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17:55 Kempton

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  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.30

Form: PP22U1

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Chase record is a roughly equal mixture of completions and non-completions but has form figures of 221 when getting round, most recently winning at Wincanton (2m4f, good) despite his rider dropping whip before the final fence; interesting as he may progress further.

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5th

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Triple Trade

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had a good spell before Christmas with wins at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) and Ascot (2m3f, good), albeit presented with the latter race on a plate by the wayward runner-up; little to recommend him on subsequent soft-ground runs, though, including in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham, and just 1lb lower than for those two defeats.

20/1

8th

12

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Triple Trade

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Overhauled Calico late on over C&D (good to soft) in November and he was the one to profit from Harper's Brook pulling himself up in front at Ascot (2m3f, good) just before Christmas; looked in trouble a long way out and something presumably not right when a remote last of five finishers at Lingfield (2m, soft) in January; freshened up since and his overall profile in the last year or so is positive.

25/1

5th

3

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Triple Trade

10st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Would have been beaten by Saint Segal at Ascot (2m1f, good) in November but for that rival's final-fence fall (came third); however, he'd won at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft) just eight days earlier and was back on the scoresheet at Ascot (2m3f, good) latest; progressive and could be in the mix.

5/1

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10/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 1712F5

Last run: 175 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Suited by good/firmer; absent since a poor effort back over hurdles six months ago; in the process of running well when falling two out in Chepstow chase (2m3f) earlier in October; 3-9 in this sphere; follow the market signals on return to action.

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2nd

1

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Light N Strike

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Emphatic winner at Warwick three weeks ago, taking his chasing record to 4-11; probably capable of better yet but needs to be, having been hiked up 8lb for that success; still firmly considered, though.

15/8

1st

3

24th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:20 Warwick

Light N Strike

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Three-time chase winner on good ground; ran well in defeat at Kempton (2m2f good to soft) last month, after a layoff, and could quite plausibly be seen to better effect on today's quicker surface and on this left-handed track.

4/1

2nd

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Light N Strike

12st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

midfield

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: FF1435

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Successful at Stratford (2m5f, good) and Exeter (2m3f, heavy) this season; found 2m6f on soft ground beyond him at Newbury last time; drops back in distance but may find this sharp 2m2f inadequate, especially as the forecast surface isn't testing.

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7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Sheldon

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, mistake 3rd

11/2

1st

2

17th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:07 Wincanton

Sheldon

11st 13lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

jumped right throughout, raced in second, led 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on

5/1

3rd

5

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 3

15:55 Leicester

Sheldon

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fenced better than usual when resuming winning ways in 2m4f Wincanton handicap on Boxing Day; up 3lb but not taken lightly if his jumping holds up again.

3/1

Form: 15-253 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Largely consistent; beaten favourite at Plumpton (2m1f, soft) two weeks ago but wasn't entirely disgraced on form; good second at this course (2m4f, good; back from layoff) in February and has possibilities off 1lb lower back here.

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2nd

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Iconic Muddle

10st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Back from absence in good heart this winter, staying on well to be second in his first 3m handicap, a competitive one at Kempton (soft), and he might well have won at Doncaster since but for a late blunder; up 2lb but has solid claims.

3/1

2nd

8

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:15 Doncaster

Iconic Muddle

11st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

prominent, disputed lead 3 out, bad mistake last, not recover

3/1

2nd

9

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Iconic Muddle

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Close second at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) last month on seasonal debut, showing he retains a good chunk of ability aged 11; new trip (belated first crack at 3m) is the question mark.

9/1

Form: -155FP CD

Last run: 100 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Has a record of 3-6 at Kempton, the wins gained in Grade 1 novice event in 2019 and two good-ground handicaps (including this one) last spring; ran poorly here when last seen 100 days ago but a revival looks possible, off a handy mark.

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5th

2

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent

12/1

1

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not quite the force of old, and two 2m2f wins here last spring came in relatively uncompetitive races; still had plenty to do when falling three out in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham (66-1) in November; this is weaker but one or two others still appeal a bit more.

6/1

13

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Slate House

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Unlucky in this race in 2019 (looked a serious threat when falling two out) but ran poorly the following year; regained the winning thread with a Kempton double (2m2f) this spring; however, both subsequent efforts don't suggest he's going to make it third-time lucky in the Paddy Power.

