Red ready to hit winning rhythm

RED RHYTHM has looked green enough on his two starts to date but he can continue his progression today in Kempton’s digibet Casino Maiden Stakes.

The three-year-old was a late starter, not making his racecourse bow until Ffos Las in October and he was not disgraced in finishing fourth that day.

Luca Cumani switched him to the all weather last time and he once again showed a lack of maturity in going down by a length and a half to Mr Emirati.

That one has let the form down since but there were excuses for his run, so Red Rhythm strikes as a horse who still has plenty of scope to improve and is one to stay on the right side of.

Major Victory is a noteworthy contender in the Handicap as he makes his British bow for Gay Kelleway.

A maiden winner in his native South Africa, he is an interesting recruit for his Newmarket handler and looks to have been pitched into a winnable heat here.

Angelic Upstart should appreciate the step up to a mile in the digibet Nursery following a recent triumph over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton.

Andrew Balding’s charge will surely get further in time and looked in need of a longer trip despite winning last time.

Norman Orpen impressed on his latest appearance at Kempton and should be backed to follow up in Lingfield’s Bet On Tonight’s Football At Handicap.

The three-year-old showed a good level of ability in four starts in maiden company without winning, so it came as no surprise when he struck on his handicap debut off a mark of 73.

Such was the authority he won with that day, a 7lb hike in the weights looks unlikely to stop him going in again if he is in the same mood.

The booking of Jamie Spencer again, who gave the gelding a typically cool ride at Kempton, can only be a positive.

Squad can reverse recent form with Where’s Susie in the Bigger Wins With SP+ At Handicap.

The pair clashed in an amateurs event at this track last month and Where’s Susie emerged a clear two-length winner.

However, Squad did not enjoy the best of runs that day and he was making up ground hand over fist at the finish.

He is worse off at the weights this time but with assistance in the saddle from Hayley Turner, he could well surpass that effort.

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