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15:50 Sandown

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Kensington Gates Handicap

  • Prize money: £25575
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 2
  • 17 runners
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Kensington Gates Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
8 (13)
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13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 805-41 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won three times for Jessica Harrington in Ireland; didn't get the breaks and probably needed the run when fourth to Arqoob over C&D in July and then did well to quicken up off steady fractions at Doncaster; had 20 runs now but wouldn't put it past William Haggas getting more out of him.

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10/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 212291 CD

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Not sure what happened on the AW two runs back but he's usually consistent and showed a decent turn of foot to put the race to bed over C&D (good) one month ago; he's in deeper here and with a 6lb rise to contend with, but should give his running.

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5th

4

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

15:20 Epsom

Dual Identity

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: William Knight

Inconsistent last season and only sixth in this race, but won in fine style at Sandown (1m2f, good) in September and soft ground was against him at Ascot when last seen; possibilities if returning at top of his game.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 754-14 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

First start after being gelded when coming from last to first and powering away over 1m1f here (good to firm) on his reappearance; only fourth at Glorious Goodwood (behind Migdam) but did well to get that close after hanging right for most of the home straight; back here he looks dangerous with his light weight, even from 2lb out of the handicap.

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6th

8

(12)

16th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Newbury

Vee Sight

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, pushed along over 4f out, not clear run repeatedly from 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

3/1

3rd

17

(16)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Vee Sight

8st 2lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent, pushed along from 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied and hard ridden from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

5/1

20/1

Form: 353010 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Came from off the pace to win with a bit in hand over C&D in July (good to firm) and plenty went wrong at Goodwood, where he was slow to break and forced wide throughout; put a line through that and he's not without hope.

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18

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Arqoob

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Represents an in-form trainer-jockey partnership and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 15 at Cheltenham ten days ago; goes well here (Flat and jumps) and ties in closely with Bad on their placed efforts at Ascot in February; has each-way possibilities in first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

8th

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Arqoob

10st 8lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

took keen hold, prominent

14/1

2nd

9

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:05 Ascot

Arqoob

10st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Well beaten when upped in trip at Doncaster (3m, soft) three weeks ago but prior to that he kept on for a good third of 16 here (2m3f, good to soft) and is one to consider now back down in distance.

7/1

Form: 711-13 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Completed a hat-trick on his belated return to action at Doncaster in early June (1m2f, good; 7lb lower) and that form has worked out well; had no excuses at Glorious Goodwood but ran a solid race behind two Godolphin improvers and this Cambridgeshire entry can no doubt progress some more.

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5th

3

(5)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Migdam

9st 7lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Adrian McGuinness

towards rear

11/2

5th

5

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Migdam

9st 6lb

J: James Ryan

T: Adrian McGuinness

in touch with leaders, kept on but no impression from over 1f out

11/2

5th

3

(7)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Migdam

9st 11lb

J: Adam Caffrey

T: Adrian McGuinness

prominent early, lost position and dropped to midfield after 3f, outpaced under 2f out

7/2

33/1

Form: 241515 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Multiple turf/AW winner who is generally reliable and was hot on the heels of the principals when fifth in a messy race at Doncaster (1m4f, good to firm; raced freely); however, usually plies his trade at a lower level and might be found wanting here.

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5th

9

(1)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Croeso Cymraeg

9st 4lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: James Evans

Veteran whose record is 9-50; has won on good to firm but was kept mostly to slow ground last term; off since November and has never made a winning reappearance.

25/1

Form: 07/005 CD

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Smart handicapper in 2018; quite lightly raced in the meantime and his Kempton fifth was a big improvement on his Meydan form earlier this year; he still wouldn't be the obvious answer to this.

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7th

7

(8)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Dubai Horizon

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Saeed bin Suroor

in touch with leaders, switched left and on outer over 3f out, pushed along from under 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden and kept on from over 1f out

25/1

5th

1

(2)

18th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Dubai Horizon

9st 11lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Boasted some smart handicap form in 2018; not stood a huge amount of racing since then and his two runs in Dubai this year (after 506 days on the sidelines) saw him finish down the field; stable going well at present though and he's not a forlorn hope back in calmer waters.

