Kempton Betting Tips
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The penalised Arisaig is hard to weigh up as she looked good on her debut but then struggled in a Listed race. STATE FLAG, representing last year’s winning stable, has shown a nice bit of ability and she could be the answer. Naturally, significant confidence behind D Flawless would put a whole different complexion on matters.
Western is no good thing to confirm recent course placings with KODIAC THRILLER or Honest Desire, neither of whom were seen to best effect. Honest Desire was never well placed from his wide draw, while the selection got himself too far back before running on. Balon D’Or should also have a say if a two-month break doesn’t hold him back.
He could be better drawn but EL CORDOBES fetched a cool 2,000,000gns as a yearling and this doesn’t look a strong novice with none of the runners with experience having managed to finish any closer than fifth. Kamboo appeals most of those, but Sardinian Warrior, another expensive newcomer, could easily provide the main threat.
Those with experience don’t set the bar too high so this could go to one of the newcomers with Charlie Appleby’s choicely bred Frankel colt KALIDASA top of the list, having fetched 2,800,000gns as a yearling. Fellow debutants Fighter Command (second choice), Immortal Knight and Pratarine all bring potential too, while Mina Rashid appeals as the pick of those who have already raced.
Twirling represents last year’s winning yard and made a promising return from an absence when third over C&D but preference is for THROUBI, who really caught the eye when coming home a couple of places behind Simon and Ed Crisford’s filly that day and looks to have plenty more to offer. Flindrikin appeals as the pick of the rest for place purposes.
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A number of these offer potential for improvement now stepping into handicap company, not least James Fanshawe’s Belardo filly ELLADONNA who caught the eye when fourth in a Wolverhampton novice last time. Fellow handicap newcomers Noble Sovereign and Platinum Jubilee can also have a say, while the in-form pair Daydream Express (second choice) and Lady Mojito are also in the mix in an open contest.
Positive Impact looked good from the front at Chelmsford but a soft lead is unlikely this time with Grey’s Monument in the field. Majestic Pride comes into it on the strength of his last run but that was back in May and he’s since been gelded. Al Mubhir (second choice) was back to something like his best in France 19 days ago but, at greater odds, MAKINMEDOIT should have a part to play if getting a strong pace to aim at back over 1m.
Plenty are in with a shout. Both Duke Of Oxford and Sir Chauvelin had lots of these behind them when going in over course and distance (C&D) recently and seem sure to be in the mix again, despite having more to do at these weights, while Charlie Johnston’s new recruit Evaluation commands plenty of respect on the back of his promising fourth to Jim Goldie’s veteran. Fellow C&D scorers Melakaz and BLAZEON FIVE return with much to recommend them too and could hold sway in this cracking handicap.
Low-mileage filly GENTLE WHINNY (nap) made a promising start on the AW when fifth over C&D and, with that form proving really strong, she looks the way to go off a 2lb lower mark. David Pipe’s lightly raced Ocean Heights rates the chief threat on the back of his good recent third here, although a solid case can also be made for Absolute Queen, Story Horse and Geelong.
Kempton Betting Tips
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