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15:55 Kempton (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 11s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Sunny

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: P3-553 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Benefited from a return to sprinting last summer, winning good 6f handicaps at Epsom and Newcastle; ran poorly in the Stewards' Cup on his stable debut but notable that he was sent off favourite there off a mark of 104; good third at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day and he has recorded a triple-figure RPR in three runs in Dubai this year (turf and dirt); should have a big run in him back on Polytrack.

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12th

4

(17)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Ejtilaab

9st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

taken down early, midfield in centre of group, ridden and headway under 2f out, held when hampered inside final 110yds

20/1

5th

3

(9)

11th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Ejtilaab

9st 10lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Charlie Fellowes

Made all for useful performance in Kempton AW handicap in March but couldn't dominate in the same manner when unplaced favourite at Newcastle on Good Friday; faces a stiffer assignment back on turf.

5th

3

(12)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Ejtilaab

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Fellowes

Won C&D handicap last June on sole course visit and, after a solid spell in Dubai, he made all in fine style in a handicap at Kempton (6f, AW) last month; enjoyed the run of the race last time but that form gives him strong claims today and he can make another bold bid.

5/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 35/1-1 CD

Last run: 58 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Lightly-raced 5yo who returned from a long absence to beat an interesting opponent over C&D in October; enhanced his AW strike-rate with another dominant display at Southwell in January; doubtful a 3lb rise will prove beyond him in time.

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8th

6

(11)

1st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tommy De Vito

9st 7lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Charles Hills

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and raced wide 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge

12/1

7th

3

(1)

15th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Tommy De Vito

9st 11lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Charles Hills

slowly away, pushed along from over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 9008-4 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won twice at Thirsk last year; on a dangerous mark and there was plenty of money about for him ahead of his reappearance at Newcastle last month; that race ended up suiting the closers and it was a respectable run in fourth; 0-8 on AW but ran with credit on previous Polytrack outing.

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9th

11

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Rathbone

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Herrington

He had slipped in the weights prior to landing handicaps at Sandown (5f, good) and Doncaster (6f, soft) last September; probably needs some help from the handicapper now and best watched after five months off and without his usual cheekpieces.

25/1

11th

1

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Rathbone

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

midfield on outer, prominent from over 2f out, soon challenging, weakened gradually from over 1f out

14/1

17th

19

(16)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Ayr

Rathbone

9st 4lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Michael Herrington

No great shakes in the last four runnings of this but they were off marks of 90+ and is better treated now, despite winning by a wide margin at Sandown (5f, good) before never seriously threatened by Jump The Gun at Doncaster last week (6f, soft); comes here with plenty in his favour.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5731-2 CD BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Group 3 winner in France as a 3yo (6f, good); form took a welcome step back in the right direction after a gelding operation last summer, third in a good 5f handicap at Haydock before routing his rivals in a conditions event over C&D in September (first-time cheekpieces); second of 16 in a 5f Listed event in Dubai in January; has the tools to be competitive despite his lofty rating.

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4th

1

(7)

26th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Kempton (AW)

Royal Crusade

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 3 winner in France as a 3yo (6f, good); form took a welcome step back in the right direction after a gelding operation last summer, third in a good 5f handicap at Haydock before routing his rivals in a conditions event over C&D in September (first-time cheekpieces); second of 16 in a 5f Listed event in Dubai in January; has the tools to be competitive despite his lofty rating.

2/1

1st

3

(5)

6th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Royal Crusade

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Group 3 winner in France last season (6f, good); yet to strike in 2021 but his latest third in a hot Haydock handicap (5f, good to firm) was a step back in the right direction; moving back up in trip can help and first-time cheekpieces are another possible source of improvement; contender.

7/2

3rd

1

(8)

25th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:40 Haydock

Royal Crusade

9st 10lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Charlie Appleby

Best effort when winning 6f Group 3 at Deauville last summer; unplaced all five starts this year, gelded prior to latest one; carries clear risks, but he's a strong traveller and this first attempt at 5f is worth a go; cannot be discounted, especially with Adam Farragher claiming a handy 5lb.

