Kempton Placepot: Thursday August 30

Thursday's Placepot comes from Kempton

Shahin Khoshsokhan brings you a suggested Placepot permutation from this evening's meeting at Kempton...

There's a good chance that Megalala could get his own way in front, and he has the right pilot in Serena Brotherton to take advantage of such a scenario...

18:20 - After a quiet first half of the season John Dunlop's string seem to be coming to the boil, and his Alpine Mysteries can get us off to a good start in the opener. She ran on well from a poor position on her nursery bow earlier this month and had both Tomway and Heliconia in behind. Another worth including is Getaway Car, who will be suited by this trip given how he stayed on when fourth in a similar event at Wolverhampon last time, a race which is working out well.

18:50 - Only a handful arrive in good form so this may not prove to be as competitive as the numbers might suggest. One who arrives at the top of his game is Dana's Present, who was only narrowly denied at Brighton 3 weeks ago and looks sure to be thereabouts under Richard Hughes. With Plum Bay's stamina not assured, Twenty One Choice is the other selection for this leg. Admittedly he's got a lay-off and wide draw to deal with, but he showed improvement when runner-up on his handicap bow back in May and remains unexposed.

19:20 - There are some interesting sorts lining up in this juvenile maiden, but Intimidate sets a high standard for the others to aim at, having shown near-useful form when second at Newbury, and will be very difficult to keep out of the first 3. Banker.

19:50 - The form of Openly's reappearance fourth at Newmarket in May has worked out well and she looks like more of a solid proposition than most of her rivals, despite having been absent since. With only 2 places up for grabs, Tiger Cliff is included as backup after making a promising debut when runner-up at Lingfield recently.

20:20 - With Uphold taken out there's a good chance that Megalala could get his own way in front, and he has the right pilot in Serena Brotherton to take advantage of such a scenario. Banking on one selection in amateur races is unwise in the main, and Rub of The Relic, who is often thereabouts in this type of race, is also included.

20:50 - The best race on the card is also the final leg of the placepot. Progressive three-year-olds Royal Empire and Discoverer look the ones to focus on here. They have both shown useful form in a limited amount of runs and, with further improvement likely, it's hard to see at least one of them not making the frame.


18:20 - 5, 6
18:50 - 8, 13
19:20 - 7
19:50 - 3, 5
20:20 - 1, 9
20:50 - 3, 7
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