Kempton Preview: Jazz can prove the Master
Jazz Master has a good record at Kempton and can further enhance it with success in the 1m 3f handicap there this evening (8.50).
The Luca Cumani trained gelding has notched both career successes over course and distance, with the last of those coming off a mark of 82 when staying on well to beat Noble Protector by 1 1/4 lengths.
The four-year-old now gets into this off just 5lb higher, having run well to make the frame in all three starts this season.
In the first of those, Jazz Master finished a 2 1/2 length second to Arab Spring off level weights in a competitive handicap at Doncaster when running of a rating of 85.
The winner is a really useful sort who has gone on to score twice since and is now rated 112, and that makes Jazz Master look well-treated off just 2lb higher in this class 3 contest.
The return to this venue and surfaceover which Jazz Master finished a solid runner-up on his penultimate start is a major plus, and with Andrea Atzeni in the saddle the son of Singspiel looks the one they all have to beat.
Red Tycoon makes his handicap debut in the 6f nursery (7.50) and looks worth siding with to make it a winning one now fitted with blinkers for the first time.
The Ed Dunlop trained colt has shaped with promise in all three starts, most notably when keeping on well under tender handling after being slowly away to finish a close up fourth at Newmarket two starts back.
The son of Acclamtion then ran better than his finishing position suggests at Windsor last time out when fifth of eight to Steal The Scene, travelling strongly into the contest before being unable to find any extra approaching the final furlong.
It was an effort which suggested the headgear was well worth a try, and if it has the desired effect then Red Tycoon could be well-treated off an opening mark of 75.
In the 2m handicap (9.20), dual course and distance winner Saborido can defy a 6lb penalty to land the spoils.
The gelding took advantage of a drop in the weights to score with far more in hand than the winning margin suggests when landing a 2m contest at Lingfield eight days ago, and even with the penalty Saborido is on the same mark as when last scoring over course and distance.
Connections have also booked the services of Kieran Shoemark to partner the eight-year-old, and his 7lb claim means that Saborido is effectively 1lb lower than when winning last time out and remains dangerously well-weighted.
6.20: Voice Control
7.50: Red Tycoon
8.20: Light Fantastic
8.50: Jazz Master (NAP)
9.20: Saborido (NB)