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16:00 Kempton

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/9 (Won)

  • Win: £1.45
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 36232- CD

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

Smart and pretty consistent hurdler/chaser with one Grade 1 and several Grade 2 wins on his CV; won this race quite comfortably on last season's reappearance outing and ought to be very difficult to beat today.

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

5th

6

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:55 Kempton

Sceau Royal

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Multiple winner down the years; turns 12 imminently and his two results this season, including behind Rubaud when bidding for a third success in Kempton Listed event in October, suggest he's perhaps finally on the wane; well held in this contest in 2022.

100/1

5th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Sceau Royal

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

prominent, disputing third before 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/2

4th

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:05 Kempton

Sceau Royal

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

High-class hurdler/chaser who has been an excellent servant to connections over the years and is bidding to win this race for the third season running; seemed to race too freely in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) in Aintree Hurdle in April but faced a tough assignment there anyway and ought to be very hard to beat here.

10/11

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4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: F1-341 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Placed in Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Haydock (1m7f, good to soft) in May and proved his wellbeing when easily beating sole opponent in Listed novice chase at Chepstow (2m3f, good to firm) last weekend; also suited by this right-handed track and looks the main danger to Sceau Royal.

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8th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

raced wide, in touch with leaders, not fluent 5 out, weakened then not fluent 3 out, tailed off

16/1

3rd

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders on inner

11/8

1st

1

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Sebastopol

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, went second after 7th, led before 2 out, drifted left after 2 out, clear when not fluent last, comfortably

5/1

Form: 51-041 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Has very good 9-25 strike-rate over hurdles, the latest win gained under good tactical ride in Class 3 handicap at Plumpton (2m, good) last month; takes on a higher calibre of opposition here and Peter Kavanagh can't claim 5lb in this race but some valuable black type could be up for grabs.

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3rd

5

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Wetherby

See The Sea

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

led narrowly, pushed along and headed before 3 out, soon outpaced and beaten, went remote third just before last

9/1

3rd

5

16th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Kempton

See The Sea

10st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

led, headed but prominent 2nd, led again 3 out, ridden and hard pressed when blundered 2 out, 6 lengths down last, weakened and lost second towards finish

15/2

1

7th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

16:00 Chepstow

See The Sea

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Multiple winner on the Flat and over hurdles, enhancing her strike-rate in this scene to 9-25 with a fairly cosy success under Peter Kavanagh at Plumpton (2m, good) 19 days ago; only 3lb higher for this but it looks a stronger contest; still commands respect.

7/2

Form: F4P4-3 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Free-going front-runner who was placed in Grade 1 novice hurdle at 2021 Cheltenham Festival; can be a very hard horse to catch when on song but looked rather laboured when third of four over fences last month and switches back to hurdling with something to prove.

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5th

3

(3)

29th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

17:45 Southwell (AW)

For Pleasure

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

slowly away, raced in last

5/1

1st

1

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

For Pleasure

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

raced wide and took keen hold, prominent, led after 4f, soon switched left and against rail

8/1

Form: /P333- D

Last run: 274 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Listed novice hurdle winner for Willie Mullins in 2019 but 0-4 in handicap chases for Dan Skelton last season, albeit running fairly well when third three consecutive times last November-February; changed hands for £15,000 in March and returns having had a wind op; switches back to hurdling in a tough race.

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

6th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fast Buck

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

prominent, weakened from 3 out

7/1

3rd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Fast Buck

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Jane Williams

Returned to form to win four-runner handicap at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but well beaten the next twice; this 10yo has to bounce back.

5/1

4th

4

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Fast Buck

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

Beat three rivals at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) in January but was soundly beaten in a deeper race at Sandown since and has inconsistent form this season; the oldest and most exposed contender; opposed.

14/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sceau Royal

Daily Express:

Sebastopol

WEST COUNTRY:

Fast Buck

RP Ratings:

Sceau Royal

TOPSPEED:

Sceau Royal

POSTDATA:

Sceau Royal

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Sceau Royal

Telegraph:

Sceau Royal

Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

Sceau Royal

The Sun:

Sceau Royal

The Star:

Sceau Royal

Daily Record:

Sceau Royal