MOSTAWAA – 15:05 KEMPTON
Mostawaa was far from disgraced on his return from a three-month break when fifth at Lingfield last month, shaping well considering he made his challenge from further back than ideal. He is entitled to come on plenty for that run and has been afforded further respite by the handicapper here, dropped another 3 lb in the weights.
Oisin Murphy taking over in the saddle is a positive and a bold bid is expected.
Glorious Caesar had little go right when fourth here in January, shaping a good deal better than the bare result having been slowly into stride, hampered at the end of the back straight and unable to obtain a clear run inside the final furlong.
He confirmed the promise of that effort when getting off the mark at Lingfield last time, though, benefiting from the step back up to ten furlongs from an extended mile. Glorious Caesar once again dwelt at the start, but he made strong headway and was able to overcome a bump he received over a furlong out.
Ed Walker’s charge did well to get his head in front in a strong-looking race and a 4lb rise for that success does not look harsh. He should be difficult to beat if building on that form as expected.
CAPLA CRUSADER – 16:50 KEMPTON PARK
Capla Crusader got off the mark for Nick Littmoden at the first time of asking when successful over this course and distance in October, but struggled to build on that performance on his handicap debut the following month.
He shaped well returning from a break here last time, however, with the application of first-time blinkers producing an improved performance. With that run under his belt he looks well worth a chance to regain the winning thread for a yard going through something of a purple patch.
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