A class five race over the straight five furlongs so the draw should make very little difference, half the field of these ten have led before and my top three ratings are all leading types, third top is Oscars Journey while in second spot I've got POWERFUL WIND 16/1 but my top rated is Bapak Bangsawan who is ridden by a five pound claiming jockette who I'm not very keen on and think at times shes not much help to the horse so I'm going to add her claim to the weights and make my selection the top rated and if this one gets to the front could be hard to catch for most of these and will hopefully do enough to at least make the frame for a profit.
2:40 Kempton - A tricky class four event with ten runners and four of them have been known to lead before and SEARCHLIGHT 16/1 is the best drawn of the possible leaders and is also my joint top rated so with the lead could be hard to catch for most of these and at least hopefully do enough to be an each way bet, I've got Taajub marked down as a possible hidden danger because although its form has been poor on its last few runs this is a definite drop in class which would help its cause but it hasn't run here in the last two years so not sure how it will go plus its been off the course since August, Royal Birth is another possible hidden danger as its a possible leader and hasn't any form on this course to reflect its chances but I do feel with the make up of today's race it might not be here, my other joint top spot goes to the well weighted Desert Strike but this one has been out of form lately and stuck out in stall ten which wont help its cause but its done it before so its not out of the question but there's so little between the top two it would need everything to fall into its lap to win this so I'm going with the selection to lead all the way.
3:30 Southwell - A class five race with thirteen runners and seven of them have been known to lead so it could be a fast paced race especially when my fourth, third and top rated are all capable of leading but none of the possible front runners are in the inside four stalls, Llewellyn is my fourth top and Alpha Tauri my third top rated are drawn in stalls eleven and nine, second top rated is Age Of Innocence but it had to drop down to class six last time out to show any sort of recent decent form so I'm not sure if this step back up to class five will help but it could have rejuvenated it but top spot goes to WHALEWEIGH STATION 10/1 but this one hasn't been in much form lately and any stakes would be low but I'm hoping a small each way bet will give a profit.
Powerful Wind 16/1 2nd
Searchlight 16/1 6th
Whaleweigh Station 10/1 Unp