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The Mandarin’s Kempton Park Racecard for Sunday 17th October

Jockey Club Supporting Racing Staff Week Juvenile Hurdle 1.00
Impulsive One (nb)
With two starts and two wins since the move from William Haggas’s Somerfield Lodge yard, and now under the guidance of Nicky Henderson, he could have a bright future ahead of him in National Hunt. One for the tracker and very hard to oppose in his hat-trick bid

Racing Welfare For The Racing Community Novices’ Handicap Chase 1.30
Alan King’s gelding ran up to a pretty good level over timber, and has made a good start over fences, third on debut before getting the runners-up spot at Newcastle next time out. He looks progressive in this discipline and should have more to come, go close

Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Novices’ Hurdle (Listed) 2.05
French import that made an impressive start for Paul Nicholls with a brace of wins at Taunton back in the spring, before a slightly underwhelming performance at Newcastle when sent off a short priced favourite. The Gleneagles gelding is back from a break now and heading into his season proper, and with Paul Nicholls reeling in the winners has to be respected sent into Pattern company

View from the final fence at Kempton... © John Light :: Geograph Britain  and Ireland
The last fence at Kempton: John Light @Geograph

Unibet New Instant Roulette Handicap Chase 2.40
Goa Lil
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Goa Lil arrives here as the form horse, with two wins and a runners-up spot in his last three starts. Amy Murphy’s Mercian Prince and Philip Hobbs’ Master Work are also in the mix but Goa Lil is less exposed over fences and gets the nod

Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Hurdle (Listed) 3.15
Silver Streak (nap)
It’s his usual route back into the season, and if Evan Williams’ stable star takes this, that’ll be the hat-trick and his record here over hurdles reads, four starts, three wins, one second. That’s a formidable line of course form to take into this race and he should be home and hosed by half past three!

Natasha Savage, Thank You & Good Luck Handicap Chase 3.50
Mister Tickle
Gary Moore’s seven year old has won three of his eight starts over fences, but, importantly, they are the last three, so something seems to have clicked. He’s been pressed in the final stages in his last two runs at Fontwell, so this drop back in trip on the flat track here should be right up his street. The one to follow

#RacingStaffWeek Novices’ Hurdle 4.25
Gala De Corton
A half brother to the top class Black Corton, the chance is taken on Gala De Corton, who is in top hands at Paul Nicholls Ditcheat base. He’s had wind surgery, should improve for the step up in trip from his last run in the Spring at Wincanton, and has Harry Cobden on the reins, so there’s plenty of positives

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