1st Dec 2017 | Horse Racing

Southwell Tips: African Blessing

Southwell Tips: African Blessing

Set overly strong pace from poor draw at Chelmsford and paid for it at finish. Down in grade and well berthed.

African Blessing made a bold bid from the front at Chelmsford last time but he had to work hard to lead from stall 12 and ultimately expended too much energy.

Ben Curtis set a strong gallop but African Blessing was unable to sustain it and his finishing speed was 95.8% of his average race speed; indicative of a pace collapse.

From a better draw, in a lower grade and on a track that suits front-runners his chances are much improved and a rare foray into class 6 company can produce rewards.

1pt African Blessing to win 7/2 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 01:48 1st Dec, 2017 but subject to change