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Kempton Previews and Early Tips

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Pegasus Again fancied to fly home


Pegasus Again drops into claiming company for the first time in his career in the 3.45 at Kempton and looks a solid bet at 100/30 to take advantage of a golden opportunity.

Robert Mills’ six-year-old ran a solid race last time out when runner-up in a Windsor handicap having previously twice shaped well at this track.

The first saw him finish on the bridle when coming ninth of 15 to Point North after being held up at the rear and repeatedly being denied a clear run.

He was only beaten just under six lengths at the finish, and there is no doubt that he would have at least been in the frame granted a clear passage.

The gelding then came fourth to Shamir in a race that has worked out well.

Held up as usual, he made good headway before being able to find no extra in the closing stages and losing third in the shadows of the post to be beaten just two lengths.

Given how well he is now handicapped, there is no doubt in my mind that he is more than capable of winning this.

He is currently rated 78, and given that is 4lb below his last winning mark, it’s surprising that connections are dropping him into a claimer.

The way he has been performing suggests he would have little difficulty picking up a handicap somewhere, so in this grade he has to be taken very seriously.
Recommended bet: 4pts win Pegasus Again (100/30 Sky Bet)


14/1 Golden Tempest an each-way treasure

Golden Tempest is yet to run a bad race at Kempton and looks cracking each-way value at 14/1 in the finale at 5.15.

Walter Swinburn’s charge is yet to finish out of the first four in 4 runs at the track, and his sole career victory came when slamming Freckenham by 3 lengths over 6f here last September.

Since then he has put in a string of decent efforts without getting his head in front, and his last two runs have suggested that he could be ready to go in again.

He came an excellent unlucky in-running third to Hallelujah here over 6f when beaten just 3/4 of a length and last time out came fourth to Sirius prospect over 6f at Windsor where he kept on at the one pace without ever threatening to really land a blow.

The step up in trip to 7f and return to the all-weather surface today look sure to suit, and he must go close now back on his favourite stomping ground.

The unexposed favourite Kawssaj is clearly the one he has to beat, but with that one being so short in the betting at around 2/1 we are getting a bigger price about the selection.

In my eyes he should be a 10/1 shot at best, so the 14/1 with Hills looks cracking each-way value.

Recommended bet: 1pt each-way Golden Tempest (14/1 Hills)

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