Burrows to continue fine form
18:25 Kempton - Back Motajaasid @ 4.507/2
Scanning for bets for the afternoon's action was difficult, so we'll go for a couple at Kempton.
One of my punting nuances is to look out for trainer Owen Burrows with his second-time-out runners - and that leads me to Motajaasid at around 4.507/2.
He seemed fairly clued-up on his debut at Goodwood on good to soft ground when finishing second at a big price. That bodes well for him as perhaps not much was expected on first run considering the odds - but he handled that tricky track well.
The yard's horses are in form, with four winners and five placed runners since the 11th May, so we should expect plenty of improvement from this gelding.
Horizon can turn form around from Epsom
19:25 Kempton - Back Dubai Horizon @ 8.07/1
This looks a crackerjack of a race courtesy of a pair of horses who ran in Epsom's City And Suburban Handicap last month - with Dash Of Spice and Dubai Horizon re-opposing.
My preference is for the latter, who finished a well-beaten sixth behind Dash Of Spice, but there's some hope he can get a bit closer this evening.
There's every chance the selection could have needed that Epsom run. It was his first outing since running second in a traditionally hot race at Newmarket last term behind Leshlaa. That horse is now rated 112, the third has won a good handicap since, whilst the fifth in the race was holding a mark of 100. The sixth has also won a pair of handicaps this term from 91 and 96 - so that is hot form.
Dubai Horizon wasn't seen after that for the rest of the season, so he might have had some sort of setback. He looked quite a raw three-year-old.
His trainer Saeed bin Suroor is struggling to match the exploits of his fellow Godolphin handler Charlie Appleby, but his stats with four-year-olds and older this year are excellent; with seven winners at a strike-rate of 50%.
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