Who To Follow At Kempton On Saturday

Horse To Follow - McFabulous

The first big race of the day at Kempton is the rescheduled Grade Two Relkeel Hurdle over 2m5f and we think the favourite McFabulous is worth following.

The gelding has promised so much in the last few seasons but this year stepping up in trip should see him flourish and having landed the Grade Two Persian War Novices' Hurdle on debut, he proved how good he can be.

The six year old was a superstar in bumpers, landing three of his four outings, including the Grade Two contest at the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

He stepped up to hurdles last term and took some time to fully get warm to jumping the obstacles, but on his third start got off the mark over timber at Market Rasen, he then backed that up at Kempton next time out to land an 18 runner Grade Three Handicap Hurdle.

The gelding made his seasonal debut at Chepstow in the Grade Two Persian War Novices' Hurdle and blew a decent field away by three lengths.

He then stepped out of novice company in the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury and he finished a good third behind Paisley Park and Thyme Hill.

Those two runners have since gone on to frank the form in Grade One company and that leaves McFabulous the right favourite for this event and the one to beat.

Trainer To Follow - Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey is a trainer that has had a hugely successful season this term and it could get even better on Saturday as he has some really good chances on the Kempton card.

His leading light this term has been Imperial Aura, who is unbeaten so far this campaign and he has a great chance to extend his record being the odds on favourite for the Grade Two Silviniaco Conti.

Other runners Bailey has on the card with big chances are Two For Gold, Bobhopeornohope and Espoir De Romay with all three of them being backed in the betting for their respective races.

Bailey has been prolific at Kempton over the last 12 months and two wins and one place from five runners which sees him running at a 40% strike rate.

Jockey To Follow - David Bass

Like Kim Bailey, his retained rider David Bass has had a stand out season riding winners all throughout the season at plenty of different tracks and he has some quality chances on Saturday.

Bass gets the leg up on his partner in crime Imperial Aura who he has sat on every time this campaign and they will together be looking to cement their position at the top of the Ryanair Chase market.

Two For Gold, Bobhopeornohope, Espoir De Romay and Younevercall are also classy rides for the inform rider and if there was ever a day he could land some winners it looks like Saturday.

The rider has a superb record at Kempton over the last 12 months racing eight times, winning two races and placing in another three which leaves him with a 25% strike rate.

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