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13:40 Kempton

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Unibet New Instant Roulette Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7624.4
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 28s
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Unibet New Instant Roulette Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -21932 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

10yo front-runner who is not as good as he was, but he ran his best race for a while when going close in first-time blinkers (retained) at Worcester (2m, good) last month; five visits to Kempton have yielded three wins (one over C&D) and he can make another bold bid.

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5

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mercian Prince

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

10/1

0

1

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mercian Prince

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but he needs to bounce back from some below-par efforts.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:22 Stratford

Mercian Prince

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but his last couple of runs weren't his best and he now has to bounce back.

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 693121 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Did well to win when back over fences at Stratford (2m5f, good) in August, having made some slow jumps, and scored over hurdles at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) latest; has potential in this discipline if finding greater fluency over his fences and today's right-handed track could help, but his jumping will certainly be put under pressure now back down in trip in a higher grade.

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3rd

1

29th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 3

15:14 Fontwell

Goa Lil

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Gained the latest of his six wins in a C&D handicap in March off a 2lb higher mark; jumping errors have resurfaced twice since but he has good claims if putting in a clear round.

5/2

2nd

4

4th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Newton Abbot

Goa Lil

10st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a three-runner handicap chase from out of the weights at Fontwell (2m2f, good) but when effectively only 2lb higher back there a week later he was the first beaten; that run may have come too soon and if better for a longer break he should be involved.

7/2

3rd

1

8th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 3

13:30 Fontwell

Goa Lil

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

OUR TIP

Form: 5141P- CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when last seen at Sandown in April but had previously been progressive over fences, with a C&D win (good) in October and two further chase wins at Plumpton (2m1f, good); no surprise if he gets back on track with a big run today, following a break.

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4th

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Fairway Freddy

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

All seven wins (five chasing) on good or quicker ground; however, had his conditions when pulled up after a 62-day break at Hereford and now returns from a similar one.

10/1

0

7

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Fairway Freddy

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Drying ground is a bonus for one who has gained all seven wins on good or quicker (five over fences at up to 2m5f); ran well enough at Huntingdon two months ago (2m7f, good) to make the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 260-UP

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Set to win here (3m, good) in May for Nicky Henderson only to stumble/unseat after the last; pulled up at Aintree 11 days later and sold for £16,000 subsequently; might be best watched back down in trip on stable debut.

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12

7th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Versatility

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Danni O’Neill

in rear, mistake 5th

50/1

8th

10

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Versatility

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Danni O’Neill

Operating well below his late-2020 chasing peak when last seen; unimproved by two previous wind operations and returns from another now.

50/1

8th

5

28th Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

17:20 Chepstow

Versatility

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Danni O’Neill

Won over hurdles and fences when with Nicky Henderson but it's not hard to oppose him on more recent evidence.

50/1

Form: -222U3 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Seven chase wins, the latest at Newton Abbot (2m, good) in April; continued in good form subsequently and good to soft ground may not have been ideal when he was below par at Newton Abbot last month, as he's done most of his winning on good/faster; not ruled out.

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8th

2

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Warwick

Tikkinthebox

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

led, headed 7th, lost position before 4 out, weakened before 3 out

3/1

2nd

4

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

19:00 Stratford

Tikkinthebox

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in second

5/1

2nd

3

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newton Abbot

Tikkinthebox

11st 1lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Seven-time chase winner (twice over C&D); out of form in early part of last season and returned from layoff with another disappointing effort in April but he's very well handicapped now and can't be ruled out; raced mainly on good ground but has form on soft/heavy.

100/30

Form: 7512P- D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent and pulled up at Ludlow last time out in March; in good form previously, however, with a win at Taunton (2m2f, good to soft) and a second at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and his record when fresh catches the eye.

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3

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:30 Wincanton

Master Work

11st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs

Well beaten on both appearances this season, the latter in December; returns from 111-day break on a good mark and will be suited by today's ground but a couple of the others have much less to prove.

6/1

3

7th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:50 Fontwell

Master Work

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs

Two chase wins, most recently at Taunton (2m2f, good to soft) last December off 5lb higher; backed that up with a creditable second at Doncaster but has lost his way in the meantime and was tailed off back at Taunton on his final run last year; needs to turn things around.

14/1

5

26th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:13 Wincanton

Master Work

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Philip Hobbs

Two chase wins, most recently at Taunton last December (2m2f, good to soft) off 5lb higher; fair effort at Doncaster in March but has gone to seed in the meantime and was well held back at Taunton this month.

18/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Master Work

SPOTLIGHT:

Mercian Prince

POSTDATA:

Goa Lil

The Times:

Goa Lil

WEST COUNTRY:

Master Work

Telegraph:

Master Work

Daily Express:

Master Work

Daily Mirror:

Master Work

Daily Record:

Master Work

RP Ratings:

Mercian Prince

Daily Mail:

Mercian Prince

The Sun:

Mercian Prince

The Star:

Mercian Prince