Kempton Park Preview – September Takes Centre Stage
1.00pm KEMPTON PARK – UNIBET EXTRA PLACE OFFERS EVERY DAY HANDICAP
Kempton’s card gets off to a low-key start with a trappy-looking 0-75 sprint handicap for older horses at 1:00pm. Tyger Bay is likely to be a warm favourite having won three of his last four over course and distance. The booking of Oisin Murphy catches the eye on the well handicapped Stone Circle. The Blue Bower is another who likes this track. She rarely runs a bad race at Kempton and is perhaps one to hit the frame at a bigger price.
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A small but select field for the two-year-old nursery follows at 1.30pm. Noisy Night has shown an aptitude for this course, bagging two novice events here. He makes his handicap debut off what looks a fair mark. It could be worth giving Neptune Legend another chance. He won well at Newmarket and then flopped at York but there were excuses; he lost a shoe on the way to the start and sweated up quite badly. Reunited with Oisin Murphy again, he can give the favourite something to think about.
2.05pm KEMPTON PARK – UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY SIRENIA STAKES
Next up is the Sirenia Stakes at 2.05pm, run over 6f for two-year-olds. I’d be inclined to take on Wings of War, form from sales’ races can often be suspect. Nevertheless, he is a deserved favourite and just about sets the standard. Scot’s Grace looked extremely impressive when bolting up on debut over this course and distance. The form of that, however, looks poor and the favourite blew out that day. Hierachy is a perfect two-from-two and impressed with his attitude last time. He could be the solid option. One the market has missed is Eve Lodge. Arguably disappointing at Yarmouth last time but that maybe looks better following the subsequent exploits of the winner and the fourth.
2.40pm KEMPTON PARK – UNIBET SEPTEMBER STAKES
Kempton’s feature race, the September Stakes is next. Hukum sets a good standard, and even with a penalty, will be difficult to beat. Hamish is a fascinating contender given he’s only raced once in nearly two years. He was a late withdrawal from the Ebor on account of quick ground. This may be an insufficient test for him and perhaps Outbox may give the favourite most to do if he gets an early time of it on the lead.
3.15pm KEMPTON PARK – UNIBET LONDON MILE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP
The remainder of the card is tricky. The London Mile Final looks as competitive as ever. Tahitian Prince has made grand strides this season and shown an affinity for this track, he looks the likeliest winner. Fantasy Believer has a cracking record at Kempton, is fairly handicapped, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him flying home late.
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In the mile nursery, the penultimate race, the top weight Incumbent looks likely to improve for being gelded and the extra distance. Snow Hawk has shown ability and is perhaps one to consider at a much bigger price.
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The last race looks the trickiest puzzle of the day to solve. Infrequent winners and conversely some that appear to be well-handicapped. Perhaps the two that are worthy of consideration of Motawaafeq – who is usually admirably consistent on the all-weather – and Escobedo who is more unexposed than most. The form of his two runs over a mile this year looked okay in the context of this race.
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