Friday’s Kempton Tips
Satin Snake’s three course wins this winter have come under aggressive rides over 7f and the drop to sprinting is the concern with him, as it is with Gobi Sunset. The consistent Jupiter Express and Mellys Flyer, whose only defeat in three runs over C&D came when favourite for this race last year, make the shortlist, but there’s a good spread of pace in here and it might just be set up for THE GREEN MAN.
There should be more to come from MCLEAN HOUSE, who is taken to follow up last month’s C&D success. Giant, a similar type who scored at Chelmsford when last seen, is feared most. Nuthatch is the only other previous winner in the field but she’s less appealing than the two aforementioned colts.
A trappy handicap, in which none of the eight can be ruled out, can go to OLYMPIC QUEST, who had Double Down behind over C&D a month ago. Coloane, who has stamina in her pedigree, is another to consider now upped in trip.
Ex-Irish IN THE GIVING looks open to further improvement this year, having joined William Haggas, and will be all the more interesting if the market speaks in her favour. Miss Moonshine, Selina’s Star and Phoenix Glow are, in that order of preference, solid-looking contenders on their recent form.
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Teumessias Fox and Dubai Leader are both relatively lightly raced and could yet be capable of better, each returning from a break having been gelded, while this mark should be within range for Haku if he settles better. However, the return to 1m4f looks ideal for MR INSPIRATION (nap), who gave plenty of weight to an interesting debutante at Newcastle last time, and he gets the nod on his handicap debut.
Dreams Delivered has strong claims if reproducing the form of his Southwell win last month and he did meet some trouble in running at Lingfield last week when a beaten odds-on favourite. He didn’t impress with his head carriage there, though, and he’s taken on with MAGICINTHEMAKING, who loves it around here and won cosily in a stronger grade over C&D in January. Eastern Star and Swiss Rowe look best of the rest.
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