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16:10 Kempton

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Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6918.11
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5-171F

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Greatwood defeat at Cheltenham was flanked by wins over 2m at Plumpton and 2m3f at Lingfield, both on good to soft; 20-1 over C&D (upped in trip) when back in a major handicap for latest start and he fell at the second; 5-11 over hurdles and not ruled out.

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2

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Mark Of Gold

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Has won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons, latterly in good style on soft ground (also handles good); however, he was tailed off in the Coral Cup next time off his revised mark and will need another career best to resume winning ways.

22/1

19th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Mark Of Gold

11st 8lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Creditable seventh in 2023 Martin Pipe here; won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons and in good style, on soft ground latest; revised mark is a career high, though, and he needs to find extra.

33/1

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

20/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: /22-05 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Ran well both starts here (C&D) but now a 12yo whose best form was in 2020 and May/June 2021; long absence before this season and latest start (2m4f chase) was a step back in the right direction but now he needs another.

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1

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Ballyhome

12st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent

20/1

5th

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:15 Market Rasen

Ballyhome

12st 2lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

Four-time course winner; no longer the force of old as a 12yo but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability and ran well from the front when second at Kempton (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; ought to handle today's slower ground reasonably well; no surprise if he's in the mix again.

9/2

2nd

6

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Ballyhome

11st 6lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ran well both starts here (C&D) but now a 12yo whose best form was in 2020 and May/June 2021; long absence before this season and latest start (2m4f chase) was a step back in the right direction but now he needs another.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 32/11- CD

Last run: 629 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner; last four runs were as a novice hurdler with easy odds-on wins in small fields on good ground over C&D and at Perth; tongue tied in the latter and on this first appearance for 629 days; has had ligament problems; market strength needs a close look because he appears to be on a highly competitive mark if he's tuned up for this return.

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7

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Will Carver

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Lightly raced 9yo; won three of his first six races over hurdles, surging 8l clear at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November, but the wheels came off at Kempton on Boxing Day and he was pulled up behind Mahons Glory; needs to bounce back but he's since had wind surgery and could still be unexposed; Henderson and De Boinville combined to win this race in 2018 and 2019.

14/1

0

2

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Will Carver

11st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Promising efforts in 2021 included a C&D maiden win (good); absent 629 days prior to a fair third behind Mark Of Gold over C&D in February and back to his best when winning at Taunton (2m3f, good) late last month by 8l; today's 9lb higher mark demands more but he travelled much the best last time and ran on strongly, so may well be about to scale greater heights.

100/30

1st

1

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Taunton

Will Carver

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

in touch with leaders

13/8

Form: 1O0-P3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery soon after final start last term; last six outings have been over 2m7f-3m1f, including a close third (ran on well) at Huntingdon on latest; needs to be back in peak form (impressive Plumpton win last January) and it's not clear whether this drop back in trip will help.

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0

5

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Scarpia

11st 4lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Three-time hurdle winner for Nicky Henderson including at Worcester over 2m7f when last seen in June; this is more competitive but could run well.

14/1

1st

3

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:20 Worcester

Scarpia

11st 6lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Has a patchy record, with sole win in handicaps (ten attempts) coming over 3m1f on good at Plumpton in January 2022; creditable placings in two of his four starts this year, including when front-running at Huntingdon on latest; faces only four rivals and has tongue tied first time.

3/1

Form: 1-42F4

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

2m2f hurdles win last March on sole French start and he's shown promise in Britain; carries his head low and settling him out the back has been the plan on last three starts; came badly unstuck with his early jumping on handicap debut over C&D (10-1) on Boxing Day but he ran on into fourth of 12 behind an impressive winner at Ascot (2m7f) last Saturday, having been a detached last turning for home; not straightforward but he has more to give.

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1st

14

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

17:20 Ascot

Ivaldi

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, made all, jumped left on occasions, cruising before 2 out, shaken up and clear when hit last, easily

11/2

5th

7

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Ivaldi

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

2m2f hurdles win last March on sole French start and he's shown promise in Britain; carries his head low and settling him out the back has been the plan on last three starts; came badly unstuck with his early jumping on handicap debut over C&D (10-1) on Boxing Day but he ran on into fourth of 12 behind an impressive winner at Ascot (2m7f) last Saturday, having been a detached last turning for home; not straightforward but he has more to give.

5/1

4th

5

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Ivaldi

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, held up in last

8/1

Form: 7-142F

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

His second fall from three attempts over fences came on latest start, so he's back over hurdles; had found some improvement on heavy/soft earlier this term and could easily have more to offer for the champion trainer, but good ground would give him much more to prove.

