Kempton betting tips: Danny Kirwan, Mia’s Storm and Plantagenet worth Monday punts

Kempton betting tips for November 26 on Horsebetting.com rate Mia’s Storm the NAP of the six-race card at the Sunbury-on-Thames venue in the feature Listed 3m mares’ hurdle. Danny Kirwan, meanwhile, is the next best bet at this Monday meeting on his debut over timber in the 2m novice hurdle. Plantagenet looks a solid each-way bet in the extended 3m handicap hurdle, meanwhile, for trainer Seamus Mullins. Read our detailed preview and Kempton betting tips for November 26 for further details.

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Mia’s Storm fancied for Kempton Mares’ Hurdle

Alan King trained star mare Mia’s Storm has 8lb and upwards in hand on her rivals, according to official figures, and proven stamina, so looks the one to be on in the Listed feature 3m Kempton Mares’ Hurdle on Monday (14:05). The eight-year-old has also been victorious at this level over fences and made a comfortable winning return to action in this sphere in October last time out.

After winning an Irish point on debut in April 2015, Mia’s Storm chased home the very useful La Bague Au Roi in the always classy Henrietta Knight Mares’ Bumper at Huntingdon. She then landed her third hurdles start at Wetherby and followed-up at Newton Abbot.

Mia’s Storm also came good on her third run in the 2016-17 season, scoring in a Doncaster handicap before successfully in trip and class for a similar 2m 7f affair at Haydock. After being held-up by Wayne Hutchinson, she made good headway approaching three out, was tracking leaders at the penultimate flight and produced to lead before the last.

It wasn’t long before Mia’s Storm shot clear and stayed on strongly up the run-in for a eight lengths success over Prime Venture. Connections then went novice chasing with her last season and she landed her first two starts, giving leading Ladbrokes Trophy contender Elegant Escape a 3 1/4 lengths beating on her return to action and bow over the bigger obstacles at Chepstow.

What was so taking was Mia’s Storm just had to be pushed out under a hands and heels ride, having jumped soundly apart from an early error. The step back up into Listed company and the Bud Booth Mares’ Chase at Market Rasen next time up proved no problem for her as she again jumped well and led on the bit two out for an impressive 13 lengths victory over Antarctica De Thaix.

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Connections were right to feel bullish after such a facile success, pitching Mia’s Storm in at the highest level and she was sent off favourite for the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase on King George day here in December. A series of blunders put paid to her hopes, however, and she was behind when coming to grief at the 14th fence.

Although Mia’s Storm also failed to complete on her final start of last season when weakening and coming down four out in a Grade 2 at the Ayr Scottish Grand National meeting, there was lots of like about her reappearance run over hurdles in October. She was always prominent, defying top weight at Uttoxeter when taking things up two out and landing the spoils by a cosy four lengths.

That has earned Mia’s Storm an official hurdle rating of 148 – which gives her plenty in hand on her rivals in this. She sets a clear standard and, although facing a respected and race-fit rival in If You Say Run, Mia’s Storm appeals as the type to have come on for her return to action.

She simply cannot be opposed off level weights in this. Given the remainder have mountains to climb on official figures, Mia’s Storm just had to be the NAP of our Kempton betting tips for November 26 and punters can enhance her price by putting her in a straight forecast with If You Say Run.

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Danny Kirwan another strong fancy

Course bumper winner Danny Kirwan makes his bow over timber in the 2m novice hurdle that gets proceedings underway (12:55), and is fancied to get the better of Crooks Peak who has to give him weight. Trained by Paul Nicholls, this five-year-old won his Irish point by 11 lengths before joining the Ditcheat handler and was victorious here back in April.

After being held-up in touch, the son of Scorpion was switched wide three out and soon made smooth headway under Sam Twiston-Davies. Danny Kirwan then hit the front before the final furlong and lengthened away to beat Pym a shade cosily when he was pushed out.

Given the highly-regarded and Nicky Henderson trained runner-up won his hurdles bow and then finished second in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time out, the form reads well in the context of this contest. While Danny Kirwan also saw the placings reversed in the Aintree bumper during the Grand National meeting, Harry Cobden now takes the ride and is bang in-form.

With Nicholls’ yard also in great shape, and Crooks Peak looking exposed by comparison, Danny Kirwan appeals as the type to take to this sphere. He is thus also among our Kempton betting tips for November 26 on a card which has sadly attracted some small fields.

Plantagenet the each-way punt

Seamus Mullins sends out stable star Chesterfield in search of that elusive first win over fences, but later on the card he is represented by Plantagenet in the extended 3m handicap hurdle (15:10). He looks a solid each-way bet off bottom weight after placing on both his starts in the autumn.

This six-year-old son of Midnight Legend won his first four starts for his current handler last season after leaving Mark Bradstock. Plantagenet was then unsuccessful in two tries over fences. When reverting back to hurdles he looked time after a long season and was pulled up in May when sent back chasing on his 11th start since August 2017.

It was wise of connections to give him the summer off and there’s been lots to like about the way Plantagenet has shaped when third at Huntingdon on reappearance in October and then second at Exeter earlier this month. He has a career win and place ratio of 50 per cent over hurdles.

Regular jockey Daniel Samson takes 5lb off with his claim, and that means he is getting 11lb and upwards from his nine rivals in this class 4 contest. Off a mark of 105, it’s certainly not beyond Plantagenet to hit the frame, so he appeals as the each-way bet among our Kempton betting tips for November 26.

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