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Hi everyone

Welcome to the  Kempton Park Nut !

KP Nut for short is the blog site for a host of tips, news and events at one of the UKs top horse racing tracks. Kempton Park.

My name is Colin Hord and I’ve been watching and betting on horse racing for over 30 years . I’ve been going to Kempton Park regularly since it became an All Weather track. I enjoy AW racing  and I hope by reading this you will share my enthusiasm for the racing there.

The next meeting is not for a few weeks so check back soon for a few selections and then a review of the racing I am sure there will be a few that caught my eye.

Good luck with your betting in the meantime.

Colin

 

First blog post

Kempton Park 18th January 2019

OK a little later than usual but here are the selections for Friday’s meeting, fingers crossed there are a few winners amongst them…

4.10  A 5f sprint on the inside course which massively favours horses drawn low infact so much that backing the horse drawn 1 has resulted in 25% ROI (15/97 wins/runs).  Today the horse drawn 1 is Toni’s A Star and recent form looks promising providing he can make use of the premier stall Poppy Bridgwater rides and claims 5lb. The other to look at is recent Southwell runner Sir Walter again ridden by an apprentice showed some useful form, will need to show this at Kempton so fingers crossed as it could be a reasonable price (drawn 3).

Selection:  Toni’s A Star  Next Best Sir Walter

4.45 Another 5f however only the 6 runners and so the draw is likely to be less important, going with the in form Rock Bottom who has won twice in his last three runs (well fancied to win the other). Second time in a handicap and looks on the upgrade. Swiss Chimes won at Southwell on his latest start and like Sir Walter if he can reproduce this at Kempton will be close up.

Selection Rock Bottom Next Best Swiss Charm

5.15 Not a race to get too carried away with some pretty poor animals running here but of the 3 that I shortlisted I will make Mullarkey my pick on the basis that he has shown some reasonable form lately and had a tricky draw the time before last. The other is Adam Kirby’s mount Tesorina who was beaten fav at Lingfield last time.  My third to look at was Runaiocht who does OK here and can often get placed.

Selection Mullarkey Next Best Tesorina

5.45 Novice Stakes and here Fume appeals the best, comes out of handicap company to run in a novice event, he was a disappointing favourite last time but has some good speed figures. Roger Varian has a likely improver in Kingdom Of Dubai and I make that the danger although cases can be made for some others with better RPRs.

Selection Fume Next Best Kingdom Of Dubai

 

6.15 Just the four runners so win only for placepot punters,  Andrew Balding’s Spirit Warning ran in a handicap for the first time in January over CD, looked promising then and this could be a reasonable mark. Kentucky Kingdom is from the Haggas yard and runs in a handicap for the first time has potential but I rate him second to Spirit Warning.

Selection Spirit Warning Next Best Kentucky Kingdom

6.45 A Class 2 miler here and with only 7 runners  the pace is likely to be lacking, a few try this trip for the first time and may well get home OK if they dawdle up front. Given Choice (watch your bets here there’s all Final Choice running) is one that is going up in trip. Won well last time over 14f  at Wolves,even when eased down still recorded a decent time. Sunblazer won around this time last year and now 5lb lower than that, needs to bounce back but has CD form, Adam Kirby a bonus.

Selection Given Choice Next Best Sunblazer

7.15 Good solid Class 5 12 runner handicap, quite a few are running on the AW after being hurdling or chasing. However Nylon Speed has won his last  two on the flat the latest was easily and does look well capable of winning a third.  Will put up Kirby again in the next best slot on the basis that New Agenda who goes well at KP can run well after recent hurdles success.

Selection Nylon Speed Next Best New Agenda

7.45 A Class 7 sprint over 6f to finish the card, not much form wise to look at however the recent winner (top weight) looks vunerable to me) Down in trip and 8lbs more to carry.  Le Menage Enchante got beaten a head last time at Chelmsford in a Class 6 , dropped to a  Class 7 now.   Nuzha has only won once (at Southwell) however the last run at Chelmsford albeit in a Class 7 showed some promise and worth considering in this modest event.

