Night Trade is on a handy mark now switched back to the all-weather surface in the 7.20 at Kempton and makes plenty of appeal at 14/1.
Ron Harris’s charge has not been at his best in his last five starts on the turf, but didn’t run too badly after rearing in the stalls last time out at Warwick where after his tardy start he made good headway to from home before weakening approaching the last on soft ground.
It could well be that a return to the polytrack will see him in a far better light, and he gets into this off a 2lb lower mark than when last successful.
That win came over 6f at Wolverhampton back in February where he put in a strong finish in the hands of tonight’s rider Darren Egan to get up close home and beat Riverdale by a head off a mark of 75.
A repeat of that effort would give him every chance from a handicapping perspective, and he is also 6lb lower than when finishing a fine third of 11 to Main Beach over course and distance last November.
His two previous wins prior to that had both come off his current mark of 73, so there is little doubt that he is weighted to strike again if recapturing his sparkle.
I certainly don’t think he should be available to back at 14/1, and at those odds he looks worth an each-way play.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Night Trade (14/1 Hills, Ladbrokes – BOG)