In the Matchbook Casino Novice Stakes (5.25) at Kempton on Monday, Sergio Leone was, unsurprisingly, no match for the long odds-on Take Me With You at Windsor five weeks ago, but nevertheless improved on his debut effort and looks a readymade winner-in-waiting. Although left behind by the winner in the closing stages at Windsor, the Acclamation colt drew 5 lengths clear of the rest and drops in class for his Polytrack debut. Take Me With You has an official rating of 100 and could be a filly for the
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf, according to her trainer Jeremy Noseda, so the form looks strong in the context of this race. Sergio Leone has reportedly been working well at Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh base and looks primed to strike after two encouraging efforts.
Selection: Kempton 5.25 Sergio Leone to win 3-1