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Saturday's racing tips - 3/1 NAP the class angle in Kempton Handicap

Jonathan Vine 11 Jan 2019
Barney Dwan leaping a fence at Kempton in 2017.

Our expert takes a look through all of Saturday's televised races and picks out a strong contender in the final race at Kempton as his NAP of the day with Paddy Power.

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Glen Rocco made strong late progress to finish second last time out, after sitting last for much of that two-and-a-half-mile handicap. That was, however, a strange race from a tactical stand-point and it’s hard to say whether he was just passing beaten horses or genuinely improving as the race wore on.

Never the less, he will have his supporters, as will the ever-consistent Ballykan. Yet, I feel BARNEY DWAN is still the classiest horse in this race and Fergal O’Brien’s chaser can get back to winning ways at Kempton.

Barney Dwan made his return to action in a hot race at Newbury in the autumn, where he finished ten lengths behind Charbel and Baron Alco as they fought out the finish. O’Brien’s nine-year-old then recovered well from some early mistakes to be in there with a chance approaching the last at Bangor. Sadly, Barney Dwan was a little one-paced in the closing stages, as Yala Enki got the better of Sir Mangan.

The form of both of both of those races has been boosted and there’s no doubting Barney Dwan improved between runs. All of his last three victories have come on flat, right-handed tracks like this and first-time cheekpieces could help Noel Fehily’s mount keep his mind on the task at hand.


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Saturday's racing tips - 3/1 NAP the class angle in Kempton Handicap

Our expert takes a look through all of Saturday's televised races and picks out a strong contender in the final race at Kempton as his NAP of the day with Paddy Power on Saturday 12th January.

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