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6th

1

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Halo Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

His second fall from three attempts over fences came on latest start, so he's back over hurdles; had found some improvement on heavy/soft earlier this term and could easily have more to offer for the champion trainer, but good ground would give him much more to prove.

10/1

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 3

13:28 Musselburgh

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on outer, mistake and fell heavily 3rd

7/2

2nd

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

15:35 Newbury

Halo Des Obeaux

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ex-French 5yo who opened British account (fifth attempt) in a conditional jockeys' event at Sandown (2m4f, heavy); fair fourth there over 2m7f four weeks ago off today's mark and needs to prove he's worth it.

8/1

Form: 1-341

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won Wetherby bumper (sole run on good) last season; progressive form over hurdles this term, winning a 13-runner maiden at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last time despite some sketchy jumping late on; now tongue tied; looks a work in progress, likely to do fair bit better in due course and considered on this handicap debut.

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6th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:45 Ayr

Don Hollow

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, led, joined 1st

7/1

7th

10

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Kempton

Don Hollow

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won Wetherby bumper (sole run on good) last season; progressive form over hurdles this term, winning a 13-runner maiden at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last time despite some sketchy jumping late on; now tongue tied; looks a work in progress, likely to do fair bit better in due course and considered on this handicap debut.

3/1

1st

5

28th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

12:28 Catterick

Don Hollow

11st 4lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Successful in Wetherby bumper last season; has performed well over hurdles at same venue (2m) and Ascot (1m7f) this term; latter effort can be marked up (hampered by final-flight faller); all of his form stacks up well and he shapes as if this new trip will suit; respected.

15/8

Form: 232115 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won here as a chaser; resurgent back over hurdles in November and December, including wins at Catterick and Ayr; similar form when back up to 3m1f at Huntingdon on latest start; clearly needs better than that but his peak efforts (2020 and May 2021) do give some hope.

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4

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won twice on slow ground over hurdles (2m3f/2m4f) towards the end of last year but he has a mixed record since; perked up with a fair third over C&D (good) in June but he failed to back that up at Worcester and others are preferred; cheekpieces reapplied.

12/1

6th

2

20th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Worcester

Locks Corner

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

At least ran to his mark when 7l third at Market Rasen last time (3m, good), and the winner has completed a hat-trick since; cheekpieces deployed on all eight rules victories are still absent, however.

8/1

3rd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Locks Corner

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Back in the groove with two wins at the end of last year but seems to have returned to the doldrums since; well handicapped now but something to prove and cheekpieces worn in all wins under rules are missing.

9/1

Form: 1-1842 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won over about 2m4f at Bangor and Hexham last spring; back-to-form second at Doncaster (good) on latest outing but he needs extra to win this.

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6th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Vintage Fizz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Made it 2-3 over fences when winning at Bangor (2m4f, good) in September and was suited by going back left-handed when neck runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last time; could be in the mix once more.

10/1

2nd

1

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Vintage Fizz

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

jumped left on occasions, soon midfield, headway and pressed leaders 4 out, went second from 3 out, ridden when switched right before last, jumped left last, kept on well towards finish, just held

9/1

Form: F/2U3- C

Last run: 339 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 10yo whose only win under rules came on good ground here in October 2020 in a 3m chase for Oliver Sherwood; with new trainer last term after a year off and he shaped as if all his ability remained over fences on last two starts; those were preceded by a lesser run over hurdles, so whether he's primed for this is a concern; well handicapped if he is.

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10th

3

6th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

12:50 Hereford

Pontresina

11st 11lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

It was a good handicap chase in which he pulled up last time at Exeter but was struggling over hurdles and he's not looking the force of old.

50/1

0

10

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Pontresina

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Lund

prominent

50/1

4th

6

18th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

20:15 Fontwell

Pontresina

11st 1lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly 3rd, hit 6th, shaken up and headed before 2 out, lost ground approaching last, ridden and weakened quickly run-in

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £802.00
Straight Forecast £850.70
Tricast £6737.40
Trifecta £7515.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ivaldi

Telegraph:

Don Hollow

RP Ratings:

Scarpia

The Sun:

Vintage Fizz

Daily Mirror:

Will Carver

TOPSPEED:

Ivaldi

WEST COUNTRY:

Ivaldi

The Times:

Ivaldi

Daily Mail:

Ivaldi

D Express:

Ivaldi

The Star:

Ivaldi

The Guardian:

Don Hollow

Daily Record:

Don Hollow

POSTDATA:

Scarpia