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14:40 Kempton (AW)

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Try Unibet’s Improved Bet Builder Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Try Unibet’s Improved Bet Builder Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.20

Form: /59-73 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Over 3l behind Naval Commander here when last seen; better off at the weights but no good thing to reverse the placings.

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0

2

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Bear Force One

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Roger Teal

taken down early

14/1

0

3

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:05 Newmarket (July)

Bear Force One

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Roger Teal

Resurgent for 1m wins at Kempton (AW) and Newbury (good) in the spring; the problem is that his other two turf races this year were heavy defeats including in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time; comes with risks attached and he looks weighted near best off this mark.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 35-592 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ran his best race for new connections when missing out by a nose over C&D last month (front two clear); that effort was backed up by the clock and he'll be a danger to all of building on it now upped 3lb.

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7th

5

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just a single win to go with plenty of short-priced defeats for his first two yards; with new trainer for last two outings, without making an impact but at least he wasn't beaten far behind Hortzadar in a moderately run race here last time and has another career-low mark.

20/1

9th

3

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, stayed on from over 1f out, not pace to challenge

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.20

Form: 0065-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 7f last summer but he's been well held since the second success and he's still 2lb higher; this half-brother to Pyledriver could have more to come over 1m though (soft ground when tried once before) and no surprise to see him go well.

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4th

10

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Stockpyle

8st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Won twice over 7f in the summer of 2022, including at Wolverhampton, but no win since and now returns from almost a year off having undergone wind surgery; best watched unless market indicates otherwise.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: /44-62 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

His last win came over 1m3f here in November 2021 but he has only been seen four times since then and ran a cracker over C&D in February, giving best only to a revitalised and smart performer in the last strides (pair clear); 4lb rise for that asks a stiffer question but he's still more appealing than many.

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11th

1

(6)

6th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Kempton (AW)

Naval Commander

9st 11lb

J: James Doyle

T: Robyn Brisland

Had a lengthy spell at only this track, mostly running with credit but below form in April on latest AW start; also below form when next seen at Nottingham eight weeks later; now tongue tied and he's well handicapped judged on C&D form as recent as this February.

7/1

6th

6

(6)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:45 Nottingham

Naval Commander

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Robyn Brisland

Respectable ninth in the 2021 Cambridgeshire when last seen on turf; campaigned on Polytrack at Kempton since, disappointing favourite most recently; has the ability to get involved if bouncing back.

10/1

4th

5

(3)

10th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Naval Commander

8st 12lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Robyn Brisland

towards rear

3/1

13/2

Form: 2326-1 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Produced a strong finish to win a C&D handicap last month; 3lb higher against stronger opposition today but he's got a good record at this venue and shouldn't be underestimated.

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5

(2)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Stately Home

9st 1lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Shaun Lycett

C&D winner who arrives in good nick, fourth of 12 in 1m Windsor handicap 16 days ago; he's one for the shortlist eased 1lb.

5/1

4th

5

(3)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Stately Home

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Shaun Lycett

prominent

10/1

4th

3

(8)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:24 Kempton (AW)

Stately Home

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Shaun Lycett

Trainer does well with what he has and this one struck over C&D in January before running no race in a 0-90 last month; needs to bounce back.

10/1

14/1

Form: 0097-1

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Reeled off a 7f hat-trick at Dundalk for Gordon Elliott last winter; slow start for new yard but he ran out the easy winner of a 7f claimer at Wolverhampton in January; no certainty to back that up in a much stronger race.

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2nd

4

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:42 Lingfield (AW)

Business

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Sean Curran

Four-time AW winner who won by 4l in a Wolverhampton claimer (7f, Tapeta) in January and has run respectably back in two handicaps (1m/7f) this spring; looks the pick of the weights now back in a claimer and his last success was under Billy Loughnane; big player.

2/1

4th

3

(6)

27th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Business

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Sean Curran

Three-time Dundalk winner who's weighted to his best but ran better than his final position back from a break last time (drawn wide over 1m and pulled hard in a race not run to suit); is one to consider back down in trip.

6/1

6th

5

(12)

1st Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Business

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Sean Curran

Reeled off a 7f hat-trick at Dundalk for Gordon Elliott last winter; slow start for new yard but he ran out the easy winner of a 7f claimer at Wolverhampton in January; no certainty to back that up in a much stronger race.

