Thursday's horseracing selections
Warm Oasis finally got his head in front last time out and can kick on again in the Matchbook Casino Handicap at Kempton.
He won a muddling affair at Wolverhampton before Christmas by a neck, though that margin would have been bigger but for hanging in the finish.
Helfire is worth noting as she returns from a lengthy lay-off in the Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap; the five-year-old has not raced since September, when she was second at Sandown.
Princess De Lune impressed when winning a Newbury maiden on her racecourse debut last April but upped in company towards the back end of last year, she was found out.
Twice tried at Listed level by Roger Charlton, Princess De Lune was not beaten too far on either occasion but she was never going to trouble the judge.
Switched to Archie Watson since that run, Princess De Lune should find the Better Odds With Matchbook Novice Stakes an easier task.
Dream Serenade likes a trip to Southwell and is the pick in the Betway Handicap, while Siruh Du Lac can keep his momentum going in the Ryan Direct Group Chase at Wincanton.
Nick Williams’ runner fluffed his lines a bit on his fencing bow when racing a bit keenly and making some jumping errors at Kempton, but he has not looked back since being pulled up that October day.
Unioniste suffered a shock reverse at Taunton earlier this month but can right the record in the Stewart Tory Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase.
The Vocalist should be on the mark again in Ludlow’s starsportsbet.co.uk Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle.
KEMPTON: 5.55 Barnay, 6.30 Princess De Lune, 7.00 Mercers, 7.30 WARM OASIS (NAP), 8.00 Helfire, 8.30 Hewouldwouldnthe.
SOUTHWELL: 1.30 Something Lucky, 2.05 Dream Serenade, 2.40 Ray Purchase, 3.15 Samovar, 3.50 Symbolic Star, 4.25 Zaeem.
TOWCESTER: 1.40 The Vocalist, 2.15 Magic Dancer, 2.50 Very Live, 3.25 Seaston Spirit, 4.00 Norse Light, 4.35 Steel Native.
WINCANTON: 1.20 North West Wind, 1.50 Siruh Du Lac, 2.25 Dinos Benefit, 3.00 Azzerti, 3.35 Creep Desbois, 4.10 Unioniste, 4.45 Melchior King.
DOUBLE: Warm Oasis and Siruh Du Lac.