As usual for this time of year, there’s not too much on midweek, apart from Meydan and the occasional Thursday Irish meeting, but I’ve got one for tomorrow at Kempton.
4.50 Kempton – Whatswrongwithyou 7/4
This is one I’ve had in the tracker for a couple of weeks, and he won on his second attempt in an Irish point in December. On his debut he was 2nd to Invitation Only and we all know what he’s gone on to do, and despite disappointing behind Death Duty in a Grade 2 at Navan in December, he remains with plenty of potential. So clearly the form of Whatswrongwithyou’s first point is strong. He backed that up after not too far off 2 years off the track at Lingstown back in December. He understandably showed his inexperience early on as he was quite keen, but the strong pace helped and he quickened impressively 2 out and put the race to bed quickly. He won by 10 lengths that day, and that was after being heavily eased so he’s clearly some tool.
He makes his rules debut tomorrow for his new handler Nicky Henderson. This is a race Nicky Henderson likes to win, having won it in 5 of the last 8 years. 4 of those were with horses making their debut under rules, so the stats are certainly in Whatswrongwithyou’s favour, so I expect him to be able to make a winning debut here.
Bigger prices were available earlier but I was working, so will just have to make do with the 7/4 currently available with most bookies.