Start The Day With An Old Timer
Weight Turnaround Can Get A Win For Sprinter
The eight-year-old gelding PIAZON is owned most appropriately by a syndicate called The Body Warmers and he can take the chill away from the prevailing conditions with a victory this afternoon.
He tends to run at Southwell these days and has competed there 17 times in total, with six wins, the latest in the middle of December. His last outing was significant as he ran today's favourite, GORGEOUS GENERAL to just under two lengths over course and distance but gets seven pounds for that losing margin, enough to reverse the placings.
He is top on regular BTOPlus+ ratings and second on speed and gets nine positives, most connected to the sire's progeny having a liking for Southwell and Fibresand. The above-mentioned Gorgeous General looks his nearest rival, though DIVINE CALL is consistent but unlikely to be improving, now at the veteran stage of his career.
WARRIORS VALLEY is another one whose sire (Mayson) is prodigious with sons and daughters who perform well at Southwell with a strike rate over 25%. Marathon's 9/2 about Piazon make him look an each-way bet to nothing though.