Improving Handicapper Ready To Strike Again At Kempton
The will to win is paramount to all sporting success and we have this evening, in the form of LAPIDARY and Luke Morris, two warriors in the quest for gold. The filly runs in the 32Red On The App Store sponsored Class 4 race after winning over the course and on the ground (Standard to Slow) just over a fortnight ago. That was over six furlongs and tonight's event is a furlong longer, but she went well over the trip here in June and the progeny of her sire Kodiak are 10% at the distance; at least reasonable.The filly made all in that race and looks likely to do so again under 3lbs more. The attitude she showed there, assisted by Morris' determination, can see her fight off challengers in the last furlong and take the prize back to Heather Main's Oxfordshire stables.
Any of the other five contestants could win on form but perhaps the biggest threat will be TURN 'N TWIRL, who looked progressive on the all-weather before disappointing at Newmarket a month ago. The firm ground could have been against her that day and she can bounce back returning to a synthetic surface, although her mark of 85 might still be a couple of pounds too high.
STRICT TEMPO has much to recommend her, but her good form has been on turf and she's back up to a mark of 82, a rating she has failed at before. The progeny of her sire Norse Dancer are also 10% on the ground, not prohibitive but not compulsive.
Coral and Ladbrokes have her encouragingly shorter, so Lapidary looks the bet at the 3/1 available elsewhere.
Article Posted on Wednesday 21st August 2019 @ 09.36
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