Best bet for the horse racing at Southwell Tuesday 23rd January 2018

It is pretty average stuff today with all due respect to the runners strutting their stuff at Leicester, Wetherby and Southwell. There is though a decent sprint at Southwell and a bet to be had the details of which follow.

The Betway Sprint Handicap at 3.05 is the race of the day on the Fibresand over their four furlong and 412 yard sprint course. Foolaad had four wins from seven runs last year as he hit some form but now finds himself on a mark of 88 which would require a career best effort from the seven-year-old in this which looks a big ask to me at this level. Midnight Malibu is another who would require a career best to win off a mark of 90 but the mare is now two from two over track and trip so clearly likes it here and the Tim Easterby yard is in fine form. The one stall is a plus and 3lb claimer Rachel Richardson rides again which is taken as another bonus so at 11-2 I have taken a chance on the five-year-old.

Be lucky