Lower weight could see Voi claim Kemp­ton dou­ble

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express Extra -

Lon­don – Voi won the cor­re­spond­ing race for the 32Red On The App Store Fil­lies' Hand­i­cap at Kemp­ton 12 months ago and can re­peat the trick off a 0.5kg lower mark.

Con­rad Allen's six-year-old has gen­er­ally been run­ning well, though she did dis­ap­point last time when a never-nearer fourth to Queen Con­stan­tine over the course and dis­tance when sent off favourite. Her style of run­ning sug­gests she will need the breaks com­ing from off the pace, but she did it last year and is hand­i­capped to go close again.

Law Of Peace will be short in the 100% Profit Boost At 32Red­sport.com Novice Stakes - but it might prove fool­ish to take on the Char­lie Ap­pleby-trained colt. Hav­ing been touched off twice, he was odds on to get off the mark at Le­ices­ter in Septem­ber, but failed to run up to his billing in a race won by the smart-look­ing High­est Ground.

There will be long faces in the Godol­phin camp if he lets the side down this time.

His rider, Adam Kirby, should also be there­abouts with Bobby Wheeler in the 32Red.com Hand­i­cap. Clive Cox's charge had been off for 634 days be­fore reap­pear­ing at Kemp­ton, where he fin­ished last - as he did next time out at Ling­field.

How­ever, he put those ef­forts be­hind him to run much bet­ter in sec­ond at Wolver­hamp­ton last month, seem­ingly en­joy­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion of first-time cheek­pieces, which are re­tained for this as­sign­ment.

Starfighte­r tries cheek­pieces in the 32Red Casino Hand­i­cap and they would not have to have too much ef­fect for him to go close.

He ran a solid race on his re­turn from a break at Ling­field, where he showed he can be com­pet­i­tive off his cur­rent mark.

Gio­vanni Tiepolo is an in­ter­est­ing one in the first divi­sion of the Wise Bet­ting At rac­ingtv. com Hand­i­cap. Henry Candy's three-year-old has shown a bit of prom­ise in three runs to date, most re­cently when third here over 1400m.

Dropped back to 1200m and try­ing hand­i­caps for the first time, there might be a bit more to come.

McFab­u­lous can put dis­ap­point­ing ef­fort last time be­hind him and get back on track in the Bet­way EBF 'Na­tional Hunt' Novices' Hur­dle (Qual­i­fier) at Mar­ket Rasen.

He fin­ished last of four be­hind Master De­bonair in a Grade Two con­test at As­cot on only his sec­ond run over jumps fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful bumper cam­paign.

McFab­u­lous must be highly thought of by trainer Paul Ni­cholls as he holds an en­try in be Bal­ly­more at the Chel­tenham Fes­ti­val. He will have to land this prize to nur­ture any hopes of ful­fill­ing that lofty en­gage­ment.

Pad­dling can end a lean spell go­ing back to De­cem­ber 2017 by win­ning the Sky Sports Rac­ing Sky 415 Hand­i­cap Chase at Sedge­field. The Micky Ham­mond­trained nine-year-old has been placed in all four starts this win­ter, with his best per­for­mance com­ing at Cat­t­er­ick two weeks ago when he had the mis­for­tune to come up against an in-form Ask Paddy.

A re­peat of that would see him hard to beat and the drop in trip should help. –

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