Kempton stages regular Wednesday evening fixtures, and this seven-race card is another one.
The all-weather track is once again riding standard-to-slow and that’s essential to bear in mind when considering a wager.
19:30 – Daphne May @ 7/2
The card gets underway with a pair of nurseries followed by two maiden contests but the opening bet can be found in the one-mile-three-furlong fillies handicap at 19:30.
Daphne May has Kempton form figures of 12725 and the mare is in good form having won at Epsom last month.
Gary Moore’s runner could only finish fifth at the Sunbury track on her latest start and the five-year-old was handed a wide draw on the occasion.
Daphne May got trapped too far back under Billy Loughnane, but she did do plenty of good late work and was staying on well at the line.
That effort certainly caught the eye and the five-year-old is better drawn in a small field this evening so take Moore’s charge to return to winning ways.
20:00 – Let Life Happen @ 6/5
Let Life Happen ran well to finish second on debut in a strong novice at this track and she looks good value to get her head in front in the one-and-a-half-mile maiden at 20:00.
Sir Michael Stoute’s runner has twice since filled the runners-up berth, but her promise hasn’t diminished.
The three-year-old was beaten at 5/6 at Carlisle, but that was still a credible run and she then finished second at Kempton last month.
However, Let Life Happen was badly hampered at the start last time out and she did extremely well to pick up and finish so close to the winner.
That run suggests that she can continue to improve and there is a lot to like about her chances on Wednesday evening.
20:30 – Open Champion @ 7/2
The final race on the card – a 1m4f handicap – can go the way of Open Champion.
The Alan King-trained runner burst back into form when finishing second at this track last time out and that improvement appeared to come from the application of a visor.
Open Champion was awarded that race in the Stewards’ Room, a decision subsequently overturned on appeal, but King’s charge has confirmed his promise.
The four-year-old has dropped a fair way in the weights and he looks ready for glory.
Promotion: Betfred will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10 if the horse you’ve backed finishes 2nd in the 20:30.