Nap of the Day: Burdett to shine on return for Channon

 | March 26 | 

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Kempton Park All-Weather

There are a trio of UK race meetings to look forward to on Wednesday, with jumps action from Hereford and Wincanton going before the evening card at Kempton.

Our midweek NAP is making his seasonal comeback for trainer Jack Channon on the Kempton Polytrack and the lightly-raced sort is fancied to show up well.

NAP of the Day - Wednesday, March 27

  • 19:30 Kempton – Burdett @ 7/2

A field of seven are set to contest this London Mile Series Qualifier on the Polytrack at Kempton and it looks a fairly open affair on paper.

Simon Dow sends out the hat-trick seeking Rey De La Batalla after the colt won at Lingfield (7f) and here (1m) in his last two starts. He only had a neck to spare last time and is now rated 4lb higher in what looks a stronger race on paper, so more is demanded.

Marco Botti's Beauty Generation was second-best to that rival 25 days ago and has a slender 1lb pull at the weights now, while Andrew Balding's handicap debutant Break The Bank is noted.

Like that runner, BURDETT has three runs under his belt for Jack Channon and has been gelded since we saw him last at Haydock (7f, heavy) in late September.

He couldn't peg back front-running winner Gone Rogue on what was his handicap bow off a mark of 76 but it was a satisfactory effort shipping 3lb to the Charlie Johnston-trained winner, who proved stubborn in front on testing ground.

Burdett had earlier won a Ffos Las maiden (7½f, soft) in mid-September, showing a really willing attitude to prevail in a three-way go for the line alongside Chequers Court and Tamfana from the Richard Hannon and David Menuisier yards respectively.

That race worked out well for the grade, with next-time-out winners behind in third and fourth.

Now gelded and back from a winter break, Burdett sets out on his three-year-old journey with plenty of scope for better on this first all-weather start.

A year on from taking over the licence from his father at West Ilsley Stables, Jack Channon has now gone through the half-century marker in terms of winners in his own name.

His string are emerging from their winter slumber and have been amongst the winners in recent days. Charles Bishop picks up plenty of rides for this yard and will be delighted to get the leg up here.

The long run to the line in the Kempton straight should play to the strengths of Burdett, given his Ffos Las win came over a half-furlong extra and, while this is competitive, it's a Betfred Extra Place Race (three places) and Burdett is fancied to be in there pitching at the finish.

You can find our other NAP of the day selections at our dedicated hub on Betfred Insights 

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