6.25pm Kempton tips for Wednesday’s Class 4 contest raced over 7f for three-year-olds and older. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: Noble Star has been improving with every run for James Fanshawe and he should be going close, the selection, however, is TAI SING YEH. His only run on the all weather resulted in a victory and he returned to near his peak when third at Catterick last month following a gelding operation. His current mark is more than fair based on his previous form and he should be very tough to beat under the interesting booking of James Doyle.
1 MARYLEBONE – Took a significant step forward off a break to finish third of 11 over course and distance last month. He looks to have improved following a disappointing effort at Doncaster earlier in the month (well beaten, but subsequently disqualified). He’s clearly not the soundest though, with long breaks between runs and the market should guide.
2 MONTEVERDI – Won a 7f event at Layton last month by a fair margin. He races off the same mark of 80 today in a much tougher contest, although he’s drawn well and the booking of Daniel Tudhope catches the eye. Respected off a nice enough mark.
3 NOBLE STAR – Lightly raced four-year-old making his fifth career start here. He ran a big race at Newmarket last month having been off the track for most of the year and he’ll be dangerous again if he can improve upon that effort. Another worth close market attention.
4 MULTICULTURAL – Won a Class 5 on handicap debut earlier in the summer and he has subsequently run with credit in tougher races. This mark looks about right at present and he will have to improve to get the better of these. Jim Crowley rides him for the first time.
5 STEAL THE SCENE – Seeks his first win since November 2015 and he’s only 3lbs lower than his last winning mark. Stall seven is fine, but others appear better weighted and he’s opposed again today for the Kevin Frost yard.
6 TAI SING YEH – Ran with encouragement last time out on his first start following a gelding operation. That looks to have straightened him out slightly and a mark of 78 looks fair in this with more improvement likely to come. The booking of James Doyle looks positive and he should run a very big race.
7 SHEIKSPEAR – Course and Distance winner who has been in fine form lately with two wins and two placed efforts from his last four starts. He tackles a Class 4 handicap for the first time today off a 2lb higher mark, but he’s going the right way so it would be unwise to dismiss his chance.
8 DARK DESTROYER – Joseph Tuite’s runner has been going backwards of late, failing to build on an All-Weather success earlier in the year. He was gelded over the summer, but that doesn’t look to have helped matters and others are preferred.
9 DOURADO – Completed an Epsom double in August, winning twice over 7f before struggling in a tougher race at Newbury last time out. This looks slightly easier than that race, however a mark of 78 looks stiff enough now and others make more appeal.
10 PAPOU TONY – Multiple course winner including once over course and distance. The switch back to this track is a major positive having rarely run a bad race in these conditions and a mark of 74 looks reasonable. That leaves him just a pound higher than when he placed over course and distance back in June.
11 SPINNAKA – Finally put her head down on the line at Chepstow last month, breaking her maiden at the ninth attempt. She’s clearly a talented filly but she’s quirky and a mark of 75 probably doesn’t leave her much to work with on handicap debut. Best watched from stall 12.
12 CAINHOE STAR – Has run with credit on his last two starts on the All-Weather and he’s generally shown progressive form all year. Luke Morris keeps the partnership intact today and there’s likely more to come from him. Stall three is fine and he commands respect.
13 SHOWMETHEWAYAVRILO – Malcom Saunders has sent out three winners from his last six runners, but this runner will do well to overcome stall 14 today. He ran with credit in a strong Nottingham handicap last time out, yet he looks high enough in the weights now stepped up in trip to 7f.
14 MANSFIELD – One win from 12 career starts and he’s raced over varying trips lately with little impact. He’s not been the same horse this year as he was as a two-year-old with Godolphin and he can only be watched here. A first time hood and the booking of Silvestre De Sousa is interesting though.