Thoughts on today’s runners

A busy evening at Kempton tonight with thee runners. Arctic Dawn and Rothay Park will both make their racecourse debut, Arctic Dawn will be ridden by David Egan in Division I of the Novice at 5.30pm followed by Rothay Park in Division II half an hour later at 6.00pm with Jack Mitchell in the saddle. Deceiver then returns to the track lining up at 7.00pm under Richard Kingscote.

Arctic Dawn

Arctic Dawn is a horse that has impressed in some of his homework. He is a big raw sort and won’t be seen at his best until next year. Mentally he will learn plenty from this evening and any result would be a bonus.

Arctic Dawn

Honest Desire and Hurricane Power set the standard of those who have run, but it seems likely a more lightly raced or unraced horse might be able to better that level.

Arctic Dawn is owned and was bred by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook and will be led up by James Pulley.

Rothay Park

Rothay Park has worked nicely at home and seems to understand what being a racehorse is about. That said first day at the school can bring about any number of performances.

Rothay Park

A difficult race to assess on the horses that have shown the most Let’s Get Em and The Line both regressed from promising debuts. Warsong started a short price on debut but was very green so may well be a different proposition today.

Rothay Park is also owned by Gary and Lesley and will be led up by Shannon Pasotti.

Deceiver

Deceiver looked very promising when winning a course and distance maiden in the spring. He came back from Haydock a few weeks later with a high temperature and took a few weeks to come right again. He’s a very big horse and there should be more to come, but just pleased to get him back on track this evening. He has a tricky draw to come on his return to action.

Deceiver

This looks pretty open Elzaam Blue was just touched off in a similar race last week and sets the standed. Dirtyoldtown drops in class for new connections. Dionysian will find this easier than some of the competitive races he’s taken in of late. Surrey Noir is on the improve and if that continues is another to be involved.

Deceiver runs in the colours of owners Oakmere Homes and will be led up by James Pulley who cares for him daily at home.