The Jay & Kay Coach Tours Kent St Leger takes place at Crayford this evening and with six good class open races in support , again all sponsored by Jay & Kay Coach Tours , it promises to be an excellent evenings racing.
First up at 743pm is the 380m hurdle and though not likely to represent any great value , the race looks there for the taking for Ricky Holloway’s Bockos Tiger. He was beaten behind kennel mate and the re-opposing Shaneboy Bowie at Central Park last time out but he can make amends here.
An interesting 540m race takes place at 800pm with the betting primarily likely to centre on the inside pairing of Snowdon Archie and Kilara Mall. Preference is for Julie Luckhurst’s ‘Archie’ who looks plotted up against the rail and a level break should suffice.
It’s over the standard 380m four bend trip at 834pm and though Belinda Green’s likely odds on favourite Magical Houdini is likely to take some beating , a chance is taken on Gemma Davidson’s Central Park raider Sutton Place. This bitch started her career off at this venue back in August 2018 , it’s amazing to think that for her first trial at the track she weighed in at just over 21 kilos. Sutton was performing at lowly A8 level at that time but since her move to Central Park she has done nothing but steadily rise in weight , now weighing in at just over 27 kilos. Her form has improved significantly and though this will be her first run at the venue since September last year and stepping back up in trip , she can show that this is a different bitch altogether from her previous time at the track and can pull off a shock at big odds.
It’s the ladies at 851pm , competing over 540m and Kevin Boon’s Leemount Venus can gain compensation for her elimination from tonight’s main event at the semi final stage. Perfectly drawn in trap 5 with four runners to her inside who should all be looking for the rail , Venus should have little in the way of excuses should she break on terms.
It’s the main event at 909pm , the Jay & Kay Coach Tours Kent St Leger. The selection is with Hayley Keightley’s Roxholme Dolly. There is no doubting that this 714m trip is a little on the testing side , however there is a lot to be said for front running come the night of big finals. Dolly can make every post a winning one.
It’s the 540m maiden at 927pm. Mark Wallis’s ‘Poet’ is some class of animal to have at your disposal for a maiden , qualifying for the race under distance criteria. He’s had his injury problems but there is no doubting that this dog is all class and from a perfect draw he can land what are likely to be short odds.
The final open race of the evening is another 540m maiden , the dogs go to traps at 1002pm and the event can go the way of Barry O’Sullivan’s Kilara Harriet. The bitch looks to have a class edge over four bends and though her form doesn’t scream out for a step up in trip , this sharper track could just play ideally to her strengths and if gaining that all important early lead , ‘Harriet’ could be tough to peg back.