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The opening 13:00 at Kempton looks like a cracking race, and it may be fought out between the progressive form horse Finest View 3.55/2 and useful flat 82 rated performer Galahad Threepwood 3.7511/4. The latter is open to significant progress after just the one start over hurdles.

At Kempton, Paul Nicholls will look to start the new season off with a bang as he sends five horses, all priced shorter than 5.04/1. Including odds-on shots Calva D’uge in the 13:35 and Outlaw Peter in the 14:10.

Trainer Joe Tizzard who has taken over the licence from his father Colin will have his first runner in the National Hunt sphere in Slate House 4.57/2 at Kempton today at 15:55.

At 14:20 at the Curragh, Dr Zempf 2.56/4 steps up to 1m for the first time, and trainer Ger Lyons and jockey Colin Keane have a 26% strike rate when partnering with three-year-olds this season.

In the 16:05 Coolmore Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh, trainer Aidan O’Brien has won eight of the last ten runnings. Today he saddles High Definition 4.03/1 partnered by Ryan Moore.

At Warwick in the 16:10, trainer Kayley Woolacott has a 33% strike rate with her runners over hurdles (3-9) and today saddles Nicklesonthedime 7.513/2, who drops into a class 5 for the first time.

The overnight punters have been busy at Windsor today. In the 15:26, Angel Amadea takes a big drop in distance to 6f for the first time today and has seen support 20/1 into 8/1. In the 16:01, Free Solo, who makes his first British start after arriving at Jamie Osbourne’s from Jessica Harrington, is the big mover 16/1 into 5/1.

Horses for courses

This section highlights the best bets from horses that have won twice or more at today’s tracks.

14:31 Bath – Airshow – Has won here three times (43%)
14:41 Beverley – Kylie Rules – Has won here four times (29%)
15:51 Beverley – Zihaam – Has won here six times (24%)

Weighted to go well

“Weighted to go well” highlights horses running that are more than 10lbs below their last winning handicap mark.

13:21 Bath – Symbol Of Hope – Has won off 63 runs off 53
14:41 Beverley – How Bizzare – Has won off 68 runs off 55
15:06 Bath – Uther Pendragon – Has won off 66 runs off 52

Furthest traveller

Today’s furthest traveller is trainer Rebecca Menzies with her runner Return Ticket in the 15:55 at Kempton. The trainer has made the 288-mile journey with just the one runner on the card.

Race of the day

We take a closer look at Windsor’s 15:26 6f Handicap in a race where a case can be made for many. I have played two each way in this contest, but the market could prove very informative closer to the off.

SBK3/1

EXC4.2

Trainer: Charles Hills
Jockey: William Buick
Age: 4
Weight: 9st 7lbs
OR: 82

Tanmawwy is interesting after he bolted up at Haydock in 2020 in good style and then was far too keen on his return to action after 575 days off the track at Leicester over seven furlongs last time. That run should have knocked the freshness out of him, and the return to six furlongs looks a positive move by connections. His opening handicap mark of 82 doesn’t look overly generous on the bare form, and he does now have quicker ground to contend with (debut win on soft). Still, its interesting connections persisted with him, and they have booked William Buick, who is 50% (2-4) for the yard this season.

He is a big player.

SBK15/2

EXC9.8

Trainer: Ed de Giles
Jockey: Pat Cosgrave
Age: 8
Weight: 9st 9lbs
OR: 84

Treacherous looks like an attractive price, given this is a big drop in grade into a Class 4 contest for the first time in 18 months, and his other two runs in this company have yielded first and second-place finishes. He sits two pounds lower than an excellent second on his last visit to this venue when narrowly touched off after being denied a clear run in a much stronger race than this, and the good amount of pace in this contest enhances his claims.

His latest effort at Kempton was below par, but he has been one to catch a second time out after a break three times in the last five years.

SBK8/1

EXC10

Trainer: Chris Wall
Jockey: Callum Shepherd
Age: 4
Weight: 8st 11lbs
OR: 72

Angel Amadea is very interesting in this contest on seasonal return and dropped markedly in distance for new connections. She was a big eye-catcher on debut at Newmarket last term over 7f in a race that has worked out well enough to suggest this handicap mark of 72 is well within her reach. She has shown plenty of pace in her races to date, is unexposed and could be coming home strongest of all if able to cope with the early speed test. Continued market support should be taken seriously.

Big race verdict

I have punted both Treacherous and Angel Amadea each way in this contest in the hope that the strong pace on paper comes to fruition. The former is the class dropper that the market underestimated, given how strong the race was here on his latest visit, and his second time out record is hard to ignore. The latter is the unexposed tracker horse that had notes of “wants fast ground and 7f”, and with the likely burn up here, it could go to one that stays that bit further. Tanmawwy is the obvious unknown quantity that could prove well ahead of the handicapper but has been well found in the market.

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Fahey to enhance 29% Beverley strike rate

In the 15:16 at Beverley, Truely Acclaimed caught the eye here in a race that has worked out well 19 days ago and has been well found in the market. Still, she has been priced as though she is a mile ahead of the handicapper, but her form doesn’t suggest that, and this is a deeper contest today against some unexposed rivals.

SBK12/1

EXC19.5

Trainer: Richard Fahey
Jockey: Paul Hanagan
Age: 3
Weight: 9st 3lbs
OR: 74

With plenty of pace on in the race, it may pay to take a chance on Richard Fahey’s La Feile 12.011/1, who has been contesting stronger events than this and a drop into calmer waters back on turf for over this more suitable trip could see her spring a surprise on seasonal return.

She can be forgiven for her final start of the season last term at Newmarket in a Listed event when 150/1 upped from 6f to 1m in a fell swoop, but her price tag suggested she had little chance in that contest which has produced plenty of winners.

Her run prior to that came on the all-weather after a mid-season break which suggests she may not have been 100% – and there is a case to suggest she may not have liked the all-weather on her first attempt.

Her run at Leicester back in August on her handicap debut over 6f was full of promise after being hampered at the start and pulling hard. She did very well to finish a two-length second there, shaping as though an extra furlong would suit, and a piece of form in that race suggests she was slightly below par. Today she gets similar conditions for the first time since.

She returns to the scene of her debut success with what looks to be optimal conditions, and she will have a race run to suit with stacks of pace on offer. She is worth chancing at 10.09/1 or bigger.

Final Word

The first classics of the season are already behind us, and I think it’s fair to say the top-class two-year-olds in Coroebus, Native Trail and Luxembourg are all miles ahead of the remainder after powerful 2,000 Guineas performances. I thought the two to take out of the race were the second and third in terms of middle-distance trips. There was plenty of talk about Luxembourg for the Derby 3.55/2 after this race, but I thought Native Trail 11.010/1 showed enough to think he wants a step up in distance and could be a player should connections go down that route.Perfect Power ran a cracker of the remainder of the field, but he is one for sprinting distance throughout the season, and he will be very tough to beat dropped back in trip.In all honesty, the girl’s race was a bit underwhelming for me. I didn’t think it looked like a strong crop before the race, and I feel the same after it. Tenebrism could wipe the floor with most this season back at six furlongs – she certainly doesn’t stay 1m but got a horrid passage through. At the same time, the only horse that really enhanced her reputation in my eyes was the one that stood in her box – Inspiral.There was plenty to take from both races, though, and the season has really now kicked into gear.Until tomorrow, be lucky.Follow Daryl Carter on Twitter @DarylCarter7

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