Selection Le Menage Enchante Next Best Nuzha

 

 

 

 

Kempton Park 9th January 2019

 

09/01/2019
4.15 Admirable Art 2 5/2 F -1
4.45 Fox Kasper 5 10/1 -1
5.15 Numero Uno 9 3/1 -1
5.45 Rainbow Jazz 9 22/1 -1
6.15 Centotaph 2 8/11 F -1
6.45 Nananita 3 9/4 F -1
7.15 Briyouni 1 11/4F 2.75
7.45 No Selection
-3.25
4.15 Jai Hanuman NR
4.45 Encharting Man 2 3/1 -1
5.15 Emma Point 6 13/2 -1
5.45 My Brother Mike 1 16/1 16
6.15 Corinthia Knight 5 4/1 -1
6.45 Quiksilver 5 7/1 -1
7.15 Viola Park 4 4/1 -1
7.45 No Selection
11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another 8 race card on the traditional Wednesday night, lets see if we can find a few winners…

4.15 Class 7 and plenty here that have little chance, those that do include Admirable Art who goes for Adam Kirby, tried to dominate a Class 6 event last time at Wolves this may be easier. Jai Hanuman ran well off a lay off last time at Newcastle in a Class 7 event should go well again here.

Selection Admitable Art Next Best Jai Hanuman

4.45 Very decent Novice event and nearly all the top trainers have an entry here, even Ryan Moore comes along to ride, which I will make my selection – Fox Casper who ran well last time at Southwell. Two others take my eye with White Coat (Gosden) and Encharting Man (Appleby).

Selection Fox Casper Next Best Encharting Man

5.15 Martyn Meade trains Numero Uno who attracted support on handicap debut at Kempton last month, had some traffic trouble and finished 5 lengths  behind. The horse who was closest to the finisher last time was Emma Point who was 2 lengths a drift and recorded a reasonble time for her handicap bow.

Selection Numero Uno Next Best Emma Point

5.45 Charlie Bennett rides Rainbow Jazz again after he ran too free last time with Toby Eley  (7) aboard that was still a good run so hoping this will be even better ! My Brother Mike hated the blinkers last time so should expect a run similar to his run the time before.

Selection Rainbow Jazz  Next Best My Brother Mike

6.15 Ryan Moore also ride Cenotaph and this looks the one to concentrate on has one of the better ratings in this race was impressed with last run although it was just beaten into second. The other with the better rating is Corinthia Knight who ran poorly in a handicap last time this is a conditions race so may be able to bounce back, trip is a worry however.

Selection Cenotaph Next Best Corinthia Knight

6.45 Two NRs bring this down to 10 runners and a nursery in all but name is no easy puzzle to solve, plenty appear to have no chances, my picks are Nananita who has been very consistent recently not the greatest run last time however. Quicksilver  has also been running well  one was a handicap and the most recent run a Novice event, no change in the handicap for that run.

Selection Nananita Next Best Quicksilver

7.15 Plenty here with chances and the  two that I am likely to look more closely at for betting purposes are Briyouni who won well and then disappointed when Ev Fav, that race may have come too soon so now there has been a break, he may be better for that. Beckett trains and Kingscote keeps the ride. The other that is in good heart is Viola Park who is running really well and was only beaten 1/2 length last time. He goes well at Kempton so back here should be even better.

Selection Briyouni Next Best Viola Park

7.45 Amateur riders race – no interest on this event for me…

 

Kempton Park 5th January 2019

05/01/2019
Kempton
4.15 Regal Ambition 11 11/1 -1
4.45 Rajman 5 8/1 -1
5.15 Luxford 11 3/1 F -1
5.45 Ventura Blues 9 6/1 -1
6.15 Amade 1 2/1 F 2
6.45 Belaguerment 3 5/4 F -1
7.15 Illhabela Fact 7 100/30 F -1
7.45 Turn Of Luck
-4
4.15 Vandella 2 3/1 F -1
4.45 Drummer Jack 8 11/4 F -1
5.15 Voice Of A Leader 5 6/1 -1
5.45 Happy Escape 1 5/1 5
6.15 Castlelyons 2 10/1 -1 FC
6.45 Uncle Jerry 2 9/2 -1
7.15 Bird For Life 6 16/1 -1
7.45 Highway One
-1

 

 

 

 

Afternoon, here’s a look at today’s action from Kempton.

