On Tuesday we go to the east midlands, for one bet in 7 furlong 0-65 class 6 handicap on the fibresand at Southwell .
2.30 SOUTHWELL 7 FURLONG (0-65) 3-Y-0 HANDICAP :
8 Runners declared for 7 furlong three year old handicap on fibresand at Southwell .Not the strongest looking three year old handicap .The four main contenders are First Dream , Excelling Oscar , Play Nicely & Red Unico .
FIRST DREAM : Showed nothing on first two starts for Richard Hannon ,though made some improvement on first start for Roger Varian in 6 furlong maiden at Lingfield .Makes handicap debut on fibresand . Looks open to improvement .
EXCELLING OSCAR :Fair record at Southwell winning 3 from 7 ,winning twice over C&D .Won weak 6 furlong handicap on Sunday at Southwell ,beating Bushtiger by neck .Faces no easy task off 6LB higher mark .
PLAY NICELY : Maiden after seven starts ,though ran best race last time ,finishing staying on third in 6 furlong maiden at Southwell, behind Gerrards Slip .Will be suited by this longer trip and looks fairly treated off mark 57 .
RED UNICO :Maiden after 6 starts ,finishing placed three times at Southwell in handicap company . Looked disappointing last time when finishing well beaten third, when short price favourite in 1 mile maiden handicap .Should be better suited by this shorter trip .
VERDICT :First Dream will be popular here for Roger Varian first time in handicap ,Looks open to plenty improvement after just three starts,though has yet to race on fibresand and odds around 7-4, look very short for horse unproven on the surface .
PLAY NICELY will be suited by this longer trip ,after finishing staying on third in fair 6 furlong maiden at Southwell last time .Should go well in weak looking three year old handicap, for in form James Given stable .Odds around 11-2 look good each-way value .
PLAY NICELY 2.30 SOUTHWELL
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