Kempton Park 1st August 2016

Fed up with just reading Timeform and Racing Post analysis ? Want an independent view – look no further as the Kempton Park “Nut” will guide you through Mondays’s card.


A 14 runner tester to start proceedings, Ventura Falcon (Hannon)  and Sparring Queen (Beckett)  ran 1,2 in a race at Lingfield recently both have run since in 2 races at Wolves – Sparring Queen second and Ventura Falcon seventh. Sparring Queen looks to have the edge but is poorly drawn. Preference is for Zlatan who ran with promise at Nottingham on seasonal debut.

Selection Zlatan    Next Best Sparring Queen


An equally tricky looking 7f Nursery. James Bethell has a good record here (22%) and runs Coverham who has put up two decent efforts in Nurserys so far. Mesmeric Moment is the other that catches the eye after game win in Windsor seller. This slower going may just suit this one

Selection Coverham (NAP)  Next Best Mesmeric Moment


A 2 yr old Maiden where What A Boy (Beckett) looks clear on ratings but is drawn 12, I’m making this the selection  but I will be interested to see how Happy Queen (Margason) runs after a very tardy start and good progress late on in her last race.

Selection What A Boy  Next Best Happy Queen


14 runners line up here in a 3 Yr+ maiden, Beckett who stable is in great form and always goes well here runs  Poyle Emily, now drops to 7f which looks more suitable. Haggas another trainer with a good strike rate here runs Sehayli and if this runs to form should go close.

Selection Poyle Emily Next Best Sehayli


Only 8 runners but plenty with a chance, Lanigan runs Anzhelika after debut maiden win, this trainer does well with first time handicap horses and this has the preference although a case can be made for Dakota City who looked promising after recent run at Yarmouth.

Selection Anzhelika Next Best Dakota City


At Kempton’s last fixture in early July, Mister Bob (Bethell) won the 2m race, this looks good enough form and a few horses returning from hurdling should be able to sit off the pace and come with a late charge. Voice Control  (Mongan) also ran in this race but was given too much to do, Keniry is back aboard today.

Selection Mister Bob Next Best Voice Control


1m 4f for 3 year olds and another first time handicap horse for Lanigan, last time winner Coarse Cut  (Johnson-Houghton) looks a possible now wearing blinkers for the first time after Yarmouth seller win. However Whitstable Pearl  (Best) is the one after running on well at Lingfield and now has 2 additional furlongs to cover.

Selection Whitstable Pearl  Next Best Coarse Cut










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Hi everyone

Welcome to the  Kempton Park Nut !

KP Nut for short is the blog site for a host of tips, news and events at one of the UKs top horse racing tracks. Kempton Park.

My name is Colin Hord and I’ve been watching and betting on horse racing for over 30 years . I’ve been going to Kempton Park regularly since it became an All Weather track. I enjoy AW racing  and I hope by reading this you will share my enthusiasm for the racing there.

The next meeting is not for a few weeks so check back soon for a few selections and then a review of the racing I am sure there will be a few that caught my eye.

Good luck with your betting in the meantime.



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