THE well-backed KLOUD GATE (2.40) can reward his supporters in today’s Unibet Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.
Punters have put their faith in the Gary Moore-trained gelding who now heads the betting.
Following two impressive victories the seven-year-old has shot up the weights but still looks favourably treated in this competitive handicap according to his trainer.
Paul Nicholls, last successful in this contest with Modus in 2017, saddles the likely danger in the progressive Darling Maltaix.
He was an impressive winner at Ascot in December but is paying price as he runs off a 12lb higher mark today.
Nicky Henderson, successful in last year’s race with William Henry, is represented by Doux Pretender.
He is clearly better than his recent run suggests at Cheltenham when he failed to handle the testing conditions at last month’s meeting.
Henderson, the most successful trainer at the Sunbury course can continue his dominance by taking the 32Red Casino Chase with Top Notch (2.05). He will be ready to take this after a recent outing over hurdles when a respectable third behind Paisley Park at Ascot in December.
Chaparral Prince (12.20) can start the day on a winning note for Henderson by taking the Unibet Hurdle.
The champion trainer can also make to the winners’ enclosure with OK CORRAL (1.50). This talented hurdler is now a smart performer over fences.
Henderson will be hoping Birchdale can add to last month’s course and distance success in the Leamington Hurdle but TIDAL FLOW (2.25) has the better form.
The Philip Hobbs-trained Tidal Flow, who will be ridden by Richard Johnson, above, looked a smart recruit when beating a decent field at Newbury in December.
DUEL AT DAWN (3.00) can prevent Grand National hope Milansbar from making it a second successive victory in the Classic Handicap Chase.
He is now on a decent handicap mark and is fit after a promising recent run at Haydock.
HORSE RACING TIPS
12.20 CHAPARRAL PRINCE
12.55 LARKBARROW LAD
1.30 AMOUR DE NUIT
2.05 TOP NOTCH
2.40 KLOUD GATE (TR)
3.15 GLEN ROCCO
12.50 LADY ALAVESA
2.00 DUTCH UNCLE
3.40 SHARP OPERATOR
3.30 TRADITIONAL DANCER
4.30 MOLTEN LAVA
5.00 KAREENA KAPOOR
5.30 TOUGH REMEDY
6.00 CUSTARD THE DRAGON
6.30 LUCKY LODGE
7.00 WILLOW BROOK
12.40 PERCY PROSECCO
1.15 MOVIE LEGEND
1.50 OK CORRAL
2.25 TIDAL FLOW
3.00 DUEL AT DAWN
3.35 FIRST ASSIGNMENT (N.B)
4.05 POUR JOIE
1.05 MINNIES SECRET
2.15 TREE OF LIBERTY (NAP)
2.50 BLUE HUSSAR
3.55 ARTICHOKE HEART