3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Impeach 7.30 @ 8/1
Isla Kai 2.25 @ 11/2
Fast Response 3.00 @ 4/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
5.00 The lightly raced Chantico is with a top stable and judged on his smart success at Lingfield at this trip , has been let in pretty lightly on his handicap debut , but is 4/5 .
No Kempton placepot
Selected Donny – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
2.25 Plenty of these are on workable marks and handle soft ground , especially last year’s winner Arthur’s Realm and heavy ground horse Harswell Duke but I’m with class prevailing with dual course winner Isla Kai , one of many prominent racers in the field , and off a reduced mark , ran a cracker in his last run of the season , when 3rd of 20 at York, typically trying every inch . He goes well fresh , handles soft ground very well and could well be drawn in the right place as on deep ground here , you don’t want to be drawn high .
1/2pt win Isla Kai @11/2
3.00 Fast Response ended last season with a surprise but convincing win in a Class 1 event over C&D on heavy ground , taking his record on soft ground to 4 wins from 5 races. He was given a patient ride when successful , runs well fresh and a decent chance at the ratings .
1/2pt win Fast Response @ 4/1
3.35 The Lincoln Handicap and naturally the bookies are vdery cautious regarding a pair of unexposed ones , both heavy ground winners and both run for top stables in Awaal and Al Mubhir , but both are racing under stiff penalties , but you would expect they were not handicapped out of things . The C&D winner Atrium ended the season with two smart wins , the latest a cosy win over C&D on deep ground , giving them a start and a beating . Draw looks good and goes well fresh .
1/4pt ew Atrium @ 10/1
5.20 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Uttoxeter – heavy ground on this undulating , sharp track with a long galloping straight .
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.45 A pretty good quality stayers’ hurdle and at the weights , The Newest One is the one to beat , but soft ground not his thing . The ultra consistent Sporting Ace very much a deserves a win , 5 seconds and a 3rd in his last 6 , and has a bit to find at the weights, but proven at the trip and ground, which is more than can be said for most of the field.
1/4pt win Sporting Ace @ 11/4
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
No Uttoxeter placepot
Selected Stratford – heavy ground on this flat and sharp track
2.17 A quartet of decent youngsters compete in this Class 4 and the nod goes to the mud loving and front running Jupiter De Gite , who could be hard to catch around this sharp circuit .
1/4pt win Jupiter Du Gite @ 9/4
2.52 With the track and the ground very much in his favour , should be Chanceux’s day .
1/4pt win Chanceux @ 2/1
3.27 Weebil mops up in these selling hurdles and has a clear chance again at the ratings , and handles all kinds of ground .
1/2pt win Weebil @ 2/1
4.37 Despite a 4 pound penalty for a smart success over C&D last time , Go Steady is preferred with the ground in his favour .
1/4pt win Go Steady @ 5/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.30 The clear form horse is the consistent Brazen Arrow , but wins are hard to come by, but this will take little winning .
1/4pt win Brazen Arrow @ 7/2
7.00 A crackerjack of a Class 2 , full of prolific and progressive young horses . Brave Emperor just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and a top 5 finish would guarantee him an entry for The Kentucky Derby . He’s been first past the post in his last 6 races and impresses with his enthusiasm and grit in the finish . Well drawn and another big run , at nice odds likely . New Definition was only foiled by stable mate Iconic Moment , who is now 3 from 3, by a short head here and as his stable companion is tonight’s fav, worth a dabble at long odds .
1/2pt ew Brave Emperor @ 7/1 1/4pt ew New Definition @ 22/1 – small rev fc ??
7.30 The in form Shalaa Asker is now a bit high in the ratings as is Blackjack , who is better suited by tapeta . Impeach has run a couple of very solid races of late at this trip and around this mark and could take this at rewarding odds .
1/2pt ew Impeach @ 8/1
8.00 A strong pace is assured with at least two front runners which could well set things up nicely for the strong finishing and consistent Talamanca .
1/4pt ew Talamanca @ 9/1
Chelmsford City placepot