Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 15:47 17/12/2014
Gary Moore's Top Diktat must be close to ending a recent barren spell at Kempton with an eight-strong opposition capable of beating lining up alongside the Bay Gelding for the Class 4 one-mile contest at 6.40 on Wednesday eveing, the bookmaker's outside choice a potential scoop says Alan Kelly should the Moore's challenge return to form in style.
Four of the six wins to the name of Hector Crouch's mount have come in the current year, which at 40/1 with Sky Bet makes it appear that the weight break may ease the six-year-old back into the groove once again in the All Weather Wednesday eveing run after three tricky outings shadow the potential.
The inconsistency of the Bay remains the biggest worry however for Moore's charge after a hat-trick of dissapointing results witnessed the Bay back up the field at Kempton, Crouch on alert to avoid any weakening from the final two furlongs that could prevent a healthy price paying off handsomely as it did so in the quartet of runs prior.
Going on current form it is easy to punt for the 11/8 Boylesports favourite, Nigel's Destiny, following two triumphs at Kempton in the past two months for Jeremy Noseda's Colt but with Shane Kelly now taking the reigns on Wednesday evening after successful rides from Martin Harley and Frankie Dettori, Kelly having not enjoyed similarly enviable results aboard rivals such as Top Diktat.
Nigel's Destiny has acheived an escape of a 4lb rise for those recent victories, but will still need to empty the locker fully to ensure the top speed advantage will remain in the favourite's grasp. Miss Buckshot's shining Lingfield display may be a long shot to emulate as she may not be as well handicapped as the 6.40 rivals, while Rizal Park was victorious at the same Lingfield venue last time out and far from fully exposed under trainer Andrew Balding at 4/1 with Coral.
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