After all the excitement last week at York its back to the bread and butter racing on Monday with three flat cards at Hamilton , Kempton & Windsor .
One race of interest on Monday the 1 mile claiming stakes at Kempton ,which looks quite interesting.
1 MILE CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 KEMPTON 3.45
EZDEYAAD : Four time handicap winner last season for Alan Swinbank including winning class 3 handicap at Haydock off mark 90 .Changed hands at Newmarket October sales for 17,000 gns now with Ed Walker.Well Below form since winning handicap at Folkestone in May,though returned to form last time finishing second in above average claimer at Newbury.Should go well in this weaker looking race.
VERDICT : Not the strongest looking claimer with very few in form horses ,the three main contenders being Dark Islander ,Ezdeyaad & Pegasus Again .
Dark Islander had some fair form in U.S.A ,and is 7lb clear on official handicap ratings ,though has shown very little on his last two starts finishing last of 6 beaten 32 lenghs last time at Newmarket .Takes big drop in class here so can't be totally ruled out ,though hasn't won race since May 2008.
Pegasus bay looks the main danger after running well on his last two starts ,including finishing close forth over C&D in class 4 handicap off mark 78,though is on losing run of 15 stretching back to December 2009
EZDEYAAD looks to have best recent form finishing second in decent looking claimer over 7 furlongs at Newbury last time .Will be suited by the return to this longer trip and looks fair value at around 10-3 to beat some out form rivals .
EZDEYAAD 3.45 KEMPTON (THIRD SP 5-2 )
£148 EACH-WAY @ 10-3 LADBROKES
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE .
LOSS - £50.00 BANK RUNNING TOTAL £5881