1.00: Let's start with some Kempton (all weather) stats 'n facts to set the ball rolling at the only venue staging sport on Sunday. 20 winners have emerged from 19 races thus far (via one dead heat), contests which have produced seven winning favourites from a total of 23 market leaders. Two of the four odds on favourites have won. No trainer has saddled more than one winner at the track in 2016, whilst Marcus Tregoning and Milton Bradley are the only handlers to have saddled more than one beaten favourite (two on each count) to date. Upwards and onwards in positive mode by informing that Irish trainer Gordon Elliott had scored with seven of his last 19 runners before Saturday's sport was contested, whereby Gordon's course winner NATIONAL SERVICE will prove a popular choice I'll wager, whilst JOLLY RED JEANZ 'owes me' following a fairly weak effort here at Kempton the other day. That said, the pace was not really strong enough for this dual course and distance winner on Monday, whereby I'm hopeful that a better effort will emerge six days on. Two of Daniel Loughnane's last four runners have won, whilst Cathy Gannon posted a 669/1 double here from just three rides on Monday, when JOLLY RED JEANZ let Cathy down for a 3,684/1 treble on the day! DREAM ALLY completes my short listed trio against the remaining nine contenders.
Favourite factor: The two favourites have secured one toteplacepot position between them thus far without winning either of the two renewals to date.
1.30: OCEAN LEGEND (see extensive stats below) won one of the two divisions of this event last year at 16/1 and as a ten time course and distance winner, Tony Carroll's raider (one of 10 runners on the card for the trainer) demands plenty of respect in this company/grade, especially running off just a two pound higher mark then when successful twelve months ago. AL'S MEMORY is turned out quickly again following Lingfield's Friday success, whilst others for the overnight mix include LUPO D'ORO and BALIWICK. For the record (especially for those that give all weather racing a chance), sport on the 'alternative surfaces' produced a 53.8% success rate (21 winners via 39 races) for favourites during Wednesday/Thursday/Friday last week, stats which are rarely witnessed on turf via a six meeting study.
Favourite factor: Only one of the three favourites has finished in the frame thus far (no winners).
2.00: David Menuisier is not the first name on people's lips when thinking of trainers and sure enough, David only has two entries on Saturday morning as I write, JETHOU ISLAND in this event, as one potential runner in the Epsom Derby on June 3rd in 2017! David's Virtual mare is a lightly raced individual and her victory at Chelmsford last time out was David's only runner during the last fortnight. David Evans has his runners going well at present, whereby respect is offered to CARTOGRAPHIC, whilst LADY D'S ROCK is 'only' four pounds higher than when scoring by two lengths here at Kempton last time out over seven weeks ago. The manner of her victory (won going away with plenty in hand) remains locked in the memory vault.
Favourite factor: Two sets of 3/1 joint favourites contested the two inaugural divisions of this event two years ago, resulting in two toteplacepot positions being gained, statistics which included one winner. Last year's 11/8 favourite finished nearer last than first however.
Favourite factor: This is the second division of the previous event on the Kempton card, whereby the same favourite stats apply.
Favourite factor: Both (4/6 & 5/4) favourites have obliged in the toteplacepot finale to date.