On Monday we have three claiming stakes races , going concentrate on the 5 furlong claimer at Thirsk & 7 furlong claimer at Kemptons evening fixture .
2.30 THIRSK 5F 2 YEAR OLD CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 4
9 runners declared for 5 furlong 2 year old claimer at Thirsk on good ground .On official handicap ratings the three main contenders look to be Done Dreaming ,Dream Vale & Coconut Kisses
DONE DREAMING : Won 5 furlong maiden last time at Ayr beating Bogsnog by half lengh.Looks open to more improvement after just two starts ,though does have to concede plenty weight in this claimer.
DREAM VALE : Bolted up by 7 lenghs in 5 furlong maiden at Catterick in May and then ran decent 4th in Hillary Needler at Beverley .Has looked disappointing on his last two starts at Chester & Newmarket ,though will be suited by this drop in class .
COCONUT KISSES : Won 5 furlong maiden at Wolverhampton in April ,showing plenty of speed .Outclassed last time when finishing last of 3 in conditions event at Lingfield .Makes her turf debut .
VERDICT : This looks tricky 2 year old claimer .Done Dreaming has to be respected here after winning maiden last time at Ayr ,though doesn't face an easy task having to concede weight all round .
DREAM VALE will need to bounce back after two disappointing efforts ,though would take plenty of beating if she can reproduce her Catterick or Beverley form in this claimer .Odds around 4-1 look fair value .
MONDAY 20TH AUGUST CLAIMING BET:
DREAM VALE 2.30 THIRSK
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY@ 4-1 PADDYPOWER*
(THIRD SP 5-2 LOSS £100.00 ) *2 non runners 7 runner race.
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*unfortunately there's no second bet at Kempton ,with Dark Ben being non runner ,this race is now 7 runner race and makes no appeal for each-way betting .