Tip of the Day: Play the Field
Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton for the sportinglife.com racing Tip of the Day with one of Nicky Henderson's fancied.
Nicky Henderson: Has a fantastic record at Kempton
Nicky Henderson's horses are just starting to get in the groove and his excellent record at Kempton could be improved further by FOREVER FIELD in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (3.05) on Monday.
This horse has been kept on the go while the weather remains fair following a fruitful summer campaign that yielded victories at Market Rasen and Worcester in June and August.
Good or better ground looks essential to him and on favourable conditions he ran a career-best race at Chepstow last time, in the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle won by Ballyoptic. He travelled well that day, was just beaten by a top-class horse and the form looks likely to be solid.
Caid Du Berlais has already come out of it and won subsequently, while Ballyoptic might've gone very close in the West Yorkshire Hurdle if not for stumbling after the last when bang in contention.
Up 2lb for that close third at Chepstow, Forever Field still looks on a competitive mark, conditions are ideal again and he might have a significant fitness advantage over Younevercall, who could go novice chasing after this, and Floresco.
L'aigle Royal and Parish Business are threats, but both have gone up significantly in the weights following recent victories and they'll have a job to shrug off those penalties against an in-form and progressive rival like Forever Field.
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