8/1

Form: 3/441- CD

Last run: 435 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

This is a tough race in which to return after more than a year out but he came from last to first in a C&D handicap (good) last June and, from a very good family, there's no doubt more to come from him; interesting, especially if at all strong in the market.

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11th

11

(14)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Secret Box

9st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

pressed leader, led after 3f, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened

5/1

11

(9)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Secret Box

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Winning handicap debut at Sandown last summer (1m2f, good); both runs in 2022 have been encouraging; will need more for the longer trip.

12/1

7th

6

(15)

16th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Newbury

Secret Box

9st 10lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced final furlong

4/1

Form: 3-2212 D BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

After winning his maiden (1m2f, good) he finished second in a muddling handicap at Haydock and the winner of that followed up at the Shergar Cup; open to further progress in a race of this nature, likely to be run at a truer pace.

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10th

6

(6)

25th Jun 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 4

16:15 Pontefract

Knight Of Honour

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

Successful in Bahrain in January on his first run for Richard Fahey (1m2f, good to soft); more moderate runs than good have followed and hopes appear to rest on the drop back in trip sparking a revival.

20/1

6th

4

(2)

12th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

19:00 Pontefract

Knight Of Honour

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

1m2f winner at Bahrain in January on debut for this yard; inconsistent since, down the field at Chester (behind Zealandia) most recently; not solid on 2023 form.

20/1

9th

2

(8)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

17:45 Chester

Knight Of Honour

10st 1lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

slowly away, in rear

10/1

25/1

Form: 61-120 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; followed up his AW novice win with an excellent third at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) but he never showed at Goodwood when well behind Migdam and Vee Sight; not easily trusted on the back of that.

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10th

14

(1)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Asgoodassobergets

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Tom Ward

midfield, ridden and keeping on when slightly hampered over 1f out, stayed on but never dangerous

25/1

11th

7

(8)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Asgoodassobergets

8st 12lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Tom Ward

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along and steady headway over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon struggling

8/1

6th

16

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 2

17:35 Ascot

Asgoodassobergets

8st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Tom Ward

led, headed but prominent after 1f, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

16/1

OUR TIP

50/1

Form: 5-1500 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner but sole success in the last two years was at the expense of only three rivals on the AW in January; out of depth in next two races but the return to handicap company at Goodwood was forgettable.

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4th

2

(5)

25th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 3

14:50 Epsom

Palavecino

9st 12lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

took keen hold, towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden and hung left under 2f out, outpaced inside final furlong

13/2

4

(10)

7th Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

17:20 Doncaster

Palavecino

9st 11lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Brian Meehan

Useful on his day but has a better strike-rate on AW than on turf and there's also a question mark over his current form (duck eggs last three outings); usual hood removed; other preferred.

28/1

12th
4 (2)
Ajero

11/2

Form: 22221

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler but bred for this game and has not been out of the top two since switched to the Flat in April; deserved his breakthrough success when nicely on top in the finish at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f handicap, good to firm), and that came after finishing second at Royal Ascot (1m4f); raised 7lb but he's hard to knock otherwise.

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4th

18

(16)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:40 Ascot

Ajero

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kim Bailey

Switch to the Flat last year worked out well when he was second in this race on Flat handicap debut and won at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f, again on good to firm; 5lb higher today) next time; well held on both starts this year but latest was nevertheless a step back in the right direction; not dismissed.

16/1

11th

6

(2)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 2

13:50 York

Ajero

9st 5lb

J: David Egan

T: Kim Bailey

Switching to the Flat last year worked out very well, notably when winning at Glorious Goodwood (1m1f) but he also ran well in two 1m4f handicaps; however, well beaten on reappearance despite starting second favourite.

