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Horse racing tips: Roman Emperor to rule at Kempton

There are three good cards on Sunday and the Racing Post's Gary Savage has unearthed three bets at Musselburgh and one at Kempton's evening meeting.

Gary Savage's tips

2.45 Musselburgh - So Many Roads @ 5/1
3.20 Musselburgh - Massini Man @ 8/1
4.50 Musselburgh - Cancan @ 9/2
7.00 Kempton - Roman Emperor @ 6/1

Horse Racing

2.45 Musselburgh - So Many Roads @ 5/1

A disappointing favourite on his last two outings, hopefully punters will have lost faith with Donald Whillans' gelding SO MANY ROADS as I think he may well be worth one more go, and the Cream Of The Crop Handicap Hurdle (2.45) looks an ideal opportunity.

Having looked progressive last season, and after two fairly encouraging runs in the autumn, the seven-year-old was sent off the 3/1 favourite in a well-contested Class 3 at Kelso last time.

The form of that race is strong, but with So Many Roads pulling hard he never got home at a time when the stable's runners were struggling for form.

That's not the case any more as they've had three winners from their last six runners and they had a return to form from a similar type in Shoeshine Boy on Tuesday.

So Many Roads won't mind any more rain that falls and this drop in class can see him show his true form.

Gary Savage's tip:

So Many Roads @ 5/1 - 1pt win

3.20 Musselburgh - Massini Man @ 8/1

On only his third start for his current yard, MASSINI MAN produced a striking display over C&D on soft ground last January, and off only 5lb higher can gain his third course success in the Watch Racing TV Now Handicap Chase (3.20).

He has had only three runs since, all of which demonstrate that the 11yo remains in form with a good second over an inadequate two miles on his seasonal debut followed by a late fall when still in contention at Kelso.

Last time he paid for trying to take on the improving Anglers Crag in a Class 3 over C&D, fading late after matching strides with the winner. That was on good to soft and he will be much better suited to a little softer today.

Massini man will also handle the softer ground better than many of his main rivals and he rates a solid bet.

Gary Savage's tip:

Massini Man - 1pt each-way @ 8/1

4.50 Musselburgh - Cancan @ 9/2

The course and distance handicap on February 3rd should hold the key to this contest, a better race from which the first and third renew rivalry, and it can pay to expect Nick Alexander's mare CANCAN to reverse placings with the winner in the 100% Racing TV Profits Back To Racing Handicap Hurdle (4.50).

Bashful was a ready winner of that Class 4, her second win over hurdles, and should handle the slower conditions fine, but the 5lb swing for 3 1/4 lengths may be too much.

The winner was able to pounce late that day while the selection was up in the van throughout and got involved in some scrimmaging in the straight.

She won't mind the softer ground and the stable remain in tremendous form.

Gary Savage's tip: 

Cancan - 1pt win @ 9/2 Handicap Hurdle

7.00 Kempton - Roman Emperor @ 6/1

Four of these contested a race at Lingfield on the 20th January and ROMAN EMPEROR can come out on top in this London Sprint Series Qualifier (7.00).

He has an extra 3lb for a length beating by Photosynthesis, and Media Shooter, thanks to boosting the form by winning next time, will carry 6lb more than the selection despite finishing behind him at Lingfield.

There's no doubt some improvement left in all of these three year olds but Roman Emperor has only had five starts and is as entitle to show it as any of them.

Gary Savage's tip:

Roman Emperor - 1pt win @ 6/1

Gary Savage's tips

2.45 Musselburgh - So Many Roads @ 5/1
3.20 Musselburgh - Massini Man @ 8/1
4.50 Musselburgh - Cancan @ 9/2
7.00 Kempton - Roman Emperor @ 6/1

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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