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15:35 Kempton

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  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-332U

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has continued to run well since his Plumpton win last April and held every chance when hanging left and unseating Freddie Gordon at the final flight at Wincanton last week; very capable of making amends if behaving himself.

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4th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Sami Bear

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

held up in rear, midfield 3rd, went fourth after 3 out, outpaced from 2 out

16/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 11-708 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won back-to-back 2m4f handicaps on good ground last spring, the latest off 5lb lower; nothing like so good since returning this season and cheekpieces are now turned to; risky.

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OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-2552

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Some promise in his novice efforts and ran a solid handicap debut to be second behind one well treated at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft); hood sported until now is replaced by a tongue-tie; strong chance if as good as he was last time.

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4th

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:20 Hereford

No No Tango

11st 6lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

held up in rear, mistake 8th, some headway after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

10/1

Form: 24-PBP D

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden hurdle in Ireland and a handicap chase for this yard off 5lb higher (December 2021); however, has lost his way completely in that discipline and returns to hurdling with much to prove.

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2nd

3

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

Ahead Of The Field

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Runner-up at Worcester in June, on penultimate start for Emma Lavelle; disgraced himself on stable debut at Cartmel 11 days ago and aids worn there quickly left off; have to be doubts for now.

15/2

0

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Ahead Of The Field

11st 3lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: John C McConnell

walked to post, in rear, bucked repeatedly and unrideable soon after start, pulled up before 1st

11/2

4th

3

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Ahead Of The Field

11st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Had failed to finish his previous three chasing attempts so last month's C&D second was a welcome return to some form; not sure that was the strongest of races but the effort puts him firmly in the picture here.

9/2

Form: -2651P D

Last run: 71 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well to win by 11l at Fontwell (2m5f, good; refitted cheekpieces) in October and a slower surface wouldn't have been ideal next time; could bounce back off his light weight.

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10th

15

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

14:30 Fontwell

Whats My Line

10st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Michael Madgwick

Profile implies that he's most proficient over shorter trips (won over 2m at Lingfield in November), so his latest modest third over 2m5f here can be excused; is capable from this kind of mark, but will probably find a few of the others stronger.

14/1

3rd

6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

15:42 Fontwell

Whats My Line

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

C&D winner who scored on his reappearance at Lingfield (2m, good to soft) last November and, after two lesser runs here, was a good second at Lingfield (2m, heavy) last month; 3lb out of the handicap today but holds each-way possibilities nevertheless.

9/1

2nd

8

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield

Whats My Line

10st 3lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Michael Madgwick

C&D winner on good to soft in November when just 2lb lower; beaten 13l and 15l on slower ground in the meantime and conditions are a concern.

10/1

10/1

Form: 413258 D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won quite decisively off 4lb lower at Huntingdon last summer and has shown he can cope with this higher mark; however, his recent efforts were well below par.

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1

9th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

16:25 Wincanton

Justified

12st 0lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

midfield on inner, ridden and no impression after 5 out, pulled up after 3 out

12/1

6th

6

10th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Kempton

Justified

11st 7lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won quite decisively off 4lb lower at Huntingdon last summer and has shown he can cope with this higher mark; however, his recent efforts were well below par.

10/1

8th

5

4th Dec 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

12:45 Huntingdon

Justified

11st 6lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Neil King

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, ridden and dropped to rear after 4 out, weakened before 2 out

10/1

Form: 1545-9

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Successful under both codes but was well held over this trip at Exeter in November and hasn't offered much on the Flat since then.

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1st

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:45 Nottingham

Russian Rumour

9st 8lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

dwelt start, towards rear, headway from 4f out

5/1

Form: 88-645 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Finished last of six in a 1m4f AW novice two weeks ago on his very belated Flat debut; a five-time winner over hurdles but not as good as he was, though that's at least reflected in a reduced handicap mark.

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10

9th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Ferrobin

11st 7lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Max Young

towards rear

12/1

1st

3

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Ferrobin

11st 12lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Max Young

held up in midfield

25/1

0

5

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Ferrobin

11st 8lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Max Young

held up in rear, slow jump 1st

20/1

Form: /4430/

Last run: 763 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Finished a 4l third on handicap hurdle debut when third at Ludlow (3m, good to soft) in December 2020 but left Harry Whittington afterwards and was a tailed-off last on his first run for this yard in an AW bumper the following month; others preferred.

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6th

9

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Deer Hunter

10st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

0-9 over hurdles; stuck to his task pretty well when sixth over 2m4f ten weeks ago and ought to be suited by today's move back up in trip, but others have more pressing claims.

16/1

6th

5

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:28 Worcester

Deer Hunter

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Danni O’Neill

Maiden; pulled up on last week's chasing debut but previous two efforts over hurdles, at this track, give him each-way claims.

12/1

Form: 2661-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won a small-field novice hurdle on fast ground at Exeter in October 2021 but not seen again until Boxing Day when tailed off in a handicap at Wincanton; was in rear throughout that day.

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2nd

12

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:10 Taunton

Battle March

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Lightly raced and generally very disappointing since winning small-field novice in October 2021 but proved some ability remains when third of 16 over C&D (good) five weeks ago; now needs to build on that performance.

8/1

3rd

14

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Battle March

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st, not fluent 3 out

66/1

0

5

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Battle March

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Won a small-field novice hurdle on fast ground over C&D in October 2021; off 445 days before failing to spark last winter, including with his jumping; dropped a total of 12lb as a result of those two runs.

33/1

Form: 5P6-26

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Was in no form on the Flat before finishing second in a big-field handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; disappointing that he failed to build on that at Fontwell and he's becoming hard to predict.

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10

10th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:35 Kempton

Optimistic Belief

10st 8lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Was in no form on the Flat before finishing second in a big-field handicap hurdle at Chepstow in October; disappointing that he failed to build on that at Fontwell and he's becoming hard to predict.

10/1

6th

5

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 5

15:27 Fontwell

Optimistic Belief

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

Badly out of form on the Flat this year but different story when second of 17 on handicap hurdle debut at Chepstow in October; up 2lb but repeat of that puts him right in the shake-up.

11/2

2nd

16

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Optimistic Belief

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Pat Phelan

held up in rear, good headway before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, no impression run-in

40/1

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Exacta £118.00
Straight Forecast £111.80
Tricast £283.50
Trifecta £313.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

No No Tango

RP Ratings:

Sami Bear

WEST COUNTRY:

Hardy Boy

D Express:

Optimistic Belief

TOPSPEED:

Justified

The Times:

No No Tango

The Guardian:

No No Tango

The Sun:

No No Tango

Daily Record:

No No Tango

The Star:

Hardy Boy

POSTDATA:

Sami Bear

Telegraph:

Sami Bear

Daily Mail:

Sami Bear

Daily Mirror:

Sami Bear