Born to Please bounced back on ground she really appreciates to win decisively at Nottingham and to give Ciaran his much deserved first winner; the Mare will doubtless go up for yesterday but should still give a good account of herself over the coming Winter, both on the flat and under Rules. You can see a video of her performance here.
The rain came and spoiled things for Shufoog who travelled nicely into the race over three out before finding the rain softened Taunton ground not what she wanted; Tin Fandango found the rise in class and those three pounds all a bit much in the straight at Kempton; he ran last night off 66 and should become eligible for 0-65 jobbies when he is reassessed and he should be competitive on the artificial surfaces as we get into the Winter proper.
4MB ran his usual decent race, just hanging off the bend as they turned in; he self evidently remains capable of winning in this grade; Padura Brave just needs to find her form off the progressively reducing mark and just never got involved in the race after switching inside at the first bend.
Freedom and Wheat goes back to Lingfield's seven furlongs and runs off the same mark when he won for Brendon Powell over Christmas; he is decently treated if you allow some of Isobel's Claim and he should have come on for running well at Southwell (to where he will almost certainly return later in the Winter) on his first start for over three months and he goes to Lingfield with a competitive each way chance.
We are pleased to be able to put up Jason Watson on Arlecchino's Arc at Kempton later in the evening; he won at Chelmsford in the early Spring off 53 and 55 and runs off 56 this evening, so the mark should not be too much of a constraint; he ran adequaetly on his first run back from his Summer break at Chelmsford at the beginning of the month and the step up in trip to twelve furlongs should also be fine; he goes back to Kempton, where he has run consistently after becoming eligible for handicaps, to improve on what he achieved at Chelmsford.