9/1

Form: 214211 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Another success story for these connections (who won this race with Hakam in 2017), winning four times this year already; style of racing making it hard for the handicapper to keep up and the 3lb rise for Wolverhampton last time looks very fair; another big run on the cards.

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1st

2

(5)

21st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:07 Chelmsford (AW)

Whittle Le Woods

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

6th

5

(10)

15th Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Whittle Le Woods

9st 4lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

Another success story for these connections, winning four times on other AW tracks this year (6f-7f); another rock-solid display when second at Southwell two weeks ago (finished ahead of Shallow Hal) and likely to give it another good go.

9/2

2nd

6

(11)

1st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

19:10 Southwell (AW)

Whittle Le Woods

9st 3lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

Form: 52-113 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner; squeezed up in the straight when third at Lingfield two weeks ago, but for which he would have finished closer (doubtful he would have won though); hopes pinned on the return to this venue squeezing out more from him.

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6th

5

(5)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

On the downgrade since returning from eight months off and is now 13lb lower than when winning early last year; the drop from 1m should help, given a go in a second-time visor, but others are more likely.

8/1

5th

1

(6)

1st Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 9lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

led

8/1

5th

5

(8)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Papa Stour

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stuart Williams

Both course wins have come over 1m, but he is just as effective over shorter trips and has dropped 9lb lower than when gaining his latest success at Kempton (6f, Polytrack) just over a year ago; not at his best in four starts since returning from 228 days off in November, though.

8/1

25/1

Form: 5708-5 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Ran well on his reappearance last March but things headed south quickly, including after wind surgery; this month's stable debut wasn't without hope but he will need more if he's to come out on top in this competitive event.

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9th

11

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Repartee

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Lee Carter

Listed winner for Kevin Ryan back in the day; found just a subsequent winner too strong at Lingfield 16 days ago, despite racing very wide off the home turn; allowed second crack at 0-50 classified thanks to unchanged mark.

11/2

2nd

10

(7)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:15 Lingfield (AW)

Repartee

9st 2lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Lee Carter

Very useful in his prime but his last win was in 2020 and he's finished down the field in Class 6 handicaps (6f-1m) in his last six runs; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 1/03-4 CD

Last run: 83 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Top-class 2yo but developed fertility issues at stud; Chelmsford third in November suggests he retains some ability but others in this field have more pressing claims.

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3

(4)

26th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Kempton (AW)

The Last Lion

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Top-class 2yo but developed fertility issues at stud; Chelmsford third in November suggests he retains some ability but others in this field have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

4

(3)

2nd Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

The Last Lion

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Top-class 2yo but developed fertility issues at stud; never figured in Listed race at Lingfield back from 1876 days on the sidelines but there was some promise when third in 6f handicap at Chelmsford nine days later; first run at 1m and there are stamina concerns.

3/1

3rd

1

(3)

22nd Nov 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

The Last Lion

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Mark Johnston

Developed fertility issues at stud; never figured in Listed race at Lingfield nine days ago, his first start since winning the 2016 Middle Park; may be sharper for the comeback run and is well treated on his high-class 2yo form but this should tell us more about how much ability he retains.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £160.00
Straight Forecast £169.10
Tricast £1589.50
Trifecta £1403.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Tommy De Vito

POSTDATA:

Whittle Le Woods

SPOTLIGHT:

Royal Crusade

The Times:

The Last Lion

NEWMARKET:

Ejtilaab

The Guardian:

Rathbone

TOPSPEED:

Papa Stour

Telegraph:

Whittle Le Woods

Daily Mirror:

Whittle Le Woods

The Sun:

Royal Crusade

The Star:

Royal Crusade

LAMBOURN:

Tommy De Vito

Daily Mail:

Tommy De Vito

Daily Record:

Tommy De Vito

Daily Express:

The Last Lion