Speedfigs for #Southwell 21st Feb
Plenty of good chances on my figures at Southwell this afternoon. Lets hope they perform as the ratings suggest!
In the first Ingleby Arch is part of the furniture here, winning an incredible 10 times so far, and should be able to dominate this small field to record another success. Next up we have Pelican Rock who put in a good shift to finish 2nd here LTO and with a small bit of improvement can back that up with a win today. In the claimer La Estrella looks a formality at very short odds, a race to sit and cheer him on, rather than bet in, however.
Following that in the 4pm race I can see Spartan King running well under Jamie Spencer. He improved for the switch to fibresand on his latest run and I hope he can win today off of the same mark.
Onto the NAP which is the Baltic King filly called Bella Ophelia who goes in the 5f sprint at 4.35. She bolted up last time when breaking her maiden over C&D and travelled strongly throughout the race pulling clear by 3L. The handicapper was obviously asleep as he gave her a very lenient mark of 65 to start with. Amazing, considering her winning time was only 0.11sec above the course standard on her fibresand debut. Her trainer has a 50% strike rate here over the past month with 3 wins from 6 runs and I fully expect Bella Ophelia to make 4 under Nicky Mackay.
Ingleby Arch 89 (7)
Pelican Rock 88 (5)
Artisan 76 Cotton Trader 76
La Estrella 87 (1)
Spartan King 81 (1)
Bella Ophelia 110 (14) C&T
St Oswald 96 (12)