Today's Horse Racing Tips: Look out for Lavelle's Domino to run a big race at Kempton

Kempton Monday
Alan's second bet for Monday afternoon runs at Kempton

Alan Dudman takes over from Alan Thompson for the week and is hoping to start on a high with Emma Lavelle's Domino Effect who runs at Kempton on Monday...

"He also ran well in a novice last February at a big price - again catching the eye over a shorter than ideal trip."

Back Domino Effect @ 5.04/1 in the 15:10 at Kempton

Pauling's Dawn to improve with cheekpieces

14:45 Ludlow - Back Towards The Dawn @ 8.88/1

With nine runners the Place market will very much come into play for the 14:45 at Ludlow and I am hoping Ben Pauling can turn the corner with a bit of luck.

Pauling has had plenty of seconds since November 9th (seven to be precise), and Towards The Dawn can hopefully snap that run. He's a decent price at 8.88/1.

His return for the season came at Ascot last time in race with a bit more depth than today's. He was given a fair bit to do by Luca Morgan when anchored out the back, which was understandable to boost his confidence as his jumping hasn't been fluent in a very light career to date. Indeed, he fell late on at Doncaster last term.

It was a pleasing comeback nonetheless over the 2m4f trip that looked inadequate, so the extra couple of furlongs could suit him today.

With a drop in class and the first time cheekpieces, I am looking for a sharper performance from the horse today from a mark that looks winnable. Whilst Morgan gets to claim 6lb.

Domino can knock over Ratface granted new stamina test

15:10 Kempton - Back Domino Effect 5.04/1

Emma Lavelle's Domino Effect looks one of the most interesting runners for Monday's action at Kempton and the extended 3m is sure to see the horse in a good light for his handicap debut.

Given a mark of 120 plus the 3lb claim of Ben Jones, the selection should build on a solid comeback run when last seen at the track over 2m5f. Whilst he looked in need of the appearance finishing third last month, I liked the way he responded to finish strongly when his rider asked for a bit more. He was bumped along just before the turn and was readily outpaced, but he put plenty of daylight between himself and the fourth to suggest he'll improve for a further distance.

The ground was fairly quick in that race, and the fact this will be his third appearance on the trot at Kempton suggests connections feel he could be a good ground horse by sticking here. He also ran well in a novice last February at a big price - again catching the eye over a shorter than ideal trip.

The obvious rival is the gloriously-named Ratfacemcdougall, and he's found his form again with a strong staying performance at Musselburgh, but Domino Effect cost 95,000 and is unexposed. Whilst his trainer Lavelle had a pair of winners on Saturday at Wincanton and Ascot which bodes well for the yard form.

Incidentally, there's another Ratface McDougall, who was a bit of a legend at the Canadian track Woodbine and both were born in May 2013.

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