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12:30 Kempton

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Racing Welfare For The Racing Community Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 29s
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Racing Welfare For The Racing Community Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2533-2

Last run: 167 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Has shown promise in bumpers and novice hurdles, finishing a 12l second to a useful sort here in May (2m5f, good) when last seen; has had wind op since and his trainer, who saddled a similar sort to make a winning chase debut earlier this month, wastes little time in sending him over fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Light N Strike

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Emphatic winner at Warwick three weeks ago, taking his chasing record to 4-11; probably capable of better yet but needs to be, having been hiked up 8lb for that success; still firmly considered, though.

15/8

1st

3

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Light N Strike

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Three-time chase winner on good ground; ran well in defeat at Kempton (2m2f good to soft) last month, after a layoff, and could quite plausibly be seen to better effect on today's quicker surface and on this left-handed track.

4/1

2nd

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Light N Strike

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield

10/1

Form: 330-14

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles at Bangor (2m, good) in August before a solid fourth at Warwick (2m, good) last month; stablemate Your Darling improved for the switch to fences when winning at Huntingdon on Tuesday and this lightly raced 8yo is respected for his in-form yard on chase debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Pencreek

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

All wins between June and August and he has figures of 312 returning from over six months out, so won't necessarily need the run (has had wind surgery since last outing last October); trying to cash in on lower hurdles mark makes sense, and he's 3-7 under Luca Morgan.

7/1

3rd

7

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Stratford

Pencreek

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Climbed the handicap in completing a summer hat-trick which included a C&D success (good); found another weights rise a step too far when well beaten by his sole rival here last month; missed recent engagement at Wetherby (self certificate); not ruled out but others look better handicapped.

9/2

2

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

15:05 Wetherby

Pencreek

11st 5lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Much improved since fitted with cheekpieces in the summer, completing hat-trick at Market Rasen (2m3f, good); beaten 8l by sole rival at Stratford last time but the winner boosted the form by following up; has risen in the weights but has solid credentials.

9/2

Form: 304-52 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

4yo who wore these cheekpieces for the first time on his recent chase debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) and returned to form with a solid second; also effective on good ground and every chance he'll be in the mix.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Naizagai

11st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Without a win after five starts over fences but has shown some aptitude for the game, including finishing second on his chase debut here (2m1f good to soft); returns from a break during which he has had wind surgery.

7/2

4th

5

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:20 Leicester

Naizagai

11st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

His form has been up and down over fences and he was soundly beaten at Warwick last month; however, he finished second on two of his four chase starts, going close at Taunton (2m2f, good to firm) two starts ago, and he can't be ruled out; versatile ground-wise.

3/1

4th

13

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Naizagai

10st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

1-10 over hurdles; has gone close in two of his three runs over fences, pushing the winner to a head at Taunton (2m2f) last time despite hanging left throughout according to his rider; Warwick should suit and so might blinkers (replacing cheekpieces); good chance.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: -841P4

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Point winner who scored off this mark over hurdles at Southwell (2m, good) in June, and things may click over fences at some stage; however, he's been pulled up then well beaten on his first two chase starts and needs to up his game in a major way today.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.

16/1

3

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

Ballinsker

11st 3lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

led but pestered, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £62.00
Straight Forecast £56.10
Trifecta £154.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Light N Strike

POSTDATA:

Naizagai

The Times:

Pencreek

Daily Mail:

Light N Strike

Daily Express:

Light N Strike

The Star:

Light N Strike

WEST COUNTRY:

Naizagai

The Sun:

Naizagai

Telegraph:

Pencreek

Daily Mirror:

Pencreek