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Taking on the Hannon favourite


Kempton 6.50
TIME: 6.50pm, BBC


Seven races at Kempton tonight and six of them are handicaps.

In the only non handicap, a maiden at 6.50pm there might be some value in taking on the Richard Hannon trained favourite Musicora.

Not least of which because she is tackling the Polytrack for the first time after two efforts on turf at Doncaster where she has been placed on both occasions.

She finished second to stable companion Mahlah last time out despite being the better fancied of the two in the market.

She’s got the worse draw of all in box 12 tonight and on balance, and at likely odds, looks one to take on.

The question, as always, is what with ? The second favourite Got To Dance ran OK on debut at Salisbury but then looked to go backwards at Haydock on her only other start and can hardly be confidently picked on her all-weather debut.

The Paul Cole trained Thatchit looks more interesting although you have to factor in she’s another who faces the all-weather for the first time. She shaped with promise onb debut at Windsor when a staying on fourth despite running green and being slowly away from the stalls.

The stable has a good record here (also had a winner at Pontefract yesterday) and Thatchit should relish the step-up to 6f.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
4 point win TAHTCHIT (6.50 Kempton)

(NO BET Tuesday)


Andy Murray was brilliant on Sunday. Well played to the man and he did this column a favour too as he was our pre-tournament bet.

But please not Sir Andy Murray.

Not yet anyway.

We’re on a treadmill of automatically awarding honours for sporting stars.

Should honours be reserved for more humanitarian and selfless acts for the good of the country ?

Andy Murray’s earnings will soar from his Wimbledon win and rightly so.

Please Sir. No Sir.