Dark Horses: Edmund Kean

david pipeTO BE fair, David Pipe’s EDMUND Kean isn’t really a dark horse but I’ve been waiting for him to make his chasing debut. This strapping son of Old Vic won with plenty in hand over hurdles at Fakenham and Taunton last season before running a blinder when third in the ultra-competitive EBF Final at Sandown. He has had one run over hurdles at Cheltenham this season where he wasn’t given a hard time on ground that would have been a bit lively for him. But he has always looked more of a chaser and looks destined to shine over the bigger obstacles.

Today’s 1.50 at Leicester is a competitive affair and all six have a chance. But the 3/1 about Edmund Kean could be made to look very generous if he takes to chasing. He will certainly relish the ground.

Earlier at Leicester, I will be surprised if THE JUGOPOLIST fails to win the seller. I had high hopes for him last season but he hasn’t quite fulfilled expectations for Rebecca Curtis. However this is a big drop in class and he ran very well in better company at Haydock last time.

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