JOHNB was confident about his evening Kempton tips but was left in the dark as his picks finished second and third.
That was disappointing for our man but all over the thread there were good winners and that's great to see. Johnb has a confident selection for Thursdays which he says includes one of the best handicapped horses this year and two more horses who are far better than their opposition.
Johnb's Thursday Tips
Dominada 2-1 NAP/NB Paddy Power (double stake)
Chelmsford City 6.15
Spanish Squeeze 5-2 Bet365
Nathr 6-4 Bet365
Dominada & Spanish Squeeze 8.19-1 Bet365
Here we have a horse as we say in racing is 16lb well in, meaning he should be carrying 16lb more than he is. This is thanks to the weight for age allowance being a 3yo.
Admittedly he isn’t the best of jumpers but can improve having only hurdled twice winning one and second in the other when beaten just over 3 lengths by Mountainside who is now rated 129. Although Dominada was 4-6 that day he was giving Mountainside 7lb so that also says the rating of 105 for Dominada is quite a bit on the low side.
The only concern would be Dominada is trained by Brian Ellison who is quite a shrewd trainer but will know this race is Dominada’s to lose.
Dominada's last run over hurdles was 139 days ago but he will be fit having won on the flat 47 days ago.