Disappointing result on Wednesday with Storming finishing unplaced in 1 mile maiden stakes at Epsom for £100 loss .No excuses had every chance, though found very little in closing stages finishing well beaten fifth.
Bit of frustrating race as I was really keen to take on the short price favourite Legal Waves who looked poor value at 5-4 .
The two obvious ones against the favourite were Storming & Pekan One.Unfortunately made the wrong choice with second favourite Pekan One going on to win the race comfortably at 4-1 .
Moving onto Thursday we have two flat turf cards,going concentrate on 1 mile claiming stakes at Newcastle's evening card .
5.45 NEWCASTLE 1 MILE CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6:
9 runners declared for an above average class 6 claiming stakes over I mile at Newcastle on good/firm ground.On official handicap figures the three main contenders are Classic Colori , Extraterrestrial & It's Man's World .
CLASSIC COLORI :Won three times this year on All Weather at Wolverhampton in claiming & selling company.However doesn't have the greatest record on turf (1 win from 25 starts) the last win coming back in 2009 ,though did finish good second at Newmarket in class 2 handicap in September .
EXTRATERRESTRIAL : Often runs well in decent handicaps without winning ,on long losing run (23 races) the last win coming in May 2011 .Finished good third in class 3 handicap on seasonal reappearance at Nottingham .Takes big drop in class & has to be respected in claiming company.
IT'S MAN'S WORLD :Big improver last season winning five times in handicap company over 7 furlongs & mile .Finished fair third in 7 furlong claimer on reappearance behind the useful claiming winner Polar Kite .Should go well in this similar race .
VERDICT : Not much to choose between the three main contenders at these weights .
Extraterrestrial has been running well in some decent handicaps & drops into class 6 company for first time ,though looks very short in market for horse that hasn't won for 2 years and looks worth taking on in this claimer .
IT'S MAN'S WORLD showed progressive form last season winning five handicaps and has fair strike rate on turf .Should also improve for his first run of the season and looks more reliable than his main two rivals.
Classic Colori would be big danger on his All Weather form earlier this year ,though hasn't won on turf since July 2009 ,and has never been the most consistent of performers.
THURSDAY 25TH APRIL CLAIMING STAKES BET :
IT'S MAN'S WORLD 5.45 NEWCASTLE
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 9-2 SKYBET
(RESULT :THIRD SP 4-1 LOSS £5.00)