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“…with further improvement anticipated, he is taken to go in again.”
Timeform on Kingsholm
Kingsholm – 19:50 Kempton
Kingsholm was well backed when making his handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month, and he showed improved form to repay his backers and get off the mark in taking fashion, always going well and quickly asserting once hitting the front. He is up 7 lb for that victory but did win with plenty in hand, and with further improvement anticipated, he is taken to go in again.
Clever Candy – 20:20 Kempton
Clever Candy ran below form to finish sixth of seven at Leicester in July, excuses not so apparent that time as they had been in her previous run, but she did get back on track with a win at Salisbury last time, staying on to lead late on. She is up 5 lb for that victory however, and more is needed from a horse whose consistency hasn’t always been assured.
Dance To Paris – 19:20 Kempton
27% – William Buick’s strike rate at Kempton
Dance To Paris has shaped well on a couple of occasions without really getting the breaks this term, but she confirmed herself in good heart when just beaten by a better one at the weights at Beverley in July, and she again ran well to finish second at Ripon last time. The visor goes on for the first time here and considering both her wins came on artificial surfaces, she is of strong interest now switched back to the all-weather, with the booking of William Buick only adding to her appeal.