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Akber said that if we are false then why some of late claimers among us were paid.
But claimers can be shark-infested waters, so when connections set a price that undervalues the ability of their horse they will inevitably face a fight to keep it from the those with a nose for a bargain.
The usually consistent Dream Of Fortune (has won seven times, but finished second or third 30 times from 80 starts), normally plies his trade in low-grade handicaps, but when last seen in a claimer nearly broke his losing spell, going down by a head over course and distance in October.
He's going to be hard to place on turf, so this looks a sensible move by connections to try to get a win on the board by dropping him into this winnable allweather claimer.
He added: "Racing finished in Ireland on December 10 and I phoned Mr Evans because I saw that he used a lot of claimers and I thought it would be good to get into a yard like that.
Evans-trained runners have achieved figures of 1311142212608001 in Lingfield claimers staged since the start of 2010, and backing these horses would have returned a level-stakes profit of pounds 7.
LITTLE EDWARD, home-bred by James Mursell and still running in his colours at the age of 12, showed there is still plenty of life left in him as he landed the 5f claimer under George Baker, the grey scoring by a cosy half-length from Ten Down.
In all he has ridden five winners since Christmas, a notable feat for a 7lb claimer during a period that has suffered so much from the bad weather.
Ridden by French champion Ioritz Mendizabal, 26-10 favourite Lost Soldier Three made up for his slightly unlucky fourth in a Cagnes claimer on Monday, taking another such race, the 1m2f Prix de Gand, in comfortable fashion by an eased-down three lengths.
Just a few seasons ago all-weather claimers were generally soft races, providing opportunities for exposed horses who were struggling off their handicap marks and would attract limited interest if sent off to the sales a chance to regain the winning thread.
However, there are still 13 chances to gain a pounds 5,000 reward, which are paid out to the victors of claimers or sellers.
LINDA PERRATT and Ian Semple have already celebrated big-race success since joining forces at the start of the season with Big Timer in the Wokingham, and another byproduct is the greater success her runners are having in claimers.