Racing: Thursday preview

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Zain Empire let down favourite-backers on his lastouting but is worth another chance in the first division of the BetVictor.com Handicap at Kempton.

The three-year-old was a winner on his racecourse bow at Carlisle in June but has failed to strike gold in three subsequent outings, most recently when being beaten into fourth at Sandown in August.

Sent off the 9-4 favourite he could not pick up when push came to shove and eventually finished three and a half lengths adrift with the good to soft conditions not to his liking.

Robert Cowell switches his sights to the Polytrack now and it would be no surprise if he could return to winning ways off an eased mark of 79.

SELECTIONS:

BANGOR: 2.20 Golden Doyen, 2.50 Gevrey Chambertin, 3.25 Planetoid, 4.00 Hollow Penny, 4.30 Maypole Lass, 5.00 Potters Corner.

CLONMEL: 2.15 Spancil Hill, 2.45 Aussie Guest, 3.15 Marchese Marconi, 3.50 Stonehall Jack, 4.25 Thomond, 4.55 Old Laxey, 5.25 Drumacoo.

KEMPTON: 5.45 Southern Cross, 6.15 Little, 6.45 ZAIN EMPIRE (NAP), 7.15 Amood, 7.45 Clergyman, 8.15 My Mo, 8.45 Four Cheers, 9.15 Aragosta.

SOUTHWELL: 2.30 Fast Exit, 3.00 Think Its All Over, 3.35 Viking Ridge, 4.10 Oxalido, 4.40 Decoy, 5.10 Kiama Bay, 5.40 Cash For Steel.

WARWICK: 2.10 Upsanddowns, 2.40 Surf And Turf, 3.10 Venetian Lad, 3.45 Queen Spud, 4.20 Barton Stacey, 4.50 Mogestic, 5.20 Act Now.

DOUBLE: Zain Empire and Gevrey Chambertin.