Horse Racing Selection 18/08/2020

17:30 Kempton — Fast Start 7/2 1.5pt Win

One selection coming today from the Kempton’s All-weather meeting. We will have an unusually busy week coming up, York’s Ebor meeting will be sure to bring up plenty of top-class action.

Back to Kempton for now though, an interesting 4 runner contest and I think there is a joker in the pack. Fast Start for S Bin Suroor and Godolphin is the pick.

He opened up his season when well beaten behind Lauded, that horse has proven to be Group class following his recent run in the Group 3 Richmond Stakes and mark of 101.

You will have to scrub Fast Start’s recent efforts with a run at Royal Ascot over a trip short, then a go over further where he clipped heels with another horse and looked to lose his race at an early stage.

He is back to 6-furlongs where he started his life and the opening mark of 78 could underestimate him. He is also paired with Cieran Fallon who will be taking off a further 3lbs meaning he is getting 10lbs and 8lbs from the main market principles.

The main danger will obviously with Atalis Boy for Marco Botti. He made a promising enough debut and backed that up with a facile win under hands and heels on his next start. His opening mark of 85 looks fair and if he improves again then he must be feared.

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