17:00 Kempton

Lake Sand has been running to a consistent level in handicaps recently but, though he's respected returned to classified company, CLOSENESS edges the vote. Daniel and Claire Kubler's mare was well supported at big prices when finishing a good third at Chelmsford last month and an improved display might be enough to land the spoils. Dual course winner No Diggity shouldn't be underestimated either.
Prediction : 1st Closeness 2nd Lake Sand 3rd No Diggity

17:30 Kempton

Just a length separated Ready Reckoner (second) and STRIKE ALLIANCE (third) when the pair met over C&D last month, but the latter is fancied to turn the tables on 2lb better terms. Outrace has been knocking on the door in recent starts and he looks set to go close, along with Cariad, who was successful at Wolverhampton when last seen in October. Leonna makes some appeal with cheekpieces fitted on her handicap bow, as does Stintino Sunset, who finished a length fifth here last time.
Prediction : 1st Strike Alliance 2nd Ready Reckoner 3rd Outrace

18:00 Kempton

Little Roman demands respect following his recent C&D success, but a chance is taken on PERFECT GENTLEMAN. The son of Dawn Approach steps up in trip for his handicap bow, which should suit on pedigree, and an opening mark of 59 ought to be well within range. Man Made Of Smoke is likely to be in the thick of things, while Greavsie might not be far away either.
Prediction : 1st Perfect Gentleman 2nd Little Roman 3rd Man Made Of Smoke

18:30 Kempton

GOLDEN SPEECH may still be a maiden through five starts but this looks like as good an opportunity as any to get off the mark. A half-brother to Breeders' Cup Turf winner Rebel's Romance, newcomer Measured Time must be a big player from the same stable, as well as Redcliff Glen, who improved from first to second start when placed over C&D.
Prediction : 1st Golden Speech 2nd Measured Time 3rd Redcliff Glen

19:00 Kempton

A very talented sort as a two-year-old, POSITIVE looked to be getting back to somewhere near that level when ending a long losing drought at Wolverhampton last time. The slight drop in trip should not inconvenience here and he can uphold form with Baldomero (third) from that contest, while recent C&D winner Imperial Sands is another that could be heavily involved at the finish.
Prediction : 1st Positive 2nd Imperial Sands 3rd Baldomero

19:30 Kempton

Now that the penny has dropped for WANNABE BRAVE, recording a determined win over C&D in November, he can continue his progression despite a 3lb rise. Bascinet is a consistent sort and arrives here on the back of two wins in his last three starts, whereas Dance To Paris is winless since last July and needs to improve on recent efforts. Oriental Art and Pleasure Garden can also have a say in proceedings.
Prediction : 1st Wannabe Brave 2nd Bascinet 3rd Dance To Paris

20:00 Kempton

Rhebus Road makes his return to the Flat for the first time since September 2021, following a series of mixed efforts over timber, and warrants a market check, but it is easier to side with LATER DARLING, who retains the mark following a good second over this trip at Lingfield last month. Royal Thunder makes his stable debut for Stuart Edmunds following a creditable third at Yarmouth in October and he is another to note.
Prediction : 1st Later Darling 2nd Royal Thunder 3rd Rhebus Road

20:30 Kempton

A fairly open contest, in which marginal preference is for the Victor Dartnall-trained LHEBAYEB. Only narrowly denied on her most recent run over 1m3f at Southwell last month, she is fancied to go one better off 2lb higher in this contest, but Tinchoo was a comfortable winner on her latest outing at this track, also over 1m3f, and can be in the mix once more. Princess Nieve sports first-time cheekpieces following a good second at Newcastle last month and completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Lhebayeb 2nd Tinchoo 3rd Princess Nieve