Thoughts on Mutineer at Kempton this evening
Mutineer runs in the 6:50 at Kempton this evening. (Wednesday, October 25th). The three year old gelding will be ridden by George Downing in the mile handicap. He was a course and distance winner earlier in the summer, the first of two wins in two days. He got a poor draw last time out and ended up being dropped in at Chelmsford, which at the moment has a massive front running bias, he wasn’t beaten too far in what was his first attempt at this sort of grade and also his first go over ten furlongs. It was a little difficult to tell conclusively if he stayed the ten furlongs. He heads to the horses in training sales next week to dissolve the partnership between Ontoawinner and Capture The Moment which owns him and so we felt it best to go back to what we knows work best for him rather than continue the experiment over ten furlongs for now. He has a tricky draw to contend out in stall eleven but at least over a mile there is plenty of time to the first bend which allows runners a decent amount of time to sort themselves out.
The race looks fiercely competitive and one could make a case for nearly all the runners in the field and one suspects much of the outcome will come down to how the race pans out. Traveller is the benchmark, he has decent course form and was last seen in better company than this acquitting himself well. Archie is taking a drop in grade and has some decent form on the all weather to his name. Medicean Ballet and Glendun also have some good form in the book on the all weather and should be there or there about’s.