Kempton afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Easter Monday

While we all recover from our chocolate feast, there's a packed Easter Monday meeting at Kempton and the Planet Sport tipsters are out in force with the tips you need for a happy bank holiday.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Kempton, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:20 (Kempton) Educate

The Gosdens' Educate is one to watch in the Virgin Bet Fives/Ebf Novice Stakes.

He will enjoy the step up in trip from one mile to one mile and two furlongs for the first time and must be considered having shown plenty of potential when he won over one mile at Southwell in December. 

Kieran Shoemark could prove to be a good booking, especially given his impressive 19% strike rate in 2024 so far. 


14:55 (Kempton) Lion's Pride

Lion’s Pride is taken to give weight and a beating to some smart rivals in the Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Magnolia Stakes at Kempton on Monday.

Trained by John and Thady Gosden, he has been brought along steadily in his career to date but this is the time he can really take off.

While official figures suggest he has it all to do giving 3lb to William Haggas’ Dubai Honour, who is rated 11lb his superior, that one is on the road to recovery following a setback and he has bigger targets further afield in the coming months.

Lion’s Pride looked to have his limitations exposed when only third in two Listed races, having got off the mark at Kempton in July, but his last race promised plenty.

Back on the all-weather, he comfortably accounted for Charlie Appleby’s Measured Time, who was sent off the 4-9 favourite after three previous wins.

The fact Measured Time has since gone out to Dubai and won a Group Two before claiming the prestigious Group One Jebel Hatta and then finishing a fine fourth in the Dubai Turf, suggests Lion’s Pride is a bit better than a Listed horse.


16:05 (Kempton) Al Barez

Tom Clover’s Al Barez caught the eye last time out and can go well in the Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Handicap.

Well bred, being by Dark Angel out of the Irish 1000 Guineas winner Jet Setting, the feeling is we have yet to see Al Barez reach his full potential.

He did win three of his first four races but then had wind surgery and missed a whole year. Since then, he has not quite hit the same heights but he was not knocked about last time out at Wolverhampton.


16:40 (Kempton) Vultar

Clive Cox’s Vultar has won his last two at this track and while he only just about held on last time, the suggestion was he was only doing enough.

He can bring up his hat-trick in the Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Handicap but he will come up against tough competition in the form of Dragon Icon.


Kempton selections in full:

Kempton: 13:45 Majestic Heights, 14:20 Educate, 14:55 Lion's Pride, 15:30 Cello, 16:05 Al Barez, 16:40 Vultar, 17:15 Intercessor.

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