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The virtues of Kempton Park and one for today!

I must say that it is a breath of fresh air having a quality Saturday afternoon card at Kempton Park. Once the first two races on the inner loop (5f, 10f) are out of the way, we have the benefit of watching some of the best racing on the day, on the fairest of the four All Weather courses. Not only does Kempton Park offer the longest straight on the outer loop, but where the inner and outer loop merge, jockeys have the opportunity to cut to the inside as the straight widens.

There are seldom any hard-luck stories at Kempton Park and it would be my suggestion to focus on those horses that are able to finish their races off, as opposed to those horses that barely get the trip. I would also suggest that any perceived draw bias is more a reflection on a horse’s chances rather than bias. Although, it would be wise to perhaps avoid those horses that need to race prominently that are drawn wide in large fields.

If there is a downside to the card it would be the distances, with two of the seven races over 7f and two over 11f, with sparse form on offer in the latter scenario I would be more inclined to err towards 12f form than 10f as the long straight is likely to find those wanting out.

We have all our eggs in one basket today with just the one ‘Profile’ horse and the selection will come as no surprise and hopeful provide some respectability to the week’s results.

Good luck to you all and enjoy your racing even if it is on that green stuff ;)

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The virtues of Kempton Park and one for today!

I must say that it is a breath of fresh air having a quality Saturday afternoon card at Kempton Park. Once the first two races on the inner loop (5f, 10f) are out of the way, we have the benefit of watching some of the best racing on the day, on the fairest of the four All Weather courses. Not only does Kempton Park offer the longest straight on the outer loop, but where the inner and outer loop merge, jockeys have the opportunity to cut to the inside as the straight widens.

There are seldom any hard-luck stories at Kempton Park and it would be my suggestion to focus on those horses that are able to finish their races off, as opposed to those horses that barely get the trip. I would also suggest that any perceived draw bias is more a reflection on a horse’s chances rather than bias. Although, it would be wise to perhaps avoid those horses that need to race prominently that are drawn wide in large fields.

If there is a downside to the card it would be the distances, with two of the seven races over 7f and two over 11f, with sparse form on offer in the latter scenario I would be more inclined to err towards 12f form than 10f as the long straight is likely to find those wanting out.

We have all our eggs in one basket today with just the one ‘Profile’ horse and the selection will come as no surprise and hopeful provide some respectability to the week’s results.

Good luck to you all and enjoy your racing even if it is on that green stuff ;)