Who To Follow At Kempton On Sunday - 16/10/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Kempton - October 15 2022
Kempton 15:00
Daryl Jacob

Sceau Royal

J: Daryl Jacob
T: Alan King
Age: 10
Weight: 11-8
OR: 156
Days: 176

The feature race of the day is the Listed Hurdle over two miles and we can't get away from last year's winner of the race Sceau Royal although giving weight to the rest of the field.

Sceau Royal has been a star over both fences and hurdles during his career for Alan King and owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede.Over hurdles his greatest exploits to date have been when landing three Grade Two Elite Hurdles and a Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las.

Over fences he has managed a similar standard of win, taking out races like the Grade One Henry VIII Novices' Chase, Grade Two Lightning Novices' Chase, Shloer Chase and the Game Spirit Chase.

A superb season last term he started his campaign off in this race beating last years winner Silver Streak and there doesn’t look to be a horse of the same calibre in this field.One to beat.


Trainer To Follow - Dan Skelton

Leading British trainer Dan Skelton sends just a few runners to Kempton on Sunday and we think they all have big chances and that makes him the trainer to follow.

His first runner of the afternoon comes in the Novices' Handicap Chase over 2m2f and Ridgeway having had a run to blow the cobwebs away might find this event much easier.

The Skelton's best chance of the afternoon comes in the Listed 2m Hurdle at 14:50 and Boombawn although having to beat a odds on favourite holds some of the leading form in the book.

Skelton heads into the meeting in fine form running at a strike rate of 20% for the last two weeks with three winners from 15 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Tom Bellamy

Tom Bellamy could be in for a big afternoon at Kempton on Sunday with a handful of decent rides, starting in the Class 3 Handicap Chase with Runswick Bay who holds a leading chance.

Bellamy's best ride of the afternoon comes in the Novices' Hurdle with Jemima P who is looking for a four-timer and is weighted to go close.

The rider finishes the afternoon off on Minella Buster for Emma Lavelle again with the gelding looking to get back to winning ways and has the form to do so.