Clayton to build on impressive debut at Musselburgh
By Stephen, bettingexpert.com | Published
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Kevin Ryan's highly promising Clayton can give weight away all round and land the competitive Semichem.co.uk handicap at Musselburgh this afternoon.
The 3-y-o landed a wholesale gamble on his debut in a modest 1m maiden at Southwell, storming clear when given the office in the straight to rout his rivals. He now faces a far stiffer test for the 12,000 prize money but, such was the manner of the victory and the regard with which his astute stable hold him in, he can win again under Phillip Makin.
Main danger comes from the equally unexposed Prussian. Mark Johnston's charge has not been seen out for 101 days, which is a minor concern that all has not been well since his maiden win at Kempton in January. However, he seemed sure to improve further on the bare form of that weak race, overcoming considerable greeness to assert late on and he may be leniently treated on handicap debut if the market speaks in his favour near the off.
Silver Blaze has progressed steadily with every one of his four career runs so far. He made a winning return at Southwell, and is sure to strip fitter for that pipeopener (easy to back and appeared a bit burly in the paddock) now he has his attention switched to handicaps.
Border Revia was too green to do himself justice on his first two starts as a juvenile, but showed what he was capable of when winning at Ripon in September (low level but form has worked out quite well). He has been gelded in the close season and is the type to do better upped in trip after 223 days on the sidelines.
Sound Advice has a bit to prove after racing far too keenly on his reappearance when a well held eighth, and the first time blinds may not be a wise move on ground that is on the easy side of good, while Imtithal is beginning to look fully exposed after four placed efforts in weak maidens on the all-weather and turf.
In summary, a trappy handicap where the market is sure to be a huge guide as to what is readied for the day. Clayton has plenty of weight on the bare form of his debut win, but really impressed in the way he won and is open to masses of improvement. At around 5-2 he is worth a maximum win investment to maintain his unbeaten record.
Stephen's Friday Nap Clayton 3.00 Musselburgh
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Yes manner of win vs weights and measures....not sure which way will go in the betting later as many may fancy opposing.
I'm with you on this one... Clayton is the one that could come out of the race and be competing in listed races later in he year.