Tom Scudamore: “Ramses De Teillee is perfect for the Albert Bartlett”
Coral ambassador previews his weekend rides and looks ahead to Cheltenham
12.40 Kempton – No Hidden Charges
No Hidden Charges has had a fantastic season so far. He is back off a little break following his run last time at Newbury. The better ground which he will get at Kempton will suit him. He is going to have to carry a lot of weight here but he is the top-rated horse in the race. I am looking forward to riding him.
13.15 Kempton – Queen’s Magic
Queen’s Magic has made a good start over fences. She was running a big race last time at Doncaster against Lady Buttons and La Bague Au Roi when she came down. Up until that error, she looked like she was going to give her rivals a big race in that Listed contest.
Her official rating suggests she has something to find here but she showed she is capable of doing that in her last run. She is in great order and the ground should suit her at Kempton.
16.45 Kempton – Skerries Harbour
I don’t know a lot about Skerries Harbour who is making his debut in the bumper to end the card at Kempton. It will be a watch and brief so hopefully we find a lot more about him following this run.
This week I won board Night Edition at Ludlow and he will go for the Fred Winter at the Festival. He won with the minimum amount of fuss and was second in a Grade Two contest at Cheltenham the time before. We think he will be competitive but I am sure connections of many of the horses will be thinking exactly the same thing.
Ramses De Teillee is set for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle now. He has been fantastic since his wind-op. I rode him to victory at Doncaster earlier this year and then he was successful at Haydock last weekend. The nature of the Albert Bartlett will suit him as he is a tough and durable horse.
Israel Champ is in good order and ready for the Champion Bumper. He is a course and distance winner and one to be excited about. I won the Champion Bumper on Moon Racer in 2015 and hopefully I can have more success in the race this year.