Our horse racing expert Andy Holding has two tips for today's action including a NAP at Kempton.
Other than a total blowout at Royal Ascot, SO I TOLD YOU (best price 11-4) has had a pretty flawless season and with two of her three victories coming over today’s C&D, confidence is high that Joseph O’Brien’s filly can maintain her unbeaten record at the track.
Having her first run of the season at the Cleveragh Road venue and for new connections, the Gleneagles filly captured what looked a strong fillies’ handicap on paper beforehand in determined fashion, in the process, clocking a very smart time figure. All the rage to duplicate that initial success back at the same track three weeks later, she ended up winning even more easily and that victory prompted connections to think big and head to the royal meeting in search of the ultimate glory. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite pan out as hoped as she trailed in last but freshened up after a month’s break, she came back with a bang at Gowran last time out by doing what she does best and dominating from the front. Well drawn in stall one for a horse who likes to bowl along, hopefully a clean break should see her in her customary position after a furlong and if so, this useful four-year-old can prove hard to peg back around a course that compliments front runners.
NOISY NIGHT (NAP) (best price 7-2) proved himself to be an instant hit on his all-weather debut here back in June and even though he’s likely to be taking on several newcomers who are bound to be above-average, Roger Charlton’s colt is strongly fancied to put his vital track experience to good use.
Completely all at sea on his debut at Nottingham back in May, it was somewhat significant that he was so strong in the market beforehand on his next start over tonight’s course and, as it turned out, the money in his direction proved well placed. More alert coming out of the stalls at the Sunbury venue, the son of Night Of Thunder, however, still had plenty of work to do rounding the home turn fifth of the six-strong field, but in showing a smart turn of foot inside the final furlong, he managed to overhaul his rivals with a bit to spare. A nice scopey sort who looks the type who will continue to progress, Roger Charlton’s colt also shapes as though an extra furlong wouldn’t go amiss, and with his experience of today’s surface in his favour and much better drawn than his main market rival, King’s Guard, he makes plenty of appeal at his morning odds.