Kempton racing tips: 3rd February

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Kempton racing Tips

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This is a tricky race to weigh up as there isn’t much form to base your case around, so it’s highly likely this will go to a newcomer.

ECHO POINT makes plenty of appeal on paper and, given Charlie Appleby’s excellent strike-rate with debutants, he has to be high on the shortlist with the in-form Adam Kirby taking the reins.

Another newcomer to note is DIRHAM EMIRATI representing Ahmad Al Shaikh, who enjoyed plenty of success last season. Tom Marquand is booked to ride and if able to overcome the wide-berth of stall 11, he could be useful.

Of the rest, the very well-bred GLENTANEOUS is by the high-class Gleneagles and is a sister to the top-class Youmzain. If he’s half as good as his relatives, there’s every chance he’ll be competitive.


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A very good race for the grade and the top-weight VIA SERENDIPITY has to be respected under Hayley Turner.

He’s only 1Ib higher than when successful in a similar race over C&D back in 2019 and returned to form with a creditable couple of placed efforts the last two times, firstly over C&D in a listed event and in a higher-graded event and then found only a progressive sort too good last time out.

ALMODOVAR is another course winner to consider, having been rated as high as 113 a few years ago. He was disappointing last time out but ran exceptionally well over C&D on his penultimate outing when not far behind Via Serendipity and should go well.

Of the remainder, Karl Burke’s BORN TO BE ALIVE has a fair chance. He is thrown in on old form and worth a chance to capitalise on his much-reduced mark, having placed off much higher marks back in 2018 and ran well to an extent when last seen.


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Another wide-open contest, but marginal preference is for ANGEL OF DELIGHT, who has knocked on the door the last two times to suggest his turn might be near. He was highly-tried as a two-year-old having contested a Group-3 and is likely to be in the mix with further improvement a distinct possibility.

The Gary Moore-trained FILLES DE FLEUR enters calculations back up in trip. She’s only 1Ib above her last winning mark and should get a good pace to win at from a handy draw.


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PRECISION TIME returned a convincing winner at Wolverhampton eight days ago under Richard Kingscote and has to be considered on the basis of that victory despite being hit with a 5Ib penalty.

NO NAY BELLA bagged three wins at this track last year, including a couple of handicaps over this trip in November. She failed to land a blow when last in action but is dangerous to dismiss back at her favourite venue.


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DASHING DICK rattled the crossbar on numerous occasions last year, including when chasing home a 90-rated individual here over seven-furlongs last time out. He will take some beating if he stages a repeat against today’s easier opposition and is worth close consideration in the penultimate leg of our Kempton racing tips.

Roger Varian’s BATRAAN finally came good a fortnight ago at Southwell but will undoubtedly need more if he’s to follow-up moving into handicaps for the first time. However, he’s progressive and remains shortlist material for a top-three finish.


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There was plenty to like about FUTURISTIC’s return when beaten a head at Newcastle 22 days ago. He showed he retains all his ability on first run for Marco Botti and, on that evidence with further improvement on the cards, he’s taken to go one better.

EQUITATION almost capitalised on a much-reduced mark over C&D last week, only getting worn down close to home. He is reunited with the highly-promising 3Ib claimer Marco Ghiani and has an excellent each-way chance dropping down in grade.


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