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Kempton Park 17:55

This is a one mile class four apprentice handicap in which Fleckerl is the favourite and comes here looking to complete a four timer. The excellent Tom Marquand partners him for the first time and another bold run is surely expected with the form he has been showing. His last two wins have been really tight affairs however and he comes here rated 15 pounds higher than when he won the first race of his hat trick. Having been raised six pounds for his latest victory I think this may just prove one step too far although I wouldn't be surprised to see him make the frame.

Scottish Glen is another who has been in fine form and comes here in the search of a hat trick. All of his recent runs have been over seven furlongs but he has defintitely shaped as if the extra furlong here would be advantageous and he appears to really like the all weather surfaces.

She's Gorgeous won over a mile at Lingfield before finding her current mark too much to handle in her subsequent race at Wolverhampton in the same grade as this one. On that form she looks well held and I think it would take a big improvement for her to be involved here.

Ogbourne Downs has been running consistently well in higher class races than this one and the step back down in class gives him an obvious chance if running to the same level. He has won six times on polytrack and he looks to have a good chance here.

Windy Citi was comfortably beaten in a higher grade here over seven furlongs last time out but was never really put into the race and prior to that he won over course and distance at this level. He is pretty lightly raced for a four year old so I think there is a good chance that there's more to come and a mile definitely looks his best trip. At 9/2 for me he is a little over priced and therefore is worth backing today.

 

US Open

Andy Murray was made to work really hard before coming through his second round against the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Mannarino had looked like causing a major upset by taking the first two sets before Murray stepped it up a gear and won the next three sets dropping only five games. The conditions at Flushing Meadows were stifling and he now goes onto face the 30th seed Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on Saturday in the third round.

Serena Williams plays here third round match today against compatriot Mattek-Sands and should have little trouble beaten the unseeded American. She does need to up her game from the previous round however as she looked out of sorts and was made to work extremely hard for her win.

 

Today's Selection

Kempton Park 17:55 Windy Citi - 1 point @ 9/2

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