Fed up with just reading Timeform and Racing Post analysis ? Want an independent view – look no further as the Kempton Park “Nut” will guide you through Mondays’s card.
A 14 runner tester to start proceedings, Ventura Falcon (Hannon) and Sparring Queen (Beckett) ran 1,2 in a race at Lingfield recently both have run since in 2 races at Wolves – Sparring Queen second and Ventura Falcon seventh. Sparring Queen looks to have the edge but is poorly drawn. Preference is for Zlatan who ran with promise at Nottingham on seasonal debut.
Selection Zlatan Next Best Sparring Queen
An equally tricky looking 7f Nursery. James Bethell has a good record here (22%) and runs Coverham who has put up two decent efforts in Nurserys so far. Mesmeric Moment is the other that catches the eye after game win in Windsor seller. This slower going may just suit this one
Selection Coverham (NAP) Next Best Mesmeric Moment
A 2 yr old Maiden where What A Boy (Beckett) looks clear on ratings but is drawn 12, I’m making this the selection but I will be interested to see how Happy Queen (Margason) runs after a very tardy start and good progress late on in her last race.
Selection What A Boy Next Best Happy Queen
14 runners line up here in a 3 Yr+ maiden, Beckett who stable is in great form and always goes well here runs Poyle Emily, now drops to 7f which looks more suitable. Haggas another trainer with a good strike rate here runs Sehayli and if this runs to form should go close.
Selection Poyle Emily Next Best Sehayli
Only 8 runners but plenty with a chance, Lanigan runs Anzhelika after debut maiden win, this trainer does well with first time handicap horses and this has the preference although a case can be made for Dakota City who looked promising after recent run at Yarmouth.
Selection Anzhelika Next Best Dakota City
At Kempton’s last fixture in early July, Mister Bob (Bethell) won the 2m race, this looks good enough form and a few horses returning from hurdling should be able to sit off the pace and come with a late charge. Voice Control (Mongan) also ran in this race but was given too much to do, Keniry is back aboard today.
Selection Mister Bob Next Best Voice Control
1m 4f for 3 year olds and another first time handicap horse for Lanigan, last time winner Coarse Cut (Johnson-Houghton) looks a possible now wearing blinkers for the first time after Yarmouth seller win. However Whitstable Pearl (Best) is the one after running on well at Lingfield and now has 2 additional furlongs to cover.
Selection Whitstable Pearl Next Best Coarse Cut