All-weather action on Kempton’s Polytrack surface – Friday Sept 8th, 7 races, between 5.55pm and 9pm.
Rossa Ryan and Tom Marquand are among the top jocks present.
18.30 Fire Demon @ 13/8
Nicely-bred 2-yr-old by Dark Angel, owned by Juddmonte Farms, trained by Andrew Balding, and ridden by the excellent David Probert.
Two runs so far – a quiet introduction at Ascot and then a very pleasing placed effort at Newbury over this 7f trip 20 days ago. The bend here will make the 7f a good deal less taxing than the straight run at Newbury, and further improvement is highly likely in any event.
No fancy entries, and he’s got a sizeable field to put away, hailing from some prestigious addresses – but his chance is surely undeniable. Since tipping him up the price has collapsed in to around 13/8 – always a good sign that he’s strongly fancied.
NB – a little update. Prices are always subject to fluctuation of course, re above, and I see this morning that Fire Demon is now trading at around the even money mark. It seems we’ve tapped in to one that has attracted continued support. If you fancy/fancied it, I hope you got ‘on’ at a bigger price – but then who knows, it may yet drift in the run up to the race.
That’s the beauty of top sport – unpredictable, ever-changing, dynamic – unmissable. Good luck!
19.30 Becarra Rose @ 10/3
Decent-level Class 3 handicap for 3-yr-old fillies, and my selection represents the Charlie Fellowes yard and is ridden by Harry Davies.
Ran well here in June over this trip in a slightly lower grade, running on well at the death. Then tried ten furlongs at Sandown on good-to-soft, and only gave best close home. This drop in trip and sounder surface can work the oracle, allowing the filly to continue on her upward curve with a deserved success.
Encouragingly, when I thought about this one as the likely winner she was an each-way price. She’s been backed, and we’ll go straight win now!