For the blogs best bet on Friday ,we are back on fibresand at Southwell for 6 furlong claiming stakes at 2.45 .
2.45 SOUTHWELL 6F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6
9 runners declared for an above average class 6 claimer on fibresand at Southwell .On official ratings the three main contenders are Boomerang Bob , Greyfriarscorsta & Abi Scarlet .
BOOMERANG BOB : Poor strike rate,won 2 out 30 ,also not won since June 2013,has been contesting some quality handicaps , including finishing 2ND in class 3 handicap at Windsor in June off mark 95 .Takes big drop in class , though unraced on fibresand .
GREYFRIARSCORSTA : Good record on the All Weather ,winning 11 out 35 ,including 4 wins at Southwell .Won 6F claimer in good style over C&D at Southwell last time.Not badly treated at the weights .Each-way claims
ABI SCARLET : Course specialist ,with all 9 wins coming here at Southwell .Been running consistently,finishing placed on last two starts over C&D in handicap company.Also Won this race last year .Should go well off bottom weight .
VERDICT : On official ratings Boomerang Bob is the one to beat,though has question marks, having not won for well over two years.Also yet to race on fibresand .Odds around 6-4 look way too short .
Course-specialist ABI SCARLET has been knocking on the door in handicap company recently, and will be suited returning to claiming company ,having won this race last year .Should go well off bottom weight .Odds around 9-2 look very fair each-way value .
ABI SCARLET 2.45 SOUTHWELL
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BETVICTOR & PADDY POWER *
(UNPLACED SP 3-1 LOSS £100.00 ) R4 15P IN £ TO EARLY PRICES *