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Brando was a placed horse if you backed him on William Hill who were offering four places. I think with a clear run he would've won, but it's easy to say that now, either way place money on a 33/1 shot is decent. The rain appears to be coming again, which I'm hoping it does as the selection will relish the slow ground.
A horse who will more than likely be overlooked in the market, and probably shouldn't be is STAR CITIZEN. This horse will love the ground, if the weather forecast is correct, which in most cases it won't be. But, if the rain does arrive, and the amount they think will come, then the ground should be soft and that definitely brings this horse into the equation.
As expected, at the time of writing this up he is the biggest priced runner in the field, 14/1 with Bet365 and 12/1 elsewhere, and it's not surprising to see him at these kinds of odds. He hasn't got a well known trainer, and the selection's strike rate of 2 wins from 22 runs isn't exactly great, but his best runs have come on a soft surface, and he is much better when getting those conditions. He was originally trained by Charlie Appleby, and owned by Godolphin. He won a race when trained by Appleby, and he won very easily on soft ground. Since then, he has won one for his current trainer Fred Watson, and that was over today's course and distance on soft ground. The win he had was over this C&D last year was off a mark of 54, which is 6lbs heavier than what he is currently rated, which definitely gives him a chance in this race which doesn't look the strongest by any means. Since that win he has ran some okay races in defeat, mostly on soft ground, which includes a 3rd over C&D behind Lyons Lane who won again after they met to land the hat-trick, and then he finished 4th at Catterick over 6f off a mark of 53.
Koropick is an interesting runner, and the jockey booking of Danny Tudhope suggests they are confident on a big run. His most recent run was better than we've recently seen, but I'd be worried about him handling the ground, as he hasn't exactly been great on a slow surface.
He has had a recent run, so he will hopefully strip fitter for this run. Fingers crossed for some rain.
17:00 Kempton - Race: 2
17:30 Kempton - Race: 3
18:00 Kempton - Race: 4