17:30 Kempton

Leg 1 Selections: SENTIMENTALITY 

This is wide-open but SENTIMENTALITY wasn’t knocked about when fourth on debut, keeping on strongly in the closing stages, and the form has worked out strongly with the winner running well to finish a close-up third at Royal Ascot in the Chesham Stakes. 

I don’t think this race has anything like the calibre of the winner that day, so she’s expected to take a step forward and play a leading role in the outcome. I think she’s more than capable of at least reaching the frame in the opener. 

18:00 Kempton

Leg 2 Selections: ETERNAL PEARL

Charlie Appleby’s ETERNAL PEARL couldn’t land the odds at Newbury four weeks ago but sets a clear standard on her earlier second in a Listed event back in May, while her fourth on debut at Ascot, also looks another useful piece of form too.

With the best form on offer, and all her experience to draw upon, it would be a huge surprise if she couldn’t take advantage of this excellent opportunity. Golden Chain shaped well when third on debut here and can chase the former home.

18:30 Kempton

Leg 3 Selections: DUBAI WELCOME, FINDONO

DUBAI WELCOME has a good record here, with a win and two seconds from three runs, and proved he retains all his ability when second last time after a 589 day absence. He’s likely to strip fitter for that run here and has the scope to surpass his mark of 88, so while he’s faced with the task of carrying joint top-weight, this son of Dubawi should easily be capable of going close.

The David Menuisier-trained FINDONO has shown promise in placing in all three starts so far and he makes his handicap debut off a nice mark of 80 here. He goes up in distance but, if he stays, he’s got solid claims of at least placing again here. I do, however, think he’s the biggest threat to the favourite though, and if that one seemingly underperforms, he’ll be the one to pick up the pieces.

19:00 Kempton

Leg 4 Selections: ADELITA, FREE SOLO

ADELITA could only finish last of four at Yarmouth last time but, otherwise, she’s been very consistent. The form of her third here last June is good form, as the first and second are rated 90 plus and that makes her current mark of 74 exploitable. She’s a leading contender with Jack Mitchell back in the saddle.

FREE SOLO is an alternative choice at large odds. He was rated as high as 100 last year when trained in Ireland and while he’s not threatened in all four starts for current connections, he’s well-treated off 77. If the blinkers have a positive effect, he could get himself into the picture here.

19:30 Kempton

Leg 5 Selections: MOEL ARTHUR

MOEL ARTHUR isn’t bred to stay this far but he wasn’t stopping at the finish last time, where he stayed on strongly to only be beaten-a-length and that form has been advertised by the third, Dancing Harry, who’s subsequently won off a mark of 82 in a class three event.

He was also unlucky not to score on his penultimate start at Newbury when beaten just a neck so he could easily have arrived here in search of a four-timer. Whether he stays or not, he’s worth a go at the distance and is a major player on just his third start on the turf.

20:00 Kempton

Leg 6 Selections: MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS has steadily improved with each start and returned from a chunky absence to finish runner-up at Yarmouth six weeks ago, where he only bumped into Twelfth Knight, who has won since off a mark of 82, and that form is the best on offer. 

The selection heads into handicaps off an opening mark 70 here, which is extremely lenient on the balance of his form and this race isn’t the strongest of events either. With improvement to come, he should be more than able to make his presence felt despite being drawn wide.