Horse racing tips: Isis Blue showed true colours at Kempton

Karl Burke saddles Daisy Bere at Southwell today. Picture: GettyKarl Burke saddles Daisy Bere at Southwell today. Picture: Getty
Karl Burke saddles Daisy Bere at Southwell today. Picture: Getty
Isis Blue secured his first success in well over two years at Kempton last month and he can swiftly double his tally in the 32Red Handicap back at that track.

The six-year-old has really not seen much racing for a horse of his vintage but, given he has been in the first three in half of his 14 starts, he clearly has a modicum of ability. That conclusion is backed by the fact connections have persevered despite what has been a far from smooth ride, with a two-year spell on the sidelines which ended last November.

He ran a cracker to finish second on that return but perhaps suffered a bit of the dreaded “bounce” factor when only sixth on his next outing, although that run evidently put him spot on for last month.

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Isis Blue has struck up a partnership with 5lb claimer Alice Mills and she delivered him with a perfectly-timed challenge to win last time, after a steady start. Rod Millman gives Mills the leg up again.

Logarithm has shown limited
promise in two starts to date but the 32Red On The App Store Maiden Fillies’ Stakes provides an excellent opportunity for her to get off the mark.

Well down the field on her debut at Kempton in December, she appeared to appreciate the step up to an extended mile when second at Wolverhampton last month.

Hailing from the family of Grade One winner Flagbird, connections will be eager to get a win on her record and this race provides that opportunity.

Feelin Dicky is the pick in the Handicap after striking gold at Southwell in November. He had previously had to be be withdrawn after giving some trouble at the stalls on his first trip to the track, but no such problems were in evidence as he powered home by just over a length in Nottinghamshire.

Feelin Dicky was still a bit green that day so he could be rated marginally better than the winning distance suggests and a starting mark of 71 looks reasonable.

Daisy Bere already has a win at Southwell to her credit so the Fibresand surface should present no issues in the 32Red Handicap.

Trained by Karl Burke, the daughter of Peer Gynt finished last on her racecourse bow at Wolverhampton but stepped up significantly on that as she sprang a 66-1 shot at this track last month. She was still pretty inexperienced that day and looks the type who has plenty more to give.

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At Carlisle, Kilbree Chief can give Lucinda Russell a nice win in the Lloyds Lawn And Leisure Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

Second on each of his chase outings so far, the eight-year-old is certainly more than capable of winning an event such as this.

A winner over hurdles in 2013, Kilbree Chief has clearly had his problems as he missed well over a year of racing before returning over fences at Kelso in December.

He was beaten 11 lengths that day, but the way he stayed on at the finish suggested that perhaps chasing might turn out to be his game.

That impression was confirmed when he finished just over three lengths behind the useful Un Noble at Ayr last month and Kilbree Chief’s time must surely be coming.

Breezemount cost a relatively moderate £26,000 at the sales last December and is worth watching as he makes his debut under Rules in the Racing To School Novices’ Hurdle.

The six-year-old was a winner at Lingstown point-to-point back in November and after also finishing second a couple of times in that sphere, he looks the type to make an impact here.


1:10 Fujin

1:40 Dissertation

2:10 Daisy Bere

2:45 Monsieur Jimmy

3:20 Mystic Blaze

3:55 Loud

4:25 Eium Mac


1:50 Breezemount

2:20 Longueville Flyer

2:55 Miss Tiggy

3:30 Moscow Me

4:05 Kilbree Chief

4:35 Pistol


4:55 Imjin River

5:25 Star Links

5:55 Feelin Dicky

6:25 Logarithm

6:55 Kalamata

7:25 Isis Blue (nap)

7:55 Undertow


Isis Blue

7:25 Kempton

Kilbree Chief

4:05 Carlisle