4.15 There are really only two that I am interested in here, Regal Ambition from Cox/ Crouch and the John Gosden debutant Vandella. Regal Ambition ran last month so with two runs under his belt that is my preference.

Selection Regal Ambition Next Best Vandella

4.45 This is a more typical Kempton race ! 14 runner 3 yr old event. Rajman appears to go well at Kempton but has never won – 3 placed efforts from 4 runs. You can ignore the run at Wolves, Jack Mitchell rides for Tom Clover.  The other that looks worthy of interest is Drummer Jack who made eye catching progress late on last time at Chelmsford on handicap debut.

Selection Rajman Next Best Drummer Jack

5.15  Another 14 runner event and Luxford was beaten favourite last time, with a decent run a class 7 over this CD. Crouch keeps the ride for Gary Moore.  Voice Of A Leader was a shaped nicely last time and runs for Paul Howling has been placed on its only run here.

Selection Luxford Next Best Voice Of A Leader

5.45 Decent Class 3 event and quite a few are going up in class,  I will go with Ventura Blues who has been running well in Class 4 events recently he is top weight here so doesn’t look the best Class 3 event. Adam Kirby rides Happy Escape this looks interesting and who didn’t show a lot last time in a Class 3 but hoping can find the form of the previous run over CD.

Selection Ventura Blues Next Best Happy Escape

6.15  Class 2 over 2 miles and quite competitive, with a French raider that looks like an interesting one Amade who has won his last 4 this is a handicap as was the penultimate run. Looks to be well fancied today. The other that appeals is now  a big drifter on the betting but will stick with Castlelyons who comes back to a handicap will be interesting to see if the 2 miles here is to his liking. Two others to look at are Kirby on Lord George and Envoy who goes up in trip.

Selection Amade Next Best Castlelyons

6.45 Only 5 go to post but still a trappy affair, I go with Beleaguerment who won well over CD, deserves another chance after last time’s run which was run at an uneven tempo as it was tactical affair.  Uncle Jerry looks possible now he is ridden by Shane Kelly taking over from apprentices who have ridden him the last 5 times

Selection Belaguerment Next Best Uncle Jerry

7.15 Ilhabela Fact ran well to win here over 11f in December was out of the handicap that day so the 5lb rise doesn’t look that tough.  I am quite keen on Bird For Life who seems to be coming in to form and I quite like the 7lb claimer aboard,  we will see if the horse gets 2m in this grade although it may be too tough.

Selection Ilhabela Fact Next Best Bird For Life

7.45 Turn Of Luck looked one to keep the right side of at Lingfield last time and now goes again in similar company, now goes up in trip.  As a next best Highway One withAdam Kirby looks a possible.

Selection Turn Of Luck Next Best Highway One

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kempton Park 12th December 2018

Its good to be back, I’ve been travelling abroad and had a great time racing in Singapore and in Australia managed to get to a small track to watch the Melbourne Cup . Went to Kempton last Friday and now ready to post a few for the blog. Fingers crossed. Will be there this afternoon – looking forward to seeing some of my readers there !!!!

