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17:20 Kempton

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Coral Get Closer To The Action Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Coral Get Closer To The Action Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.30
  • Place: £3.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£45,000 3yo; brother to the stable's useful Surrey Quest, who was second in a bumper before winning his first two starts over hurdles; probably has a future but Nico De Boinville rides the yard's other one.

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6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 58y

15:40 Punchestown

East India Express

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Showed a liking for good ground with two Kempton wins last year eight months apart; lost unbeaten record quite tamely at Newbury in December, better at the same venue in February, handling heavy going; may find a few of the home team too good.

10/1

2nd

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:55 Newbury

East India Express

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

raced in second throughout

3/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled clear of the rest when going close in a 3m Irish point last April; he's the first of the top three to be seen since but the distant fourth won a recent Newbury bumper for Jamie Snowden; stable won this 12 months ago with a newcomer; interesting.

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1st

9

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Support Act

11st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Soundly beaten fifth on hurdle/seasonal debut at Lingfield (2m3f) in November, when fading on his first encounter with soft ground; however, he was sent off at just 11-8 having shown considerable promise in bumpers (good/good to soft), which he could tap back into when back on a better surface.

7/2

5th

7

14th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

13:55 Lingfield

Support Act

11st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Impressive winner of a Wetherby bumper in April when last seen (third has won over hurdles since): should be well served by a longer trip now tackling this discipline and could have a good future; shortlisted.

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

17,500euros yearling; ninth foal; half-brother to winners Gallant John Joe (useful 2m-2m6f hurdle), Space Cadet (useful bumper/2m & 3m4f chase), Jot'Em Down (bumper/3m & 3m2f chase) and Farrants Way (3m1f hurdle); dam bumper/2m3f hurdle winner; stable does well in bumpers; respected.

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5th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Highway One O Five

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent on outer

2/1

2nd

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Highway One O Five

11st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

prominent

9/2

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Highway One O Five

11st 8lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Chris Gordon

Placed in two of his three bumpers; shaped well when fourth in a Newbury maiden hurdle in December (2m, soft), but has been rather disappointing since, including on handicap debut last time.

10/1

Form: 13 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won comfortably on good ground at Huntingdon (1m5f) and then held his own in a Listed event at Cheltenham when the ground was soft; that effort sets the bar here and returning to drier ground is probably a plus.

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6th

4

25th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

19:15 Huntingdon

Dancing In Brazil

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Ready winner of a junior bumper here in November 2022 (good); mark not obviously generous, but could yet make light of it if finally overcoming the free-going tendencies of every hurdles start so far.

11/1

4th

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Dancing In Brazil

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Bumper winner who was runner-up over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good to soft) in November and didn't run badly when fourth at Doncaster (2m3f, good to soft) the following month; has shown a tendency to race too freely but still goes on the shortlist here; gelded in January.

6/1

4th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Dancing In Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Good-ground bumper winner who also ran well on soft going in that sphere; mid-race unseat on last month's hurdle debut before 5l second at Kempton (2m, good to soft); needs something extra today but his useful pedigree provides optimism he'll improve for this longer trip; possible contender.

11/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished alone in his Irish point but would have won regardless and fetched £200,000 at the sales not long after; rare bumper runner for his Flat-oriented yard but has to be of interest.

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16

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Classic Anthem

10st 6lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Jim Boyle

7lb higher than when winning here (2m, heavy) in December and he ran poorly over C&D in February; still low mileage but this is easily the most competitive race he's tackled.

20/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had a subsequent winning hurdler back in third when justifying favouritism by more than 7l in a good-ground bumper at Newbury in early November; penalised accordingly but could be useful.

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7th

7

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Iolaos Du Mou

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Newbury bumper winner who posted a couple of seconds over hurdles on good ground before disappointing when odds-on for handicap debut in October; rested since then and given a wind op; if back on song this mark should be okay.

5/1

5th

3

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Iolaos Du Mou

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Newbury bumper winner; beaten at odds of 2-7 in a maiden here but ran well at Fontwell recently behind Idy Wood who was third at Cheltenham on Friday; should be up to winning races off this mark; all runs on good or quicker.

11/8

5th

3

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Iolaos Du Mou

11st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Newbury bumper winner; beaten at odds of 2-7 in a maiden here but ran well at Fontwell recently behind Idy Wood who was third at Cheltenham on Friday; should be up to winning races off this mark; all runs on good or quicker.

11/8

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

£150,000 3yo; 12th foal; half-brother to winners Charbel (Listed bumper/very smart 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase) and Ajero (1m1f; 104/2m hurdles); dam a useful 1m4f AW winner; interesting newcomer from a trainer who has taken this in recent times with his smart inmates Danny Kirwan and Enrilo.

