record of 4 wins from 50 starts and all his best form has been on soft surface .Has to be repected taking big drop in class ,though odds around 5-4 don't look great value.
CRIMEA has plenty to find at these weights with Foxy Music ,though has proven record in this grade and fast ground conditions will suit .Trainer Dandy Nicholls also has good record with his runners in claimers this season 32% (6 winners from 19 runners) . At around the 5-1 mark looks the each-way value.
WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY CLAIMING BET
CRIMEA 5.00 CATTERICK
0.50PTS EACH-WAY @ 5-1 BETVICTOR *.WILLIAM HILLS*
(UNPLACED SP 8-1 LOSS £100 / 1.00 PT)
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