Horse Racing Tips

Kempton Racing Tips: Nap Hand needs the utmost respect

Racing at Kempton
Adam Houghton outlines the Timeform view on Monday's card at Kempton

"Still relatively unexposed after just four starts, Nap Hand is clearly well up to winning a race like this and today could be the day from only 2 lb higher in the weights than last time."

Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Kempton on Monday.

NAP

Nap Hand - 16:45 Kempton

Nap Hand shaped encouragingly after three months off (gelded in the interim) when filling the runner-up spot over this course and distance 12 days ago, passing the post just a neck behind the winner despite leaving the impression the modest gallop was against him.

Still relatively unexposed after just four starts, Nap Hand is clearly well up to winning a race like this and today could be the day from only 2 lb higher in the weights than last time.

NEXT BEST

Dhabab - 17:15 Kempton

Dhabab returned from over a year off the track (gelded and had a breathing operation in the interim) with an impressive victory on his handicap debut at Lingfield last month, proving better than ever as he finished strongly from mid-division to win by a neck.

He is up in grade today, but that was borderline very smart form he showed at Lingfield and just a repeat of that effort might be good enough for him to follow up.

EACH-WAY

Ship To Shore - 14:15 Kempton

Ship To Shore caught the eye when fourth on his latest outing at Southwell, passing the post only two and a half lengths behind the winner and looking unlucky not to finish closer still having suffered some late interference.

He probably would have been second with a clear run and deserves another chance to prove himself on a good mark, with further progress not out of the question given his lightly raced profile.

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