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Our Kensington Horse Racing Tips for the weekend.

Le Gai Soleil (Kensington Race 9 No. 11)
This Tavistock filly is the most lightly-raced horse in the race, but has 3 wins from her 4 starts. She raced away for a 3.3 length win over 1400m at Kembla Grange on a heavy track on 13 June where she had the best overall race sectionals, then she got to the front at the 150m and raced away for an impressive 3 length win over 1550m at Kensington on a heavy track on 1 July, where she again had the best overall race sectionals. She goes so well on heavy going that you’d expect her to have webbed feet and she looks set to win again.


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Vitesse (Kensington Race 8 No. 8):
This Snitzel mare has had four starts back from a spell where she has been on heavy going each time and she is now very fit. She started from the outside gate where she raced wide with no cover then was hampered at the 150m so she was never really tested when 2.1 lengths 7th over 1200m at Randwick on 20 June. Next start she was to be ridden further forward, was the leader straightening and kept going for a 0.8 length win over 1400m at Randwick on 4 July, even though the rider dropped the whip at the 200m. She will probably race on the speed again and looks a very nice each-way bet at the current odds


Best Lay

Mr Magical (Kensington Race 2 No. 4):
This Magic Albert gelding is the favourite in this class 2 Highway Handicap over 1100m, as he is unbeaten in two runs. At his first start he fought hard for a 0.7 length win in a maiden handicap over 1000m at Sapphire Coast on 2 February, then he took over at he 100m and raced away for a 2.3 length win in a class 1 handicap at Nowra on soft going on 16 June. He clearly has ability but is meeting much stronger company here and does not look like a value runner.


Race 1

6 Giovanna Run
4 Montefilia
5 Stolen Glance
2 Squanto

Race 2

1 Leo
4 Mr Magical
8 Skara Brae
7 Foxie La Belle

Race 3

3 Tailleur
2 Emeralds
1 Matowatakpe
11 Satin Ruby

Race 4

2 Kiss the Bride
8 Savigne
1 Home Ground
3 Orcein

Race 5

5 Matowi
6 High Opinion
7 Toryjoy
1 Frankely Awesome

Race 6

4 Handspun
1 Man of Peace
3 Thy Kingdom Come
7 Cristal Breeze

Race 7

4 Spaceboy
11 Rosina Kojonup
1 Witherspoon
2 Black Magnum

Race 8

8 Vitesse
7 Strawb
1 Threeood
5 Almerheri

Race 9

11 Le Gai Soleil (BB)
4 Boomtown Rat
5 Adana
12 Assault’n’bathory