Chaos yesterday at Bangor as our pick Oneida Tribe was first adjudged to have dead heated and was then disqualified. On the plus side, most bookies pay out on first last the post these days, on the down side the photo finish was farcical and we clearly, if narrowly, won outright…and don’t get us started on the merits of the disqualification!!
It’s a quiet Friday, and we will wait for some decent all-weather evening racing at Kempton where the 6f handicap (2015) looks tasty.
Last year’s winner Eljaddaaf profited from being ridden back from a suicidal pace – and given similar race tactics could go close.
Sparkot looked progressive here earlier in the year and has attracted money. Sprinters can be easier to get fit, but he still has a 7 month break to overcome.
We prefer a fit and in form Kodiline. Clive Cox’s 4yo showed real signs of life last time at Lingfield when getting going all too late to finish a close fourth.
He comes here with fitness assured and very well drawn in the inside box from where jockey Adam Kirby, a Kempton genius, can plot any number of tactical options.
Recommendation: Kodiline, (2015 Kempton), 1pt win, 11/2 generally available
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