I fancied three at Kempton today looking at the entries earlier this week but annoyingly it appears the rest of the world seem to fancy two of them as well and they are odds-on! I won't be backing them at the prices. There is one bet still to be had, or you could do the three in a short priced treble; there is also one to watch
Best bet for the horse racing at Kempton Park
My first fancy goes in the first the 1m4f Unibet Casino Deposit 10Get40 Bonus Novice Stakes at 4.35. Trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick Manobo looks to have every chance of making two wins from two starts having overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Newbury last month. You can only expect further progress for that experience and the step-up in trip looks ideal for this son of Sea The Stars and Tasaday. 8.15 early this morning he is shortening!
They face 6f at 5.10 for the Wise Betting At racingtv.com Maiden Fillies' Stakes. The one to be on here is the grey Before Dawn for Appleby and Buick again. I tipped her on debut in May at HQ when she finished second despite a fair amount of greenness. As I mentioned at the time she is by Dark Angel out of Mistrusting so the grey is therefore a full-sister to smart G.2 winner up to a mile Althiqa (won on debut at two). Sire was of course top-class at two and the dam won on her second start as well. Another where further progress has to be expected and as she comes for this rather than a couple of other engagements later this week that is seen as a tip in itself. I took 6-4 best odds guaranteed this morning.
The one I want to keep an eye on but won’t be backing is Storm Damage in the Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Novice Stakes at 6.45. Nicely bred and pretty well related he could turn out to be above average but the yard aint in great form at the moment and aren’t renowned for debut winners. Have the notebook to hand.
The third bet goes in the 7.20 the 7f Unibet New Instant Roulette Handicap. Royal Pleasure could be on a very lenient mark here of 86 with the 6lb penalty for his success at Wolverhampton last week - due to rise another 4lb for future races. He looked to have any amount left under the bonnet that day and provided he goes as well here on this surface as he did on Tapeta he looks a solid bet. The yard of Sir Mark Precott is in fair form and the master of Heath House knows a thing or two about placing his horses to their best advantage. At 4-5 early this morning I am not on as that is simply too short.