8.15 Kempton: Class 4 Handicap, 1m
The favourite Able Jack looks hard to stop given he’s potentially gotten away lightly from a handicapping point of view for his latest success. However, same could be said about still rather lightly raced Shadow Warrior.
The gelding has been progressive since being gelded and switched to handicaps; he’s been outside the top three only once in his last six starts.
Dropped to a mile last month at Lingfield, he travelled well and finished strongly with a bit to spare in a hot contest, despite coming from off the pace which was not ideal in a rather start-stop run race.
A four pound hike in the mark seems more than fair, and despite a step up in class, he looks open to further improvement over the mile trip. Also this latest form has worked out well already. With a good draw and Kirby in the saddle again, Shadow Warrior should go really well here.
10pts win – Shaddow Warrior @ 9/1 GB
There is a lot going on today – a massive racing day. Top class action wherever you look and I put out a good handful of previews and selections over the last 24h. As an overview:
All-Weather Saturday Selections
Pegasus World Cup Preview
Sun Met Preview