7.55pm Kempton tips for Wednesday’s Class 3 race. A very competitive race is expected, with four horses rated in excess of 100 competing for this listed contest. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: Winner of the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, OUT DO is two from two over course and distance and is a very smart horse on his day. He has been set two tough tasks since that Royal Ascot win and, now dropped into conditions company, he comes out best at these weights and should be very tough to beat. Blue De Vega was a Group 3 winner at the age of two and makes his debut today for Robert Cowell, so needs a market check.
1 TOP SCORE – Beaten four lengths in the 2000 Guineas, but he’s been bitterly disappointing since, finishing tailed off at Ascot when last seen. He now drops back to six furlongs which isn’t sure to suit and you couldn’t be confident if backing him here.
2 SOLOMON’S BAY – Lightly raced sort for Roger Varian who won a Listed race at Epsom in June, not reaching that level since. He wasn’t disgraced when third at Haydock on his latest start and he’s got the speed for this drop in distance. If handling the all weather he’s a leading contender under De Sousa.
3 OUT DO – Course and distance winner who won the Wokingham at Royal Ascot in June and he’s two from two over course and distance. His efforts of late have been off big weights in top handicaps and, now back into Conditions company, he should be very tough to beat.
4 BLUE DE VEGA – Has run well on polytrack in the past and he was a Group 3 winner at the age of two over the seven furlong distance. He was last seen well below his best and has since joined the Robert Cowell yard. Plenty to prove at this distance and others have more pressing claims.
5 CALVADOS SPIRIT – Two wins from 15 starts and those have come at the seven furlong and mile distances, with this being his first attempt at six furlongs. He has plenty to find at the weights and looks booked for a struggle.
6 DOUGAN – Six wins from 14 all weather starts and he’s two from four at this venue for David Evans. He wasn’t beaten far when third at Doncaster when last seen and doesn’t have too much to find at the weights. Each way player at his best and is considered.
7 VERNE CASTLE – Best form has come on the all weather for Andrew Balding, proving very inconsistent this season. He’s best at the five furlong trip and has plenty to prove after several poor runs at six furlongs. Hard to recommend.
8 CORONATION DAY – 15 pounds inferior to the top-rated Soloman’s Bay and her win two starts ago came in Class 4 Handicap company. Plenty more is needed here against some strong opposition and she’s likely to struggle.