Selection
3.40 Nefarious 4 5/1 -1
4.15 Fume 5 9/4 F -1
4.45 Just The Man 2 7/2 -1
5.15 Khuzaam 1 4/7 F 0.571429
5.45 More Than More 6 2/1 F -1
6.15 Get Back Get Back 2 5/2 F -1
6.45 Potters Lady Jane 5 5/1 -1
7.15 Viola Park 1 11/4 2.75
-2.67857
Next Best
3.40 Ricochet 2 13/8 F -1
4.15 Recuerdame NR
4.45 Wan Chai 12 20/1 -1
5.15 Sash 6 7/2 -1
5.45 Queen Tomyrie 7 33/1 -1
6.15 Smiley Bagel 10 16/1 -1
6.45 Rydan 1 7/1 7
7.15 Zahirah 4 2/1F -1
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3.40

6f Novice Stakes and most have one or two runs Richard Hannons brings out a £150K colt, however it is drawn 12. Im concentrating on Henry Candy’s Nefarious and Jamie Osborne’s Ricochet, preference is for the former although its been off the course for 160 days the speed figures look quite promising. Ricochet has the advantage of a hood.

Selection Nefarious Next Best Ricochet

4.15

Nurseries at this time of year are especially tricky and this one is no exception, plenty of decent form on the AW is on show here. This one has been narrowed down to Fume who runs for Ralph Beckett who does very well here and is going well with Richard Kingscote. The other I’ll be keeping an eye on is Simon Dow’s Recuerdame who put up some decent performances at Chelmsford (winning over 7f) before a poor run at Goodwood in August.

Selection Fume Next Best Recuerdame

4.45

Clive Cox has had his best season ever and he teams up with stable jockey Adam Kirby on  Just The Man who looked a winner waiting to happen as was motoring home at the end of the race. I would also look at Ralph Beckett’s Wan Chai who has a reasonable record with horses first time out.

Selection Just The Man Next Best Wan Chai

5.15

A lot of unraced 2 yr olds here, early market indications show that Khuzaam is odds on favourite (Jim Crowley aboard) however it has a wide draw. Sash is the other that is attracting some interest runs for Khalid Abdullah.

Selection Khuzaam Next Best Sash

5.45

Only 9 runners here and plenty of money this morning for More Than More (Fanshawe) the other fancied one is Holy Heart from the Gosden yard.. Queen Tomyrie could well improve on the two runs she’s had.

Selection More Than More Next Best Queen Tomyrie

 

6.15

Interesting handicap and quite a few that can have a case made for them.  I’m most taken with recent winner Get Back Get Back, Adam Kirby can’t do the weight so stays aboard Saryshagann the latest run resulted in a win here over 10f goes up 4lb for that. The next best selection is Smiley Bagel who appears not to run well on Tapeta so back to Polytrack should be helpful.

Selection Get Back Get Back Next Best Smiley Bagel

6.45

Not a great race over 2m and many of these appear out of form as all were well beaten on their last runs. Potters Lady Jane ran well the time before last and that gives it a real chance. Rydan is the other that has some reasonable form and with Adam Kirby could be the one.

Selection Potters Lady Jane Next Best Rydan

7.15

Viola Park appeals on the  last run having been beaten a short head, this was run at a decent pace. David Probert retains the ride at the bottom of the weights. The other that looks to have a better chance than the odds will suggest is Zahirah who won here and then ran OK in what looked a decent Class 6 event.

Selection Viola Park Next Best Zahirah

 

Kempton Park 10th October 2018

So here we are my last set of selections for the Daily Star under the editorship of  Patrick Weaver wishing him well in his retirement.

Tonight 8 races lets see if we can provide him  a suitable send off……

Kempton 10/10/18
Selection
5.40 Buffalo River 1 11/10 F 1.1
6.10 Sovereign Grant 1 15/8 F 1.875
6.40 Casper The Cub 1 15/8 1.875
7.10 La Maquina 7 8/1 -1
7.40 Dragon Mountain 10 16/1 -1
8.10 Cenotaph 2 5/6 F -1
8.40 Chica De La Noche 3 5/1 -1
9.10 Elector 3 6/1 -1
-0.15
Next Best
5.40 Golden Valour 4 9/2 -1
6.10 Ever Changing 6 5/1 -1
6.40 Silver Crescent 5 7/4 F -1
7.10 Redgrave 6 3/1 F -1
7.40 Brexitmeansbrexit 4 14/1 -1
8.10 Gulliver 6 10/1 -1
8.40 Duke Cosimo 1 11/4 F 2.75
9.10 War Glory 5 4/1 -1
-4.25

 

 

5.40 Novice Stakes and Buffalo River ran well here back in August but got turned over at short odds when going down to James Tate’s Name The Wind. That appeared a decent effort and will hope that will be good enough tonight. The other to appeal is Appleby’s Golden Valour the last run can be ignored as the horse jumped the path at Yarmouth.

