Following a 10/1 place yesterday, Steve Ryder previews two races at Southwell on Thursday 30th January. P&L -22.50pts.
12:50 Southwell- Red Invader 22/1 (0.5pt ew)
Red Invader is a two time course winner at Southwell including when winning over this C&D in May when fitted with re-applied blinkers for the race. That was off a mark of 59 and he now drops down below that mark to 58 for the first time since.
Red Invader hasn’t worn headgear for his last six runs and has dropped down from a mark of 65 down 58 and interestingly is now refitted with cheekpieces for this race. Headgear clearly has a positive effect on the horse as he won in March 2018 when the cheekpieces went back on so he looks worth chancing at a big price.
1:20 Southwell- Astrozone 3/1 (1pt)
Astrozone has ran well on both of his starts at Southwell and should go close in this handicap. She was beaten less than a length over C&D on nursery debut off a mark of 66 before going one better in a novice event over this C&D last time. She beat Xian Express in that race who has won twice since and the handicapper has decided to leave her on a mark of 66.
Astrozone is the only course winner in the field and hopefully that experience can mean that she follows up her victory here 32 days ago.
12:50 Southwell- Red Invader 22/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
1:20 Southwell- Astrozone 3/1 (1pt) click here for best odds
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