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19:00 Kempton (AW)

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‘Road To The Kentucky Derby’ Conditions Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £30924
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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‘Road To The Kentucky Derby’ Conditions Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 111-21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Most progressive sort who is unfortunate not to be heading into this bidding for a sixth straight win, having lost the race in the stewards' room after narrowly finishing first past the post in a handicap at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) on his penultimate start; has since gained ample compensation in first-time blinkers (retained) in a Listed contest at Cagnes-Sur-Mer (1m, Polytrack); high on the list.

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

15th

1

(3)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Brave Emperor

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Made all in German Group 3 (8.5f, good to soft) in April and creditable third in Swedish Group 3 (1m1f, good) next time; however, he's untested at this trip and there's the suspicion he's vulnerable under a 4lb penalty.

25/1

2nd

3

(3)

1st Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Brave Emperor

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

First past the post in his last six outings, the last two in blinkers; landed a Listed race at Cagnes-Sur-Mer (1m, Polytrack) in February before battling on most gamely to just get the better of Alzahir in a similar contest to this at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) 17 days ago; a few of these may be open to a bit more progress than him, but still hard to rule out.

5/1

OUR TIP

15/8

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 2871-1 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Twice disappointed after a promising debut last spring but made it fourth-time lucky with a comfortable success in a Lingfield novice (7f, Polytrack) in October; gelded soon afterwards and narrowly made a successful return over 15 rivals in a Local Group 2 at Doha (1m, good) last month; respected with the run under his belt.

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

4th

2

(8)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Alzahir

9st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: David O’Meara

Similar type to Finn's Charm, having made a winning reappearance (in valuable event at Doha for the Gosden yard) last year; possibilities on seasonal debut and third start for new stable.

12/1

8/1

Form: 23-243 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Made a successful AW/nursery debut for Marco Botti here (6f) in October and has run consistently well since, including on his debut for this yard when beaten just over a length into third of seven in a Listed event at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) 11 days ago; takes on some progressive types here but a repeat of that latest effort would put him in the mix.

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

3rd

3

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

15:42 Chester

Tenjin

9st 2lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: John Ryan

Close Listed third at Lingfield (7f, AW) in March but unable to hit the same heights on turf on his last four starts and others are preferred.

25/1

9th

4

(9)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 1

17:10 Epsom

Tenjin

9st 2lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Ryan

Close Listed third at Lingfield (7f, AW) in March but unable to hit the same heights on turf on his last three starts and others are preferred.

66/1

8th

2

(3)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newmarket

Tenjin

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: John Ryan

Ran well in the face of stiff tasks on his first two starts for John Ryan, finishing third in a Lingfield Listed event (7f) and a conditions race at Kempton (1m); did so again, at 80-1 but beaten only just over 3l, when sixth of eight in 7f Listed race at Newmarket on Friday.

40/1

Form: 13175-

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Two wins in small fields over 7f on turf last summer but limitations were then exposed in the Goffs Million at the Curragh (7f, soft) and a Group 3 at Newmarket (1m, good); half-brother to a Polytrack winner but this looks a tough ask on AW debut/return from five months off.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Killybegs Warrior

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

Successful in 1m2f handicap at last year's Newmarket July festival; generally consistent since and should give his running; however, again lumbered with top weight and vulnerable to better-treated types.

11/2

9/2

Form: 4123-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

4-10 on turf last year, his latest success coming in a Hamilton nursery (6f, good to soft) in August; beaten less than a length when third of four on his AW debut after 140 days off in a Wolverhampton handicap (8.6f, Tapeta) last month, but more will be needed to come out on top here.

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

5th

4

(6)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chepstow

Coco Jack

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

All four wins were last summer, beaten nine times this season but there has been the occasional good run and he's becoming well handicapped; goes on good to soft but anything softer would be a worry; gets new blinkers.

10/1

9th

5

(6)

21st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Newmarket (July)

Coco Jack

9st 8lb

J: Levi Bedford

T: George Scott

Four-time winner but now exposed and had no excuses from a good position when fifth here last week (1m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces); best form is at shorter.

14/1

Form: 71- C

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Improved from his Newbury debut last September when narrowly winning a novice here (7f) the following month; form of that race hasn't really worked out, but this Derby entry is beautifully bred and may show a good deal more this year; not underestimated.

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8th

8

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Lieber Power

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, midfield early

14/1

14th

14

(9)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Lieber Power

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

switched right soon after start, in rear, pushed along early

50/1

20/1

Form: 05115- D

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Progressive in his first four starts last year, narrowly winning a Chelmsford novice (7f, Polytrack) before gaining a more emphatic success in an Ayr nursery (1m, good); found the step up to Group 3 level too much at Newmarket (1m2f, good) on his final outing, though he also appeared not to stay; will need to be at the top of his game to make a winning return.

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Payout
Exacta £132.00
Straight Forecast £168.60
Trifecta £921.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Brave Emperor

NEWMARKET:

Alzahir

Telegraph:

Lieber Power

TOPSPEED:

Tenjin

The Times:

Killybegs Warrior

D Express:

Lieber Power

Daily Mail:

Tenjin

Daily Mirror:

Alzahir

The Sun:

Alzahir

Daily Record:

Alzahir

RP Ratings:

Brave Emperor

POSTDATA:

Brave Emperor

LAMBOURN:

Brave Emperor

The Guardian:

Brave Emperor

The Star:

Brave Emperor