Kempton Sunday Preview - 21/10/2018


The opener is the Matchbook Betting Exchange Juvenile Hurdle. Paul Nicholls QUEL DESTIN looks to hold strong credentials after winning.

The three-year-old already has a victory in France to his name and only went down a length and half on British debut in a similar race to this.

He was expected to win that day but ran admirably in defeat to rapid improver. Nap of the day.


Sam Twiston-Davies can guide JABULANI to victory in the Matchbook Betting Podcast Chase.

This is the five-year-olds first run of the season but competed at a far higher level last season.

If fully tuned up he takes all the beating. This time last year was contesting Class 2’s. This a Class 4.


The Matchbook Time To Move Over Novices Hurdle at Listed level is another good chance for Paul Nicholls to bag victory.

Only four runners go to post and GRAND SANCY can follow up on his victory on his season debut.

The horse is upped in grade but last season’s form was solid and should have enough here providing race doesn’t become overly tactical.


The Move Over to Matchbook Handicap Chase will likely go to CASABLANCA MIX.

The horse looked a decent prospect and as long as the six-year-old has no mental frailties from his fall last time out in December, should be first past the post. Trainer in form with 45% strike rate over last fortnight.


The Matchbook VIP Hurdle can see SAN BENEDETO follow up on his Class One victory back in April 2017.

The seven-year-old is no stranger to these races and consistently hits the frame. First run since May but big player. Ground no problem whatsoever.


ONE OF US is the least exposed horse in the Matchbook Casino Handicap Chase can be victorious for Nick Williams and Lizzie Kelly.

His debut was solid can contested some decent races at Hurdles level in comparison to this race. First time head gear today and looks a dangerous prospect.


The closing race at Kempton is the Matchbook Best Value Exchange Novices Hurdle. Only five runners go to post and it could be worth taking a chance with Hidden Glen.

The five-year-old won well on his debut last season and whilst his form since then was average, he could well have come on over the winter. A weak race.