It has been a while since my last offering on this blog, but tomorrow at Southwell presents an opportunity too good to miss despite the low grade nature of the race.
The Alan McCabe trained Il Battista returns to the fibresand after a string of poor efforts on both turf and polytrack off what looks a very feasible mark of 70 to conduct business with.
He has run some huge speed figures at this track last year on my ratings, and he should be capable of going in off this mark of 70, over his favourite trip of 7f. His course form reads 122 and his final start here when second to Fred Willets produced a big speed figure for the grade.
Equipped with first time blinkers (with eye-shield) he has the services of Declan Cannon who is good value for his 3lb claim and I can’t see him being out the frame tomorrow off what is a good draw.
Sadly I have already missed the 10/1 offered early by Bet365, but the current 7/1 still being offered by both Bet365 and William Hill represent significant value in my eyes, and I’ll still be getting involved (I have priced him up as around a 7/2 chance).
2pts win – Il Battista @ 7-1 with Bet365 or William Hill