Seven runners in this race and three of them are returning after a break and of those three ive marked both Cosmic Chatter and Casterbridge as possible hidden dangers from some of their turf form but neither have run on the all weather before and the latter is one of the known front runners in the field, Elusivity is very much in form and won when I tipped ip up on its last run at Wolverhampton which made it three wins from its last four runs but it only comes out third top at this course, I've got Fine N Dandy second top and this one s a possible front runner along with the top rated SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN 12/1 who needs to either lead or be very close to the front to win and if it does get to the front it will be very hard to catch but this horse is very much a law unto itself and therefore not very consistent, I cant back anything against it unless I dutch my top three but with a couple of unknowns that maybe not a good idea and instead I will be having a small wager on the selection and hope its on a going day.
8:15 Kempton - Not a great class four race but quite hard to solve confidently, seven of the twelve runners have been known to lead before and two of these possible leaders I have marked down as possible hidden dangers but I will stick with the proven as usual, my fourth top rated is Rich Again who is usually held up early to attack late in the race if it can get there against these I'm doubtful but could make the frame if others falter, Quintus Cerialis is my third top rated and one of the possible leaders, second top is Stellarta who can be held up or track the leaders but my top rated is ORIENTAL RELATION 6/1 who was beaten over course and distance by my second top rated before but is weighted to reverse placings here and has shown itself to be in good terms with itself when winning last time out over this distance but at Chelmsford which is the same surface and I'm hoping from its poor stall eleven draw it can get a clear run and follow up again here but stakes will be kept on the low side because of the draw and the possible hidden dangers.
9:15 Kempton - Theres only ten runners and three known front runners, Assertive Agent is my fourth top rated and Burauq is my third top rated and both usually like to track the leaders, I've then got EVIDENT 15/2 down as my top rated but if you take off the three pound allowance the apprentice claims aboard First Rebellion [originally detailed as tip but non runner)this one moves to my top rated, its a front runner and drawn in stall one so I am hoping this one can lead all the way for the victory but there's something that tempers my enthusiasm for the race, the trainer Tony Carroll has three in the race and they are my fourth, second and top rated so it could depend which horse the stable wants to win the race but I will have a small wager on the top rated and hope it can lead all the way on the rails
Sleepy Blue Ocean 12/1 1st
Oriental Relations 14/1 6th
Evident 15/2 4th