Misu Pete ran a slightly flat race at Windsor; and is probably telling us that he is in need of a break having been on the go for over a year.
Padura Brave goes up in trip to a mile in Kempton's opening Nursery as he looks to repeat last month's fine performance over seven furlongs under Rab Havlin (who can't get to Kempton in time ex Yarmouth) off a seven pound higher mark; there is a lot to like about his chance, certainly on the book, and he should be able to cope with being drawn in 8; and we are delighted to renew our association with David Probert, who has a fine record for the Yard since his days as a Claiming Apprentice in 2007; the constraint is that there are at least five potentially (possibly very) unexposed people having their first run in a handicap (and a sixth, the Sylvester Kirk trained and Jeff Smith owned Royal Dancer who showed real promise at Leicester on his fourth run & who has been supported o/night) and it is pretty much impossible to know how much improvment these guys could show.
Dreamboat Annie runs in the six furlong all aged handicap, her first run on Kempton's polytrack and her third on the artificial surfaces; she remains handicapped, off 65, close to the top of the range her form indicates but we have mitigated that by putting up Darragh Keenan, who was just touched off on her at Leicester at the beginning of September. It is a really tight handicap this evening with literally no more than two pounds betwen the 12 remaining runners and our competitive chance might turn on how the race is run and how our filly copes with Kempton and the long bend, the first time she will have raced right handed.
Black Truffle goes to Chelmsford under Ellie Mackenzie tomorrow evening coming back down in trip to six furlongs and eased to 49.