18:00 Kempton

A big field with 14 heading to post for this but ENCOURAGED (best price 9/2) deservedly got his head in front at Southwell last month and with that success under his belt he can kick on now. He has been a work in progress but he first caught the eye flashing home for third having been badly hampered here on return back in March. That form has worked out well since and he improved again bumping into Dashing Dick at Leicester before knuckling down well to win at Southwell last time beating a solid horse in Bringitonboris. He is off just a 1lb higher mark here and is definitely open to further progress. If getting the gaps I think he’ll be coming home best under SDS. First View likes this track and has to enter calculations on handicap debut while Dembe has won his last four now and up another 4lb should still get competitive. Of the rest Bearaway also has more to offer and should run well too.