Boooom! Saumur get in – 16/1 SP – finally something to celebrate again. It has been a bit of a struggle in recent weeks as anyone knows who follows this blog. But those kind of winners are more than consolation. It could have been even better Dutiful Son did a really good job in the feature event, but just had a bit too much to do. A really interesting contest that was and I feel Windy Citi and Exchequer are the two to take out of the race as they didn’t have the clearest of passages.
7.40 Kempton: Class 4 Handicap, 7f
It’s a poor enough contest and that may enable to weight Pretty Bubbles to overcome a big mark, but I’m surprised to see 3yo old Little Prairie available at 4/1 with StanJames, which surely is at least a full point too big. She didn’t run her race in tough conditions event at Leicester the last time – but that against much better opposition, not favoured by the weights at all – a performance to forgive.
She is better judged on her impressive maiden win at Lingfield. She romped home from the front that day. She got lose easily in a decent enough field. First time in a Handicap now, she can be capable of overcoming an opening mark off 81, particularly against this opposition here. Not saying she is a banker, but she is certainly the most likely winner and a big price for that.
Little Prairie @ 4/1 – 10pts Win
8.10 Kempton: Class 3 Handicap, 1m
Yeager is a massive price here judged on his strong penultimate run. He’s on the same mark when finishing runner-up behind Fire Fighting. A form that works out really well. The drop to 1m shouldn’t really be a problem, neither should be the All-Weather. He has been runner-up in a hot race off a lb higher mark last year at Lingfield over 1m.
He hasn’t won since his days as a three year old and that is a concern. But he raced subsequently of mid 90 marks in very competitive races and has shown here and there some good form. He’s dangerous today I feel.
Yeager @ 20/1 Coral – 5pts Win