Bouncing Czech has plenty going for him in the 5.25 at Kempton today and is strongly faniced at 5/1 to open his account.
Amanda Perrett’s gelding hinted at ability in three runs as a juvenile before putting in a much improved effort on handicap debut over course and distance in Februart when runner-up to You’re Cool of an opening mark of 56.
The three-year-old was slowly into stride and held-up in the last pair before making good headway on the outside two from home to be beaten 1 1/2 lengths.
Bouncing Cezch then missed the kick again last time out at Wolverhampton before keeping on to finish fifth of 10 to Kyllach Me, running far better than the final finishing position suggests.
Those runs suggest that his current mark of 57 should be more than exploitable, and the fitting of the hood for the first time looks a good move which will hopefully enable him to get away on terms.
Bouncing Czech also has the services of Kieran Shoemark in the saddle whose claim takes another 5lb off his back, and another plus is that the stable have a near 20% strike rate at the track in the past 12 months and are going well at present having had three winners in their last six runners.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Bouncing Czech (5/1 Ladbrokes – BOG)