A mixed Saturday card with Kelso hopefully surviving to augment a decent all weather Kempton card.
The Daily Yankee:
A Momentofmadness, (1405 Kempton), 3/1: His last win was this event last year but has been very consistent since. Now at 5 years old he should be approaching his peak as a sprinter and ran a great race on return at Lingfield when narrowly beaten by Tomily. Re-opposes on 5lbs better terms and with a run under his belt, looks well drawn, and jockey William Buick is as good as they come.
Taxmeifyoucan, (1425 Kelso), 10/3: Short enough some might argue for a competitive handicap, but this juvenile gets in on a very low weight thanks to age allowances, and has course, distance and going form when winning a good novice event here in February. The runner-up went on to win the ultra-competitive EBF final at Sandown so the form looks rock solid. Nothing else can offer that scope for improvement.
Chic Name, (1500 Kelso), 7/1: Seems to handle very heavy ground and gets in here again off a low weight, which may be crucial for what could be a gruelling test. Has avoided some of the heavy ground slogs endured by his opponents, but seemingly ran above himself over the unique cross country test at Cheltenham last time. The very good James Bowen takes off another 3lbs and weight could be decisive.
Curbyourenthusisam, (1700 Kempton), 8/1: The historic Queens Prize now run as an all-weather card-closer, but it remains a race of quality. Curbyourenthusiasm has always had a touch of class and tops the weights here. Recent runs have been in small field conditions events, but he looks the type that would really benefit from more cover and a strong early pace. He could get that here, and in Jamie Spence he has an ideal companion for a waiting ride. Plenty of in form horses make for a string market and decent odds.
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