As usual January has been quiet month for the blog ,though the month has started well with two winners from two bets .With Powerful Pierre & Shawkantango both winning at 3-1 & 4-1 for profit in January £403.00
Just the one bet this week on Thursday in five furlong claiming stakes at Southwell .This was meant to be in running bet on course specialist Shawkantango at 5.00 on betfair,though took big drift in market pre race going off 5.11 ,so no problem getting matched .
In fact Shawkantango traded high 9 in running,which was no surprise as this horse always needs driving along in early stages, and often trades double digit price when winning . However it never pays to get too greedy with these in running prices and I was more than happy with 4-1 .
Shawkantango is always worth second look at Southwell over five furlongs.Especially in claimers or class 5 or 6 handicaps Winning 7 from 14 starts, with in running prices (9) (24) (3.85) (4) (8.80) (55 ) (110).
Looking ahead to this week ,not much happening on All Weather till later in the week ,though I do expect some action on Thursday,which includes couple decent races at Meydan, plus interesting claimer from Wolverhampton .