One to Watch at Kemp­ton

Warwickshire Telegraph - - RACING -

WATCH­ABLE may not be the force he once was, but he has been run­ning well of late and looks the an­swer to the 32Red Hand­i­cap at Kemp­ton.

David O’Meara’s eightyear-old was rated as high as 110 a cou­ple of sea­sons ago, plac­ing at Listed and Group-race level on mul­ti­ple oc­ca­sions.

A largely dis­ap­point­ing cam­paign in 2017 saw his mark fall to 90 for the start of this year and he has en­joyed a de­cent sea­son, win­ning at Don­caster and Pon­te­fract and run­ning some fine races in de­feat.

He lines up for his lat­est as­sign­ment fol­low­ing suc­ces­sive run­ner-up fin­ishes at Kemp­ton and New­cas­tle in Novem­ber and looks well placed to land a de­serves suc­cess in this six-fur­long event.

Pan­molle can make it third time lucky for John Gos­den in the 100% Profit Boost At 32red­sport.com Maiden Stakes.

The daugh­ter of Law­man is a typ­i­cally well­bred prod­uct of Khalid Ab­dul­lah’s Jud­dmonte Farms op­er­a­tion, with her dam – Pan­zanella – a half­sis­ter to the mighty King­man.

Pan­molle was a heav­ily backed favourite on her race­course de­but at Ling­field in Septem­ber and al­though odds-on back­ers had their fingers burned, she shaped with plenty of prom­ise to fin­ish sec­ond to the more ex­pe­ri­enced Game Player, who has a lofty rat­ing of 89.

Gos­den’s filly looked to bump into an­other use­ful sort when a clear sec­ond again be­hind Can­tiniere at Wolver­hamp­ton a fort­night ago and this looks a n ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for her to break her duck.

Quoi De Neuf cre­ated a good im­pres­sion on his Bri­tish de­but at Ain­tree and can fol­low up in the Bal­ly­more Win­ter Novices’ Hur­dle at Sandown.

The four-year-old may not have been ex­actly cheap at 180,000 eu­ros at Goffs Punchestown Na­tional Hunt Sales in April, but trainer Evan Wil­liams and own­ers Mr and Mrs Wil­liam Rucker cer­tainly took a shine to him.

Watch­able trainer David O’Meara

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