Cu Chulainn looks an interesting runner on Monday's evening card at Kempton - get Timeform's selections for the meeting here...
"...the small 'p' attached to his Timeform rating denotes that he is likely to progress further..."
Timeform on Cu Chulainn
NAP: Second time lucky for Cu Chulainn
Cu Chulainn shaped with plenty of promise when second on his debut at Lingfield three weeks ago, briefly running green in the straight before staying on well to pass the post less than a length behind the winner. That form sets a fairly useful standard in this line-up, while the small 'p' attached to his Timeform rating denotes that he is likely to progress further. With champion jockey Oisin Murphy taking over in the saddle, Cu Chulainn rates a confident selection to get off the mark at the second attempt.
NEXT BEST: Fast Style holds standout claims
Fast Style showed improved form when fitted with cheekpieces for his nursery debut over this course and distance last week, finishing second but shaping like the best horse at the weights. He was left with too much to do after a slow start and did well under the circumstances to be beaten just half a length, impressing most with the ground he made up in the straight. He can race from the same mark here and should mount a bold bid to gain compensation for Roger Charlton, who has his team in good form at present.
EACH-WAY: Verreaux Eagle can fly home
Verreaux Eagle wasn't seen to best effect when sixth on her latest outing at Wolverhampton, being forced to use up too much energy by racing wide throughout. She had been in good form prior to that, hitting the frame in successive starts after defying a BHA mark of 70 at Wolverhampton in August. She is still 7 lb higher in the weights than she was then, but the booking of Rhys Clutterbuck, who is decent value for his 5 lb claim, makes her more interesting. She is fancied to reward each-way support at an attractive price.
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