5.55pm Kempton Tips & Betting Preview 12/07/2017

A field of ten go to post for this apprentice handicap at Kempton on Wednesday evening, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: Now down to a mark of 73, CHILDESPLAY should be far too well handicapped for these if in the same form as her latest start at Newmarket. She was fourth in that 0-95 contest and this is easier, with her now being three pounds below her last winning mark. George Buckell takes the ride and she should take all the beating, with Mister Music and Professor being her main challengers.

1 PROFESSOR – Seven year old for Michael Attwater who takes a big drop in class for this assignment, with the best of his form good enough to win a race of this nature. He finished a close third at Goodwood in Class 3 company back in June and wasn’t necessarily disgraced when sixth in Class 2 company when last seen. His current mark of 83 is now very lenient compared to the best of his form and he has to be considered a huge danger under 3lb claimer Joshua Bryan.

2 ARLECCHINO’S LEAP – Won two times over the seven furlong trip last summer but he returned this season with showing any indications he was ready to win again. He failed to beat a rival at Brighton when always behind and although he is better on the all weather, a mark of 83 demands more and he’s best watched under Nicola Currie on this occasion with that appearance fresh in out minds.

3 HUMAN NATURE – Twice a winner for the Saeed bin Suroor yard but he’s been well below his best on two runs for his new yard and has something to prove. He was last seen at Newmarket when fifth of eleven, weakening out of things in the final furlong. There are no guarantees this step up in trip will suit and a mark of 80 may still be too high for him at present. Milly Naseb takes off three pounds but he’s another who is best watched.

4 MISTER MUSIC – Losing run now stretches way back to July 2015 and although he’s now two pounds lower than that mark now, he should fall short again. He has finished fourth the last twice for Tony Carroll and although they were good efforts, he was coming home strongly too late and that will likely be the case again. Aled Beech is a good booking and takes off five pounds from his back, but he should find at least one too good here.

5 SALEH – Has won three times since November for Lee Carter and he’s been far from disgraced off his revised mark the last twice, so wouldn’t be amiss in the placings under Paddy Bradley. He was fifth over course and distance on his latest start, only giving way inside the final furlong and the three pounds off his back today from his claimer should help. He probably isn’t good enough for win purposes, but he looks a solid each way contender.

6 KINGSLEY KLARION – Four time winner who is becoming rather frustrating and inconsistent for Mark Johnston, with this step back up in trip needing to rediscover some spark. He returned to his favoured all weather on his latest start at Chelmsford, only able to finish eighth and well beaten. He should be happier back up in trip, but he has lots of questions to answers and others make far more appeal in the circumstances.

7 SARANGOO – Course and distance winner back who is a front runner, last winning at Epsom in September off a two pound lower mark. She has had mixed results, finishing third at Salisbury in June before a lesser effort two weeks later at Newbury. Drawn well enough to attack under experienced claimer Georgia Cox and she has possibilities at her best, but it’s hard to know what form she’ll arrive in and others make more appeal on this occasion.

8 CHILDESPLAY – Six year old mare whose mark is continuing to slide for Heather Main, now three pounds below her last winning mark. She was a good fourth at Newmarket on her latest start in 0-95 company and this race is much easier, with George Buckell taking the ride. She should be far too well treated for this field and can make them pay.

9 EJAYTEEKAY – Toughed it out to win at Chelmsford in March, but she has been poor in four runs since for Hughie Morrison and she looks up against it off a mark of 72. She pulled up at Windsor after a problem with the tack on her latest start so that is forgiven, but she was only eight at Sandown the start before that. Others have far more convincing claims.

10 ANONYMOUS JOHN – Ending his losing run when winning at Wolverhampton in April off a pound higher mark, but he’s only down to this mark after four well held efforts since for Dominic Ffrench Davis. Hard to rule out back down to this mark, but he needs to revive very quickly and others make far more appeal.

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