Kempton Sunday 14:10 Matchbook Betting Exchange Juvenile Hurdle
RISK AND ROLL failed to sparkle on his first start for Paul Nicholls but showed promise in France and can be given a second chance. Jumping Jack was well adrift of City Dreamer at Plumpton, but doesn't have him to worry about now. Espresso Freddo is an interesting newcomer to this sphere.
Prediction: 1st Risk And Roll, 2nd Jumping Jack, 3rd Espresso Freddo
Kempton Sunday 14:40 Matchbook Betting Podcast Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)
It is interesting that four-year-old Siruh Du Lac is sent straight over fences by his handler Nick Williams following a couple of promising runs over hurdles last term. He looks to have a bright future over fences, and the same can be said of Bach De Clermont, who has mixed it in handy company over hurdles, but the former point winner was always set to be seen at his best once sent chasing. Paul Webber's mare Royal Debutante is respected if arriving in the same form as she was last term and the Banbury handler's horses have been running well. However, preference is for GO WEST YOUNG MAN, who can be forgiven his latest effort, and is respected on his two-length second to the progressive Alcala two starts ago. He is 2lb lower than that day now, and his amateur jockey removes a further 7lb.
Prediction: 1st Go West Young Man, 2nd Bach De Clermont, 3rd Siruh Du Lac
Kempton Sunday 15:15 Better Odds With Matchbook Novices' Hurdle (Listed)
New Agenda made all when a runaway six-length winner at Huntingdon last time and could be difficult to peg back if getting his own way from the front once again. However it is hard to ignore the claims of AMOUR DE NUIT, who was within two lengths of landing the Persian War last weekend and must hold serious claims here if non the worse for a quick return to the track. Cockney Wren is held in high esteem by his connections, while Listen To The Man is unbeaten in three and looks a hurdler on the up who can't be ignored.
Prediction: 1st Amour de Nuit, 2nd New Agenda, 3rd Listen To The Man
Kempton Sunday 15:50 Smarter Bets With Matchbook Handicap Chase
Marracudja should be freshened up by a summer break and he is sure to be at his best on fast ground first time out. He is the best of these in terms of ability, but it may be best to side with BACK BY MIDNIGHT, who landed a Saturday Sandown chase in style back in December and was back in the winner's enclosure at Taunton before the season came to an end. Pearls Legend is a consistent campaigner who has to be considered, while Braavos is given a second chance over fences.
Prediction: 1st Back By Midnight, 2nd Marracudja, 3rd Pearls Legend
Kempton Sunday 16:20 Matchbook VIP Hurdle (Listed)
Paul Nicholls holds strong claims here with the former Greatwood Hurdle winner Old Guard and SAN BENEDETO, who was a four-time winner over fences last season and is the choice of stable jockey Sam Twiston-Davies. It is interesting they start over hurdles athis season nd this should put him spot on for the rest of the term. Noel Fehily rides the five-year-old Optimus Prime, who was last seen chasing home the progressive John Constable and could have a lot more to come, while Rayvin Black can't be underestimated with his long term ally Thomas Garner in the plate.
Prediction: 1st San Benedeto, 2nd Old Guard, 3rd Rayvin Black
Kempton Sunday 16:50 Matchbook Casino Handicap Chase
BETTER DAYS is 4lb higher than when scoring over 3m1f at Wincanton in April and is fully entitled to come on for his last run at Market Rasen - when attracting support last month - as it was his first outing since May. Fight Commander landed minor money off this mark when last sighted at Fontwell in March and should finish on the premises if running to a similar level of form on his return. Hat-trick seeker Ramore Will could also finish in the shake-up.
Prediction: 1st Better Days, 2nd Fight Commander, 3rd Ramore Will
Kempton Sunday 17:20 RPLC Novices' Hurdle
PRESENT MAN is rated 142 over fences and should be tough to beat if running to a similar level now sent back over the smaller obstacles on his seasonal return. Tynecastle Park has a bit to find with the selection on official ratings but is entitled to come on for his reappearance second over a similar trip at Southwell. Jaisalmer showed ability over timber last term and could take a hand if ready to fire on his return from a 201-day absence.
Prediction: 1st Present Man, 2nd Tynecastle Park, 3rd Jaisalmer