Today’s multi – pays £40
£5 treble Bangkok 3.15 @ 8/11
Group One Power 4.55 @ 5/6
Alpha Des Obeaux 4.02 @ 6/4
Selected Kempton – good to soft on this flat and sharp track- speed track
12.40 PREMIUM RACE
1.15 A good quality field for this Grade 2 novices chase named after the 1970’s ultra classy Pendil .Both Commanche Red and Erik La Rouge come here on the back of smart wins over C&d on similar ground, but both were in handicaps so could find a few here too classy . Who dares wins is prolific on the flat but has run up a series of frustrating efforts over jumps , including being beaten in a small field last time by just an Ok rival, so given his poor success rate, easy to pass. Paul Nicholls has won this race 6 times from just 10 tries and has a strong hand in the useful pair of Master Tommytucker and Southfield Stone and the nod goes to the latter after an impressive win last time while his stablemate has fallen in 2 of his last 3 races.
½ pt win Southfield stone @ 4/1
1.50 The bookies make this a two horse war between the ex-French Solo who has his first start for Paul Nichols and the Irish trained Fujimto Flyer who runs in famous colours and has impressed winning both of her starts running to a good level , both times coming off the pace to win impressively and looks ahead of the game and the stable has a good record plundering these shores . Would have been a bit more confident if jockey Faryl Jacob wasn’t on such a losing run .
½ pt win Fujimoto Flyer @ 6/4
2.25The useful Elgin returns from an absence of 18 months and while first time out is the best time to catch long time absentees, would rather just watch him today. At the weights , nothing in it between Ch’Tibello and the reliable Song For Someone who is sure to go for it early on dropping in trip , on drying ground and on a quicker track than usual, but he has impressed of late , a lot more than Ch’tibello. Diego Du Charmil is a useful chaser not ruled out over hurdles.
½ pt win song For Someone @ 2/1
3.02 Plenty of in form young hurdlers in this Grade 2 hurdle and they wont be taking any prisoners early on with a stack of front runners. The fav is the useful flat horse Buzz , who has carried on the good work over hurdles and is 2 from 2 , winning nicely both times , so clear chance of the hat-trick as he wont be getting involved in the early harem scarem. West Cork beat a 1/3 shot last time with some ease and is another who will be favoured by the strong pace and sees the trip out well . This C&d and ground both likely to suit .
¼ pt ew West Cork @ 6/1
3.35 A valuable Grade 3 handicap chase and the fav is the best horse in the race in Black Corton who has run many a good race off this testing mark and this prominent racer runs this track so well . The drying ground will help the well treated Kidisart who is worth splitting your bet .
¼ pt win Black Corton @ 5/1 ¼ pt ew Kidisart @ 11/1 – small rev fc
4.10 Ibeio has returned from a long absence with two facile wins and the hat-trick is a possibilty for this lightly raced type despite going up in trip and up in the weights. This is a bigger ask for Keep Wondering off a 10pound higher mark after a success in a winnable heat . The drying ground will help the capable and well treated Mystical Clouds who looks a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Mystical clouds @ 7/1
Selected Lingfield- all weather – polytrack
1.30 Three massively in form runners in agent Of Fortune , 7 wins from 9 starts since joining Gary Moore , his winning spree commencing off a lowly mark of 57 and now on a lofty 81, and hard to see another success off the mark, the longer trip and the poor draw. The other two bang in form types in noble Peace and Toro Dorado are also badly drawn , on tough marks, but at least proven at the trip . All of these will again run their races but prefer a small play on the well treated and well drawn Scofflaw.
¼ pt ew Scofflaw @ 12/1
2.05 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 This is incredibly weak and is at the mercy of Irish raider Bombshell, but not for me at odds on.
3.15 The Winter derby and the bookies have this spot on making it a match between the useful pair of Bangkok and Dubai Warrior, but clear preference for the former who won his prep race for this with ease .
¾ pt win Bangkok @ 8/11
3.50 A good pace is assured with all of Habub, arcanada and Zhui Feng known for front running and none of these are likely to escape and all three come into this in modest form . The strong pace will suit the late players and prefer C&D regular Goring over recent winner Almufti with his 5 pound pull in the weights for just a length defeat .
½ pt win Goring @ 5/1
4.25 City Tour comes into this on a hat-trick but has a hefty 8 pound penalty to overcome and is a Kempton specialist. The early pace is a concern with nothing really sure to go on , so this could be tactical and despite the nudge up the weights , the prolific Battle of Marathon appeals at the odds.
¼ pt win Battle of Marathon @ 9/2
4.55 Behind The Wall was 2nd over C&D in just an ok maiden run at a steady pace , so this modest maiden looks at the mercy of debut winner Group One Power , whose name suggests the successful syndicate are expecting great things.
½ pt win Group One Power @ 5/6
Selected Fairyhouse – heavy ground on this galloping and stiff track
1.45 Behind the Curtain is rarely far away and no issues with the ground . This could well be his day .
½ pt win Behind The curtain @ 4/1
2.52 PREMIUM RACE
3.27 Birdle Blitz has looked ready for this step up trip and this is more about quantity than quality .
¼ pt win Birdie Blitz @ 9/2
4.02 The Grade 3 Bobby Chase named after the 1998 Aintree National winner and one who could be taking his chance in that great race this year is the useful Alpha Des Obeaux whose last run was an excellent effort over the National fences when 3rd of 18 off a lofty mark of 159 and should be landing this.
½ pt win Alpha Des Obeaux @ 6/4
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather- polytrack
6.00 An odds fav in Godolphin’s Stormy mountain who brings the best form to the table but in what looks a modest maiden , Cuckoo’s Clock looks most solid ew after an encouraging debut .
¼ pt ew Cuckoo Clock @ 6/1
6.30 Arctic Sound stepped up on recent efforts with a good 2nd at Wolver going from the front and only finding a classy one too good. He’s likely to have the run of the race in a field of hold up types and is trusted on the surface at the odds. The in form Furzig could struggle to get competitive down in trip .
½ pt win Arctic Sound @ 9/2
7.00 A weak event and the form horse in Windsorlot has a few questions to answer as is recent wins have come on tapeta. Cash N Carrie is effective here and takes a drop in class but the nod goes to the Irish raider Newgirlintown , effective on the surface and comes here in good form .
¼ pt ew Newgirlintown @ 6/1
Chelmsford City placepot