ITV7 Selections for Today’s Racing at Kempton – £1,000 Jackpot on Offer!
ITV7 Selections for Wednesday’s Kempton Meeting
The popular free-to-play ITV7 competition provides players with the opportunity to win real cash prizes by identifying the winners of seven select races. This Wednesday’s competition centres around Kempton’s all-weather card, with £1,000 on offer for the winner. We have provided tips for all seven races below – which make up our advised ITV7.
EQUITATION – Race 1 (4:40pm Kempton)
The opening race for Wednesday’s ITV7 can go the way of EQUITATION, who is regularly seen contesting stronger races than this, with his last six races all coming in Class 3 handicaps.
He drops to Claiming level for the first time this afternoon, has the assistance of Oisin Murphy in the saddle and is well-berthed in stall 3 – so has plenty going for him in what looks a modest affair.
IDEAL GUEST – Race 2 (5:15pm Kempton)
This 6f nursery can go the way of IDEAL GUEST, who has some strong form to his name this season – notably a 50/1 third at Ascot in July where he bumped into two smart horses.
On the face of it, he disappointed when sent off favourite for a Yarmouth novice last month (5th), but the winner that day has since gone in at Group 3 level and the second has also won, so the form looks solid.
Ideal Guest has been gelded since that run, which could help him settle, and he looks a potential improver now tackling nurseries off an opening mark of 73.
GREAT HUNTER – Race 3 (5:45pm Kempton)
It is difficult to get away from the claims of GREAT HUNTER here, who is bred in the purple being a half-brother to Godolphin’s useful sprinter Lazuli.
Great Hunter built on a promising stable debut behind the now 102-rated Sunray Major when justifying favouritism dropped back to 6f at Newcastle earlier this month. On that running, returning to 7f should suit, and the RPR of 89 posted is well clear of anything achieved by his rivals.
LABAAQA – Race 4 (6:15pm Kempton)
The standard set by Under The Twilight doesn’t look like an unachievable one here, and therefore it could pay to take a chance on the newcomer LABAAQA.
This daughter of Le Havre is related to a number of smart performers and therefore it is little surprise that she was picked up for 145,000 guineas as a yearling. She represents the right yard for readying one to score first time out, and her draw has been kind.
EPIC EXPRESS – Race 5 (6:45pm Kempton)
Admittedly this represents a step up in grade from his last run, but it was difficult not to be impressed with the way that EPIC EXPRESS scored over course and distance last week.
Chris Dwyer’s charge has a 6lb penalty to contend with here but the manner in which he was merely pushed out to score suggests that he has something in hand on the handicapper and he is far better drawn than his main market rivals.
CANDLEFORD – Race 6 (7:15pm Kempton)
CANDLEFORD looked a horse to follow when bolting up at Windsor in August, and although winless in two starts handicapping since, those efforts have come in stronger races than the one he contests this evening.
Regular pilot Adam Farragher retains the partnership here, and his proficiency for this surface is enhanced by his dam Dorcas Lane – who was herself a Polytrack winner.
RUSHMORE – Race 7 (7:45pm Kempton)
Not a particularly strong race in prospect here, and it’s hoped that RUSHMORE can land the spoils for Chelsea Banham.
This gelding was picked up for 40,000 guineas after winning a Goodwood handicap for Andrew Balding in June, and he made a promising start to life with these connections when third at Wolverhampton earlier this month.
This track should suit better, and it’s unlikely that a mark of 72 will prove the limit of this 3yo’s ability.