Who To Follow At Kempton On Saturday - 04/09/21

Horse To Follow - Hukum

One of the feature events on the card is the Group Three September Stakes over 1m4f and we can't look past the favourite Hukum, who on his performances this term should not be beaten

The four year old colt was a decent two year old, only racing twice and getting off the mark at the second time of asking at Kempton over a mile.

Burrows always planned to step this horse up in trip and on his seasonal debut last term he landed the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot in gritty style.

The way he battled and stayed on that day showed he could handle a bigger trip and when stepped up to 1m5f in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury, he was a runaway winner in soft conditions.

Both these runs set him up perfectly for a crack at the Group One St Leger at Doncaster, but on the day he was outstayed by better horses and had to settle for fifth.

He returned this season at Sandown in the Group Three Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown over 1m2f and looked to need the run in the final stages.

As expected he came on for the run last time out when getting off the mark for the term in the Listed Tapster Stakes at Goodwood back over 1m4f and that put him spot on for a go at back to back Royal Ascot winners.

He headed into an above average renewal of the Hardwicke Stakes and plugged on well in soft ground to grab third behind the dual Group One winner Wonderful Tonight.

Many horses coming out of that race have franked the form and Hukum added to that roster of animals when next time out landing the Group Three Silver Cup Stakes at York in taking style.

He made it back to back wins last time out at Newbury when taking the Geoffrey Freer Stakes for the second time in his career and this looks a perfect prep run for the Arc in Ocotober.

Trainer To Follow - Clive Cox

The trainer to follow on the all weather this Saturday is Clive Cox, who looks to have sent a fairly strong team of runners to the Surrey based track.

Cox in the Group Three Sirenia Stakes fields Wings Of War, who looks a very smart two year old that deserves his step up into black type company.

Another big chance for the handler comes in the Class 5 Nursery Handicap over a mile and Incumbent for Cheveley Park Stud could be a huge improver on handicap debut.

Cox heads in the meeting in fine fettle having managed to land seven winners from his last 32 runners which sees him pose a strike rate of 22%

Jockey To Follow - Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley has decided not to go to either of Haydock or Ascot this weekend in favour of his chances at Kempton, with Shadwell having some big potential shouts.

The riders obvious big chance of winner on the day comes from Hukum in the Group Three September Stakes that has been won by some nice horses in the past and looks a perfect opportunity to use as a prep run ahead of the Arc.

Other runners across the day that could also see Crowley in the winners are El Hibri for Brian Meehan, who as been knocking on the door of late and also Eve Lodge who looks a big each way player in the Sirenia Stakes.