We still believe many more small owners could be enticed into ownership should extra 'affordable' claimers
be added to the upcoming all-weather programme.
To be sure, nobody imagined finding a Derby winner in a lineup of nine $62,500 claimers
Smullen is in action again, partnering trainer Gordon Elliott's Snoqualmie Chief in the 7f claimer
with O'Brien riding stablemate Sister Slew.
Expelled, a 5-year-old son of Explodent and Social Lesson, had won two allowance races and an optional claimer
in six tries since Juddmonte Farms sent him to Frankel.
50 Southwell SP forecast 1-3 Prolific winner in claimers
and sellers on the all-weather and would be coming here on a seven-timer but for failing to stay 2m in a claimer
at this track two outings ago.
DeCourcy Graham following a 3 1/2-length victory in a $62,500 claimer
Desert Vision lost out in his latest claimer
but he got back to winning ways in a handicap last time, rallying well to shade Knowe Head.
50 Wolverhampton SP forecast 8-11 Marco Botti's three-year-old has the highest BHA rating of the three runners in this claimer
but receives weight from his two rivals and is officially 17lb clear on these terms.
La Estrella, who was sent off at 1-12 to make it seven wins in a row in the opening claimer
, managed to extend his triumphant sequence and notch the 23rd win of his career.
Partnered by 7lb claimer
Robert Tart, the nine-year-old got home by half a length from the odds-on Rose Garnet, much to the delight of trainer Michael Mullineaux, who said: "He's still good enough to win in this grade.