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14:20 Kempton

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £10892
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1134-3 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Successful twice over 2m4f (good/soft) as a novice chaser last term; stayed on for third over 2m2f here on reappearance; possibilities back up in distance with that outing under his belt.

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4th

6

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Dorking Lad

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Career-best RPR for soft-ground 2m5f score here off 5lb lower last November, but mistakes have prevented any further progress, and never looked happy in the Topham latest; others more greatly proven over 3m.

25/1

29

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Dorking Lad

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Won by a wide margin at Kempton (2m4f, soft) in November; jumping has been an issue since and he had made mistakes before getting brought down last time; effective in the reapplied cheekpieces but well down the pecking order here.

66/1

10

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Dorking Lad

10st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Seen much more often on good ground than many of these, winning twice; first attempt much beyond 2m5f was at Kempton (3m; joint-second favourite) on latest start but he unseated at the first; 16l win there (2m4f, soft; 9lb higher today) the time before gave plenty of hope regarding stamina, so he's one to consider.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 21/1U- D BF

Last run: 246 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Just two starts switched to chasing last term, beating Orrisdale at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) then held when unseating rider at Chepstow; goes well fresh and could well bounce back on reappearance.

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14th

18

12th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

The Edgar Wallace

10st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Reappeared with two front-running wins (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy) and has gone close the last twice (2m3f/2m4f, soft/heavy); today's company is hotter than he's used to but this course should suit his style and he's appeared to idle late on a couple of times, so may have more left in the tank.

20/1

2nd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:27 Newcastle

The Edgar Wallace

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, awkward jump 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, ridden clear before 2 out, reduced lead last, headed run-in, no extra towards finish

11/10

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11/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 14245- D

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Lacked consistency following his Exeter reappearance win (2m3f, good to soft; chase debut) last term; however, goes well fresh so this may be the time to catch him; makes seasonal debut.

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8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

15

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Striking A Pose

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

1-15 over fences but now 4-8 as a hurdler after back-to-back wins at Exeter, over 2m2f on good to soft and more impressive last time over 2m7f on heavy (with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb); does love Exeter (four wins there) and his only other win came at another right-handed course in Wincanton, so going left-handed here might not be ideal.

16/1

1st

5

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Striking A Pose

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form over fences last year and he took his hurdling record to 3-7 with a win when back in this sphere here (2m2f, good to soft) last month; that made it 3-3 here (including on soft) and he should be fine now back up in trip; has to be respected in view of his unbeaten record here.

8/1

Form: 2213-P D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner (on soft ground); return to this sphere looks ideal with Worcester (hurdles) reappearance under his belt; however, has never defied a mark this high.

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8th

7

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Flagrant Delitiep

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Well handicapped on old form and he didn't run too badly here or at Wincanton (twice) before unseating when beaten at Chepstow; he's essentially regressive but has each-way claims all the same.

7/1

0

11

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Flagrant Delitiep

10st 8lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Robert Walford

Regressive 8yo who was just a respectable fourth at favourite track Wincanton (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; remains very well handicapped on older form but is back up in grade today and will need to up his game.

14/1

Form: 521-P8 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ended last season with a narrow success off 2lb lower at Newbury (2m6f); has totally failed to repeat that form in two subsequent outings; major revival is needed.

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8th

13

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Duc De Beauchene

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Two wins last spring included 3m5f Norfolk National at Fakenham (good; used to act on soft); 2lb lower today as he's failed to fire in his four starts since; reverting to blinkers from recent cheekpieces might help.

20/1

Form: /1114- D BF

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

All rules wins on good/good to soft; had form figures of 1114 switched to chasing last season, the defeat in 2m4f Listed handicap at Sandown where he was perhaps unsuited by being ridden less prominently than usual; remains open to further progress over fences; shortlisted.

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1

7th Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:00 Leicester

Scene Not Herd

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

3-4 in his first season over fences (all around this trip) but last month's Kempton return was a real damp squib, making mistakes and being pulled up soon after halfway; that takes some forgiving.

