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Good Tidings on the cards for punters at Kempton

Book Review can ensure trainer and jockey go home with a double because he is the pick in the British EBF Matchbook Future Stayers Novice Stakes (stock photo)
Book Review can ensure trainer and jockey go home with a double because he is the pick in the British EBF Matchbook Future Stayers Novice Stakes (stock photo)

By Anita Chambers

John Gosden and Kieran Shoemark look set for a decent day at Kempton because both Good Tidings and Book Review can strike gold.

Good Tidings lines up in the feature Matchbook London Middle Distance Series Final Handicap, and it is worth keeping the faith despite his defeat as a short-priced favourite last time.

The three-year-old had won two of his three novice outings before switching to handicap company off a mark of 86, over the same 11 furlongs he faces here. His relative inexperience probably just caught him out a bit that day because when he was asked to make his challenge, the response was not instant.

That proved the difference, because he was beaten by only a neck.

The handicapper has seen fit to raise him 2lb for that defeat, but Good Tidings remains unexposed and should continue to improve with every outing.

Book Review can ensure trainer and jockey go home with a double because he is the pick in the British EBF Matchbook Future Stayers Novice Stakes.

The Dubawi colt, out of a mare who won at Listed level in France and in Graded company in America, began his career with a fine runner-up performance at Nottingham this month on heavy ground, which was far from sure to suit ideally.

Book Review dwelt before finishing strongly behind a more experienced winner, so can be expected to have learned plenty from his first start.

Montatham enjoyed success in novice company but has yet to hit the mark at handicap level.

William Haggas switches him to the all-weather for the Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap after what was a pretty good run at Musselburgh before the close of the turf season.

Montatham was back to seven furlongs for that event and just found himself struggling for a bit of room coming to the business end of the race.

Blown By Wind was a convincing winner, but there were redeeming features of Montatham's effort - moving back up to a mile here should surely be a positive.

SELECTIONS

CHELMSFORD: 4.15 Irish Acclaim, 4.45 She's A Unicorn, 5.15 Bavardages, 5.45 Rideson, 6.15 Zefferino, 6.45 Daring Venture, 7.15 Olaf, 7.45 Maximum Effect.

FAIRYHOUSE: 12.35 Debuchet, 1.05 Loch Luatha, 1.35 Annamix, 2.05 The Very Man, 2.35 Miss Cognac, 3.05 Lovely Carrig,

FAKENHAM: 1.10 Todd, 1.40 Black Tulip, 2.10 Highland Bobby, 2.40 Imperial Aura, 3.10 Master Vintage, 3.40 Viking Ruby.

KEMPTON: 1.20 Casual Reply, 1.50 Book Review, 2.20 Montatham, 2.50 Mendoza, 3.20 GOOD TIDINGS (NAP), 3.50 Pirate King, 4.25 Ice Cave.

LINGFIELD: 12.30 Loughan, 1.00 Flaminger, 1.30 Darkest Day 2.00 Troubled Soul, 2.30 Theo's Charm, 3.00 Clondaw Anchor, 3.30 Lily The Pink.

DOUBLE: Good Tidings and Montatham.

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