Home / January 15 / 15:15 Kempton

15:15 Kempton

Soft

Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 6m 22s
ITV4
View Course
Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.60
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 47P-0F

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Looked a real talent when winning at Newbury in November 2020 but hasn't really built on that; not beaten far in the Paddy Power on his seasonal debut but a first-fence fall at Ascot since (in cheekpieces, retained today) is no boost to confidence that he can win this.

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

6th

1

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:05 Perth

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent

11/2

7th

1

6th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Uttoxeter

Caribean Boy

12st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

Seen only three times last season, most recently when returning to form with clearcut success in Grade 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; subsequent 5lb rise does not look excessive and he might be seen to better effect over today's trip; respected.

6/1

1st

2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Caribean Boy

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped left on occasions, in touch with leaders, jumped left and hampered rival 4th, ridden when outpaced after 3 out, rallied after 2 out, led run-in, went clear towards finish

14/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 53-533 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Very consistent and gained his only chasing success on this card a year ago; tends to come up short when the chips are down and no improvement for step up to 3m latest; on the premises but risky for win purposes.

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

2nd

4

14th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Smarty Wild

11st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

His peak efforts two seasons back were at this track and so was his best form last term; placed again when back over C&D (soft; Tile Tapper runner-up) at Christmas, so he has a strong course record, but there's been no win anywhere since January 2021 and he is 1-13 over fences overall.

5/1

3rd

9

27th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Smarty Wild

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Consistent sort who has form figures of 132 in completed starts over fences at Kempton; respectable second to Larry at Ascot on seasonal debut; off an unchanged mark he again has place possibilities.

11/1

2nd

6

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Smarty Wild

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Pretty consistent last year and he was a good second at Kempton (3m, soft) in January on his last completed start (fell there next time); each-way claims if reappearing in the same form but he's won just one of his 11 chase outings and there's a suspicion that Kempton suits best.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 2P-11P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; excellent performance when winning at Aintree in October and he was biting off more than he could chew behind Protektorat there last month; could prove hard to catch but has jumped badly left in rare attempts on right-handed tracks (latest was two years ago).

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

0

1

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

13:25 Aintree

Wishing And Hoping

12st 0lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

Sound performances in the last two runnings of this race, winning in 2021 and runner-up in 2022; won the latest final of this series at Sandown (soft) in January; has solid credentials and should go well.

7/1

4th

2

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Wishing And Hoping

11st 9lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

13yo front-runner who beat a big field in the veterans final at Sandown (3m, soft; 6lb higher today) in January; outsider of four in Listed race at Kelso four weeks ago but the scale of his defeat is rather disconcerting; won in 2015 over hurdles on his only race here.

13/2

4th

5

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 1

15:35 Kelso

Wishing And Hoping

11st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

13yo front-runner who beat a big handicap field to win the veterans' final at Sandown (3m, soft) in January; has also won on good/good to soft; vulnerable if today's opponents are at the top of their games but he can make another bold bid.

7/1

Form: 85111P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who landed a hat-trick in the autumn; no show over 3m5f at Sandown latest but should be happier back at this trip and it's possible he can regain the winning thread.

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

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Strictlyadancer

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in rear, not fluent 7th

8/1

7th

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Strictlyadancer

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Below his most recent winning mark, in late 2021; has shown signs of a revival in recent starts, including over C&D (good to soft) after Christmas, but he was beaten and pulled up a long way out at Doncaster next time; sometimes wears aids but not today; others higher up the list.

8/1

0

14

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Strictlyadancer

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Christian Williams

Missed last season; has dropped to a favourable mark and ran well behind an improving mare last time at Kempton (3m, good to soft); looks to be coming to the boil and could go well at a price.

16/1

Form: 16F-9P CD

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Good record here and won this a year ago off 1lb lower; not much since and hopes pinned on a return to his favourite hunting ground, and the application of a tongue-strap, bringing about a revival in fortunes.

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

6th

3

11th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Double Shuffle

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

This C&D has often brought out the best in him and he continues to drop down the weights; however, this 12yo has struggled to get competitive this season, including over C&D last time, and the first-time cheekpieces need to prompt an upturn in fortunes.

