Sweetspots: Xylophone can hit right note for Kempton backers
Archie Watson is in tremendous form – throw in his record at the course (29%), with first-time tongue-ties (75%) and with first-time cheekpieces (33%), and Xylophone is crying out to be backed in the 9.10 at Kempton.
Serenada (3.50 Salisbury) disappointed on soft ground last time, but this Group 1 entry is Silvestre de Sousa’s only ride at the track and she can be given a chance on her previous form.
Roger Varian loves a debutant winner at Kempton (4-9), and Rasima (6.40) is bred to be smart. Her dam is a sister to a Group 1 winner and if she knows her job she must go close.