Horse Racing Tips: Our best Kempton bets today including a 9/2 shout

The Racing Post tipster is sweet on Top Secret in the 19:00.

Kempton Racing Tips

16:55 – Romilda
17:30 – Classic Encounter
18:00 – Montecristo Gold (NAP)
18:30 – Lightning Touch
19:00 – Top Secret
19:30 – Probe
20:00 – Global Warning
20:30 – Vitalline

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

16:55 – Romilda

Plenty have possibilities but the vote goes to the lightly raced ROMILDA, who ran well behind a major improver in a tactical race at Lingfield two weeks ago and is open to more progress at this new trip. The main threat could come from another 3yo in Sax Appeal, who won so well in the second of his three runs last winter and looks interesting now switched to a handicap on his comeback. Last month’s Wolverhampton winner Niarbyl Bay is respected, while the others on the shortlist are Ocean Heights and Forge Valley Lad.

17:30 – Classic Encounter

The gelding operation seemed to have a positive effect on CLASSIC ENCOUNTER when second at Newmarket in October and there is likely even better to come from him over this longer trip based on breeding. The main danger looks to be Cool Legend who has run with credit in both starts around here and is another whose pedigree suggests this longer trip should be within range. Market support for the newcomers should be noted, especially Pappano whose top stable runs four.

18:00 – Montecristo Gold (NAP)

The draw hasn’t been kind to Checkmeout, Compton Bay and Palazzo Persico, who all have the ability to play a part in this contest based on form. MONTECRISTO GOLD (nap) looks the safer option as although he is 3lb higher than when winning by a short head over this trip at Chelmsford last time, he showed a fine attitude to prevail which should continue to stand him in good stead.

18:30 – Lightning Touch

This looks a deeper race than the one Flying Finn finished second in here a week ago and LIGHTNING TOUCH makes greater appeal. Despite being sent off at 16-1, she made a promising debut when fourth at Lingfield in October and this Irish Oaks entry may show even more this time with the run under her belt. There are also some fascinating newcomers in the field, such as Godolphin’s Blessed Honour and Friendly Soul, who was just 4-1 when withdrawn after getting upset in the stalls on her intended Lingfield debut. She is certainly bred to be smart.

    19:00 – Top Secret

    The tough Urban Sprawl holds his form really well considering his busy schedule but he is edging up the weights despite not winning so the unexposed Talis Evolvere may have his measure again, just as when the pair met at Wolverhampton earlier this month. However, both may have to give best to TOP SECRET who returns to Kempton for the first time since winning his last two starts here in November of last year.

    19:30 – Probe

    This could become tactical, though Baldomero has made the running in the past so could enjoy the run of the race if ridden positively again. Coachello is much respected in his hat-trick bid, but he may find it hard in conceding a stone to PROBE who made it 2-2 on the AW when comfortably beating Baldomero at Chelmsford last month.

    20:00 – Global Warning

    The most obvious answer is GLOBAL WARNING, who obliged with a sudden return to form when heavily punted at Wolverhampton last week and remains well treated under his penalty. Second choice is Sparkling Spirit, who drops back in trip and sports first-time blinkers. Got No Dollars has an awkward draw but seems likely to give yet another good account.

    20:30 – Vitalline

    Wake Up Harry is much better than he showed on last month’s stable debut and has possibilities if the first-time cheekpieces have the desired effect today but he is not one to rely upon and preference is for VITALLINE, who has posted a couple of good recent efforts. Divine Messenger is next on the list.

    Kempton Racing Tips

    16:55 – Romilda
    17:30 – Classic Encounter
    18:00 – Montecristo Gold (NAP)
    18:30 – Lightning Touch
    19:00 – Top Secret
    19:30 – Probe
    20:00 – Global Warning
    20:30 – Vitalline

    *All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

    READ MORE

      THE PADDY POWER GUIDE TO SAFER GAMBLING – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW