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17:30 Kempton (AW)

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Dave O’Neill Ballot Champion Race Handicap

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 2f 219y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Dave O’Neill Ballot Champion Race Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

50/1 (Won)

  • Win: £32.60
  • Place: £7.00

Form: 40900-

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Struggled on final two runs for Stuart Kittow and same story on his four starts for this yard; on a reduced mark but a major turnaround is needed.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Cowboy

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, headed and prominent 4th

20/1

11th

12

(8)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Cowboy

9st 4lb

J: George Wood

T: Neil Mulholland

Has shown his best form front-running and proved well suited by a return to those tactics in C&D contest two weeks ago, opening his account having set a slow pace; likely player provided he again gets his own way.

6/1

1st

11

(11)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Cowboy

9st 3lb

J: George Wood

T: Neil Mulholland

Struggled on final two runs for Stuart Kittow and same story on his four starts for this yard; on a reduced mark but a major turnaround is needed.

50/1

OUR TIP

20/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 61250-

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who won at Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) in September but was well beaten at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) on last month's stable debut and has to leave that run well behind.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(5)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Crazy Maisie

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Mark Hoad

Dual 1m2f winner who has been placed over this trip and 1m4f at this track; back on her last winning mark; consistent performer, with the exception of her latest C&D effort, which you have to forgive if taking her side.

7/1

9th

10

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Crazy Maisie

9st 1lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Mark Hoad

C&D winner off 1lb lower in November and notably consistent since, fourth of 12 at Kempton on latest start; Liam Wright claims a handy 5lb; real each-way possibilities.

8/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 35120-

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won at Bath last June and it's possible she needed the run at Chelmsford last month after a 128-day break; however, she's failed to shine on her three AW starts and has something to prove on the surface.

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

1st

3

(6)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Moonlit Cloud

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Dean Ivory

C&D winner who was at her best this time last year; there's not much room for manoeuvre off this mark but fast ground was put forward as an excuse for her latest defeat and she ought to fare better.

6/1

7/1

Form: 79840- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Course winner who was a fair fourth over 1m4f here in November and failed to handle left-handed Lingfield last month when well beaten; each-way contender now back at Kempton.

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2nd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Mr Zee

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

in rear, mistake 1st, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well and went second towards finish

14/1

9

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Mr Zee

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

Multiple turf Flat and AW winner at up to 1m4f (RPR 67); 0-3 over hurdles, his best effort coming over C&D (good to soft) when last seen (beaten 27l); needs significant improvement on that to defy this initial mark.

10/1

33/1

Form: 765U0-

Last run: 105 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Her mark continues to fall and she'll be of interest if attracting market support, but she's hard to fancy judged on her handicap form.

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5th

8

(6)

27th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Lingfield (AW)

Beebee

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Maiden who's yet to get involved in a finish and is being tried in first-time cheekpieces today (often hooded last year); isn't obviously fancied coming back down in trip.

12/1

6th

7

(7)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Beebee

9st 5lb

J: George Wood

T: John Butler

Maiden who's yet to get involved in a finish; offered a bit more back from a break last time, minus the hood, but needs to improve on that.

12/1

5th

10

(2)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Beebee

9st 5lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Her mark continues to fall and she'll be of interest if attracting market support, but she's hard to fancy judged on her handicap form.

33/1

15/2

Form: 81214- D

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Tailed off back on the Flat at Ffos Las last August when last seen, having been pulled up the time before; however, a break may have helped and he won twice on turf in the first half of the year; not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

(8)

7th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

14:50 Bath

Fast Forward

9st 5lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Alan King

Slowly away at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) the last twice but a good fourth each time; deserves extra credit for latest run, off a slow pace, and won off this mark at Yarmouth (11.4f, good to soft) last June; firmly in calculations.

5/1

4th

8

(6)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fast Forward

9st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Alan King

Dual turf winner who is 0-6 on AW but he ran right up to his best when a close fourth over C&D last month; that was a bold bid on his first run at this track and he's respected off an unchanged mark.

11/4

4th

3

(9)

6th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fast Forward

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Scored off 1lb lower at Yarmouth (11.4f) last June but he's been generally disappointing under both codes since; may have needed the run at Kempton on his reappearance last month but he needs to get back near his best on this return to Tapeta.

10/1

8/1

Form: 3330-3

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

In the main he's been running well in defeat in the last few months and was third over 1m here last week; however, he's now 0-19 and could do with settling better now taking a sizeable step up in trip (first run beyond 8.6f).

