November 12 Racing Tips and Odds: Gherkin to get Kempton rivals in a pickle

A competitive card at Kempton and our all-weather specialist Pete Farries has a tasty treble for your delectation on Friday, November 12. Planet Sport says the Gherkin goes in.

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Bandinelli (7.00 Kempton)

Equitation (7.30 Kempton)

Howzak (8.00 Kempton)

There's nothing like a Friday night at Kempton for all-weather enthusiasts and we start with a Godolphin runner for Charlie Appleby. It might not be Del Mar but there's plenty to warm the cockles for fans of the boys in blue.

7.00 Kempton - Bandinelli

Pete is keen on the consistent Godolphin gelding Bandinelli, who hasn't been out of the top two in his last three starts.

Bandinelli boasts a win at Newmarket and a victory at Haydock, while a second last time out at Kempton suggests another decent run is on the cards.

Champion jockey runner-up William Buick gets the leg up and here is a snippet of why Pete considers Bandinelli a bad-ass pick.

"I really like the look of this Charlie Appleby runner, who has looked really smart since being gelded.

Won at Haydock, won at Newmarket as well, ran here at Kempton last time around over a mile and three and I know that's a lot shorter than today's race of two miles but finished second in that race and I do think over the longer trip may have enough stamina to get home."

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7.30 Kempton - Equitation

Equitation means horse riding in French and this literally translated runner has an obviously good chance at Kempton.

A winner last time out at the Surrey course, Equitation won nicely by two lengths under Oisin Murphy.

Equitation has run plenty of times at Class 3 level, including a third at Newmarket in April so the run at Class 5 will not faze him.

Here's just a couple of reasons why Pete is ready to get in the saddle with Equitation.

"Won here at Kempton last time around, that was over six furlongs, this race is a seven furlong run but there's plenty in this race who have not been phenomenal and the ones that have been phenomenal, well they have been phenomenal away from Polytrack in good and soft conditions."

8.00 Kempton - Gherkin

We're on contentious territory when it comes to leaving the gherkin in or out of a burger but Pete is salivating at this one.

Stuart Kittow's four-year-old won over course and distance on his penultimate start and then finished a good second over turf at Bath last time out.

Rob Hornby takes the reins and here are a couple of factors why Pete thinks that Gherkin is a crunchy bet in the last at Kempton.

"A course and distance winner here in October, won brilliantly, then went to Bath, ran on good ground and got a second place at Bath last time around…Yes I like Iesha who I have been backing quite a bit recently and I will be backing further in the future, Howzak has been in great form but the price on Gherkin is again, way too big."

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