14/1

5th

5

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

Double Shuffle

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Good record here and won this a year ago off 1lb lower; not much since and hopes pinned on a return to his favourite hunting ground, and the application of a tongue-strap, bringing about a revival in fortunes.

10/1

4

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Kempton

Double Shuffle

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

Veteran who won this race in 2016 and finished third last year; scored off similar mark here in January but, given this season's efforts, has a question mark over current form.

12/1

Form: 2-41FP D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Won over the National fences at Aintree in November; fell on a return visit and pulled up in the Welsh Grand National latest; back in calmer waters but still a bit to prove; hood refitted (left off last three starts).

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

23

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Mac Tottie

10st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Probably acts on heavy; won twice at 2m5f over these fences in the 2021-2022 season but fell at the Chair when he tried 3m2f that December; also pulled up in that season's Welsh National and his successful return this winter from a long layoff was at 2m4f (not so good since); that leaves a big question mark over his stamina, to set against his trainer's good record at this meeting.

50/1

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Mac Tottie

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Tailed off over hurdles at Doncaster three weeks ago but chasing is his game nowadays and he won at Aintree (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day when back from a long absence; stayed this far earlier in his career and has won on good/good to soft; not discounted now back over fences.

10/1

7th

1

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Mac Tottie

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Peter Bowen

towards rear, headway before 7th

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-22P4 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Progressive young stayer, unable to make any impact in major Newbury handicap two starts ago but better when fourth to a stablemate over C&D last month; will need a strong pace to bring his stamina into play but that looks likely; strongly considered.

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

9th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Kittys Light

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won this last year (good to soft; placed in 2021/2022); back on song with highly creditable fifth in Grand National at Aintree (4m2f, soft) two weeks ago; had a hard race then which is a worry, but he won this 12 months ago just seven days after landing the Scottish National (good); key player.

5/1

5th

34

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Kittys Light

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stormed home in major staying chases on good/good to soft last February/April, winning the Eider (4m1f), Scottish National (4m) and at Sandown (3m4f); wore cheekpieces with tongue-tie last two occasions; uncompetitive this term, for which the handicapper has dropped him back just the 1lb; the ground is a bigger question (not often seen on soft or heavy) but he's reportedly blossomed since Cheltenham and there's no doubt he'll be suited by every yard of this race if he's back to form.

12/1

7th

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Kittys Light

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Carried all before him in staying chases last spring, winning the Eider (4m1f, good to soft), Scottish National (4m, good) and bet365 (3m4f, good to soft); easy to excuse hurdle defeats since but he would have finished closer in the Coral Gold Cup in December (cheekpieces/tongue-tie refitted) had he been in top form; turnaround needed with tongue-tie back on after one run without.

33/1

Form: 14/4-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Cheltenham two weeks ago on his return from a year off; fourth to Smarty Wild on this card last season, again after a long absence; seven chase wins in Ireland but the last of those came in September 2019.

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

6

17th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:05 Sandown

A Toi Phil

11st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Gary Moore

Non-runner

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

14:10 Lingfield

A Toi Phil

11st 12lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Smart when trained in Ireland but well into the veteran stage now and hasn't fired on either start this season; sure to appreciate today's drop in grade but not yet proven over this sort of trip; others look safer.

10/1

8th

7

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

A Toi Phil

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Well beaten at Cheltenham two weeks ago on his return from a year off; fourth to Smarty Wild on this card last season, again after a long absence; seven chase wins in Ireland but the last of those came in September 2019.

13/2

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £263.00
Straight Forecast £247.80
Tricast £1374.60
Trifecta £1423.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Smarty Wild

Telegraph:

Wishing And Hoping

LAMBOURN:

Caribean Boy

Daily Mirror:

Strictlyadancer

The Guardian:

Double Shuffle

TOPSPEED:

Smarty Wild

POSTDATA:

Smarty Wild

WEST COUNTRY:

Smarty Wild

The Sun:

Caribean Boy

Daily Express:

Wishing And Hoping

Daily Record:

Wishing And Hoping