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5th

4

(1)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 6

13:10 Carlisle

Haseef

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Adam Nicol

24-race maiden but is well treated on several pieces of placed form for previous yards; non-stayer over 1m4f here (second run for current stable) last month; not dismissed back down in distance.

13/2

8th

2

(2)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

17:20 Catterick

Haseef

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

took keen hold, midfield

2/1

5th

3

(12)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Haseef

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Adam Nicol

in rear

9/1

Form: 740-

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Displayed a glimpse of ability last year on one of his three starts and he's one to watch in the betting now up in trip on handicap debut, but improvement is needed if he's to come out on top.

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Verdict Starting price

10

(12)

6th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Derrymore Boy

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Didn't show a great deal in three maiden/novice runs last year and he beat only one rival when upped to 1m3f on his handicap debut at Kempton (28-1) last month; still unexposed but he needs transformation on this return to Tapeta.

25/1

8th

9

(4)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Derrymore Boy

9st 5lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: David Loughnane

Displayed a glimpse of ability last year on one of his three starts and he's one to watch in the betting now up in trip on handicap debut, but improvement is needed if he's to come out on top.

12/1

2

(5)

12th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Derrymore Boy

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: David Loughnane

His standout effort from three starts this year was a 9l fourth of eight in a novice here (7f) on his second run; now makes his handicap debut after a short break but was tailed off at Chester last time and he needs a transformation back up in trip.

10/1

Form: 34758- CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Sole AW win (from 22 attempts) came over C&D last June; continued to run well up to early September but he hasn't been at his best on his last three starts and was down the field over C&D most recently; has to raise his game.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(8)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Bug Boy

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Newcombe

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, always behind

12/1

3rd

7

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Bug Boy

8st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Tony Newcombe

Won the Ladies' Derby over C&D (good to soft) and came home with a wet sail to go in again at Brighton last time (good to firm; under Connor Planas); remains on a competitive mark just 3lb higher; should give his running.

7/1

Form: 066-

Last run: 93 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten at massive odds in September/October on first three starts (1m-1m4f); has since left Mark Hoad; today's handicap debut provides a far more realistic opportunity but his claims aren't overly compelling.

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6th

13

(9)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Imperial Cult

8st 13lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

Maiden who's been turned over at 9-2 or shorter on five of his last seven runs; was said to have been unsuited by Bath when well beaten last time, but this trip is a minimum now; wears first-time cheekpieces (has worn a hood once before).

16/1

10th

3

(9)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Bath

Imperial Cult

9st 6lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

12-race maiden but he's shown enough to think he could win a similar event; should be sharper with last month's reappearance behind him; one to consider.

8/1

Form: 41181- CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who won two in a row in Jersey last summer and returned from a break with a 4l win over this C&D three weeks ago; an 8lb rise may not stop him if he's in the same form today.

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4

(10)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Simply Sin

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Neil Mulholland

Lightly raced 8yo who won two in a row in Jersey last summer and returned from a break with a 4l win over this C&D three weeks ago; an 8lb rise may not stop him if he's in the same form today.

Evs

4th

3

(1)

9th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Simply Sin

9st 4lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Neil Mulholland

10

(4)

6th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Simply Sin

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Neil Mulholland

Form: 75790-

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in the autumn in his first two handicaps and pulled up on hurdle debut since; up in trip here and others are preferred.

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12

(5)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

My Friend Woody

9st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Jean-Rene Auvray

Well beaten in the autumn in his first two handicaps and pulled up on hurdle debut since; up in trip here and others are preferred.

50/1

6

2nd Dec 2022

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:10 Sandown

My Friend Woody

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Jean-Rene Auvray

Has offered little in five Flat runs, including in blinkers; hard to fancy on hurdling debut

100/1

10th

12

(5)

17th Oct 2022

Good

1m 0f 31y

Class 6

16:45 Windsor

My Friend Woody

9st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jean-Rene Auvray

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, eased and lost touch over 1f out

66/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Simply Sin

POSTDATA:

Haseef

The Times:

Bug Boy

The Guardian:

Haseef

D Express:

Haseef

The Sun:

Haseef

RP Ratings:

Simply Sin

Telegraph:

Simply Sin

Daily Mirror:

Simply Sin

The Star:

Simply Sin

Daily Record:

Simply Sin

Daily Mail:

Bug Boy