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Kempton duo out to give Simcock more success

BRITAIN'S hottest trainer bids to keep his impressive winning streak going at Kempton this afternoon, as David Simcock saddles Great Ormond and Nave on the card.

Seven of Simcock's last ten runners have returned victorious and Great Ormond, the 15-8 favourite for the 1m3f handicap at 3.50, has solid claims of keeping the good run going.

Less obvious are the chances of Nave 30 minutes later but supporters will draw comfort from the fact he was successful off a rating of 82 in 2010 and races off 69 this afternoon.

Among his opponents is Kames Park, who has been a reformed character of late with two wins from his last four starts. He contested a hot handicap at the track last time, when the official description of standard to slow would have been against him according to trainer Richard Guest. The return to the usual standard today is expected to be much more to his liking.

Guest said: "I probably shouldn't have run him at Kempton as the track was riding so deep, which he doesn't like. He remains in great form and the in-form Philip Prince takes off a handy 7lb. I'm hopeful rather than confident as he's creeping up the weights."

With no jumps racing on Monday, Wolverhampton offers another chance for punters to bet on the all-weather.

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