Our tipster Karl Hedley provides the odds for the week’s races
7-45 BETDAQ 3% COMMISSION HANDICAP – 1 M 3 F
Daaree has gained two of his three career wins on a synthetic surface so it is of little surprise to see him on the polytrack here at Kempton. He justified favouritism to land a similar event at Wolverhampton last time and this slight step back in trip is unlikely to cause him too many problems. Dane O’Neill rode him in two races last month but those efforts came on turf and whilst not beaten all that far he is expected to be seen in a much better light this evening.
Rosie Probert is an interesting rival in that she spent last winter with Nicky Henderson at Seven Barrows. She ran up a string of successes over timber at tracks including Stratford, Uttoxeter and Worcester. She is a talented mare on her day and if adapting to this surface on a first start for Tony Carroll, she may well cause the most problems.
Masterpaver likes it around here too and is a dual course winner. He is now racing off a career high mark and Richard Hughes rides for the first time. He is likely to run his race again and be there or thereabouts. Daaree will have had his confidence boosted by that win last time and he is taken to follow up for an in form Saeed Bin Suroor.
8-15 BETDAQ 30 FREE BET HANDICAP – 1 M 3 F
Ferryview Place is starting to look very well handicapped on the best of his old form. He was winning off marks as high as the mid-sixties a couple of seasons ago and is now rated in the low fifties. He signalled that he was on his way back with a good second behind Thane Of Cawdor here a few weeks ago and now that the yard are enjoying somewhat of a purple patch it would be of little surprise to see him go very well here.
Brave Decision’s latest effort is best forgotten as it came on the most unsuitable of surfaces. Like the selection, all of this grey gelding’s best efforts have come on the polytrack and this dual purpose performer has to be considered a live contender with Martin Harley back on board.
Sweepng Rock has been tried and tested twice on this surface and has quite simply not acted on it. Despite his yard being in good form, he is best avoided until he returns to the turf. Ferryview Place acts around here and sees out this trip well and he looks primed to go well for Stevie Donohoe.
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The Steward landed his maiden over this course and distance a fortnight ago and now makes his first appearance in a handicap. Despite missing the break and being slightly outpaced last time, he recovered well to win in a determined fashion. Luke Morris takes over from Chris Catlin in the saddle and with any amount of improvement to come he has to command respect. Sir Mark Prescott is not a trainer that overreaches with his runners and with the stable in fine form he has to be considered.
Heisman has shown plenty on two previous starts here at Kempton. He was runner up to Bustopher on his racecourse debut back in April before losing his maiden tag at the second time of asking. The form of his most recent win was boosted when the second placed Speculative Bid won subsequently and despite a near six month break he looks a leading player.
Barnmore is a four time course and distance winner. Charles Bishop gets on well with the six year old and despite a rise in grade they too can have a say in the finish. The Steward is certainly on the upgrade and with a weight for age allowance working in his favour he ought to progress again.
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Exchequer was only just foiled at Newmarket last week when outpointed by a rejuvenated Consign. He met with any amount of trouble in running and was beaten a head in the end. He won on his seasonal debut at Lingfield on the all-weather back in April, but his next run came just six days later and it obviously came too soon. He was beaten around fifteen lengths in that subsequent race and clearly all was not well. Richard Hannon looks to have him back at full fitness now and if reproducing his latest effort he has to be high on the shortlist.
Dutch Art Dealer has been progressing well this year and finally got his head in front at Kempton last time. He does act on a fast surface and Jim Crowley who has partnered him to victory before has yet again been booked to ride. He does have three lengths to find with another of today’s potential rivals in Baltic Brave but he is open to more improvement and has to rate as the likelier danger.
Comino has developed into a useful sprinter but all of his best form has come with a bit of give in the ground. He comes here in search of a hat-trick of wins but unless there is significant rainfall he may be best avoided. It is worth noting that Exchequer finished second to St Leger hero Kingston Hill in a maiden last season and it is unlikely that we have seen the best of him.
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