18/1

9th

2

(5)

24th Apr 2023

Good

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

15:00 Pontefract

Ajero

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kim Bailey

Talented hurdler who tackled the Flat last year and won a Glorious Goodwood handicap (1m1f, good to firm); close third there last October (1m4f, good to soft) when last seen and can be in the mix if at the top of his game.

6/1

20/1

Form: 676-18

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Highly tried last season at Group level; appreciated the drop in grade when making a successful handicap debut on Kempton AW (1m3f; all out) and reportedly found good ground too lively when tailed off at York; conditions unlikely to be as quick here but best form on soft.

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3rd

1

(1)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

15:30 Kempton (AW)

Belloccio

9st 7lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

led, headed over 2f out, lost second over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

4th

3

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

13:35 Kempton (AW)

Belloccio

9st 7lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: David Menuisier

Nothing to prove with regard to the suitability of the track having won three times over 1m3f/1m4f here last year; well held in both starts after returning in April (including back here) and has been off for another 132 days since; this a tough race in which to try and bounce back.

25/1

14/1

Form: 633404 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Drawn wide when beaten about 6l in the John Smith's Cup and another respectable show at Doncaster (1m2f, good to firm) 16 days ago; has slipped to a mark he can win off but perhaps not in this hot a race.

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1st

5

(3)

14th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 21y

Class 3

15:55 Yarmouth

Good Birthday

9st 10lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, in rear, headway and midfield 6f out, going easily when waiting for room from 3f out, cruising when switched right from over 1f out, pushed along and kept on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds, won going away, readily

12/1

14th

9

(10)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Good Birthday

9st 0lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Andrew Balding

held up in rear, some headway over 3f out, ridden and no extra from 2f out, soon beaten

14/1

4th

1

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 3

20:40 Doncaster

Good Birthday

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, prominent, ridden and briefly led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on but held final 110yds

9/2

Form: 0-8074 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Beaten only a nose in this 12 months ago off a 2lb higher mark and then won his next two, including a Listed race at Goodwood; definite possibilities on all that but the current campaign hasn't got going at all.

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15th

5

(9)

20th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

15:50 Sandown

Victory Chime

9st 8lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, headway to lead after 1f, pushed along when headed over 2f out, ridden when hung right over 1f out, soon lost position, weakened quickly inside final furlong

25/1

4th

1

(5)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 43y

Class 2

19:45 Doncaster

Victory Chime

10st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent, led after 1f, pushed along up the centre over 2f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened from 1f out, eased final 110yds

10/1

7th

7

(6)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

16:05 Sandown

Victory Chime

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

led, pushed along 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

33/1

Form: 2115-0 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Progressive form last season included a 1m1f win here on good to soft; left reappearance effort behind when a good fourth over slightly further at York on Friday and would have each-way claims if turning out again.

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1st

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:00 Wetherby

Yorkshire Lady

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Not at her very best on the Flat during light 2023 campaign but still showed considerable ability and this five-time winner (7f-1m2f, various ground) is entitled to respect on today's hurdle debut.

11/4

6th

2

(5)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Yorkshire Lady

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

led early, raced in second soon after start, lost second 3f out, outpaced and no impression from over 2f out

10/1

7th

8

(2)

9th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Yorkshire Lady

8st 13lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Five turf wins to her name but she hasn't looked ahead of her mark in two York runs this season; returns from a five-month break in a warm race; others stronger.

20/1

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Non-runners

Fantastic Fox, Yorkshire Lady

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Payout
Exacta £1022.00
Straight Forecast £1148.30
Tricast £6174.90
Trifecta £5786.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Migdam

Telegraph:

Ajero

NEWMARKET:

Secret Box

The Times:

Knight Of Honour

SPOTLIGHT:

Fantastic Fox

TOPSPEED:

Arqoob

The Guardian:

Migdam

Daily Express:

Migdam

The Sun:

Secret Box

Daily Mail:

Ajero

Daily Record:

Ajero