Kempton Tips: Havana can Smoke his rivals on Wednesday

 | January 17 | 

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Kempton Park All-Weather

With four British meetings taking place on Wednesday, there's lots of racing to cater for all tastes.

One of the card is an all-weather affair from Kempton Park, which stages six races from 17:30-20:00.

We've picked out a trio to follow at the Shropshire venue, including the gelding Havana Smoke who can go one better than his recent second at Newcastle.

Kempton Park Tips

  • 18:00 - Back Tomorrow @ 5/2
  • 19:00 - Havana Smoke @ 5/2
  • 19:30 - No News @ 6/4

18:00 - Back Tomorrow @ 5/2

Simon Walker is worth his weight in gold in the saddle when riding in these low-grade amateur jockeys' handicaps, and he can guide the Richard Spencer-trained Back Tomorrow to victory over the sharp six furlongs.

Walker was aboard this four-year-old filly when successful in a similar race over at Southwell last month, and although this is a slightly deeper contest, she has been raised only 3lb for that win.

Up with the pace throughout, Back Tomorrow led approaching the final furlong and hit the line strong which was good to see. She will prove tough to beat if she can bring that level of form to the table.

If there is a danger, it could be the top-weight McCauley's Tavern, who drops in grade after winning a slightly tougher race over course and distance at the beginning of January.

19:00 - Havana Smoke @ 5/2

Nine runners are set to go to post for the 7f handicap for horses rated 0-65, where the three-year-old Havana Smoke can gain his first career success for trainer Dylan Cunha with Kieran O'Neill in the saddle.

The son of Havana Grey was heavily supported for a 6f Wolverhampton nursery in November but nothing went right for him on the day. Very keen to post, he was hampered a couple of times during the race and eventually finished 11th of 12 runners.

Havana Smoke went with much more zest at Newcastle twice since then, and ran a career-best when second to Polly The Rocket nine days ago, only to be swallowed up well inside the final furlong.

Drawn in stall one here, he has the perfect pitch to attack from and if he can pinch a couple of lengths early, he could be tough to beat off this mark.

19:30 - No News @ 6/4

Despite being weak enough in the market, No News brought up the Kempton double over 7f at the start of the month, and the step up to a mile will hold no fears in search of the hat-trick.

John Jenkins' four-year-old has tried a mile or further four times already in his career without success, but the manner in which he hit the line last time would suggest he should get it no problem.

Connections have clearly found the key to this horse as he went 17 starts without success, but he is a different animal now.

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