3.20 1m2f Class 3 Handicap – Lorelina 7/4
Won in a 0-100 fillies race on heavy ground over C&D in September off a mark of 92, 3 races since was over further and while not flattering, she still ran and shaped well in some tougher races, her latest effort she was brought back down in trip and took the eye on ground possibly a little on the quick side for her but still shaped with promise staying on well in a class 2 0-105 off 95, today she drops into a much easier class 3 0-95, drops a lb and back on her favoured ground. Trainer Andrew Balding is in great current form with 12 winners in the last 2 weeks to add to his impressive tally of the season already, he books David Probert who bagged a double yesterday and has a great +£70.75 level stake profit at the course the last 5 years.
3.30 1m2f Class 6 Handicap – Swansdown evens
4 starts as a 2yo for Luca Cumani, her last run was very encouraging in her first start in a handicap for Luca Cumani who was his last race as racehorse trainer, she was very well backed maybe because of the occasion but was very flat in the early stages from a wide draw, she settled at the back, she was pushed along early with no immediate response and looked very well beat, entering the straight she was still last but then when the penny dropped in the final furlong she flew home to claim a close 2nd, on that evidence she looked extremely well handicapped and has a big run in her if keeping switched on throughout her racing, since then she’s switched to William Haggas which is a big trainer up swing, she has raced since and was a little disappointing but was probably in need of the run, now with no excuses and with trainer and jockey both in excellent form and both just have the one ride to focus on which is very significant from a big partnership.
7.50 6f Class 4 Fillies Handicap – Indian Tygress 2/1
Excellent record at Kempton with 2 wins and half a length miss in a strong 0-105 class 2 with the form working out very well, she since ran in another strong race in a listed event at Nottingham, she had poor track positioning and all drawn high that day can have a line through their form especially those that took up the stands rail, a return to Kempton is a big plus, but racing in 0-85 is an even better advantage and should be far to good for these. Trainer James Fanshawe is in excellent form with a 26% strike rate the last 2 weeks and turns up at Kempton heavy handed and has a good strike rate at the course, George Wood is booked once again and knows the filly well riding her 8 times with 3 winners to boot.
Russell Blair Racing