It's a low-key day of racing on Monday but we suggest a Placepot permutation from Bath this afternoon...
14:20- Likely favourite Kifaaya looks well treated but he hasn't progressed as expected and could be worth opposing with the Saeed Manana-owned pair of Avenue Du Monde and Offshore. Avenue Du Monde clearly isn't one of his powerful stable's brightest lights but he has been racing over inadequate trips and could well improve now faced with this much sterner test on his nursery bow. Offshore produced his best performance to date when finishing fifth on his nursery bow, hinting that he could yet do better, and he remains capable of making an impact at this lowly level.
14:50- Maxwell offered something to work with when finishing mid-division on debut, staying on late in the day in taking style, and he would have been banker material were he to take his chance. In his absence, it is worth siding with newcomer Phyllis Maud and the once-raced Imperial War. Phyllis Maud makes some appeal on paper and hails from a yard capable of getting one ready, while Imperial War is also from a powerful yard and ought to do much better with the benefit of a run under his belt.
15:20- This is a trappy little affair with many of the contenders arriving with questions to answer. Medal of Valour has gone up plenty in the weights for a wide-margin success over C&D last time, but that at least proves he is in fine fettle and he should give a good account. We will also include another last-time winner in Zambeasy. Zambeasy has a rather patchy profile but he did put his best foot forward to land a gamble over C&D last time, and a reproduction would ensure that he is on the premises.
15:50- Red Lady seems to enjoy it here, winning on both visits to the course, including last time when she displayed a fantastic attitude, and she should give another good account under optimum conditions. Not every horse relishes firm ground, so the fact Red Lady has proven effective when the ground is rattling has to rate as a considerable positive, and we will bank on her.
16:20- This is a tightly-knit sprint handicap and plenty are in with a chance, but Molly Jones has had a good summer, winning three times here, and she is likely to launch a bold bid, this a more manageable assignment than the one she was set last time. She is joined in the perm by Mambo Spirit who finally came good when comfortably winning here in July, and has performed respectably the last twice.
16:50- Wedgewood Estates bounced back to form at Kempton last time, despite not being ideally placed, and he looks set to go close this afternoon. Wedgewood Estates seems reasonably treated relative to today's rivals and, having proven herself effective at this course when finishing third in June, she can wrap up the Placepot in style.
14:20- 3, 5
14:50- 2, 5
15:20- 4, 5
16:20- 4, 6
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