Kempton beats the freeze !
Published On February 8, 2012 | Uncategorized
Good morning Star Spreads customers and welcome to our preview of this afternoon’s sole surviving race meeting at Kempton Park. It’s an eight race card getting under way at 2.20 with the sprint handicap and concluding at 6.00 with the six furlong race, an event which has attracted plenty of our old Kempton favourites. A little more of that later !
Before we start let’s establish a few ground rules when assessing today’s racing on the polytrack surface. A clear draw bias has been established here over the last few years and Kempton regulars will need no reminding that those horses drawn low ,particularly in races up to seven furlongs,often hold a significant advantage. It should also be noted that front runners have a better than average strike rate at this venue. Don’t worry too much if your selection appears a little short of room as they turn into the straight ,experienced Kempton jockeys will know that a nice gap appears on the inside approximately two furlongs out, where the inner and outer tracks converge.
Lets have a look at some of the statistics that might be of assistance to us today. If you follow jockeys, note that Adam Kirby,Luke Morris and Georgie Baker all boast admirable strike rates here. Trainers that normally do well here include Tony Carroll,Mark Johnston and the Newmarket based John Gosden.
I also like to note certain columnist’s selections for the day. The Post’s Lambourn correspondent goes with Brian Meehan’s Right Divine as his best bet in the seven furlong handicap at 4.30. In the same race David Milnes the Newmarket gallops man puts up Gosden’s lightly raced Discoverer as his nap selection for the day,while the much respected Topspeed’s best bet on the card is the hat trick seeking Lady Caprice in the three year old sprint handicap at 3.25.
A couple of track fax also for you to consider. Leading rider Adam Kirby and Newmarket based trainer Jeremy Gask have an enviable 43% strike rate when teaming up at Kempton ,a pointer perhaps to the chances of Laser Blazer in the ten furlong handicap at 2.50. Course specialists are always worth noting at the meeting and April Fool in the claimer at 3.55 fits that bill nicely. He looks for a sixth course success this afternoon and do remember he won this same race last year too !. A little later on note Sherjawy in the six furlong handicap at 5.30. The only mount on the card for jockey Jamie Goldstein, he’s gradually sliding down to a potential winning mark and he has six previous course wins on his CV too. Box number two will suit him nicely !
Racing concludes with the second divide of the six furlong handicap and a couple of old Kempton regulars to note here. Paul Howling’s Dvinsky has already racked up eight course successes while Peter Grayson’s Vhujon, the mount of leading all weather rider Luke Morris, seeks a seventh course win this afternoon.
Enjoy your day’s racing at Kempton Park and don’t forget to call us here at Star Spreads on 1800 624 624 where our trading team will talk you through all the markets available to you this afternoon. Winning distances,aggregate SP’s ,match bets and individual horse indices. Exciting times indeed! Isn’t it time you opened an account ? ,you won’t be disappointed !