Wednesday, February 19th sees the second in our series of BetBright-sponsored race meetings at Kempton Park and judging by the success of the inaugural event at the same track last Wednesday evening, it should be another cracker!
We’re happy to bring you in-depth coverage on each of our sponsored events throughout 2014, commencing tomorrow with a total of eight top-class races on the card.
17:25 BetBright.com Handicap
No shortage of early pace in this sprint, with Roy’s Legacy and Novabridge in particular best when pressing on early. With no hiding place up front, this should play to the few hold-up horses in the field, with the improving IFFRANESIA the obvious choice. Your Gifted has caught the eye in defeat lately, and looks the main danger, while Dawn Catcher isn’t easily ignored despite a 3-month break.
17:55 BetBright Moneyback Offers Handicap
Not much recent form on offer, so Top Diktat will be popular, even though his win here last month was in a claimer. His current mark doesn’t look harsh, and he’s narrowly preferred to Saturday’s Lingfield scorer Commissar, but the pair could well be trumped by CHAIN OF EVENTS, who lost his way for Sarah Humphrey last year, but returns from absence for a shrewd new yard, and has fallen to a lenient mark.
18:25 BetBright Chase Day 22.02.14 Handicap (DI)
ARASHI was a dual winner here in May, and has belatedly slipped back into Class 6 company after failing to handle fibresand the last twice. A return to this surface in weak company may be enough to spark him back to winning ways. The Young Master, on the other hand, is climbing the weights after a C&D win last time, but he may still do better, and will likely make a bold bid from the front. The veteran Magicalmysterytour was second to Neil Mulholland’s charge last time, and has claims of revenge on 4-lb better terms.
18:55 BetBright Chase Day 22.02.14 Handicap (DII)
The second division of this handicap can again go to the topweight, with ROCKY REBEL looking better than the result when third to Fire In Babylon at Wolverhampton late last month. He’s dropped to a winnable mark, and should be a backable price with Ryan Moore riding Galiotto for his father. The latter snapped a losing sequence over C&D last time, but isn’t the most reliable. Bell’arte is tried in a visor for the first time, and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Laura Mongan’s filly step up on recent efforts.
19:25 BetBright Live The Moment Handicap
There is a surprising lack of pace in this 6f handicap, and that could play to the strengths of Simon Dow’s prominent racer CLEAR PRAISE, who will be sharper for a blow-out over 5f here early this month. Novellen Lad is tactically versatile, and wins when the chance arises, so is feared, while Light From Mars is another who will be in the firing line throughout.
19:55 BetBright Mobile Handicap
With 4 of the quintet having won last time, it’s hard to leave anything out of calculations, but EXAMINER is progressing all the time, and gets the vote in his bid for a hat-trick in handicaps. Swivel is vulnerable back at 1m, especially with the prospect of having to do his own donkey work, so Basil Berry looks the one for the forecast.
20:25 BetBright Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
BEYLERBEY isn’t best drawn, but it shouldn’t be too hard for her to get a prominent pitch given she made most on her debut, and if able to dictate terms again, she is taken to be too strong for the more exposed Speechday. The others with experience don’t look anything out of the ordinary, so the shortlist is completed by newcomer Sound of Life, who has an appealing pedigree, and hails from a yard with a decent record with fillies.
20:55 All-weather ‘hands and Heels’ Apprentice Series Handicap
A low-key finale, but a good opportunity for the reliable BLADEWOOD GIRL to return to winning ways. She’s run well in more competitive races over C&D on her last 2 starts, and has the assistance of the cool-headed George Buckell tonight. Claude Monet is respected, although the draw might have been kinder to him, while Zed Candy improved to shed her maiden status last time, but it remains to be seen whether she can back that up.
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