Bets Of The Day: Pepper could be too hot for his rivals at Kempton

Trainer Alan King
Alan King's Ned Pepper should go well at Kempton

Alan Dudman had a winner yesterday with the all-the-way victory of Guardia Top at Chepstow. He is hoping for more success with a pair of bets that both run on Wednesday evening at Kempton...

"He's unexposed and gets my vote, and I would rather be a backer than a layer at those odds."

Back Ned Pepper @ 3.7511/4 in the 20:10 at Kempton

Spinner can be the winner of the games at her favourite venue

18:10 Kempton - Back Roman Spinner @ 5.204/1

I have backed Roman Spinner before around Kempton and she's a pretty hardy customer around here, which is why I am tempted to go in again at around 5.24/1 for Wednesday night.

She's been rather unlucky in her latest two starts at the track - which were both over 7f.

Last time she was posted out widest of all with a horror draw, so wide in fact, that she could have popped into the bar for a pint. She had no run in that whatsoever.

The draw gods have been kinder for this evening with six, and she should be more competitive upped in distance to 1m - which I think is her best trip.

She won over course and distance last winter with a last-to-first performance, and she's well handicapped from 67 to go well. With her run style, there's a possibility she could trade at a higher price in-running, which makes her interesting if you are using the lay to back option. Click here to find out more about trading and using the Exchange to lay.

Ned the likeliest winner of the finale

20:10 Kempton - Back Ned Pepper @ 3.7511/4

We're playing towards the top of the market here with Alan King's Ned Pepper - and this unexposed stayer has enough to get off the mark on Wednesday.

The 3yo caught the eye last time at Wolverhampton over 1m4f in a truly run race. He was given a lot to do and was too far out of his ground to make a final impact, but it represents a solid piece of form for the grade.

Maybe Wolves was a little too sharp for him, so switching to Kempton and a tougher straight might do the trick.

I suspect he's the sort of horse who wants a test at the distance given there is plenty of stamina in his pedigree. He's unexposed and gets my vote, and I would rather be a backer than a layer at those odds.

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Alan Dudman's P&L

2019 Overall: -1.56

This week so far....

Staked: 6.00
Returned: 6.50

2018: +44.91
2017: +5.49
2016: +16.38

*All bets to a 0.5pt stake unless stated otherwise

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