Eric's Weekly Round Up: Musharrif 8/1

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


A class six claiming race which is a low grade affair but Tarooq 4/9 the course record holder at Lingfield is in the race but I am of the opinion this surface wont suit it as well but if it does perform on this surface just as well then I cant see it getting beat but I'm suggesting taking it on with ABI SCARLET 9/1 who is quite good value, I'm not saying betting heavily because it is relying on the favourite not liking the ground but a small stake at that price is still quite nice, the most likely leader of the race is Alpha Tauri and I'm hoping my selection can race just behind it and prove the strongest at the finish. 

5:35 Southwell - Nine runners in a very poor quality race even for a class six affair, Kodafine could lead if nothing else wants to but isn't what I would call a natural front runner and would have more chance back at five furlongs but this one is naught from twenty one attempts on the all weather so maybe it will never win on the all weather, Kuanyao is the most likely leader but its been woefully out of form recently and I don't think this surface will suit it, my second top rated is Under Approval who might need further to show its best but should be staying on at the finish, my top rated is DOCTOR HILARY 10/1 who has won over this course and distance before and ran a decent race last time here when finishing third, today its got the prime draw in stall one so hopefully will be able to get a good early position and stay on the stronger, the fact that the selection is thirteen years old and still my selection shows exactly how poor a race it actually is.

8:40 Chelmsford - Five runners, Stevendon Star is marked down as a possible danger but I think it might happen when it finds a race where it gets its own way in front but doubt that wil happen her, Gung Ho Jack is my fourth rated and is the one that I think will probably lead, third top is Jungle Bay who can be held up or track the leaders, second best is Foie Gras who can also be held up or track the leaders but top rated is VARSOVIAN 7/4 who has been drawn against the rail and will hopefully finish the stronger.

Abi Scarlet 9/1 2nd (1/3 in-running)
Doctor Hilary 12/1 5th
Varsovian 4/7 1st