16:15 Kempton Mon 5 August 2019
Dubawi colt who turned the tables on his Chelmsford conqueror, Durrell, last time. Very much on the upgrade and has been found a good opportunity to complete the hat-trick.
Winner of a slowly run event at Leicester and life has been tougher since in handicaps. Hard to argue he is well-handicapped but this looks less competitive than his last two starts.
Dual winner for Mark Johnston in 2018 including a victory here over a mile. Caught the eye on his return and yard have made a good start to the month. One to note in the market.
Unlucky to bump into a couple of horses now rated in the 90s on first two starts before finding the ground too soft at Goodwood. Yard do well here and one to keep on the right side for handicap debut.
Did not enjoy the best of runs last time but the performance showed he was back to his best. Up 2lb for that, raised in class and others may be better weighted.
Bred to do well at this trip and not beaten far at Yarmouth last time despite wanting to hang right. Will be happier with this circuit, therefore, and the jockey booking looks significant.
Last Year's Winner
Ironclad (5/4), Zuba (7/2), Laafy (7/2), Selino (7/1), Fragrant Dawn (16/1), Desert Friend (16/1)
- Desert Friend