Gosden headgear stats look good for William
Back Sweet William @ 3.7511/4 in the 19:30 at Kempton
Thursday's 31/1 double was the second decent duo landed in seven days for the column thanks to New Kingdom and Funny Story. Indeed the former drifted out to a massive 18.0 BSP. It's now 14 single winners in 14 days and I am looking to keep the run going at Kempton tonight.
The opening leg is in the 19:30 1m4f Novice Stakes and like clockwork, I'll be following a Normandie Stud horse with potentially bags of stamina.
Sweet William will be making his debut from stall 7, and if ever there was a horse to start out over 1m4f for a first run, this is it.
He's a half-brother to the great Hurricane Lane, but crucially his dam was a 2m winner. And considering he is a Sea The Stars, he is marked down as a strong stayer for today's distance.
Sea The Stars has a 16% win record at 1m4f at Kempton, while John Gosden puts on the cheekpieces for Sweet William's debut, and the yard with Slim Thady as a guiding help have a 24% success rate with cheekpieces at Kempton.
Stone can show more over a suitable trip
Back Sea Stone @ 10.09/1 in the 20:00 at Kempton
If ever there was a horse bred to be a world beater it's Sea Stone - a son of Sea The Stars and a mother in White Moonstone - who was a super talented 2yo for Godolphin that was on the track all too briefly.
Sea Stone makes his handicap debut tonight from a good-looking opening mark of just 77.
He showed a bit more at Salisbury last time over 1m2f, but the slow pace and steady nature of the race went against him.
It proved to be most inadequate, so the chance to go up to 1m4f will see him in a better light
He potentially could be quirky or at least have a touch of temperaments as he flashed his tail on second start and went off too hard on debut. However, he was gelded before Salisbury and while he lost a couple of things and stud value too, we should see him in a better light.
August/September singles winners:
Funny Story 5/2 Won
New Kingdom 8/1 Won
Prakasa 6/4 Won
Well Educated 9/4 Won
Kingori 10/11 Won
Dynamic Kate 10/11 Won
First View 9/2 Won
Mostahdaf 9/2 Won
Leopold's Rock 4/5 Won
High Velocity 9/2 Won
Back On Springs 5/4 Won
Rapid Flight 2/1 Won
Marching Army 10/1 Won
Vino Victrix 7/1 Win and Place
Larry Looby 2/1 Won
Autumn Festival 4/5 Won
Alma Libre 7/1 Placed
Queen Fleur 17/2 DH Win and Place
Prince Of Pillo 5/2 Won
Seeking Gold 5/4 Won
See The Sea 5/1 Won
Tarrabb 5/2 Won
Anmaat 9/2 Won
Tyrone's Poppy 11/4 Won