Alan hit the winners enclosure yesterday and he is looking to build on that with two selections from this evenings card at Kempton...
"He gets in here on the same mark and back on the all weather he can get back in front for his in form yard."
The five furlong Class 3 race at Kempton looks a good opportunity for Chris Dwyer's Arzaak to get his head back in front again, already a winner twice over the trip, including one win on the fibresand and hasn't been beaten far on his last four runs. He was a bit unlucky not to get his third career win as he led inside the final furlong but failed to hang on in the final 50 yards in his last start at Yarmouth back in September. However, he gets in here on the same mark and back on the all weather he can get back in front for his in form yard.
The Dwyer team are on a 30% win rate over the last two weeks including producing a 20/1 winner here under today's jockey Lewis Edmunds who can take a further 3lbs off with his claim. His last run on the all weather was in April but he rarely runs a bad race and looks to hold solid claims here. Possibly the one he will have to beat is Alsvinder who ran a cracking race over the same trip at Chelmsford last time out but he will find it more difficult today with a 6lb rise and I would rather take a chance on Arzaak at the prices today.
Scott Dixon makes a rare trip to Kempton tonight (three runners in last 12 months) with his two time course and distance winner Pearl Noir to run off a very interesting low mark of 52 in the opening race oon the card. The the last time he run off a mark as low as this was at Beverley in 2014, where he won. Tonight he also has the services of Ben Robinson on his back tonight, Ben is the quality apprentice jockey attached to Brian Ellison's yard in Malton, North Yorkshire so it is quite a journey for this talented young rider to make for this one ride but he his well worth his 5lb claim, effectively allowing him to run off a featherweight 47.
Pearl Noir often enjoys a front running style, and on his day he is still a decent individual, he last won off a mark of 60 in May this year and has amassed nine wins and 22 placed efforts in his career to date. The now seven-year-old never really hit the form or produced the promise of his two-year-old season, when he wasn't far behind the likes of Top Notch Tonto and running in Listed class at Ascot. But he has the stride, size and scope to still perform when he wants to and at 11/2 I am prepared to see if he can get out in front again tonight off this mark and hopefully produce another winning performance.
2017 Overall (prior to this week): +37.97 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 8 pts
Returned: 4.18 pts