Horse Racing Tips

Kempton Racing Tips: Balhambar makes appeal at 7/2 on return

There is all-weather racing at Kempton on Wednesday evening

"Balhambar is just the type his trainer excels with and he makes plenty of appeal..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap and Next Best selection at Kempton on Wednesday.


Kempton - 20:10 - Back Balhambar

Balhambar only made his debut in April last year and he shaped well behind some smart types on his first two starts, before opening his account over a mile and a quarter at Chepstow where he beat a now-smart filly.

He was asked to contest the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot on his final start and, while he finished nearer last than first, he wasn't beaten too far, and that isn't a fair race to judge him on, either. He wasn't well positioned from a wide draw but was the second fastest horse in the last three furlongs and he is almost certainly a well-handicapped horse on his return to action following a gelding operation. Balhambar is just the type his trainer excels with and he makes plenty of appeal.


Kempton - 19:40 - Back Solar Orbiter

Solar Orbiter made plenty of appeal on paper in a weak event on his debut at Newcastle in September and he duly landed the odds in style, travelling comfortably and showing a striking turn of foot when asked to put the race to bed.

He was well placed to follow up under a penalty over six furlongs at this course just two weeks later, again not having much to beat but still doing the job in the style of a useful prospect. The handicapper has taken no chances with an opening mark of 85, but Solar Orbiter appeals as the type that will go on progressing for a while yet, and he is expected to prove too good for these more exposed rivals.

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