Klynch is either held-up or tracks the leaders but may need the run after having 183 days off course. Beau Mistral also may need the run after 153 days off but may find this trip too far, plus it has never won on the all weather. Amosite likes to track the leaders but has only produced slow times over course and distance and may also prefer a faster surface. Lost In Paris likes to track the leaders but may find this trip too far. Decent Fella likes to track the leaders
but may find the trip on the sharp side but has only produced poor form on the all weather. Pull The Pin is a versatile horse and may get an uncontested lead and comes out second on my figures so could prove hard to catch. Laylas Hero can track the leaders or be held up and has recorded the fastest time in the race and should be able to sit handily and prove the strongest at the line.
5:20 Kempton - Volito is a hold up type and isn't in my top four. Sweet Talking Guy can either be held-up or track the leaders and is my top rated. Taurus Twins has poor course form and may prefer a slower surface. Foie Gras likes to track the leaders but hasnt got a fast enough time to be in my top four. New Rich likes to be held up but may find some of these too fast. Haadeeth is a track the leaders type but doesnt quite make my top four. Ghost Train is the only known front runner in the race so should get an easy lead but may not be good enough to win. I'm not sure if it can even hold on for a place but wouldn't rule it out completely. Gung Ho Jack is a hold up type or can track the leaders but isn't in my top four. Fortrose Academy may need the run afer 104 days off. It tracks the leaders and is fourth on my figures. Time Medicean is a hold up type and comes out third on my figures so may run on to make the frame. Commandingpresence may need the run having been off for 162 days although comes out second on my figures. Encapsulated has missed the last 258 days and has poor all weather form.
SUMMARY: 3.00 Southwell - Pull The Pin may get an easy lead and I think the selection LAYLAS HERO 9/4 favourite will pick it up late on to prove the stronger. It sat too far back last time out and I doubt connections will make that mistake again. 5.20 Kempton - I think Ghost Train will be the likely leader and the selection SWEET TALKING GUY 7/1 can track the field from its stall one berth and prove its superiority late on. (E.R.I.C.)
Sweet Talking Guy 7/1 1st