Sunday's Thoughts

3:20 Kempton
A restricted auction race over a mile for colts and fillies. A number of these have shown a glimmer of ability. For What ran in a competitive race on debut when behind Quiz Mistress and Halfsin, who is a decent two-year-old. Lanigan's colt by Mingun was outpaced but ran on well when never troubling the leaders. This drop in distance is a slight concern although being outpaced may have been due to inexperienced. Lanigan has an excellent place rate with his fancied juveniles on their second start but often struggles to win. Certainly a major hope for this. Top Diktat - trained by Sir Michael Stoute - could be a strong challenger after going off an unfancied 20/1 at Kempton on debut. Stoute does very well with his fancied runners on their second start and if 13/2 & less may strip fitter today and has fair claims. Bill Page* has been quite well supported on both his starts but hasn't been placed yet and needs to improve for this step up to a mile. This chestnut colt by Proud Citizen has been backed again and perhaps connections feel he has more to offer. However, it may be prudent to watch and learn a little more. Amerthyst was only a cheap purchase at 1,500gns as a foal but there is much to like about the way Jo Crowley trains her juveniles and she is a talented handler. Kilstone Limited (owners) have achieved a number of successes with their juveniles this season and this daughter of Doyen showed good speed at Salisbury on debut before tiring in the last furlong. On form she has something to prove but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Crowley find another winner.

*NR

3:50 Kempton
The second division and the classier of the two races. A couple of fair sorts in the shape of Sinfonico and Groomed trained by Richard Hannon and William Haggis respectively. The other form horses don't look capable of testing this capable pair and the unraced will need to be talented to win and unlikely to happen.


Today's races:
2:45 Kempton
3:20 Kempton
3:50 Kempton

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