Bets Of The Day: Two big prices for Kempton on Saturday

Kempton all-weather
The ITV4 races include the Magnolia Stakes and the Rosebery Handicap at Kempton

A superb card at Kempton awaits on Saturday, and Alan Dudman is looking to add to yesterday's winner with two decent-priced picks for the afternoon...

"He was a smart 2yo who didn't quite kick on in his 3yo campaign last term, although he fared well in a couple of strong handicaps behind the likes of Communique and Danceteria."

Back Alternative Fact each-way @ 16/1 in the 15:15 at Kempton (PROMO RACE)

Watson can start new role with a bang for Charlton

14:05 Kempton - Back Extra Elusive @ 10.09/1

For those of you that prefer the Flat racing and feel you have been a little starved of action, Saturday remedies that with Doncaster and Kempton. I must admit, my preference is for the all-weather in what looks a tremendous fixture.

One of the big races is the Listed Magnolia Stakes and most of the field could lay claim here to win the contest. It looks a deep edition.

I am happy to play Extra Elusive - who was available to back at 8/1 on the Sportsbook last night.

This horse has got a dazzling turn of foot, and he showed that brilliant change of pace when settling a decent handicap at Kempton last year from a mark of 88. He also competed in a hot race at Ascot to finish second - an effort where he was too keen. It is noteworthy he wears the hood for the first time today.

His keen-going nature has been a problem and he appears to have been an immature horse. However, he held Group race entries last year (including the Voltiguer) and he looks the type who could have a decent season.

He goes for Roger Charlton and Jason Watson, and the jockey starts out as the stable's number one rider - so it could be a big afternoon for him.

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Dunlop's charge can get back on track at a big price

15:15 Kempton - Back Alternative Fact each-way @ 16/1 Sportsbook

The historical Rosebery Handicap is another of the ITV4 races and also a PROMO race on the Sportsbook, and I am happy to take a bit of a swing on Ed Dunlop's Alternative Fact.

He was a smart 2yo who didn't quite kick on in his 3yo campaign last term, although he fared well in a couple of strong handicaps behind the likes of Communique and Danceteria, but disappointed in Group 2 and 3 company.

Alternative Fact clearly was well thought of in his early days and held a Derby entry, and he is down to a mark of 95 from 101.

Drawn in 8, this 1m3f trip could be ideal for him on the surface. This will be his first run on the all-weather and first since being gelded. Canny veteran Gerald Mosse (pictured below) is the man on board. With 16 runners, he is an each-way bet.

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Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L

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Previous week: -2.80

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