Southwell 15:35: Paddy Power offer 2/1 racing odds on Raydiance – 26th February 2020

Can Raydiance deliver in competitive company?

Horse Racing Betting

This Southwell race on Wednesday is a class 2 handicap. There is a clear front runner in the market, as Raydiance was shortening to a firmer favourite on Wednesday evening.

He is one of seven runners entered for this contest which is over a distance of 7f 14y.

Southwell 15:35 Race Odds

Raydiance 9/4
Asdaa 9/2
Aljari 4/1
Mohareb 5/1
Zylan 7/1
Jungle Speed 8/1
Roberto 9/1
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on February 25th, 2020 at 16:49)

Horse Racing Betting at Paddy Power

Raydiance strong at the head of the market

Raydiance comes into action at Southwell on Wednesday with some pretty big claims as the five-year-old is a course and distance winner. That C&D success happened on January 1st in class 3.

Raydiance then took a step up in class a week later over a longer 1m 5f trip at Newcastle. He was fourth of fifth on that run. He is only two pounds higher than he was for his C&D which puts him in good stead.

In his career, he has claimed four wins from 6f to 7f. The Karl Burke-trained gelding’s win at Southwell, which was stuck between two defeats at Newcastle, suggests that he is going to be happier back here on Wednesday and at a better distance.

He goes as the 9/4 favourite* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on February 25th, 2020 at 16:49).

Asdaa can get in the frame

Asdaa could easily be a threat to the favourite in this Southwell trip. On his last run, he claimed the win as the favourite at Wolverhampton.

So he brings current form to the table and it was his third success between 6f and 7f in his career. The four-year-old has also claimed a win at Chelmsford this season.

The price he has paid for that Wolverhampton success is only 3lb which keeps him fully in the picture for this contest as a 9/2 option* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on February 25th, 2020 at 16:49).

Can Zylan handle the weight-rise?

Zyaln was a beaten favourite in his last run. He was at 4/7 odds-on but trailed home last four on a 6f trip at Southwell early this month.

But he did get a win on the board at Southwell at the 6f distance in January at class 4 and really beside his last two trips, he is never far from a place finish.

But he is 5lb heavier than when he won on January 15th at the course. That may well hamper the eight-year-old.


Mohareb has picked up three wins from 6f to 7f and looks a pretty exciting prospect here for trainer Micahel Appleby. He could only take a fifth-place finish of seven at Linfield over 6f on his last trip.

He claimed a victory at the 7f distance at the end of December last year and has been playing among higher-class opposition since then.

He can’t totally be counted out of this picture at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on February 25th, 2020 at 16:49).

The rest of the runners

Aljari had a poor finish in a big field of 14 on his last outing, which was a trip over 7f at Newcastle earlier in February. He did claim two wins at the 6f distance last year but needs to deal with conditions and better company here to impress.

So too Robero, despite bringing some form to the table. Robero is 122 in his last three races and he is a course and distance as well.

His last run saw him trail Sandridge Lad home only by half a length on a 6f Southwell trip earlier in February. He was also beaten only by a neck by Asdaa at Wolverhampton earlier in the month.

Robero has plenty of experience under his belt with ten wins from 6f to 1m 1f. He is going up a couple of classes to what he is used to.

Jungle Speed was third at Newcastle over a 6f trip earlier this month. The four-year-old french challenger won one last year, a success at Fontainebleau.

He just hasn’t been in the picture anywhere at any class since then, aside from his third place at Newcastle during this February.

Predictions & Tips

Asdaa gets the not here after taking a win at 7f recently when he fought to hold off Robero. Considering that he was a strong odds-on favourite for the race, speaks volumes for the 4-year-old.

Mohareb and Raydiance are serious challengers to secure a place finish. A recent C&D, of course, puts Raydiance into the picture. Mohareb may need favourable conditions to get in the winners’ circle.

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