Wednesday selection box: Magic Mirror worth a second look

By Rachel Candelora
Wed 24 Jan 2018

By Rachel Candelora

I am looking forward to being back in the Racing UK’s studios on Wednesday evening for a good quality card at Kempton in which a couple of horses have caught the eye.

Hopefully we can get the ball rolling with a couple of winners beforehand at Lingfield’s all-weather meeting.

1.00 Lingfield: Lady Noorah

Several of the runners in this three-year-old fillies’ handicap are already beginning to look exposed so handicap debutante Lady Noorah makes the most appeal.

She was arguably unlucky not to break her maiden at Wolverhampton last month and then finished just 2¼ lengths third behind subsequent repeat winner Court House over a mile at Newcastle.

This daughter of Nathaniel looks open to further improvement now back in against her own sex and it looks significant that Paul Hanagan takes the ride.

3.10 Lingfield: Calling Out

In the classiest all-weather race of the day Calling Out brings some serious “back class” to the party.

This former French Listed winner already boasts a victory here at Lingfield and she was an excellent two lengths second to Watersmeet over 1m4f here last February.

After two promising “prep” runs he now looks primed to strike over what is arguably his optimum distance. Calling Out likes a strong pace to run at and he should get that here given that most of his rivals like to race forward.

6.45 Kempton: Magic Mirror

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Magic Mirror is a mare who adores Kempton – all four of her career victories have been at the Sunbury track including two over course and distance.

The hat-trick was denied last time over 7f by less than half a length, in a tougher race where the winner and the third have both come out to win again since.

She is dropping down slightly in grade and is one of the few “in form” horses in the field.

7.15 Kempton: King Of Nepal

This four-year-old son of Sepoy is turning into a real 7f specialist and he is taken to remain unbeaten at Kempton, having scored here in a nursery in November of 2016 on his only previous visit to the venue.

This is his third run since a gelding operation and he put up a personal best performance when scoring at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day.

Given that the fourth and fifth have subsequently won his 4lb rise in the weights looks perfectly fair and he appeals considerably more than his main market rival Spun Gold, who has yet to perform away from Southwell.

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