The unexposed Men Don’t Cry rates a decent punt at 8/1 in the finale at Kempton this evening (5.45) after showing improved form on his first start for new connections.
The son of Street Cry was an expensive purchase who showed little in three maiden runs last season when trained by John Dunlop.
His best run came when 8th of 13 to Mr Maynard at this venue, where he led until weakening a furlong out to be beaten just over 7 lengths.
He finished in front of one of his rivals Songbird Blues that day, and judged on his comeback run over 7f at Wolverhampton two weeks ago should be able to confirm that form.
The gelding put in a much improved effort on his first start for Ed De Giles, racing prominently with plenty of zest before being unable to find any extra close home to be beaten just 3/4 of a length into third behind Emma Jean.
It was an effort which suggested that he would be more than capable of winning a contest like this off his current mark of 60, and the step up in trip to a mile should suit.
To me he looks the one they all have to beat if building on his latest effort, and at the odds on offer he rates solid each-way value.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Men Don’t Cry 98/1 generally available – use BOG firms)