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Ramsbury can extend winning streak at Kempton

 

'The step up to a mile should suit Tamerlane, who is in search of a hat-trick in the 32Red Casino Handicap' (stock photo)
'The step up to a mile should suit Tamerlane, who is in search of a hat-trick in the 32Red Casino Handicap' (stock photo)

By Nick Robson

Ramsbury looks a nice type for Charlie Fellowes and can remain unbeaten in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes at Kempton.

Sporting the Anthony Oppenheimer colours carried with great distinction by Golden Horn and Cracksman in recent years, he was sent off a short-priced favourite on his debut at Wolverhampton.

Ridden with a great deal of confidence by Stevie Donohoe, he was an easy winner and while it is sometimes difficult to know what all-weather form is worth, the second won a maiden by five lengths next time out, as did the third.

He has needed time - he was gelded early on and did not make his debut until he was nearly four - but there is no doubt he could be quite a force.

The step up to a mile should suit Tamerlane, who is in search of a hat-trick in the 32Red Casino Handicap.

Clive Cox's charge started his progression from a lowly rating, but he is getting the hang of it.

Two wins have come over seven furlongs, from marks of 59 and 65, but it looked like there was more to come as he got on top close to home.

His progression might not have stopped just yet.

Stuart Williams always operates at a decent strike rate and he can further enhance his statistics with Compas Scoobie in the 32Red Handicap.

The six-year-old arrives on the back of a mid-season break, but had been in fantastic form having won two and finished second in his previous three races.

He is 3lb higher than his last win at Wolverhampton and he is ridden by Richard Kingscote this time, rather than a claimer, but having won off 87 at his peak, he still has a bit of wriggle room off his current mark.

SELECTIONS

FAIRYHOUSE: 1.00 At Your Ease, 1.30 Ticket To Ride, 2.00 Try Again, 2.30 Ifyoucatchmenow, 3.00 All About Alfie, 3.30 Getaway John, 4.00 Cats For Cash.

KEMPTON: 4.10 RAMSBURY (NAP), 4.45 Shamlan, 5.15 New Rich, 5.45 Gorham's Cave, 6.15 Unit Of Assessment, 6.45 Compas Scoobie, 7.15 Tamerlane, 7.45 Blue Candy.

LINGFIELD: 1.10 Emitom, 1.40 Air De Rock, 2.10 Chivers, 2.40 Clayton, 3.10 Snowy Oscar, 3.40 Arqalina.

NEWCASTLE: 12.45 Elios D'Or, 1.20 Dr Richard Kimble, 1.50 Debece, 2.20 Derriana Spirit, 2.50 Dark Ruler, 3.20 Mumgos Debut, 3.50 Magic Of Milan.

DOUBLE: Ramsbury and Emitom.

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