there seems to be a paucity of quality races with a decent betting opportunity of late. Tomorrow is more of the same with a £17k listed Novice chase and only 4 runners declared even though there is prize money for 6th place - go figure?
Friday is no better with the only Class 2 race a juvenile hurdle with very little form to go on so we will not be having a selection.
Saturday is looking better with 7 qualifying races to analyse so we will be back on Friday night with selections for Saturday.
I have run the numbers for the race tomorrow if you are inclined to have a bet yourself.
The team at Cleeve
2m (1m7f201y) Charnwood Forest Mares' Chase (Listed Race) (Class 1) (5yo+)
Cleeve top rated:-
1) Desirable Court – 37
2) Hope’s Wishes – 33
3) Blackdown Hills – 33
4) Arian – 30
A very disappointing turnout for a race such as this. Desirable Court is the one to beat and her odds reflect that. She had her first run 10 days ago at Leicester after 78 days off and wind surgery where she beat the Odds on favourite Amour De Nuit.
I can’t make a case for any of the others so this is a race to watch for the future and not a betting proposition.