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Kempton best bets (1830): Grozni set to bounce back while Docpickedme targets frame finish at decent odds

Kempton Park takes Monday’s jumps racing into the evening with some top-class races, of which this three mile chase promises to be one of the most competitive on the card.

18:30 Kempton: Sri Lanka Paradise Island Handicap Chase (3 miles)

If the bookmakers have got things right, then we look destined for a three-horse race between the clear market leaders, with Emma Lavelle’s bottom-weight King’s Threshold looking the likely favourite.

Third in January and second in February, the seven-year-old edged home by a head when last seen at Ascot in late March, but his apparent failure to last the full three miles over hurdles here a year ago casts a doubt over his short price.

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Highstakesplayer had won five out of six outings before losing for the first time over fences when pulled up in the Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury last time out, but could be ready to bounce back from that apparent blip.

Any doubt about those two improves the chances of Grozni, who had shown plenty of quality to land wins over both hurdles and fences for Charles Byrne before switching to James Owen’s yard late last year.

Back-to-back runner-up spots confirmed his ability, before being found out in a couple of higher-class outings, the latter of which was when sixth of 22 in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival.

The eight-year-old should find this drop in grade more to his liking, while Alex Chadwick’s seven-pound claim should give him a decent chance of landing a blow here.

Suggested best bet: Grozni in the 18:30 at Kempton


With the remaining eight runners all available at double-digit odds, there’s plenty of each-way value to be found should any of the principals slip up, and even more so with several bookmakers offering four places.

PlanetSportBet ambassador Harry Cobden will be hoping that Paul Nicholls’ Switch Hitter can help him notch up another win in the race for the Champion Jockey title, but among Tipstrr’s each-way specialists it is Docpickedme who has caught their collective eye for outsider value.

Richard Hobson’s eight-year-old bounced back to form with a career-best win at Wetherby in January, and can probably be forgiven for his last-time-out pulled-up effort in the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster, when only two of the ten runners finished in testing conditions.

That was also his first outing after a wind op, so plenty of excuses for not lasting the distance, and he should be much better suited to Kempton’s improving ground to give Lilly Pinchin a decent ride.

Next best each-way punt: Docpickedme in the 18:30 at Kempton


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