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Kempton best bet: Salamanca Lad to make it back-to-back wins

There's a packed all-weather card at Kempton on Wednesday and the Tipstrr camp have been attracted to this competitive handicap.

18:40 Kempton: Unibet Support Safe Gambling Handicap (1 mile)

Overture is the early favourite, but Sir Mark Prescott's filly has failed to hit the heights in the early stage of her career.

In all three of her outings she's failed to make the first three, however all were at a higher level and at a slightly shorter trip of seven furlongs.

It remains to be seen how she does, but those changes could benefit the inexperienced filly.

The dependable Tom Marquand is aboard Palazzo Persico, who has found the winners enclosure recently and Ed Dunlop's charge stands a good chance here.

He is a course-distance winner, having won here in December and also boasts good runs at Chelmsford in recent times.

With Marquand on board anything is possible, the jockey boasts a 17 percent strike rate this year and with Palazzo Persico's form at this course, he could increase that figure.

The Tipstrr camp have gathered behind one particular runner, Salamanca Lad and he is our selection for this competitive handicap.

He's enjoyed a good run recently, winning at Leicester last time out and finishing third at Ripon two starts ago.

His all-weather record isn't the best with just one top three finish in four outings, but he has the superb William Buick in the saddle who could swing this contest in his favour. 

Buick has an excellent strike rate of 22 percent and has picked up some notable wins in the past month, with victories in Listed races at Newmarket and Pontefract. 

The presence of Buick and the form of Salamanca Lad could see him thwart the challenge of Overture and Palazzo Persico and take a first all-weather win.

Suggested best bet: Salamanca Lad in the 18:40 at Kempton

 

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