A nice Kempton card brightens up a Monday. It will be good to see Whisper in action, but although the card is full of hints for the future, the betting opportunities of the day come in the much more workmanlike surroundings of the Southwell sands.
The Southwell fibresand track really promotes course specialism as it is unlike any other UK racing surface.
Thus can be illustrated in the 2m handicap (1310 GMT) where Bertie Moon returns to the surface having recorded a win on his only other run here back in 2013.
Bertie has recently transferred to the shrewd yard of Michael Appleby. He has a superb record here and he will no doubt have picked this horse out knowing the Southwell back story.
His recent stable debut was a fairly encouraging turf effort in a much better race than this. Back on this track, dropped in grade and with leading all weather rider Luke Morris up top, all looks set for a big win.
The following sprint handicap features numerous course specialists. The bookies are struggling to split the very recent runaway win form of Bingo George, and the historic three time course form of Big Amigo.
Whilst we generally like our form hot, Bingo George is a big 8lbs higher and in a possibly better race.
Big Amigo on the other hand/hoof is rated 62 having won here in the Spring off 58, 64 and 67. So this mark is right in his sweet spot.
He was a decent fifth last time at less suitable Wolverhampton, and now returning here, and off that mark, his case looks compelling.
Recommendation: Bertie Moon (1310 Southwell) & Big Amigo (1340 Southwell), 1pt win double, approx 14/1
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