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Ian Brindle thinks Ryan Moore will have a good day at Kempton and that Aegeus can land the feature handicap.
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It's over thirty years since Sir Bob Geldof famously unleashed the song "I don't like Mondays" into the public consciousness and Ryan Moore's appearance at Kempton suggests that he's anticipating not going home without a couple of winners in the bag.
The BetVictor.com Handicap over 1m2f (14:50) could be one such opportunity as the former champion jockey takes the mount on AEGAEUS for Ed Dunlop.
Connections had to be patient as it took seven attempts before he broke his maiden but it's worth taking the view that he may well have needed to "grow up" somewhat before we were ever going to see the best of him.
Certainly, from a breeding perspective there is every reason to think that to be the case.
A son of Ouija Board, the multiple Group 1 winner, he is a half-brother to Voodoo Prince, who finished third in last year's November Handicap at Doncaster as a four-year-old.
Among the obvious dangers is Tadabeer.
Ian Williams five-year-old is part owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and while it's unlikely that he'll be there ahead of tonight's big match, the gelding won a handicap over C&D at the track last month having grittily fought off Flamborough Breeze.
Adam Kirby is back aboard Perfect Cracker having won on the Clive Cox inmate on two occasions in 2011 and he'll be hoping that a step up in trip can bring about some much needed improvement.