The stands’ side part of the track was massively slower at Nottingham’s meeting on May 10th and those drawn high had little chance in the 6f handicap won by Rasheeq. Several high-drawn runners have won or run well since – ninth-placed Penny Pot Lane was an unlucky 8-1 second on her next start, Tricky Dicky, who finished 11th, has won twice subsequently, and 12th-placed Decision Maker, beaten by almost 18 lengths, won at Newcastle next time.
PRAXEDIS, who trailed home in 13th place from a poor draw in that Nottingham contest, is worth a small interest to continue the trend in the 6f MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap at Yarmouth today (2.00).
Low-drawn runners have enjoyed a huge advantage in 7f handicaps at Kempton this year, with no less than 29 of the 30 races being won by horses drawn in stall six or lower. QUICK BREATH had the advantage of stall three of 14 when scoring with authority over course and distance last week but is well again in this evening’s 32Red Casino Handicap (8.20) and the penalty is unlikely to stop him. He clocked a fast time last week and his main market rival his drawn in stall nine of ten.
Praxedis – Yarmouth 2.00 (0.5pts each-way, 16-1 Bet365, Ladbrokes)
Quick Breath – Kempton 8.20 (2pts win, 9-4 Betfair, Paddy Power)
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