40/1

Form: -F596P D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Yet to stage a full revival since rejoining Harry Whittington, though penultimate effort was quite encouraging; very useful earlier in career (peak mark 164) and looks extremely well handicapped on that form; possibilities if he takes well to first-time blinkers.

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2

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Rouge Vif

12st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Wins this all day on back class (RPRs peaked at 164 in 2020), but he lost his way in 2022-23 and second place (beaten 23l; made mistakes) on his stable debut in March owed plenty to others' mishaps; down in class and dropped another 5lb, but still couldn't have absolute faith in a revival.

8/1

2nd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Rouge Vif

11st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

travelled strongly, disputed lead, overjumped 2nd, soon raced in third, mistake 8th, soon lost third

7/1

3

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Rouge Vif

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

took keen hold, led

10/1

Form: -42413 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Similar profile to Rouge Vif, having been a good chaser in his younger days (peak mark 160); well into the veteran stage now but he's in decent form having won at Sandown (1m7f, good) in February then finished third at Warwick; Grade 2 winner here in 2019.

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6th

2

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Bun Doran

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Tom George

Won off 1lb lower at Sandown (1m7f, good) in February and evidently retains significant ability as a 12yo but became very inconsistent last season and needs to bounce back quickly from a lacklustre effort two weeks ago.

12/1

4

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Bun Doran

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

towards rear

12/1

3rd

6

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:35 Warwick

Bun Doran

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

held up in rear, got behind after 1st, headway 7th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, went third run-in

8/1

Form: 1/7412

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Back in top form the last twice, opening his chase account at Ffos Las (2m) then good second at Uttoxeter (2m4f), both on soft ground; has won on good; edging back up the weights but Fergus Gillard takes off a useful 3lb; hard to dismiss.

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4

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

15:27 Hereford

Real Stone

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

disputed lead, led clearly before 3rd, went clear after 4th

7/4

2nd

2

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:10 Newbury

Real Stone

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had wind surgery (his third) since last run and takes a drop back in class; fairly useful on his day but is more exposed than some of these rivals and doesn't look especially well treated in this field; both chase wins remain off lower marks.

8/1

4th

5

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Lingfield

Real Stone

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Dan Skelton

Built upon previous promise when bolting up at Haydock (2m, soft) in November, and heavy ground may have been too much back there last month; clearly very talented when things click but this is a much tougher race than the one he won two starts ago and he needs to prove he's up to the task.

14/1

Form: 9-6F2P

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdles winner; record over fences (four attempts) is not solid, clear best effort when second in small field at Taunton (2m); that is flanked by two non-completions; on a workable mark but others are preferred on chase form.

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0

3

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

15:20 Perth

Earth Company

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick Neville

Patchy form over fences for Philip Hobbs last season; dual winner over hurdles in 2021, and quite interesting with hood and tongue-tie tried on first run for new trainer providing rain stays away (non-runner on soft in Too Friendly's race at Market Rasen last time).

10/1

8

8th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

13:45 Worcester

Earth Company

11st 8lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Dual hurdle winner in 2021; seemed to be getting his act together over fences when second of four at Taunton (2m, soft) in January but was no match for the winner there and has since performed poorly.

16/1

Form: 31P813 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

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7th

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Family Business

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

3

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Family Business

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Winless since last February and he's yet to hit top form this term, undergoing wind surgery before coming in a remote third of four at Southwell (2m4f) last month; others appeal more.

7/1

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Family Business

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Hasn't been on his game for a while now and an unlikely winner unless further wind surgery helps, though he did run well to be third after his previous op.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £166.00
Straight Forecast £175.60
Tricast £738.80
Trifecta £1111.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Triple Trade

Daily Mirror:

Real Stone

TOPSPEED:

Bun Doran

The Times:

Family Business

SPOTLIGHT:

Raffle Ticket

LAMBOURN:

Rouge Vif

The Guardian:

Family Business

WEST COUNTRY:

Triple Trade

Telegraph:

Triple Trade

Daily Mail:

Triple Trade

The Sun:

Real Stone

Daily Record:

Real Stone

The Star:

Raffle Ticket

POSTDATA:

Bun Doran

D Express:

Bun Doran