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8

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 2

17:20 Sandown

Emailandy

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Gained due reward for his consistency when winning at Plumpton (2m4f, good) on Easter Sunday; likely to give his all again, but he's now 5lb higher, in a warmer race, and he's held by Mahons Glory judged on their running at Kempton just after Christmas; further improvement possible but necessary.

8/1

1st

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Emailandy

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Ran away with a novice hurdle over C&D in November (good to soft) and has continued to run well, better than ever last time when making the frame in Sandown's competitive EBF Final; progressive enough to cope with the 2lb rise; big player.

7/2

3rd

2

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Emailandy

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten 11l into second on handicap debut at Kempton (2m5f, good) before failing odds-on backers returned to novice company at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft); cheekpieces join force with his regular tongue-tie and they need to make a difference; unraced on ground slower than good to soft.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam 2m3f/2m5f hurdle winner, sister to winners Pressies Girl (2m3f-2m5f hurdle/chase) and Burndown (2m4f hurdle); stable has occasional success in bumpers but probably best watched on this occasion.

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6th

8

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Berlais Du George

11st 3lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

Handicap debutant whose best run was an 8l fourth over 2m here in October (good to soft); wouldn't be badly in if replicating that form.

20/1

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

The form of his Irish point success has yet to undergo a thorough testing but he won convincingly at odds of 4-7 and has since changed hands for £380,000; everything would suggest that he should be above average.

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2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Brook Bay

11st 7lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed twice over hurdles in the autumn (2m/2m3f) and wasn't beaten far when eighth of 17 on subsequent handicap debut at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); not seen since running as though something was a amiss in December but will be on the premises if all is well here.

11/2

0

9

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Brook Bay

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bought for £380,000 after winning an Irish point last November; placed in first two hurdle runs (2m/2m3f) this autumn but he didn't find a great deal after travelling smoothly on his handicap debut at Cheltenham (eighth of 17); last month; still early days and this is a drop back in grade but he needs more improvement; stablemate of Rocco Royale.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

31,000euros foal; brother to bumper and useful 2m-2m2f hurdle/chase winner Hatcher, who represents the same connections; dam unraced half-sister to high-class jumper China Rock; stable only 1-19 with its bumper runners at this track in recent seasons but one to note in the market.

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7

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

18:00 Hereford

Thorpeness

11st 6lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

Went backwards for Dan Skelton; offered little for his new yard last time, back from a second round of wind surgery, when said to have suffered with his breathing and been unsuited by soft ground; is hard to recommend.

100/1

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Thorpeness

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Rob Summers

took keen hold, held up in rear, jumped left 1st, short of room 2nd

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£41,000 3yo; second foal; half-brother to 2m4f hurdle winner My Little Toni; dam twice-raced sister to bumper/useful 2m jump winner Stephanie Frances; stable only 2-50 in bumpers the last five seasons and makes sense to look elsewhere.

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17th

9

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Master Hobbs

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Paul Webber

held up in rear

100/1

11th

12

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Kempton

Master Hobbs

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

£41,000 3yo; second foal; half-brother to 2m4f hurdle winner My Little Toni; dam twice-raced sister to bumper/useful 2m jump winner Stephanie Frances; stable only 2-50 in bumpers the last five seasons and makes sense to look elsewhere.

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

16,000euros yearling out of a 14-race maiden under both codes; stable 0-18 in these races recent seasons but must have presumably shown something at home to be kicking off here.

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5th

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Freddies Song

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

16,000euros yearling out of a 14-race maiden under both codes; stable 0-18 in these races in recent seasons, but he was due to make his debut on a big card at Kempton card last month so must have shown something at home.

50/1

5

25th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Kempton

Freddies Song

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

16,000euros yearling out of a 14-race maiden under both codes; stable 0-18 in these races recent seasons but must have presumably shown something at home to be kicking off here.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £1320.00
Straight Forecast £1215.40
Trifecta £17060.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dancing In Brazil

WEST COUNTRY:

Brook Bay

LAMBOURN:

Iolaos Du Mou

D Express:

Emailandy

The Times:

Classic Anthem

RP Ratings:

Dancing In Brazil

POSTDATA:

Dancing In Brazil

The Guardian:

Dancing In Brazil

The Star:

Dancing In Brazil

Daily Record:

Dancing In Brazil

Daily Mail:

Iolaos Du Mou

Telegraph:

Brook Bay

Daily Mirror:

Brook Bay