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13:30 Kempton

Soft

Coral Racing Club Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: P31-86 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Sometimes front-runner; clearcut wins over 3m on good to soft last season at Ascot (chase) and Newbury (hurdle race); not so potent this season but latest start saw him sixth of 15 in a top 3m2f handicap at Newbury, for which he needs some credit; peak form (the Ascot win) gives him a good shout.

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

10th

3

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Annsam

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last three appearances include 3m wins at Kempton (soft) and Ludlow (good to soft), looking better than ever; not disgraced in major 3m2f handicap at Newbury (good) in November but doesn't appear to be screaming for this extra distance; career-high mark compounds matters.

10/1

1st

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Annsam

12st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't get home after setting good pace in major handicap at Kempton in February but his very dominant win from the front there (3m, soft) in January is still quite fresh in the mind, and he could be hard to catch here.

11/4

7th

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Annsam

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Made all in impressive fashion over C&D (soft) last month; he's in a hotter race today and is likely to face greater pressure in front, but given his dominance a 7lb rise could have been worse and it will be no surprise if he plays another leading role; also effective on good ground.

11/2

5/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 32F-23 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

His peak efforts two seasons back were at this track and so was his best form last term; placed again when back over C&D (soft; Tile Tapper runner-up) at Christmas, so he has a strong course record, but there's been no win anywhere since January 2021 and he is 1-13 over fences overall.

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

2nd

4

14th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Smarty Wild

11st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

His peak efforts two seasons back were at this track and so was his best form last term; placed again when back over C&D (soft; Tile Tapper runner-up) at Christmas, so he has a strong course record, but there's been no win anywhere since January 2021 and he is 1-13 over fences overall.

5/1

3rd

9

27th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Smarty Wild

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Consistent sort who has form figures of 132 in completed starts over fences at Kempton; respectable second to Larry at Ascot on seasonal debut; off an unchanged mark he again has place possibilities.

11/1

2nd

6

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Smarty Wild

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Pretty consistent last year and he was a good second at Kempton (3m, soft) in January on his last completed start (fell there next time); each-way claims if reappearing in the same form but he's won just one of his 11 chase outings and there's a suspicion that Kempton suits best.

5/1

Form: 3-6687 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Career-best form when placed in major handicaps (C&D, 4m and 3m5f) on last three starts last term; the last of those came off a 10lb higher mark than he has today, reflecting some discouraging results this term and a longer trip may now be ideal; possibly also best away from soft ground; the return of a tongue-tie (absent this term) may well be a positive, though.

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

9th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Kittys Light

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Won this last year (good to soft; placed in 2021/2022); back on song with highly creditable fifth in Grand National at Aintree (4m2f, soft) two weeks ago; had a hard race then which is a worry, but he won this 12 months ago just seven days after landing the Scottish National (good); key player.

5/1

5th

34

13th Apr 2024

Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Kittys Light

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Stormed home in major staying chases on good/good to soft last February/April, winning the Eider (4m1f), Scottish National (4m) and at Sandown (3m4f); wore cheekpieces with tongue-tie last two occasions; uncompetitive this term, for which the handicapper has dropped him back just the 1lb; the ground is a bigger question (not often seen on soft or heavy) but he's reportedly blossomed since Cheltenham and there's no doubt he'll be suited by every yard of this race if he's back to form.

12/1

7th

10

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Kittys Light

11st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Carried all before him in staying chases last spring, winning the Eider (4m1f, good to soft), Scottish National (4m, good) and bet365 (3m4f, good to soft); easy to excuse hurdle defeats since but he would have finished closer in the Coral Gold Cup in December (cheekpieces/tongue-tie refitted) had he been in top form; turnaround needed with tongue-tie back on after one run without.

33/1

Form: 481-22

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won at Chepstow in February on final last term and second on both starts this season, most recently over C&D (soft) at Christmas when upped in trip and Smarty Wild was third; made a bad mistake three out that day but renewed his effort very well; major player raised 1lb.

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

2nd

10

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Tile Tapper

10st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Chris Honour

Raised his profile this season in some decent handicap chases and saw out the stiff 3m at Carlisle (good to soft) to win gamely last time; progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but he's not raced over anything approaching this distance before, so bit of a guessing game as to whether he'll get home; others safer.

14/1

1st

5

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Carlisle

Tile Tapper

11st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Solid second at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) and Kempton (3m, soft) in December, suggesting he has a decent handicap in him; disappointing favourite last time but has clear possibilities if putting that quickly behind him.

6/1

4th

7

14th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Kempton

Tile Tapper

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Won at Chepstow in February on final last term and second on both starts this season, most recently over C&D (soft) at Christmas when upped in trip and Smarty Wild was third; made a bad mistake three out that day but renewed his effort very well; major player raised 1lb.

3/1

Form: 1-1233 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Seldom seen in the mud but won on heavy in 2021; seriously improved form last spring when tongue-tie and cheekpieces went on, winning two in a row (2m4f/3m); very good, staying-on third more recently in two outings over the big Aintree fences (2m5f and 3m2f); one to take very seriously.

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

2nd

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:10 Ludlow

Percussion

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: L J Morgan

raced in second

7/2

4th

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Percussion

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: L J Morgan

Aintree's National fences bring out the best in him and he was pulled up in a hunter chase at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) only last Tuesday; however, he has run well over regulation fences in the past and he's a key player if leaving last time behind and rediscovering this season's best form.

4/1

5

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Percussion

12st 4lb

J: Mr James King

T: L J Morgan

Last won in May 2022 but has run many excellent races since, over regulation and the big Aintree fences, most recently over 2m5f and 3m2f (both on heavy) on the latter track this winter; found the step up to 3m5f beyond him at Warwick last time but has more obvious claims here.

5/2

Form: FP4P-F C

Last run: 70 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Finished first off this mark in Sandown's big end-of-season handicap in April 2021 only to be demoted for causing interference; completed in only one (a respectable effort here) of his four runs last season and, following his second wind operation, he fell in useful handicap at Wincanton ten weeks ago; second favourite in the latter, so plenty expected a return to form.

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

10th

17

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Enrilo

10st 6lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

First past the post in this race in 2021 (disqualified due to interference) and 9lb lower today; this 10yo has run well in defeat on his two outings this year (3m7f/3m4f) but needs something extra in this hotter race; pulled up in this contest in 2022 and an early faller 12 months ago.

25/1

3rd

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Enrilo

11st 13lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, led clearly 3rd

4/1

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 7f 76y

Class 2

14:15 Musselburgh

Enrilo

11st 10lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

disputed lead, prominent 3rd

12/1

Form: /F40-6

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won at Sandown in February/April 2021, latterly off this mark; not nearly so good in his only four races since and jumping has been a problem; acts on heavy but has not proved his stamina after two attempts at about 3m.

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

2nd

4

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Belargus

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

took keen hold, towards rear

12/1

5th

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Belargus

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

towards rear

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £274.00
Straight Forecast £259.20
Trifecta £1472.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Percussion

SPOTLIGHT:

Tile Tapper

The Guardian:

Annsam

RP Ratings:

Smarty Wild

POSTDATA:

Percussion

The Times:

Percussion

Telegraph:

Percussion

D Express:

Percussion

WEST COUNTRY:

Tile Tapper

The Sun:

Tile Tapper

The Star:

Tile Tapper

Daily Record:

Tile Tapper

Daily Mail:

Annsam

Daily Mirror:

Smarty Wild