Alan Thomson flagged up yesterday's winning Paul Nicholls duo at Musselburgh and switches his attention to the all-weather at Kempton Park.
KING'S SLIPPER (8.00) wins a narrow vote over market rival Home Before Dusk in the one-mile handicap at Kempton this evening.
Clive Cox's gelding got to within half a length of Rangoli Island over course and distance last month and the winner has since been pipped on the line by Sha La La La Lee at Wolverhampton. Keith Dalgleish was in winning form over the sticks at Musselburgh yesterday and his prolific winner Home Before Dusk failed by only a neck to catch favourite Pinnata here 15 days ago. A 4lb rise seems a bit harsh but he must go close.
David O'Meara sends DANCING RAVE (8.30) south with solid each-way credentials at decent odds in the fillies' handicap. Dancing Rave had Waitaki a length behind in fifth when running third to Siena Mia at Newcastle over seven furlongs and they meet on identical terms. Waitaki proved his liking for the track when scooting clear here last Wednesday and James Given sends him out quickly under a penalty. Agent Of Fortune has been a winner machine for Gary Moore but is up another 5lb for Monday's battling course victory.
10:45 Stratford - Race: 1
11:00 Wincanton - Race: 1
11:15 Stratford - Race: 2