Selection Buffalo River Next Best Golden Valour

 

6.10 Plenty more debutants here however I am going with two with some form Sovereign Grant has run OK and Sir Michael Stoute likes to bring his horses on more slowly owned by the Queen and unlikely to be present ! Ever Changing is one from the Gosden yard who doesn’t look the best but could well pick up a small race like this.

Selection Sovereign Grant Next Best Ever Changing

 

6.40 Very ordinary race and not one to get to excited about, Casper The Cub ran better than the  odds suggested last time so hoping that improvement can continue. Silver Crescent has been disappointing but this is a weak race that could well surprise after quite a few runs.

Selection Casper The Cub Next Best Silver Crescent

 

7.10 A few to concentrate on here, but the profile of La Maquina is one that interests me most. Only beaten 3/4 length last time and now has William Buick aboard, lightly raced too. The other is Redgrave ran well here in September but never found a change of gear at Chester, hoping return to the AW will suit.

Selection La Maquina Next Best Redgrave

7.40 A few last time winners here and will go with Dragon Mountain who has run really well here on the last two occasions and won. Brexitmeansbrexit is the other that is in good form although Richard Hannon is not.

Selection Dragon Mountain Next Best Brexitmeansbrexit

8.10  7 runner conditions race and quite a few decent types contest the field. Cenotaph has been in tremendous form and looks likely to pick this up as well. The other that appeals is Gulliver who is from the Hugo Palmer yard ran well here in 2017 and if can repeat that will go close.

Selection Cenotaph Next Best Gulliver

8.40 Competitive sprint, where I side with Chica De La Noche beaten fav here recently, failed to make all this looks a similar event and should go close. Duke Of Cosimo goes well here and is the next best.

Chica De La Noches Next Best Duke Cosimo

9.10 Decent race to close with for a change and Sir Michael Stoute’s Elector is the one that I side with after being well backed last time here. Hopefully can make amends tonight. The consistent War Glory is also one that is very consistent.

Selection Elector Next Best War Glory

 

Kempton Park 27th September 2018

Not a bad effort on Monday with a 4/1 winner and the next best won when Yorbelucky was a NR. Collusus bet went down on the first leg thanks to a very disappointing 4/7 Fav !

Another 8 races looks a long night… it was yawn !

Kempton 27/9/18
Patrick Weaver
5.40 First Thought 5 11/10 F -1
6.15 Mark Of Approval 6 10/11 F -1
6.45 Kings Highway 1 11/8 1.375
7.15 Buffalo River 2 2/9 F -1
7.45 San Donato 1 4/9 F 0.4444444
8.15 Giving Glances 5 4/1 -1
8.45 Autumn War 4 13/2 -1
9.15 Fantasy Justifier NR
-3.180556
StarTip
5.40 Swan Street 7 8/1 -1
6.15 Ring Dancer 2 6/1 -1
6.45 Kings Highway 1 11/8 1.375
7.15 Buffalo River 2 2/9 F -1
7.45 Lady Madison 4 3/1 -1
8.15 Tiffin Top 9 7/2 -1
8.45 Breath Caught 1 4/1 -1
9.15 Athassel 5 11/2 -1
-5.625

 

 

5.40 A tricky nursery to kick off with plenty of runners having their first run in handicap, Willie Haggas looks to have one that has been underestimated by the handicapper with First Thought who ran well  here last time to win by 6 lengths.  The other is Swan Street who ran two reasonable races at Chelmsford (didn’t show much on turf at Chepstow or Salisbury)

Selection First Thought (5) Next Best Swan Street (12.5)

