Wednesday Listed Action! Runner-By-Runner Preview Of Kempton’s Feature Race
Unibet Wild Flower Stakes Runner-By-Runner Preview
Kempton hosts a competitive card on Wednesday with the action centring around the Listed Wild Flower Stakes. Here at Racing Tips, we have produced a runner-by-runner preview of the race, which includes a big race verdict and predicted 1-2.
5.30 Kempton (Unibet Wild Flower Stakes)
1. Outbox (T: Archie Watson, J: Hollie Doyle)
Smart sort who chased home Hukum in a York Group 3 earlier this year. Has failed to match that level of form in four subsequent starts though, finishing mid-field in a similar contest over course and distance last month. Claims on his best form but this isn’t an easy task attempting to concede weight all around.
2. Aced It (T: Camilla Poulton, J: David Egan)
Has done well since joining current connections from Joseph O’Brien, winning twice – including over course and distance. Beaten just a short head when sent off favourite for a 1m3f handicap here last week but this represents an exponential jump in class from that assignment and he can only be watched.
3. Alignak (T: Jamie Osborne, J: Saffie Osborne)
Listed winner for Sir Michael Stoute last year but he was below his best in two recent starts for that yard, trailing home a distant last of eight in an Ascot Group 3 last time out. Subsequently changed hands for 82,000 guineas though and he remains unexposed enough to suggest there could be more to come from him on stable debut; all-weather record 2-2.
4. Fox Tal (T: Andrew Balding, J: David Probert)
Quirky sort whose career record reads a modest 2-20, his losing run currently stretching back to September 2019. Credible third in the Group 3 September Stakes here recently where he once again travelled like the winner but refused to go past when push came to shove. Switch to front running tactics attempted to negate that latest but he could only muster fourth and the suspicion is that minor money is once again on the cards.
5. Siskany (T: Charlie Appleby, J: William Buick)
Progressive handicapper who improved for a gelding operation when landing the Old Rowley Cup off topweight in October. Beaten at very prohibitive odds (8/15F) when stepped up to Group 3 level at Newbury subsequently, however, and although he’s won here in the past he does look short enough in the market on the back of that performance.
6. Garden Paradise (T: James Tate, J: Rossa Ryan)
Yet to finish out of the first three in seven career starts, justifying favouritism when scoring at Wolverhampton last week. This is a huge jump in class, however, and although open to improvement compared with most of these rivals an official rating of just 80 leaves her with plenty to find on these terms.
7. Tartlette (T: Shane Crawley, J: James Doyle)
Irish raider who has gained all four of her career wins to date over an extended 1m2f at Dundalk. Proved effective at this venue though when a 40/1 fourth in a similar contest over course and distance last month; Outbox sixth. James Doyle now takes over in the saddle, and she wouldn’t need to improve too dramatically on that last run to feature.
Big Race Verdict
Siskany comes out favourably on these terms but was beaten at prohibitive odds last time and therefore at the prices it makes more sense to side with ALIGNAK. This 5yo was a winner at Listed level for previous connections last year and has switched hands for 82,000 guineas recently. With this just his 11th career start he remains open to improvement and his record on synthetics currently reads an unblemished 2-2. Irish raider Tartlette outran her odds here last month and with James Doyle now taking over in the saddle rates the main danger to the selection.