Baker can boss Kempton rivals

  • By: Nick Grant
  • Last Updated: August 29 2013, 20:27 BST

Nick Grant fancies You're The Boss to take charge at Kempton as he previews all of the action and provides a tip for every race.

George Baker: Rides Kempton selection You're The Boss
George Baker: Rides Kempton selection You're The Boss

FONTWELL: 2.30 Hopstrings, 3.00 Man Of Leisure, 3.30 Franklino, 4.00 Five Out Of Five, 4.30 Beyond, 5.00 Maid Of Silk, 5.30 Sugar Hiccup.

HAMILTON: 2.10 Shore Patrol, 2.40 Baker's Pursuit, 3.10 Hamoody, 3.40 DARK RULER (NAP), 4.10 Hanalei Bay, 4.45 St Ignatius, 5.15 Cheers Buddy.

KEMPTON: 6.20 Top Tug, 6.50 Sword Of The Lord, 7.20 Sellingallthetime, 7.50 Ginjo, 8.20 Sebs Sensei, 8.50 Chord Chart, 9.20 You're The Boss.

KILLARNEY: 4.55 Adelana, 5.25 Campestral Scene, 6.00 Maggie Dalton, 6.30 Shadow Eile, 7.00 Burn And Turn, 7.30 Rathmoyle House, 8.00 If Not For You.

LINGFIELD: 4.40 Kuala Queen, 5.10 Josefa Goya, 5.40 Emerald Sea, 6.10 La Belle Epoque, 6.40 Squad, 7.10 Mariet, 7.40 Winslow Arizona.

STRATFORD: 2.20 Akdam, 2.50 Fighter Jet, 3.20 Temple Lord, 3.50 Blackstone Vegas, 4.20 Pindar, 4.50 Qaspal, 5.20 Dorkas.

DOUBLE: Dark Ruler and Hamoody.

Dark Ruler is taken to go close in the Taggarts Motor Group Scottish Trophy Handicap at Hamilton.

Punters need to forgive a no-show on his seasonal return at Carlisle earlier this month, but do that and it is not too difficult to make a case for the Alan Swinbank-trained four-year-old.

To be fair, he was having a first start since last September, so should come on a bundle fitness-wise, and looks like having ground conditions to suit as a sound surface is preferred.

Five starts last season saw him tried at a variety of trips and it was ultimately a return to the nine-furlong distance, over which he had gone close at the beginning of the campaign, that worked the oracle.

He raced off a mark of 67 that day at Musselburgh and still has scope to be effective off just a 2lb higher figure.

A first-time visit to the winner's enclosure could be imminent for Baker's Pursuit, who gets her latest chance in the DM Hall Handicap.

The Jim Goldie-trained filly remains a maiden after seven attempts but went close on her penultimate outing at Ayr, when beaten less than a length, and there was reason to think from her last run that she would be well worth another go at six furlongs.

Hamoody should be hard to beat in the Taggarts Peugeot Claiming Stakes.

The nine-year-old was a pretty high-class performer in his younger days and has recently been making hay in this sort of company.

He tried a handicap at Goodwood last time out, and while he finished down the field he did not get the clearest of runs, but for which he might have finished a bit closer without threatening the principals.

The presence of Last Sovereign should ensure there is some value in his price in what is essentially a two-horse race.

Gerard Butler has had a stop-start season for well-documented reasons but his horses are running well now and La Belle Epoque can give the Newmarket handler another winner in the Chantry Land Working With Stonegate Homes Maiden Stakes at Lingfield.

Not sighted since running a promising third on debut over course and distance last November, Butler's filly belied odds of 50-1 to go into a few notebooks and although the winner has not done much since, runner-up Irridescence is turning into a nice handicapper.

Winslow Arizona looks the one to be with in the Just One Moore Then We'll All Go Handicap.

Michael Bell's three-year-old found pretty much everything going wrong when a beaten short-priced favourite at Wolverhampton.

Armed with a better draw and sharper for what was his first run after a break, repeated market support on this occasion should tell its own tale.

Quite an interesting Ladies Day With Toby Anstis 07.09.13 Median Auction Maiden Stakes gets matters under way at Kempton and preference is for Top Tug.

Sir Michael Stoute's colt might prove a decent long-term project and there was plenty to like about his debut third to a well-regarded winner at Sandown last month.

The step up to a mile should be to his benefit and the experience will not have been lost on the son of Halling.

Man Of Leisure has his second start over fences in the Lynn Davies 40th / Roger Davies Memorial Beginners' Chase at Fontwell.

His first try saw him come unstuck after travelling too freely for his own good in the early stages, but his profile over hurdles prior to that had been very progressive and he is not one to give up over the larger obstacles.

A gamble went astray on Akdam earlier this month but those losses might only be lent as there could be better to come in the Albert Brassey Juvenile Hurdle at Stratford.

Being taken on for the lead at Newton Abbot did him no favours in the end and it was to the Tony Carroll-trained three-year-old's credit he stuck on for second, four and a half lengths behind winner Walter White.