With plenty of small fields around over the jumps, Kempton's all-weather meeting makes the most appeal from a Placepot perspective...
15:55- Quantum Dot was strong in the betting on his first start for Ed de Giles at Wolverhampton but failed to meet expectations, finishing a disappointing sixth having failed to quicken. It's still early days with this yard, though, and it is evidently thought that he is capable of better. He's potentially chucked in judged on two-year-old form and has to be included in the permutation. He is no banker proposition, though, so we will also add long-standing maiden Princess Rose as she's slipped to a career-low mark and is relatively well treated compared to many of her moderate rivals.
16:25- Quest For Wonder shaped well on debut despite being unsuited by the emphasis on speed and, though she will need further in time, she is open to plenty of improvement. That was a promising start at Wolverhampton and Quest For Wonder should give a good account here.
16:55- It is hard to get away from the claims of the hat-trick seeking Cadmium as she showed much improved form to win over C&D last time and appears to be a filly on the up. A 4 lb rise in the weights for Cadmium is fair and she evidently gets on well with today's rider, so another bold bid appears to be on the cards.
17:25- It is difficult to get away from the claims of Engaging Smile as she created a taking impression on debut, running on strongly once the penny dropped, finishing fourth. She is very much the type to improve with that experience under her belt and, representing an in-form stable, she looks banker material to finish in the first three.
17:55-The pair to concentrate on here look to be Althania and Redstart as both shaped with promise on debut and set the bar fairly high. Althania could be the one to rely on, though, as she makes plenty of appeal on paper, represents a leading yard and should improve markedly from her first start.
18:25- It could be worth siding with Muradif as he scored in good style here in August and has continued to run well since, shaping better than the bare result when finishing fourth here last time. Muradif found less than looked likely having travelled smoothly and the application of headgear could make the difference. We will also include Zaza Zest in the permutation as she could be on a handy mark if replicating the level of form she showed on fibresand last time on this polytrack surface.
15:55- 1, 7
18:25- 1, 5
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