King Of Nepal makes plenty of appeal at 9/2 in the 5.20 at Kempton today now returned to the all-weather surface.
Henry Candy’s four-year-old has clearly not been the easiest to train but has won three of his 10 starts.
In the last of those he showed a willing attitude to dig deep and beat Ripp Orf by a nose over this course and distance off a mark of 74.
The winner, to whom he was conceding 1lb, has gone on to land the valuable Victoria Cup at Ascot and is now rated 89.
It makes a revised rating of 78 for King Of Napel look lenient and exploitable.
Although not at his best in two runs this season he wasn’t totally disgraced last time out when seventh at Doncaster and is three from four on artificial surfaces.
He is also 2-2 over course and distance – and 2-2 on the polytrack – so now has his optimum conditions.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win King Of Nepal (9/2 Betfred, Coral – BOG)