With the rain, snow and ice causing havoc for many of the National Hunt meetings, we turn our attention to the all-weather track at Kempton and take in a Class 6 handicap. The selection is prior course and distance winner Fard who returns to the scene of his last victory following three runs over differing trips at Wolves, and races off 56 which is 1lbs below his best winning mark. His trainer is operating at a 23% winning strike rate in the last 12 months across all-weather tracks and his runners' cause is further aided by jockey Laura Pearson's 5lbs claim so looks to have a solid chance in what looks to be a winnable race.
The biggest danger looks to be Kingsley Klarion who also has winning form over course and distance and is well treated on old form, however despite finishing second last time out was still beaten by almost three lengths and races off the same mark today so may have to settle for minor honours again.
written by Dean Kilbryde