7.10 Kempton, Wednesday, February 24

In the £10 Free Bet at 32RedSport.com Handicap (7.10), the very lightly-raced 7-year-old Kalahari is an interesting contender, having already plied his tried in France, Germany and Britain in his seven-race career. The Halling gelding won maiden over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Nottingham for Lucy Wadham before a second spell with Hanover-based Irishman Paul Harley, uncle of jockey Martin, but returned to the Newmarket trainer in January.

Indeed, Kalahari wasted no time, getting off the mark on Polytrack at the first time of asking in a 0-65 contest, over course and distance, three weeks ago. He steps up to 0-75 company off a 6lb higher mark, but is entitled to improve for that run, his first since May, and may be capable of following up. Interestingly, Martin Harley, who won on him last time and has a 1-3 (33%) strike rate for the yard on the all-weather, once again takes the ride. Obviously, Kalahari has had his problems, but he still has time to prove significantly better than his current mark.

Selection: Kempton 7.10 Kalahari to win

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