6.15 Mark Of Approval stands out on form and on my tissue I make this an even money shot so expect long odds on. Won easily at Southwell and recorded a decent RPR. I cant get excited about Willie Haggas’ Yajooll who has ran out of gas at Pontefract in the finish. I make Ring Dancer the danger with a promising run on the AW at Newcastle

Selection Mark Of Approval (Ev)  Next Best Ring Dancer (8)

6.45 Division II of the novice stakes and a few more here with chances Saeed Bin Suroor has Rossa Ryan aboard Stealth Fighter who won at Beverley on debut goes up 1/2 furlong which should suit.  However for me the pick is Kings Highway who ran a decent race over course and distance in August.

Selection Kings Highway Next Best Stealth Fighter

7.15  Yet another novice event and this one has an almost certainty with Buffalo River from the Gosden yard who ran two good races and recorded good figures can’t really see much else so no next best here.

Selection Buffalo River (Ev)

7.45 More Novice action, Andre Atzeni won three times on Monday and he can have a winner here with San Donato for his boss Roger Varian. Looked useful at Haydock last time when winning with a decent TS. Lady Madison also won last time and this looks pretty useful form too especially when considering it was her first run.

Selection San Donato  Next Best Lady Madison

8.15 Giving Glances was favourite to make it 3 on the spin at Goodwood but was beaten 8 lengths into second the ground was soft that day and hope that back on the AW a better run is seen as he won at Lingfield. Gosden has another with one a good chance this one Tiffin Top who ran well last time over CD last time.

Selection Giving Glances  (3.8)  Next Best Tiffin Top (7.7)

8.45 Only the 5 runners but a real head scratcher as all have a chance, I note that Elector has come off a break following wind surgery.  Autumn War beat Tiffin Top and if we see that one go well in the 8.15 get on ! As the next best I am going to give Breath Caught another chance who has some decent RPRs.

Selection  Autumn War (4.0)  Next Best Breath Caught (2.8)

9.15 Most punters will have probably be on their way home by now but those stalwarts this is a classic class 6 Kempton  event – 12 runners over 6f. However only 2 have any decent form and these are Fantasy Justifier and Athassel will go with the former as prefer the jockey.

Selection Fantasy Justifier (3.7) Athassel (4.5)

 

 

 

 

 

Kempton Park 24th September 2018

Racing this week at Kempton on Monday afternoon and Thursday evening. A bumper 8 race card on Monday so here goes with my selections – fortunately not too many handicaps. Now using decimal odds for the tissue.

 

Kempton 24/9/18
Selection
2.10 Finch Hatton 3 4/7F -1
2.40 Alnadir 4 11/10 F -1
3.10 Yorbelucky NR
3.40 Intricate 3 9/4 -1
4.10 Mary Somerville 2 11/4 JF -1
4.40 Reputation 5 8/1 -1
5.10 King Of Nepal 1 4/1 4
5.40 Global Spirit 4 6/1 -1
-2
Next Best
2.10 Sylvia’s Mother 2 9/2 -1
2.40 War Eagle 7 9/4 -1
3.10 Dragon Mountain 1 4/1 4
3.40 Pytilla 2 6/1 -1
4.10 Wing Defence 10 22/1 -1
4.40 Polybius 1 13/8 F 1.625
5.10 Mazyoun 3 3/1 -1
5.40 Directory 3 11/2 -1
-0.375

 

2.10   6 runner Nov Auction Stakes.  Finch Hatton was a beaten fav on debut and showed good promise there. Sylvia’s Mother has been running in handicaps and won a nursery at Chelmsford.

Sylvia’s Mother   4

Finch Hatton 2.5

Bridlemere Court 33

Invincibella  8

Skating Away 10

Starchant  10

 

Selection Finch Hatton (2.5)  Next Best Sylvia’s Mother (4)

2.40 A 2 yr novice stakes here, and two are worthy of note, Gosden’s War Eagle was an expensive flop when going down odds on (4/6F) at Epsom last time, Ryan Moore stays aboard. However Alnadir from the Crisford yard ran with promise at York and put up some decent figures after being hampered a furlong out.

