Kempton Duo For Glory

9/1 Susan Stroman fancied to bounce back

Susan Stroman looked a progressive stayer prior to flopping last time out and looks worth chancing at 9/1 to bounce back in the 7.30 at Kempton tonight.

Ed Dunlop’s filly left her maiden form behind when upped in trip to 1m 6f on her handicap debut at Wolverhampton, bolting clear to win easing down by 4 1/2 lengths.

She was then surprisingly dropped down in trip to 11f when trying to defy a penalty at Yarmouth, and it came as no great shock to me when she was beaten despite being sent off at 6/5.

Her game is clearly staying, and she proved that when getting back on the winning trail over course and distance two starts ago when making all and pulling clear to win unchallenged by a very easy two lengths off a mark of 70.

She looked the type who would go on and win plenty of more races that day, and her run her last time out when last of six to All My Heart was simply too bad to be true.

I am happy to put a line through that effort, and with Jamie Spencer – who has ridden her to both of her victories – back in the saddle she deserves another chance.

To me she has plenty more to offer and the manner of his last win suggested that she was capable of winning off tonight’s mark of 76.

At 9/1 she looks overpriced and makes plenty of each-appeal.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Susan Stroman (9/1 Hills – BOG)


Belinksy worth sticking with

Belinsky has been a costly horse to follow this season but he is undoubtedly handicapped to win again and looks worth sticking with in the finale at Kempton (9.00)

The gelding landed the each-way money for us 9 days ago at Yarmouth when advised at 10/1 and heavily backed into 6/1.

He was beaten just 3/4 of a length that day and rallied strongly at the finish after showing good early speed.

Although that defeat means that he has now failed to score since May 2010 when trained by Nigel Tinkler, that win did come off a mark of 70 and he is now down to just 59.

That gives him a huge chance from a handicapping perspective, and he has shown enough promise on several occasions this season to suggest that he is capable of landing a race of this nature.

Robert Winston, who has partnered him last time out, is back in the saddle this evening and should now know what’s required to get his head back in front having previously partnered him to finish a good close-up fourth to Downhill Skier at Thirsk earlier in the season.

The current best price on offer for him is 6/1, and at those odds he looks a decent bet.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Belinsky (6/1 bet365 – BOG)

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