Slightly frustrating day was expecting two strong bets today ,though with Fathsta now being non runner in 2.50 at Kempton .This has made big difference to the market with April Fool my intended selection being lot shorter than expected .
The other selection Rakticate in 3.00 at Wolverhampton was also intended bet ,though this again is shorter than I was hoping for.However as both selections are strongly fancied ,I have decided to go for small each-way double .
2.50 KEMPTON 7F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 5:
Nine runners declared for 7 furlong claiming stakes on poly track at Kempton .The three main contenders look to be Fairy Wing & April Fool
FAIRY WING :Won four times in Ireland for Jessie Harrington ,including two wins on poly track at Dundalk earlier this year .Makes his first start for Conor Dore stable and should go well dropping into claiming company for first time .
APRIL FOOL :Course specialist with 6 wins here at Kempton .Already won three times this year ,including two wins here at Kempton.Not been in the best form in recent weeks,though has excellent record in claiming races at Kempton (13211)
VERDICT : APRIL FOOL will need to bounce back after few disappointing efforts recently ,though has excellent record in claimers at this track and should be able to dominate being the only confirmed front runner in the race .
Fairy Wing had some fair form in Ireland and looks the main danger on his first start for Conor Dore.
3.00 WOLVERHAMPTON 9F 2-Y-0 CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
8 runners declared for 9 furlong two year old claiming stakes at Wolverhampton with two runners standing out .Rakticate & Divine Angel .
RAKTICATE :Won 1 mile seller at Nottingham in good style by 5 lenghs at the end of October on soft gground.Also finished good second last time over course & distance in handicap behind Keep Calm .Should go well in weak looking claimer .
DIVINE ANGEL : Won 1 mile seller on fibresand at Southwell last time finishing over 7 lenghs in front of main rival Rakticate .Looks well treated at the weights in this claimer and should go well if handling the polytrack .
VERDICT : RAKTICATE looks to be improving with each run and looked well suited to this course & distance ,when finishing close second in handicap last time ,though she has bit to find with Divine Angel on Southwell form ,appeared unsuited by deep fibresand that day ,and can reverse that form on this more suitable surface.
Divine Angel looks obvious danger and would be very difficult to beat if she can reproduce her Southwell form here,though there has to be question mark she will be as good on this different surface.
MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER CLAIMING STAKES BET:
APRIL FOOL 2.50 KEMPTON @7-4 STAN JAMES
(NON RUNNER )
RAKTICATE 3.00 WOLVERHAMPTON @ 13-8 STAN JAMES
(SECOND SP 6-5)
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY DOUBLE AT 7-4 & 13-8 WITH STAN JAMES
PAYS 6.2-1 FOR DOUBLE WITH STAN JAMES BEST PRICE GUARANTEE.
(NON RUNNER & SECOND LOSS £30.00 )