Jarvo to bag Kempton cash

Ian McInnes does a fine job with his small string in East Yorkshire and can hit the back of the net at Kempton.

Ian McInnes does a fine job with his small string in East Yorkshire and can hit the back of the net at Kempton.

McInnes secured 35 winners in 2007 and needs little introduction to all-weather fans.

While Jarvo would not be considered one of his sharpest arrows, he should still be up to the job in the The Day Time, Night Time, Great Time Handicap.

The Pursuit Of Love gelding is admittedly not easy to win with but looked as sharp as a tack landing odds of 6-1 at the back-end of in January.

Fitted with a first-time visor, Jarvo defied trouble in-running and an age-old habit of hanging left to defeat Ermine Grey by half a length.

Although the form from that race is not clever, it seldom is on the all-weather at this time of year and there should be more to come off his revised mark.

Seasonal Cross may be worth an interest on her racecourse bow at Lingfield.

The Cape Cross filly fetched 65,000 guineas at the sales and looks an exciting prospect for Simon Dow, having reportedly worked encouragingly at home.

In what looks an eminently winnable maiden, she is taken to make hay in the trusty hands of Seb Sanders.

Majorca was an unlucky loser on his last start but should enjoy better fortune in the ladbrokes.com Fernie Handicap Chase at Leicester.

Ferdy Murphy’s seven-year-old cruised into contention over two miles at Musselburgh and looked all over his opponents before unseating Graham Lee three out.

Prior to that he turned in a stout display at Ludlow, finishing a five-length second on ground that was probably not ideal.

Having won first time up at Sedgefield last August, Majorca returns to the track off the same mark at which he came to grief on his last outing.

As the outcome at Musselburgh would have been entirely different had that late blunder not occurred, he is handicapped to win this two-mile heat.

Killard Point must also have a fighting chance in the ladbrokes.com Trial Handicap Chase.

Caroline Bailey’s consistent nine-year-old did the job nicely at Bangor on his penultimate start but was bitterly disappointing off a mark of 124 at Folkestone.

History, however, may tell us that the scales were tipped against him due to the heavy ground.

Killard Point is also a far better jumper when in the right frame of mind and deserves another chance over this shorter trip, which should also play to his strengths.

Donald McCain has been banging in the winners of late and is taken to put another one up on the board at Musselburgh.

Pencil House’s form figures should not be hollered from the rooftops, but he might still be good enough to bag the Anderson Strathern 20 Years of Sponsorship Novices’ Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old chestnut would have got a lot closer to Hold The Bid at Wetherby in December had he not made a bad mistake two out, eventually coming home fourth.

Before that he made a reasonable effort when second at Sedgefield to Soulard, who since won at Huntingdon before competing in decent races at Ascot and Doncaster.

Pencil House definitely needs to brush up on his jumping to win this two-and-a-half-mile test but with conditions loaded in his favour, that hardly represents a long shot.

Los Nadis can give weight and a beating to the rest of them in the Anderson Strathern 20 Years of Sponsorship Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

Peter Monteith’s four-year-old was denied a third consecutive course victory in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle when a mistake at the last allied to a storming run from Act Sirius put the race to bed within a matter of strides.

That was still a grand effort, though, and redemption may be forthcoming back over the minimum trip.

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