Not a great class 4 race but I think I've found the winning angle, I've got 5 of the runners marked down with a negative pointer and therefore potential lays, Swiss Cross is a 10-year-old now and shows glimpses of its old form every no and then so can't be discarded but is too unreliable for me to consider backing it, Florencio won last time out over this course and distance and has been raised for that win, Bouclier is my 2nd top rated from a time recorded last year but always looks as though a longer trip would suit it better but should be staying on at the finish, my top rated is UNDER SIEGE 9/2 who was beaten by 3/4length last time out by the topweight but is weighted to turn that form around and it did a time last year a lot faster so if reverting to its old form it would have every chance and in this race it's the only one known as a front-running type and if getting an uncontested lead it could quite easily lead from start to finish here.
Under Siege 9/2 3rd
8:45 Kempton - (Divison 1)
A 9 runner class 6 race with 2 that have been known to lead before and I've marked Louis Vee from stall 3 a potential danger especially if it gets an uncontested lead but the jockey booking doesn't look a positive move, I'm hoping Blistering Dancer makes sure they go a good pace at the front of the race, then I've got negatives of one sort or the other against every other runner apart from my top rated but even so Krazy Paving who is in form lately doesn't like this course as much as some others but still comes out 3rd best, I've got Little Indian in 2nd spot and this one looks as though a longer trip will suit so should be staying on at the finish but top of my figures is NASRI 13/2 who usually races prominently and from stall 2 should be able to get a good early position from which to attack and stay on the stronger at the finish of the race, the trainer has only ever had any all-weather winner at this course but the top jockey booked has ridden for her 20 times before today without winning so any stakes will be kept on the small side.
Nasri 13/2 1st
9:15 Kempton - (Division 2)
The 3rd 9 runner sprint of the day and this 2nd division doesn't look any better, in fact, it looks ten times worse but there just might be an angle in the race, I have negatives marked down about 8 of the runners and only one horse with a recorded time even then that was only just inside my bottom times for my graphs, so the topweight WHALEWEIGH STATION 8/1 has to be my selection and the angle is that it's the only known front runner in the field and stall 2 is ideal for it to attempt to lead all the way, they have employed a 7lb claimer to ride the horse to take some weight of its back but she has ridden 11 times before for the stable without success but hopefully this time she can get smartly away from the stalls to lead all the way but it is such a poor race once again any stakes will be on the low side of things.
Whaleweigh Station 8/1 7th