Selection Alnadir (3.3)  Next Best War Eagle  (2.8)

Alnadir 3.3

Black Abbey 33

Fearless Warrior  8

Just Hubert    33

Lee Roy  33

Mind The Crack 12

Royal Dancer    33

War Eagle  2.8

Image Of The Moon 100

 

3.10 The bottom 4 are the ones to concentrate on here and I have picked out AW debutant Yorbelucky who is  lightly raced and showed some good promise at Ffos Las, notable jockey booking of Andrea Atzeni. Dragon Mountain won well in August and should run well here again.

Selection Yorbelucky  (7)  Next Best Dragon Mountain (5)

In The Red 25

Argus  25

Flaming Marvel 16

Inaam  50

Blame Culture 12

Janabiya  12

Autumn Leaves 14

Caspar The Cub  12

Makambe  8

Yorbelucky 7

Dragon Mountain 5

Appointment Only  5

3.40  John Gosden runs a £340K debutant Kempton he’s not afraid of bringing his better horses here and will put that up, there are two others with reasonable form Pytilla who ran well here over CD and Alexa Rose preference is for the Hughes / Kelly horse with CD experience.

Selection Intricate (2.5)  Next Best Pytilla (6.6)

Alexa Rose  6.6

Apron Strings 100

Bovaglie  10

Intricate 2.5

London Pride 50

Miss Firecracker 20

Navadir  12

Pytilla 6.6

Ramatuelle  50

Trelinney  100

Ventura Island  50

4.10 Johnny G could well have a double on the card as he has another expensive debutant running for Princess Haya Mary Somerville looks the one to be with. Andrew Balding has Wing Defence who ran well last time at Salisbury is going up in trip. Sir Michael Stoute’s Gold At Midnight is also worth considering now back to 7f again.

Selection Mary Somerville (5.5)  Next Best Wing Defence (4)

Abanica  10

Black Medick 20

Gold At Midnight  8

Mary Somerville 5.5

Parish Poet 10

Poet’s Magic  20

Shadow Force  20

Thebah  20

Wing Defence 4

Wish  12

Zaula  50

 

 

4.40 A decent 9 runner sprint over 6f with plenty of possibles. The one for me is Reputation who drops into a Class 3 after a decent run at Chester. Polybius hasn’t won for ages but is 1/1 here so hoping the good last run at Yarmouth can be repeated.

Selection Reputation (4.3) Next Best Polybius (8.3)

Reputation 4.3

Watchable 20

Polybius 8.3

Zain Hana  6.2

The Daley Express 20

Helvetian  8.3

Airshow 7.6

Pearl Spectre 10

Natural  8

 

5.10 King Of Nepal’s record here reads 2 wins 4 runs with 2 placed efforts. Andrea Atzeni is aboard and that for me makes this a good bet. Mazyoun ran well here last time in an apprentice race after a few poor runs if he can show that form again he will be not far away.

Selection King Of Nepal  (5) Next Best Mazyoun (5.5)

Mazyoun  5.5

Pedestal  66

King Of Nepal  5

Madeleine Bond 20

Quargent 25

Radio Source  5.5

Thechildren’strust 10

Zalshah  5.5

The Eagle’s Nest 20

5.40 Typical Kempton event with 14 runners in a Class 5 mile handicap, plenty with a chance, Global Spirit is the one I have selected, Ed Dunlop is not a trainer that I often pick but on this occasion he has been in good form on last two runs with good topspeed ratings horse is still a maiden and takes on a mile for the first time. Directory is the next best goes well around here (1/3 2 placed) two good runs around here recently.

Selection Global Spirit (7)  Next Best Directory (11)

 

Kendergarten Kop  11

Nawar  11

Taurean  9

Directory  11

Duke Of Alba 11

Appenzeller  7.6

Kismat  100

Zamandas  8

Ensign Ewart 11

Grace’s Secret  11

Global Spirit  7

Sebastiano Ricci  100

Catapult 100

Itsupforgrabsnow 100