Kempton Placepot: Wednesday August 28

Ryan Moore could be the man to follow at Kempton

Kempton's card makes the most appeal from a Placepot perspective on Wednesday...

Freddie Kilroy is the obvious candidate, seemingly brought along with handicaps in mind. The juvenile has raced three times over inadequate trips and appeals as the type to leave that form well behind now racing over a more suitable distance...

18:10- Marmalady posted an improved effort under Ryan Moore last time and with the top rider once again back in the saddle she has to come under consideration. She has yet to race over six furlongs, though, and, while it could possibly suit, dealing with unknowns is something to avoid if possible in Placepots, particularly if there are solid alternatives likely to be carrying fewer lines. Compton Albion and Brynford fit the bill. Compton Albion has improved since cheekpieces have been applied and produced her best effort yet at Wolverhampton last time, finishing strongly in second over five furlongs. She is allowed to race from the same mark here and looks sure to go well. Brynford has finished in the frame on her three most recent outings, including over C&D last time, and should once again give her running, for all she is likely to find one or two too good.

18:40- Baars Causeway sets a good standard in this seven-furlong maiden based on her efforts at Newbury and should be difficult to keep out of the places. Considerately handled on debut, Baars Causeway progressed as expected on her second start, still looking in need of the experience as she kept on well in the closing stages. Both of those efforts came over six furlongs and the step up in trip looks bound to suit. It would register as a risk banking on a two-year-old maiden with no experience on the surface and it could pay to include the unraced Top Dollar in case the likely favourite underperforms. Top Dollar hails from a yard in good form at the moment and the booking of Ryan Moore catches the eye.

19:10- Mahdiyah boasts a useful middle-distance pedigree and made a promising start to her career earlier in the month when finishing runner-up at this venue. She travelled well but didn't get a clear run on that occasion, having to barge her way out two furlongs from home, and looks sure to improve for the experience. We will attempt to keep the lines down and bank on Godolphin's filly.

19:40- Freddie Kilroy is the obvious candidate, seemingly brought along with handicaps in mind. The juvenile has raced three times over inadequate trips and appeals as the type to leave that form well behind now racing over a more suitable distance. It would be a risk banking on a horse with Freddie Kilroy's profile, though, and it could pay to include Aristocracy who contested a better race than this on his nursery bow at Newbury.

20:10- It is unlikely that we have seen the best of Seek Again and he registers as banker material in the penultimate leg of the Placepot. Seek Again was an impressive winner on debut at Newmarket and although he was beaten on his only subsequent start as a juvenile it came at the hands of the smart Van Der Neer. He returned from a lengthy absence to score on the July Course two weeks ago and with the Gosden yard remaining in red-hot form it is hard to imagine Seek Again not going close.

20:40- Cousin Khee possibly found the fast ground against him when disappointing at Newmarket last time, but he has a fine record on the polytrack and a return to the artificial surface can see Hughie Morrison's charge return to form. This is a competitive heat, however, so it is also worth adding Meetings Man to the permutation as he has been in cracking form this year and a big run looks assured despite a hefty rise for his latest run.

Selections:
18:10- 5, 9
18:40- 4, 8
19:10- 10
19:40- 2, 8
20:10- 8
20:40- 2, 9
= 16 lines

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