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Big fields and big names dominate the VBET-sponsored “jumpers’ bumpers” card at Kempton Park on Tuesday.
Ninety-three runners compete for a share of prize-money across eight races – and also to gain crucial fitness while jumps racing remains disrupted by the weather.
Nicky Henderson and great rival Paul Nicholls have seized upon the opportunity to have runners by each declaring eight horses on the VBET card.
Balco Coastal looks an especially intriguing horse for Henderson in the opener at 12.45pm – division one of the vbet.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.
Diva’s Mix, similarly in the care of the champion trainer, is also likely to be a warm order in division two of the vbet.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (1.15).
The Gamble Responsibly With VBET “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (1.45) looks a strong contest, though Lucky’s Dream is perhaps the stand-out name for Alvechurch handler Ian Williams.
Nicholls will also have high hopes for classy novice hurdler Flic Ou Voyou in the Bet Better With VBET “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (2.15).
Sixteen horses go to post for the Best Odds Guaranteed At VBET “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (2.50) – a race in which Une De La Seniere, Rose Of Aghaboe and Jacamar bring winning form to the table.
Grade One scorers Mengli Khan (Henderson) and San Benedeto (Nicholls) then go head to head in the best race on the card – the Play 5Up For Free At VBET “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (3.20).
Esprit De Somoza, meanwhile, won well at Lingfield for Gary Moore and carries a penalty in the Follow @VBET_uk on Twitter “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (3.50).
Moore also has a live chance with Imphal in the concluding race on the card, the Join VBET “Jumpers’ Bumper” National Hunt Flat Race (4.20).
“We are delighted with the final fields for the VBET-sponsored “jumpers’ bumpers” card.
“At this time of year, when the weather can cause havoc with the racing calendar, it’s fantastic that these sort of fixtures keep the show on the road.
“This meeting represents VBET’s first ever raceday sponsorship and we look forward to working with Kempton throughout the year and beyond.”