4.45 Kempton – LEGAL HISTORY (nap)
The selection, trained by Ed Walker, is a nicely-bred son of Lawman who debuted over this course and distance three weeks ago (25/1 chance), settled well off the pace in a steadily-run affair and still having plenty to do when shaken up two furlongs out, keeping on nicely inside the final furlong to finish eighth behind Native Appeal (beaten 5¾ lengths). This colt shaped a lot better than his finishing position suggests, well off the pace in the last trio and still there when shaken up two furlongs out, coming home well for hands-and-heels riding and crossing the line with running left in him. He does have five lengths to make up with the runner-up on that occasion, Albishr, but whereas that rival was seen to maximum effect on his sixth start, this colt was nowhere near as well placed on his debut outing. His yard’s horses often improve significantly for their first run and, for all he needs to progress a fair amount to make it second time lucky here, it wouldn’t all surprise to see this son of Lawman do just that.