9/2

3

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:20 Kempton

Scene Not Herd

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

All rules wins on good/good to soft; had form figures of 1114 switched to chasing last season, the defeat in 2m4f Listed handicap at Sandown where he was perhaps unsuited by being ridden less prominently than usual; remains open to further progress over fences; shortlisted.

11/2

15

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Scene Not Herd

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

20/1

Form: 2611-4 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Second to The Edgar Wallace at Market Rasen last November and ended that campaign with two wins at Hereford (2m5f, good); comfortably held in Class 2 event on reappearance; largely consistent in this grade.

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6th

4

6th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

17:40 Uttoxeter

Orrisdale

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Two 2m5f chase wins (good) in small fields in early 2022 but had some disheartening results since, including when back on good ground two starts ago; down weights and worth watching in the market.

16/1

2

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

17:04 Market Rasen

Orrisdale

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Wilmot

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Badly out of sorts this term and the return to good ground, on which he had a good record, failed to spark any revival on latest outing; had a 15lb higher mark this time last year.

12/1

7th

3

5th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:35 Huntingdon

Orrisdale

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Badly out of sorts on slow ground this term; however, he's 3-4 on good going and looks interesting returned to forecast sound surface, with a revival possible; 8lb below last winning mark.

16/1

Form: 5/125-

Last run: 212 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

All jumps wins at about 2m; comfortably held over 2m4f at Sandown when last seen; still has stamina to prove, and his lack of recent match practice is another negative.

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10th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nelson River

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Out of form over fences towards end of 2022 and returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December; has too much to prove on first hurdling start since 2021.

50/1

8th

8

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nelson River

9st 0lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Only seen sporadically in recent times and didn't achieve a lot when third of four at Lingfield (2m) in February; well held over C&D since and others preferred again.

25/1

Form: 1242-4

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner who is in good hands and has low mileage; had bits of Grade 2 form over hurdles last term; underwent wind surgery prior to his staying-on fourth in novice handicap chase at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) on reappearance; should build on that effort; interesting.

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5th

1

11th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Huntingdon

Viva Lavilla

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

led, headed and raced in second 6th

5/1

3rd

1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

14:50 Ffos Las

Viva Lavilla

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Low-mileage 7yo who recorded his best run over fences when third of five in 2m4f Wetherby handicap in January; cheekpieces go on now and this point winner can't be ruled out.

5/1

3

29th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

14:35 Market Rasen

Viva Lavilla

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/hurdle winner; three starts over rules fences and has threatened in the latest pair (favourite in both) but hasn't really seen the races out; chance may hinge on cheekpieces giving him a boost.

3/1

Form: 162P1- D

Last run: 297 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in France, including at Pau (2m4f, very soft) when last seen ten months ago; interesting prospect having joined Venetia Williams, who does so well with this type; market support should be heeded.

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10

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Haut Folin

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Had some excuses when well-held fifth over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago and is now back on same mark as when winning by over 7l on seasonal debut at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November; not very reliable, though, and may find today's ground too lively.

10/1

5th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Haut Folin

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Justified favouritism at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November for sole British success; has failed to progress since and pulled up the last twice but is back down the weights; revival possible off current mark.

14/1

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Haut Folin

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Pulled up at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) recently and hard to be confident on the back of that; however, he's been in pretty good form otherwise this season, winning at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November, and could bounce back.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £298.00
Straight Forecast £321.50
Tricast £2095.20
Trifecta £1865.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Dorking Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Viva Lavilla

Telegraph:

Scene Not Herd

WEST COUNTRY:

The Edgar Wallace

The Sun:

Le Cameleon

TOPSPEED:

Nelson River

Daily Mail:

Viva Lavilla

The Star:

Viva Lavilla

POSTDATA:

Dorking Lad

The Times:

Dorking Lad

The Guardian:

Dorking Lad

Daily Mirror:

Dorking Lad

D Express:

Scene Not Herd

Daily Record:

Scene Not Herd