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Kempton Preview: Thunder poised to strike again

The progressive Lawmans Thunder looked a horse to keep on the right side when scoring last time out and looks up to defying a 12lb rise in the weights in the mile handicap at Kempton this evening (7.50).

Formerly trained for Godolphin by Charlie Appleby, the son of Lawman has taken off on handicaps since joining Ismail Mohammed.

The four-year-old made a mockery of his opening mark of 65 when scoring over course and distance on his second start this season, travelling well throughout before quickening to beat Bennelong by 2 3/4 lengths.

Lawmans Thunder then defied a 6lb rise in the weights with ease, again over course and distance, when slamming Rome by 4 1/2 lengths.

The gelding barely had to come out of second gear to score with bags in hand, and is clearly on a serious upward curve.

This class 4 contest represents a step up in class, but Lawmans Thunder remains open to further improvement after just five starts and looks up to defying a further hike in the weights.

In the 1m 3f handicap (7.20), Jazz Master looks the one to beat following a highly promising reappearance.

The Luca Cumani trained gelding found only the progressive Arab Spring too good in a 1m 2f contest at Doncaster, and the winner has franked the form by going on to score at York off a mark of 96.

That makes Jazz Master, who met Sir Michael Stoute’s charge on level terms at Town Moor, look well-treated having been raised just 1lb to a mark of 86.

The son of Singspiel also boasts a good record at the track having won twice over course and distance, and with his handler beginning to hit form everything looks in place for a big run.

Ed McMahon is another trainer going well at present, and his Colour My World is a fascinating contender now dropped back in trip in the 7f handicap (8.20).

The gelding is yet to win in eight starts, but ran well off his current mark of 60 when chasing home Ellal over 1m 1f at Wolverhampton on his penultimate outing.

The son of With Approval led and was clear two from home before being collared inside the final furlong, and also showed plenty of pace last time out over a mile at Haydock before fading a furlong from home to finish fourth.

The pace Colour My World showed in those contests suggests he is well worth a try at today’s 7f trip, and the booking of Adam Kirby catches the eye.

Selections:
5.50: When Will It End
6.20: Bubbly Bailey
6.50: Cursory Glance
7.20: Jazz Master (NB)
7.50: Lawmans Thunder (NAP)
8.20: Colour My World
8.50: Oetzi