Badenscoth – first time in a handicap

BADENSCOTH is one of three stable runners today (3.45pm Kempton) and he should fare better than his first three races, now he is dropping into handicap company for the first time.

The son of Foxwedge is running off a mark of 61 in a mile handicap and he is sporting a first time hood to try and help him settle.  Drawn six of ten, the horse is a top priced 11/1 shot and with Jack Duern claiming three pounds, he has an each-way chance.  The favourite, Fleeting Francesca looks the main threat.

At Windsor, Dean runs two, Stake Acclaim in the 5.15 over 5f and Jack The Laird in the finale, the 7.45, over 6f.   The former always works better than he performs at the track and today’s Good to Firm is not ideal but the son of Acclamation is only a pound higher than his course and distance success last April and he has each-way credentials at 13/2 under Robert Winston.

Jack The Laird is a tricky horse but is consistent and he too has each-way claims at 7/1, being dropped back a furlong in the lucky last.

All three horses have chances but it is difficult to be overly confident about any of them.