• 15/05/2017 15 May 2017 | View comments

  • Kempton


    3.05 Neither Clondaw Banker or Midnight Cowboy achieved what was expected of them over hurdles, despite both winning. CB ran well over CD last time and that was his best effort over fences so far. MC also ran over CD last time in a much stronger race that was his chasing debut and he looks sure to have improved for the experience. Bingo D’Olivate has been disappointing of late and did nothing last time to halt that slide,  he should be better than he is showing and may comeback at some stage and Mahlers Star finished strongly last time at Bangor, that was also his chasing debut and looks like he should do better at this game.


    3.35 Quarenta improved for the better ground and first time cheek-pieces last time around here, he ran a bit better than the distance beaten as he was eased late and has a good chance again today. Magic Bullet makes his handicap debut, his hurdles debut was a good one and the step up in trip is also in his favour around a track which should suit. Toviere has the best form and looks a bit over-priced, he lost his form on softer ground but bounced back with a really good effort at Ascot last time out.


    4.10 I thought Seven Kingdoms was worth opposing but having looked at the race you may need to have your fingers crossed with some of the others. Minella Forfitness may have improved for his recent effort and was decent once upon a time but hardly rock solid. Flashman is exposed at this level and needs to bounce back from a poor effort last time, Triple Chief has stronger form and is in good order but he has never been easy to win with and Moorlands Jack has never won back to back, although he has strung a couple of decent efforts together, at 12 years of age, he’s not for me.


    4.40 Spader is now drifting and it may be that he is a backable price later on, he was unlucky not to win last time and that was an improvement in first time tongue tie and handicap debut. When you have a short priced favourite as he is you look for something more solid each-way and whilst a case can be made for a few I’m not sure what sort of form they are in. Salto Chisco weakened of the home turn last time when back over hurdles and the drop in trip may help but I have failed to get him right on a few occasions so he’s not for me. Caprice D’Anglais went too fast early last time on debut for Sam Thomas, he is 12lbs higher than when winning a selling hurdle but this track should suit him, the stable are in form and he has a more experienced jockey today. Blackfire seems best on this surface, Black Buble showed his first piece of form when one place in front of SC at Stratford last time and Peppay Le Pugh continues to frustrate.

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