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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long

Helnwein has each-way prospects in the Dovecote at Kempton on Saturday

Tom Cannon has two rides today at Kempton for Trainer Alan King.

Remains unexposed and has gained both wins when fresh; interesting back from layoff.

Owners - Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates.

From his up-and-coming horses, Alan has a lot of time for Helnwein, whose target is the Dovecote Hurdle at Kempton, a race he has already won four times.

Helnwein is the lowest-rated of the seven runners, so has a bit to find, but Alan is adamant that he is worth his place in this field. He said:”He made a winning start over hurdles at Warwick and was then a bit unlucky in a Listed race at Sandown, where he got left in front too soon.

“That race was 10 weeks ago and Helnwein has not run since as he scoped badly, and it took time to get him right again. He’s fine again now and should be suited by Kempton, so this race will hopefully tell us which direction we should go in the spring,”


£42,000 yearling; very plausible on pedigree; yard 12% in bumpers in recent seasons.

Owners - The Lee Family, A. Stennett & J Wright.

Also in action at Kempton is newcomer Mystical Moon, who makes his debut in the bumper, He is a lovely four-year-old who comes from a good family, and, while he is one for the future, we are not going to get him any more ready at home, and he needs racecourse experience.”




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