Alan Thomson is sticking to the all-weather for two contrasting bets on Friday
SHOOT TO KILL (1.30) has been presented with a golden opportunity to get off the mark at Wolverhampton.
He meets a modest bunch in the five-furlong maiden and George Scott’s gelding should strip sharper for his Newcastle fourth 11 days ago.
Shoot To Kill was runner-up behind Simon Crisford’s Last Surprise in a Novice Stakes at Chelmsford City last September and that form is streets ahead of what has been achieved by his rivals. Ruby Wonder is the one to beat.
SUMMIT REACH (2.45) was a five lengths winner at Chelmsford City in January and although he didn’t beat an awful lot there was plenty to like about his performance. If all eight runners go to post, Summit Reach rates an solid ew punt at around 5-1.
Ralph Beckett’s three-year-old should be suited by the 1m 3f trip at Kempton and is preferred to likely favourite To Nathaniel, Cedar Cage and Damage Control.