Guest to Gatecrash Kempton Party

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Byline: Saraband

GUEST Of Honour is the best bet at Kempton's twilight meeting as he starts off life in handicap company for Marco Botti.

The three-year-old ran two promising races at Kempton and Pontefract before justifying favouritism with a nice effort at Wolverhampton in November.

There is every chance he can take his game to another level now he has his head in front. An initial mark of 79 could prove lenient for his run in the 32Red Handicap. Zaminate's debut run at Kempton was not without promise and she is of interest on her second racecourse appearance at Lingfield.

Andrew Balding's filly was in the rear for the majority of her seven-furlong journey on her introduction.

It was clear rounding the home turn she would not be landing a serious blow.

However, connections will have taken encouragement from the way she finished off her race as she passed two of her rivals to finish fifth of eight.

The strength of that form alone is probably not enough to see her get off the mark in the attheraces.

com Exclusive Hugh Taylor Tipping Maiden Fillies' Stakes, but there are reasons to expect improvement.

That first experience will not have been lost on her, while this step up to a mile should suit.

This looks a fairly modest affair so it would be no surprise to see Zaminate in the thick of things. …