December has been very quiet month for blog with very few suitable betting opportunities on All Weather ,though we do have quite interesting five furlong claiming stakes at Southwell today.
8 runners go to post for 5 furlong claiming stakes on fibresand at Southwell .Not bad little contest for class 6 claimer .The three main contenders are Shawkantango ,Angelio Poliziano & Quality Art
SHAWKANTANGO : Course specialist at Southwell 5 wins from 12 starts ,not the most consistent performer though normally goes well at this course .Returned to form winning 5 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton earlier this month .Should go well returning to his favourite course .
ANGELEO POLIZIANO : Good record on All Weather at Wolverhampton winning five times , has put in two solid efforts here at Southwell over 6 furlongs recently, finishing good second last time in claimer .Will be suited returning to five furlongs .
QUALITY ART :Returned to form last time winning 5 furlong handicap over C&D at Southwell ,though looks inconsistent sort and doesn't have greatest strike rate .Also looks to have plenty to find with Shawkantago on Wolverhampton form ealier this month .
VERDICT : Angeleo Polizano will be popular here returning to minimum trip .All eight career victories have come over 5 furlongs ,and looks sure to go well in this claimer .However the negative is the inexperienced jockey Josephine Gordon who has only ridden one winner in two seasons.
At the prices course specialist SHAWKANTANGO looks the each-way value in the race.Can be forgiven for poor run last time at Lingfield .All his best form has been at Southwell and will be suited dropping into claiming company and can record his sixth win over course & distance .
SHAWKANTANGO 1.25 SOUTHWELL
0.50 PTS WIN @ 7-2* BET365
0.50 PTS PLACE @ 1.90 BETFAIR
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