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15:15 Kempton

Soft

Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11134.42
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Coral Bet Bundles Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: P8-421 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Took a while to get the hang of chasing but his last two runs have been his best, following a creditable second over C&D by winning in a good time at Uttoxeter (2m5f, good to soft) in December; a 6lb rise looks manageable, more rain would not inconvenience him, and he's the one to beat.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Kempton

Quick Draw

12st 2lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Can have his off-days but he's won two of his last three, latterly making all at Wincanton in February (3m1f, good to soft); 5lb rise seem him on a career-high mark but he's well suited by a flat, right-handed 3m.

15/8

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Quick Draw

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Never headed and beat four rivals comfortably on his reappearance over 3m at Ludlow (good; 6lb lower); couldn't lead and failed to give his running next time at Cheltenham; might be more in his comfort zone here.

9/2

0

8

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Quick Draw

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual chase winner last winter (2m5f/2m4f) and made all to win easily by 21l on seasonal reappearance at Ludlow (3m, good) 17 days ago; it's tricky to gauge what that form is worth and he's 8lb higher here but at least we know he's in excellent nick.

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 16-5PP

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has a healthy strike-rate (6-15) over fences but he was pulled up twice in December (most recently in the same race as Neville's Cross at Hereford); becoming well handicapped but needs to rediscover his spark.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

15:25 Plumpton

Kap Auteuil

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

His second at Kempton last January remains his only effort of note from last ten appearances; there are no obvious signs that he's about to exploit this much reduced mark.

20/1

6th

7

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 115y

Class 4

13:05 Doncaster

Kap Auteuil

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Toby Lawes

Runner-up at Kempton in January and he's tumbled down the weights subsequently, but for good reason in view of some disappointing form.

20/1

Form: 4419-P D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Impressive when posting two wins in the mud at Lingfield (2m7f/2m4f) last season; pulled up at Ascot on reappearance but reportedly bled and has had two months to recover; may still be unexposed; not dismissed lightly.

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4th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Zhiguli

11st 8lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Soundly beaten in a match at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy) last time but he bumped into a rejuvenated rival, who has followed up, and he's now dropped below his last winning mark; the testing conditions are right up his street and he's one to consider in first-time cheekpieces.

11/4

2nd

3

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 135y

Class 3

12:40 Fontwell

Zhiguli

11st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

raced in second, mistake 5 out, not fluent and outpaced 4 out, rallied before 3 out, no impression from 2 out, mistake last, kept on

2/1

0

6

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 2

14:00 Ascot

Zhiguli

11st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Bled when pulled up in this 12 months ago; ran a pleasing race on comeback here 20 days ago especially as that 3m trip seems to stretch him; however, he may need soft or heavy ground to defy this sort of mark.

14/1

Form: /1U-2P D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Made a successful chase debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) last season and he ran respectably when second over this C&D (soft) in November; 3m on testing ground might have stretched his stamina at Ffos Las three weeks ago; could bounce back.

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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

Form: 831P8P C

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner on good/good to firm ground but wasn't in much form towards the end of 2022, pulled up on soft just before Christmas; conditions may again be too testing for him here.

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5th

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:23 Worcester

Nevilles Cross

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Bangor chase winner a year ago but it's been all downhill since; tailed off at Ffos Las last month, after a short break; hopes pinned on reverting to hurdles (for first time since April 2021) and fitting of a visor.

12/1

2nd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 3

13:50 Ffos Las

Nevilles Cross

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Twice defied higher marks early last season, both times over 3m on good ground; mostly out of sorts since last success but could well revive in this weak contest on return from a break; not at all dismissed.

5/2

7th

5

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Nevilles Cross

10st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tom Lacey

Won over 3m on good last May and July; out of form in his five starts this autumn/winter but last three were over 2m4f-2m5f and he was badly hampered early on when back on good ground last time, so excuses can be made; off 3lb lower than his last winning mark, he's not entirely dismissed.

20/1

Form: 1-155F C

Last run: 63 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Not quite the force of old, and two 2m2f wins here last spring came in relatively uncompetitive races; still had plenty to do when falling three out in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham (66-1) in November; this is weaker but one or two others still appeal a bit more.

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5th

2

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent

12/1

1

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not quite the force of old, and two 2m2f wins here last spring came in relatively uncompetitive races; still had plenty to do when falling three out in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham (66-1) in November; this is weaker but one or two others still appeal a bit more.

6/1

13

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Slate House

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Unlucky in this race in 2019 (looked a serious threat when falling two out) but ran poorly the following year; regained the winning thread with a Kempton double (2m2f) this spring; however, both subsequent efforts don't suggest he's going to make it third-time lucky in the Paddy Power.

40/1

Form: P31-2P C

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Has a rather hit-and-miss profile; on a going day when scoring at Sandown (2m4f, good) last April but he was never travelling when pulled up at Ascot 11 weeks ago; today's conditions should be fine and he's a C&D winner, but others are more enticing.

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10th

4

6th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:07 Plumpton

Up The Straight

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Richard Rowe

Well handicapped on his best chase form but all of his wins have come at shorter trips and he was tailed off at Fontwell (2m5f) on his return last month; others preferred.

25/1

6th

2

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Up The Straight

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

chased clear leader, mistake 2nd, towards rear before 7th

9/2

3rd

8

1st May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Up The Straight

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richard Rowe

Took the novices' handicap chase at Sandown's big meeting this time last year, but it's been mostly a struggle since, including back over hurdles latest; dip 2lb back below a winning mark isn't tempting.

16/1

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Exacta £167.00
Straight Forecast £166.70
Trifecta £704.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Quick Draw

The Times:

Slate House

WEST COUNTRY:

The Edgar Wallace

RP Ratings:

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TOPSPEED:

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POSTDATA:

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LAMBOURN:

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The Guardian:

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Daily Mail:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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Telegraph:

Slate House