A nice six runner race where half the field have been known to lead. My top two are possible leaders: Johnny Splash is second top-rated and has been in very good form of late but his last three runs have been in class six and this is a class five race. Top rated is BILLY RED 7/1. This one can be excused its last two runs as they were six furlong races but now back at five furlongs it could lead all the way.
3:30 Lingfield - Eight runners but none of them are known front runners, so its hard to get a picture of how the race may pan out. Dark Lane is my third top rated but the apprentice in the saddle has ridden six times before for the stable without winning so that puts me off slightly. I've got joint top ratings: Lujeanie, who hasn't been in the best of form lately, and the same goes for the stable so that's what swings things towards the selection - GHOST TRAIN 9/2. This horse usually tracks the leaders and will hopefully come home the strongest.
4:10 Kempton - Eleven runners with two known pace-setters but neither of these, Strategic Force and Foxtrot Jubilee, are in my top three, although the latter could possibly stay there long enough to claim a place as its my fourth top. The top three are from all sorts of speed ratings and depending on which line you take you could say any one of those is top rated. Midnight Rider is from a stable that's out of form at the moment, Drive On 14/1 and Multitask 9/2 are from stables that are going quite well. Let's say you bet £20 win on the 9/2 shot and £10 each-way on the 14/1 shot, if the 14/1 shot makes the frame you cover the bet anything more is the bonus.
4:40 Kempton - The second division. Three horses have led before but both Clockmaker and Burning Blaze haven't produced fast enough times to be in my top five. We have joint top rated again here: Stellarta, is from a stable out of form and when this horse won last time out six days ago it was the stables first winner since September and from twenty two runners and this jockey has ridden twenty-eight times for the stable without success. So I'm siding with CLEAR PRAISE 10/1. This horse is the third possible leader and if it gets to the front will be hard to catch. At the price it has to be given as an each-way selection.
Billy Red 10/1 4th
Ghost Train 9/2 3rd
Clear Praise 12/1 5th