Top weight Dorking Lad is at his best on right-handed flat tracks and tackles 3m at Kempton Park for the first time after two very good efforts over sharper trips there. Gary Moore’s eight year old gelding was far from disgraced when staying on into third over just 2m 2f here on his reappearance.
In fact, Dorking Lad scored himself in facile fashion here in a similar Class 3 event over 2m 4f and off 9lb lower than last in action. He absolutely bolted up by 15 lengths and could have had a more serious hike from the handicapper. Caoilin Quinn now takes the ride and a valuable 5lb off with his claim.
Taking all of this into account and Dorking Lad looks rather attractive for this afternoon, especially with this longer trip.