Northern backed to star

  • Last Updated: February 8 2013, 12:15 GMT

13:40 Kempton - Uxizandre - Evens from 5/4Alan King's Uxizandre has had two good runs at Newbury over the past couple of months, both times beating horses that have won previously. Based on that form he is a worthy favourite for today and a repeat of either of those runs should see him finishing in front.

Alan King: Kempton runner well backed this afternoon
Alan King: Kempton runner well backed this afternoon

16:00 Kempton - Renard Dirlande - 11/4 from 5/1
After a number of good performances in beginners' chases, Renard Dirlande finished a good second to Vino Greigo on his last run in a competitive novice handicap. He shaped like he needed further and the step up today will definitely suit a horse running for a yard who is in great form at the moment.

16:40 Newcastle - Northern Acres - 10/3 from 5/1
Despite not having won for some time, Northern Acres ran a decent race at Catterick last time. He is now on a mark a lot lower than his last win and the step back in trip today could be enough for him to win his first race since joining his current yard.

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