Disappointing result yesterday with Pastoral Player finishing fourth in Supreme Stakes at Goodwood. For some reason the horse was massive drifter on course going off over 13-1 on betfair from early 5-1
However in the race there was no real excuses, Pastoral Player looked to be coming with promising run with two furlongs to run ,though the effort petered out inside the final furlong .Only managing fourth for £100.00 loss .
Moving on to bank holiday Monday,as usual we have plenty of low grade meetings and normally I would give the racing a miss, with so much low quality on offer.However there looks quite interesting 1 mile claiming stakes at Newcastle ,that looks worth a small bet .
3.25 NEWCASTLE 1 MILE CLAIMING STAKES :
9 runners declared for 1 mile claiming stakes on ground described as good/soft .This doesn't look bad race for this grade .The three main contenders look to be ,Joburg ,Extraterrestrial & King Pin .
JO'BURG :Fair handicapper on his day won two class 4 handicaps last season at Redcar off marks 77 & 81 .Returned to winning ways when dropped into claiming company beating Extraterrestrial by 3/4 lengh at Doncaster in July .Well beaten last time in handicap at Redcar finishing last of 11 ,though will be suited returning to claiming company.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL :Been running well in this grade recently ,won 1 mile claimer at Carlisle in July and was just touched off next time in 9 furlong claimer at same course behind Seattle Drive .Finished fair 6th of 16 last time in class three handicap at Ripon & will be suited dropping back into claiming company.
KING PIN :Been disappointing on his last three starts in handicap company ,though has fair record in this grade .Won 1 mile claimer over C&D in April and will be suited returning to this grade ,though still has bit to find at today's weights .
VERDICT : Jo 'burg is 4LB clear on official BHA ratings and has good record in claimers ,though all nine victories have come on good or faster ground ,with the soft ground conditions here looks worth taking on at around 6-4 .
EXTRATERRESTRIAL has to reverse Doncaster form with Jo'burg ,though will be better suited to these softer ground conditions .Has been running well in claiming company this season and can get the better of Jo 'Burg .In what looks weak race 11-4 looks fair value .
Of the others King Pin has each-way claims ,has fair record in claimers ,though will need bounce back after three disappointing runs recently .
EXTRATERRESTRIAL 3.25 NEWCASTLE
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 11-4 BET365*
(WINNER SP 5-2 PROFIT £165.00)
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