Sands Chorus to Make Rivals Sing to His Tune


2.15 Kempton – Sands Chorus

In a 5 runner 3 year old only handicap, Sands Chorus looks to have a good chance of dominating his field and make it two in a row. James Given’s runner has been in consistent form and put in a brave performance from the front last time out at Wolverhampton. The drop in trip should not be a negative and +300 seems generous.

Sands Chorus has been in the front 3 in his last 6 starts. Kicked for home a long way out last time out over 9.5 furlongs, and held on well. Showed a good turn of foot that day, and the long straight at Kempton should suit. Makes the running and there could still be more to come. James Given does really well at this time of year; his runners on the all-weather from May-August are 39/219 (17.81%) for £104.96 LSP, A/E 1.64.

Mutamid was smashed in the market last time out, going off odds on in a handicap. Won that race (first victory in 8 starts), and is clearly thought to be ahead of his mark despite a rise to a rating of 74. He hasn’t seemed the most straightforward and +125 seems a little cramped.

3.15 Kempton – Du Moto

The 1 mile maiden at Kempton looks a fascinating contest, and Sir Michael Stoute’s Du Moto looks terrific value at +333 to make it a second time lucky. He faces stiff competition, but this Derby entry could potentially be a classy sort and should improve plenty from debut effort.

The Galileo colt finished 6th on debut over 7 furlongs at Sandown. Raced prominently for the majority of that contest and seemed to lack experience and also got tapped for toe as the pace lifted. Wasn’t given an overly strong ride in the late stages, but finished in a respectable finish. The fact that the horse started at odds of +1100 , suggested he was not fancied to win at the first time of asking (Sir Michael Stoute’s runners who win on debut are typically strong in the market), and there looked to be plenty of improvement in the horse as the experienced trainer rarely puts the gun to his runners heads first time up.

There is a bias in Stoute’s second time out runners depending on how long they are off the track for. Du Moto has been off for 20 days, and the trainers runners off for 15-21 days do superbly; 29/74 (39.19%) for £5.11 LSP, A/E 1.21, so confidence in this runner is high.

Pure Diamond is the favourite, and is definitely respected. The Street Cry filly ran a sound race in a high quality Goodwood maiden, and is likely to come on plenty for that run and the switch to the all-weather (sire does better on artificial surfaces). Trainer does very well with his turf to all-weather switchers and the only thing that is off-putting is the price; +175 isn’t value as she seems to have the same chance as Du Moto on paper, and the latter named is available at +333

Tips Summary (18th August)

2.15 Kempton – Sands Chorus – +300 Ladbrokes, Coral, PaddyPower

3.15 Kempton – Du Moto – +333  Bet365, PaddyPower

Du Moto
James Given
Pure Diamond
Sands Chorus
Sir Michael Stoute

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