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Namesake of Julius Caesar second wife , the value in Kempton Parks 8:40

How annoying that having chosen to watch the football last night with a view to watch the races later that I find the race of most interest to me and subscribers, Kempton Parks 8:15 is missing from all the archives!

After trying all the usual sources, if anyone is aware why or if it can be viewed anywhere please let me know.

There are no shortage of runners tonight at Kempton with just short of 100 going to post over the eight race card. I am sure with fields this size there will be some hard luck stories. If there is a saving grace, it is that all races are on the outer loop (no 5f or 10f races) giving just short of 3 furlongs in the home straight for selections to weave their magic (or not)

Outside of the 3 races of interest to subscribers this evening, the 8:40 looks the most appealing to critique.

With 4 horses with good records over C&D in the form of Greylami, Nave, Autun and Jazz Master my focus has been to see how those untried over C&D are likely to compare and look for some value.

8yo Greylami, despite its age is still a competitive horse and is handicapped to run well but is in declined on this year's form. Ace Of Valhalla raced once on fibresand as a 2yo, beaten and one paced in second over Wolverhampton 9f. Although stepped up in trip to win over 12f on turf, this was on good to soft in a Class 5 maiden which cast doubt in today's company.  Fibresand debutante Jupiter Storm has won twice in this grade, one maiden and on 0-80 handicap. Looks the likely pace in the race and has to be respected if we can find nothing likely to put it under pressure. Nave, previously mentioned as one of the four that has run well over C&D but is now on a mark that found it wanting previously. The lightly raced Autun is ultra consistent and I have no doubt will be in the frame but beaten in to second on 2 previous runs over C&D in similar company and only the one win over 8f makes me uncomfortable. Jazz Master demolished the field over C&D LTO but I have reservations on what was beaten and this does appear to be a step up. POMPEIA has a different profile to the other five 3yo in the race in so much as it was last seen on a racecourse back in June. With the improvement 3yo usually show between July and August POMPEIA could be anything. Already a course winner as a 2yo and was second beaten 4 lengths by a horse now rate 101 in a 0-95 on its last outing, I think the 8.5 (7-1) on the exchanges looks very good value. Ikhtisas has managed to win a Class 5 handicap over 10f but has shown nothing since to suggest that it belongs in this company. Strawberry Jam has won over C&D in Class 4 company beating Halling's Treasure who is on tonight's card contesting a Class 6 which sais not a lot about the level of that form!


Good Luck and hope the traffic in packed fields is kind to you :)

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Namesake of Julius Caesar second wife , the value in Kempton Parks 8:40

How annoying that having chosen to watch the football last night with a view to watch the races later that I find the race of most interest to me and subscribers, Kempton Parks 8:15 is missing from all the archives!

After trying all the usual sources, if anyone is aware why or if it can be viewed anywhere please let me know.

There are no shortage of runners tonight at Kempton with just short of 100 going to post over the eight race card. I am sure with fields this size there will be some hard luck stories. If there is a saving grace, it is that all races are on the outer loop (no 5f or 10f races) giving just short of 3 furlongs in the home straight for selections to weave their magic (or not)

Outside of the 3 races of interest to subscribers this evening, the 8:40 looks the most appealing to critique.

With 4 horses with good records over C&D in the form of Greylami, Nave, Autun and Jazz Master my focus has been to see how those untried over C&D are likely to compare and look for some value.

8yo Greylami, despite its age is still a competitive horse and is handicapped to run well but is in declined on this year's form. Ace Of Valhalla raced once on fibresand as a 2yo, beaten and one paced in second over Wolverhampton 9f. Although stepped up in trip to win over 12f on turf, this was on good to soft in a Class 5 maiden which cast doubt in today's company.  Fibresand debutante Jupiter Storm has won twice in this grade, one maiden and on 0-80 handicap. Looks the likely pace in the race and has to be respected if we can find nothing likely to put it under pressure. Nave, previously mentioned as one of the four that has run well over C&D but is now on a mark that found it wanting previously. The lightly raced Autun is ultra consistent and I have no doubt will be in the frame but beaten in to second on 2 previous runs over C&D in similar company and only the one win over 8f makes me uncomfortable. Jazz Master demolished the field over C&D LTO but I have reservations on what was beaten and this does appear to be a step up. POMPEIA has a different profile to the other five 3yo in the race in so much as it was last seen on a racecourse back in June. With the improvement 3yo usually show between July and August POMPEIA could be anything. Already a course winner as a 2yo and was second beaten 4 lengths by a horse now rate 101 in a 0-95 on its last outing, I think the 8.5 (7-1) on the exchanges looks very good value. Ikhtisas has managed to win a Class 5 handicap over 10f but has shown nothing since to suggest that it belongs in this company. Strawberry Jam has won over C&D in Class 4 company beating Halling's Treasure who is on tonight's card contesting a Class 6 which sais not a lot about the level of that form!


Good Luck and hope the traffic in packed fields is kind to you :)