Rangi best for Gosden

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: December 12 2012, 8:34 GMT

Rangi failed to strike on his all-weather bow but he can make amends this afternoon according to Anita Chambers.

John Gosden can strike at Kempton

DUNDALK: 5.30 Fleet Captain, 6.00 Rummaging, 6.30 Machete Mark, 7.00 Dimitar, 7.30 Thebarberkelly, 8.00 Shukhov, 8.30 Fosters Cross, 9.00 Benbecula.

HEXHAM: Abandoned.

KEMPTON: 2.15 Upavon, 2.45 Excellent Jem, 3.15 RANGI (NAP), 3.45 Autrisk, 4.15 Mick Duggan, 4.45 Tartan Jura, 5.15 Whinging Willie, 5.45 Quan.

LEICESTER: Abandoned.

LINGFIELD: 12.00 Opus Cactus, 12.30 Majuro, 1.00 Sail Home, 1.30 Wordiness, 2.00 Johns Porridge, 2.30 Waking Warrior, 3.00 Focail Maith, 3.30 Captain Kendall.

DOUBLE: Rangi and Tap Night.

Rangi failed to strike on his all-weather bow last month but he can make amends in the first division of the Betdaq Mobile Apps/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Kempton.

The two-year-old still holds an entry for next year's Derby and although it his highly unlikely he will turn up at Epsom in June, this New Approach colt should certainly be good enough in Sunbury judged on his three starts to date.

Two starts on the turf yielded little joy but he stepped up on those fifth-placed efforts when a half-length second to Brownsea Brink at this track.

John Gosden's charge had to make his own running that day which was probably less than ideal as he merely set the race up for the fast-finishing winner.

It was still a game effort though and it should pay to keep the faith.

Tartan Jura and Thecornishcockney do battle once again in the Calverts Carpets York Handicap after the latter emerged triumphant at Wolverhampton.

The four-year-old has just one win to his credit in eight starts but he has evidently had his issues, being off the track for well over a year until returning in September.

He failed to sparkle on that occasion but managed to win over two miles at Goodwood before the season was out and has since turned in two more reasonable efforts on the all-weather.

Mark Johnston's gelding let down favourite-backers on the first occasion when only fourth but then turned in a better effort when beaten just under two lengths by Thecornishcockney.

He was giving 1lb to his rival last time but will be in receipt of 4lb which certainly puts him in with a chance of reversing the form.

First-time blinkers are also applied and if they do the desired job, Tartan Jura should be on the premises.

Waking Warrior is worth watching as he has a first try on Polytrack in the Bryan Arthur Crawford Memorial Handicap at Lingfield.

Winner of two of his four starts at Southwell, trainer Kevin Ryan has had to look elsewhere as the Nottinghamshire venue continues to repair flood damage sustained last month.

However, that should be no bar to success as Waking Warrior can handle quicker conditions and is on a good run at present.


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