Casino bets will go on a Condor triumph.
James Eustace's charge is in excellent heart, although he is not a totally consistent performer.
The three-year-old was a winner at this track in September but then he ran a shocker back on the turf at Goodwood, finishing a distant sixth.
Back on the sand the next time, though, Iron Condor regained the winning thread - defying a 5lb higher mark to emerge nearly two lengths clear. That victory cost him a further 4lb rise, but he showed he is more than capable of dealing with that mark last week as he claimed a narrow second behind Spensley, who looks a decent type.
There does not appear to be another horse of that calibre in the digibet Casino Handicap, so Iron Condor could make it a third win of the year.
Muntasib returned from a break in a blaze of glory at Lingfield last month and he can strike again in the digibet Nursery. Two runs in August yielded a second and a fifth, so Marcus Tregoning decided to have two weeks off with this son of Mr Greeley. He duly returned to make a first start on the all-weather and, while he won just an average maiden, the second had smart form further back in the book.
Muntasib looked the type to keep improving with experience and his initial mark of 80 looks workable at this stage.
Vhujon may not have won on the allweather for well over two years, but his time is surely near after some good efforts in defeat.
While out of luck on the all-weather, the five-year-old did score twice on the turf during the summer and has turned in a string of creditable efforts since.
Beaten just a length at Lingfield last week, the return to six furlongs in the Kia Sportage Handicap should aid his cause.
Lake Chini can claim the glory in the first division of the skysports.com Racing Handicap.
Mick Easterby's charge is a tough campaigner, having started his season back in March, and this will be his 13th outing this term.
Most recently seen when third over five furlongs at Wolverhampton, he looked a shade unlucky as he missed the break and had plenty of work to do to make up the ground.
He was closest at the finish that day and Lake Chini is of plenty of interest switched back up to six furlongs here.
They race over the sticks at Plumpton and Tullamore Dew is the choice in the Cenkos Channel Islands Supports Spinal Research Novices' Chase.
CONTENDER Muntasib looks set to maintain recent form at Kempton
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Nov 30, 2010|
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