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Spring Loaded can make it a course and distance double in the Betdaq £200 Games Bonus Nursery Handicap at Kempton.

Paul D’Arcy’s charge has shown his best form to date on the Polytrack surface, losing his maiden tag over six furlongs back in August before finishing third and winning again in his two other attempts at the Sunbury venue.

Spring Loaded was perhaps a little short of room when third but made no mistake when seeing off Jaganory by just over a length last time.

He found plenty for pressure on that occasion, despite racing off an increased mark of 75, and while a further 7lb rise is far from ideal, Spring Loaded was well in control last time and won with a bit left in the tank.

Lady Sylvia seems to have struck up a good rapport with Jenny Powell and the 5lb claimer is again aboard in the Betdaq 50 Per Cent Commission Refund Handicap.

Powell has ridden Joseph Tuite’s mare on five occasions, with their worst effort being a fifth place at Windsor in August.

Winner of a Salisbury apprentice race just a few days before, Lady Sylvia followed up for Powell when edging to a head victory at this track in September.

Hiked 7lb for those two swift successes, Lady Sylvia was far from disgraced in being beaten just a short head last time and can still go well, despite a further rise.

Senor George can make the most of a step back up to a mile in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Southwell.

Winner of one of his 13 starts, he looked reasonably useful in Ireland where he boasted a mark of 73, some 9lb higher than his current standing.

Tony Coyle trained him when he struck gold at Carlisle back in June but now with Brian Ellison, he has not fared too badly in three outings, finishing thereabouts on each occasion.

He remains favourably weighted for his all-weather bow.

* Selections -

CLONMEL: 12.55 Wexford Bridge, 1.25 Stop Road Lad, 1.55 Rough Justice, 2.25 Champagne Fever, 2.55 Une Artiste, 3.25 Spot Fine, 3.55 Pearl Diamond.

KEMPTON: 4.20 Kaufmann, 4.50 Reflation, 5.20 Dalgig, 5.50 SPRING LOADED (NAP), 6.20 Perfect Glance, 6.50 Lady Sylvia, 7.20 Pour La Victoire, 7.50 Flicksta.

LUDLOW: 1.00 Argot, 1.30 Taylor, 2.00 Bertie’s Desire, 2.30 Brownville, 3.00 Tidal Way, 3.30 Zama Zama, 4.00 Five For Fifteen.

SOUTHWELL: 12.20 Aristocracy, 12.50 Harrogate Fair, 1.20 Little, 1.50 Vivre Le Reve, 2.20 Danzki, 2.50 Senor George, 3.20 Miami Gator, 3.50 Poyle Vinnie.

TAUNTON: 1.10 Johns Luck, 1.40 Dark Spirit, 2.10 Caballo De Marcus, 2.40 Its A Sting, 3.10 Powerful Action, 3.40 Fuse Wire, 4.10 Champagne Chaser.

DOUBLE: Spring Loaded and Tidal Way.