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11/2 Lucas a Southwell sizzler

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Lucas Pitt looks well treated on his fibresand bow at Southwell (9.05) and rates the best bet on the card at 11/2.

Michael Scudamore’s gelding has won only once in 15 career starts, with that victory coming over 1m 4f at Kempton back in November 2010 off a mark of 52.

The five-year-old then disappointed before spending nearly a year on the sidelines and failed to trouble the judge in four starts last year.

However he shaped far better on his first start in 2012 when racing up with the pace before fading late on to finish 7th of 13 to Now At Kempton, and then really caught the eye on his last start there back in January when fifth of 12 to Mayan Flight.

Held-up at the rear that day, he got badly buffeted about in the early stages before making good headway to chase the leaders four from home.

He looked sure to be involved in the finish but could then find no extra and was eventually beaten just over 6 lengths.

Since than he has failed to trouble the judged in three starts, but he ran his best race so far last time out when fourth of 10 to Sansili at Chepstow.

That race was over 2m and I think that he will be seen to better effect over today’s 1m 6f journey.

He gets into this off a mark of just 46, and it’s interesting that connections are now fitting him with the visor to sharpen him up.

If taking to the fibresand looks handicapped to score an overdue success in the hands of William Carson.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Lucas Pitt (11/2 Betfred – BOG)

 

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