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KEMPTON | Best Bets for Wednesday (18th May)

The team have named their best bets for this evening’s action at Kempton



Kempton Racecourse General

Following a two-week break, racing action returns to Kempton with a seven-race card on offer for punters.

The action in Sunbury-on-Thames kicks off with a one-mile apprentice handicap at 5:30 and concludes with a 1m4f handicap at 8:30.

Kempton Park Racecourse
Seven races are pencilled in at Kempton this evening

The team have looked through the card, making their top three selections for the contest on the all-weather circuit.

Here are their best bets for Wednesday’s racing at Kempton.

NAP: ENCOURAGED – 6:00 Kempton (7/2 – bet365)

Hailing from James Fanshawe’s yard, Encouraged could be one to note in the Class 4 one-mile handicap.

The four-year-old has been in flying form since joining the Suffolk-based trainer earlier in the year, placing on his first two starts before striking over seven furlongs at Southwell last time out.

He is only bumped up 1lbs in the ratings following that success and he could well be dangerous on his first start over a mile here.

The gelding has Silvestre De Sousa booked in the saddle once again and if he can take to the extra furlong, he is one to watch out for here.

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NB: HEART OF SOUL – 7:30 Kempton (4/1 – Various)

A smart gelding from Ian Williams’ yard, Heart Of Soul could strike for his connections once again in the 1m4f handicap.

The seven-year-old ran well in the apprentice handicap at Chester earlier in the month before claiming success at Hamilton two days later.

The pace is forecasted to be steady and with his prominent tactics, he could be tough to reel in if he gets a clean break on the home straight.

His price of 4/1 holds some value here and the gelding could well be the one to beat in this contest, especially with 7lb claimer Harry Davies in the saddle.

LONGSHOT: GEOPOLITIC – 5:30 Kempton (40/1 – Coral + Ladbrokes)

Considering the three-year-old only has four runs under his belt currently, Geopolitic could well show some improvement for his connection in the opening contest.

Richard Hannon’s recruit has been tried over 1m2f on his last two outings, but he is dropped back down to a mile for the first time since September.

His mark isn’t terrible and while he didn’t show any drastic improvement on his first start in handicaps, he could have a bigger effort in him back on the all-weather.

His price of 40/1 seems massively generous here and he could well push into the places if he can build on his first few starts.