14/1

25/1

Form: 34165- D

Last run: 225 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

The winner of two of his six runs for Archie Watson last season, notably a 1m2f handicap at Ayr last July; less good twice afterwards and sold for 12,000gns in August; easy enough to swerve back at 1m on stable debut after an absence.

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8th

6

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Brunos Gold

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Brett Johnson

prominent

16/1

13th

12

(1)

6th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:35 Kempton (AW)

Brunos Gold

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Brett Johnson

Free-going sort who took major backward steps when back up to 1m2f on last two outings, despite having won over that trip last July; 3lb below that winning mark but none too solid and this looks a hot race.

33/1

11th

1

(10)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 5

18:12 Sandown

Brunos Gold

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Brett Johnson

took keen hold, led but pestered, headed and raced in second 6f out

16/1

14/1

Form: 18820- CD BF

Last run: 155 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Improved to win a small-field C&D handicap last summer off a 3lb lower mark; mixed record afterwards; has been gelded since last seen; improvement required if he's to make a winning return.

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4th

2

(4)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:40 Ffos Las

My Mate Ted

10st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Roger Teal

took keen hold, in rear but in touch with leaders

6/1

9th

5

(9)

21st Jul 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:20 Newmarket (July)

My Mate Ted

9st 6lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Roger Teal

held up in rear, shaken up and some headway over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out

5/1

8th

9

(12)

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

19:40 Windsor

My Mate Ted

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Roger Teal

Runner-up over 1m (soft) last October in one of his two starts at this track; not in top form this season (co-favourite last time) but the handicapper is giving him every chance; wore cheekpieces last two outings.

10/1

5/1

Form: 51-133 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Slow start for this yard but things clicked back into place when blinkers returned in December, running out an easy winner over C&D; followed up at Chelmsford in January and he has run well in defeat the last twice; William Buick a good booking and this 7yo looks a strong candidate.

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No Results Found

5/1

Form: 2527-0 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Two wins last year, both over 1m (one on Polytrack); perhaps needed last month's return to action but the fitting of cheekpieces now suggests there may have been more to that disappointing finish; chance if bouncing back to his best.

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10th

1

(12)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Al Marmar

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

towards rear

16/1

12th

5

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Al Marmar

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

The only C&D winner in the field, having taken the race apart here in January; ran well when third at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) next time but below form there last month; the return here may help, but still 6lb above his last winning mark and drawn wider than ideal; stable also runs Ribal.

14/1

9/1

Form: 3155-4 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Started out for new yard off a tough mark and he finished last in his first two runs this winter; more encouragement to be gleaned from his latest fourth of eight at Lingfield and he's been dropped another 2lb since; dangerous if taking another step forward.

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6th

3

(6)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Darwell Lion

9st 10lb

J: William Carson

T: Ruth Carr

C&D winner off 6lb higher last year on final start for John Butler and has more than hinted at a revival for his in-form yard of late; Lingfield contest 12 days ago didn't pan out for him.

12/1

10th

10

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Darwell Lion

8st 13lb

J: William Carson

T: Ruth Carr

Four-time AW winner; unplaced all six starts for Ruth Carr but did not really have the race run to suit when fourth over C&D in January, and his keeping-on fifth at Newcastle (7f) this month was a pretty good effort too; on a good mark now and has the inside draw today; might be the answer.

14/1

16/1

Form: /3-906 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Over three years since the last of his six career wins; running okay this winter without really suggesting he is primed to capitalise on his drop in the weights.

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4th

1

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Cliffs Of Capri

9st 13lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jamie Osborne

took keen hold, in rear, midfield halfway, raced wide home turn, ran on but not pace to challenge

2/1

4th

7

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Cliffs Of Capri

9st 7lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Jamie Osborne

in rear, short of room and lost ground soon after start

14/1

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Tricast £14724.00
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Million Thanks

RP Ratings:

Stately Home

SPOTLIGHT:

Brains

LAMBOURN:

My Mate Ted

Daily Mirror:

Bear Force One

D Express:

My Mate Ted

POSTDATA:

Million Thanks

Telegraph:

Million Thanks

The Guardian:

Million Thanks

Daily Mail:

Million Thanks

The Sun:

Million Thanks

The Times:

Stately Home

The Star:

Stately Home

NEWMARKET:

Brains

Daily Record:

Brains