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KEMPTON PREVIEW | Wednesday’s Racing (8th June)

The team take a look at the upcoming card at Kempton



Horse Racing - The digibet Best of British Night - Kempton Park Racecourse

Following a busy bank holiday of Derby action at Epsom, racing returns to Kempton with a seven-race card on offer on the all-weather circuit.

Two Class 4 contests feature at the Sunbury-on-Thames track, with ten young sorts featuring in the 6f handicap at 7:00.

C&D winner King Of Jungle struck here on his maiden start for Ed Walker and after two below-par efforts, he bounced back to winning ways at Nottingham for his connections.

Ed Walker (left) sends King Of Jungle to Kempton on Wednesday evening

Harry Eustace’s Latin Lover carries plenty of experience for his age and has proven to be fairly consistent since being gelded, placing on all three starts over this trip on turf.

Artaois is dropped down in trip for the first time for Simon & Ed Crisford, with connections hoping it would revive his winning form from Chester next year.

The second Class 4 contest of the evening follows at 7:30, in the form of a 7f handicap.

Biggles is aiming for his first hat-trick for Ralph Beckett, with the gelding striking over C&D less than two weeks ago. He has been hiked up 7lbs in the ratings, but he looks fairly capable of defying that mark here.

Ralph Beckett could land Kempton success with Biggles on Wednesday

His main threat looks to be in the form of Secret Moment, who put up a respectable effort on his latest outing at Chelmsford. All-weather veteran and former C&D winner Zhui Feng also features.

Despite a large number of runners featuring in the 1m3f fillies’ novice stakes at 6:00, there seems to be an early favourite in Holocene.

William Haggas’ recruit holds some eye-catching pedigree on paper, with the Ulysses filly being strongly back on her debut at Ripon, where she claimed success by a length and a half.

Dignified is another interesting runner in terms of pedigree, with the Galileo filly making her debut for John & Thady Gosden and Ralph Beckett’s Golden Chain could gather some market support on her first career start as well.

Royal Ascot - Kestenna - Frankie Dettori - John Gosden - John & Thady Gosden - Sandringham Handicap
John (pictured, left) and Thady Gosden’s Dignified will make her debut at Kempton on Wednesday

Afta Party holds favouritism in the one-mile apprentice handicap after producing a brave effort at Ayr for Tom Ward, while Rainbow Mirage is aiming for another Kempton success in the 6f fillies’ handicap after landing victory over C&D back in May for Mark Rimell.

Ed De Giles’ Lucky Draw returns to the Sunbury-on-Thames track in the 1m3f handicap after finishing second here two weeks ago, and Smith aims for his fourth victory in seven starts for Lydia Richards in the two-mile handicap.