TROPICS is one of eleven runners in today’s 6f sprint handicap at Kempton (3.50pm) and while his glory days are behind him and his form this year is rather ordinary, he is now rated 89, nearly two stone below the heady days of 2014 and 2015 when he was second in two July Cups.
The 9yo son of Speightstown is a best priced 14/1 shot and if he showed anything like his best, he’d be a shoe-in. However, there are younger legs in opposition, including those of the hot 7/4 favourite. Gulliver, winner of his last two. The Amanda Perrett-trained duo, Parnsaian and Kasbah look potential players as does second favourite, Boy In The Bar.
Robert Winston takes the ride on Tropics who might still be worth chancing each-way.