Racing: Morar a good bet to deliver another monster performance at Kempton

Morar fairly bolted up on her latest visit to Kempton and the Kia Venga Handicap at the same track looks an excellent opportunity for her to follow up.

The daughter of Kalanisi changed hands for 32,000 at the end of 2009 following a couple of fine successes in French staying handicaps. Her first few appearances on British soil were a little disappointing however, as she failed to cut much ice at Lingfield, Ascot or Windsor at the start of the year.

But given a summer break, the four-year-old came back with renewed vigour over this course and distance, making smooth headway before picking up well to win as she liked. The handicapper was impressed enough to knock her up 8lb in the weights but if she can build on that recent triumph it should not be enough to stop her running another big one.

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Stratton Banker rarely runs a bad race and looks the one to be on in the Book For Boxing Day On O844 579 3008 Handicap.

The Stuart Williams inmate has finished in the first three on seven of his 11 career starts, winning twice, including on his most recent appearance at Lingfield. The way he readily pulled clear over the minimum trip suggests this step up to six furlongs will not be a problem and it is difficult to see him finishing out of the frame.

The Home of Pool Betting Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton looks the perfect place for Private Joke to win for the first time.

John Gosden's gelding was sent off a hot favourite for his racecourse debut at Kempton last month and there was not an awful lot wrong with his close second to a more experienced rival. With that run now under his belt, he should be more street-wise this time around and it will take a good one to stop him following up.

Strike Force is a five-time winner at Dunstall Park and can add to that tally in the Play Roulette At Handicap.

He is unpenalised for a win in an apprentice race last week and providing that run has not taken too much out of him, he ought to get involved again.