18/1 Encapulsated worth a wager at Kempton

The unexposed Encapsulated looks worth siding with at 18/1 in the 5.20 at Kempton today from what looks a handy mark.

The gelding was a Juddmonte cast-off who showed steady progress in three maiden runs last year for Roger Ingram.

He was clearly far to green to do himself justice when a well beaten last of 15 to the classy remote at Newbury over 1m 2f on his racecourse debut, but then ran a far better race next time up over a mile at Lingfield when 9th of 17 to Simply Elegant.

Although eventually beaten just under 14 lengths that day he showed good early speed to lead and after being headed two out chased the winner until weakening out of contention inside the last.

The son of Zamindar then improved again in a 7f maiden at Salisbury, where he again showed good early speed to lead until the furlong marker before getting hampered and weakening to finish a 9 1/4 length sixth of 14 to Kyllachy Rose.

He then shaped as if he could be ahead of his opening mark of 60 when a solid fourth of 12 to Fossa on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton when dropped back to 6f.

The four-year-old plenty of pace that day and after leadinmg two from home only got headed inside the last before weakening late on to be beaten 3 1/2 lengths.

He was then well-backed for a 6f handicap at lingfield when last seen in action, but nothing went to plan.

After getting hampered at the start, he raced keenly in mid division and was then forecd to race on the outside before plugging on to finish 5th of 11 to Perfect Venture.

However, he was not knocked about and shaped far better than the final result indicates given the circumstances.

The handicapper has since dropped him a further 2lb to a mark of 56, and that should be exploitable judged on his last two efforts.

Another plus is that he has a good draw to exploit in stall 3, and with Martin Lane in the saddle looks sure to go well if ready to roll at the first time of asking after 254 days on the sidelines.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Encapsulated (18/1 BetVictor – BOG)

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