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16:50 Kempton

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Racing TV Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 7 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.30
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 12251- CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who enhanced his good record at this track when winning a C&D handicap for the second year running in October; 3lb rise seems very fair and being fresh is no bad thing.

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5

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Kempton

Mercian Prince

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Habitual front-runner who gained six of his 11 chase wins here, most recently when fending off Jay Jay Reilly over today's trip in May (good ground; now 2lb lower); getting long in the tooth now and has questions to answer after some disappointing runs during the summer but it won't be a big surprise if he gives this a good shot.

10/1

0

1

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

17:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Mercian Prince

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but he needs to bounce back from some below-par efforts.

12/1

5th

1

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 2

15:22 Stratford

Mercian Prince

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Amy Murphy

Dangerous front-runner on his day, especially at Kempton where he's won six times; can go left-handed but his last couple of runs weren't his best and he now has to bounce back.

9/2

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4/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 52151- CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Struggled in a Grade 2 here in February but the winner of two handicaps on either side of that, over C&D (good; first-time cheekpieces retained since) and when going away late on at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft); remains on a competitive mark (raised 4lb for last time).

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7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Campaigned mostly on good/good to soft; contrasting performances since switched back to hurdles from fences, winning major handicap at Kempton (2m5f) under Tristan Durrell then well held at Ascot; the penultimate piece of form gives him a chance.

20/1

12th

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Had been competing over fences prior to springing a 33-1 surprise in the Lanzarote at Kempton (2m5f, good to soft) in January, travelling well for a long way and sealing the issue with a good jump at the last; up 7lb but that's solid form and he's likely to be in the thick of things again.

12/1

1st

8

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Jay Jay Reilly

11st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Successful over hurdles and fences at Kempton; however, hasn't raced in this sphere since a heavy defeat over C&D in March 2022; watching brief is advised.

33/1

Form: F/531-

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 8yo with a strike-rate of 5-12; winning for a second time over fences when doing it comfortably off 4lb lower at Warwick (2m, soft) but livelier conditions here could be an issue.

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3rd

2

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Red Rookie

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Form as recent as last May reads very well but he's been underwhelming in his six runs this November-March (best of those runs was three starts back) and others have more pressing claims.

11/1

4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Red Rookie

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Didn't run badly when third of five in first-time cheekpieces two starts ago but has been well below his best form this season and is untested beyond about 2m4f under rules; dips in grade today; no headgear this time.

12/1

Form: 1132P-

Last run: 121 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won his first two chases this season by clear daylight and they were good runs in defeat afterwards, especially at Aintree where he pulled hard; would have found the ground too soft last time at Newbury and he also bled; back from a break under ideal conditions, he's a strong candidate.

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Form: 334P6-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Has form in some strong handicaps but weak finishes were a feature last season, including at Aintree 18 days ago in the always-strong Red Rum; will enjoy the ground but not really firing as he can at present.

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2nd

2

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Before Midnight

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Fergal O’Brien

A long time without a win and wouldn't want the ground too soft, but he was a good third of six in a Kempton handicap (2m4f, good to soft) on his penultimate run and that form makes him a strong contender.

15/8

5th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Before Midnight

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has done most of his winning at about 2m but shaped encouragingly over 2m4f at Kempton (good to soft; third start for new stable) five weeks ago; remains well treated on best form, albeit he's an 11yo whose losing spell goes back to 2021.

10/1

Form: 223P5- CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Goes well at Sandown but he ran poorly there in February and he cut out too quickly for comfort when only fifth at Ascot; on a good mark if anywhere near his best but reservations at the minute.

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1st May 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:50 Kempton

Dolos

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up 2 out

4/1

5th

1

2nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 2

15:35 Ascot

Dolos

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up about two months ago at Sandown, the venue for three of his last four wins; it's hard to be confident on this first run since but he fared respectably on his two other starts this season and has edged down to a handy mark; versatile ground-wise and not ruled out if bouncing back.

7/1

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

Dolos

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

10yo with a remarkable record in this race, winning it for the third time 12 months ago and narrowly beaten on two other occasions; 3lb higher than last year but he's well treated on old form and a third in the Desert Orchid at Kempton last time suggests he arrives here in good form; high on the list.

11/4

Form: 31141-

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Very capable chaser on his day but needed plenty of cajoling before coming clear in the first-time visor at Chepstow (2m, good to soft); up 7lb but a greater concern would be whether he'll fancy the challenge.

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21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Not Available

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

When a 23l third at Newbury (2m, soft) two starts ago he was behind two highly progressive rivals and he continues to drop down the weights, but positive performances have been scarce this season and he was tailed off at Sandown (1m7f, soft) last time.

10/1

9th

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

13:55 Sandown

Not Available

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; below form this term on both British starts on heavy; latest outing was his best show this season but he needs to better that.

25/1

3rd

3

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

15:45 Newbury

Not Available

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Matt Sheppard

Has won six times over fences but seems to have developed his own ideas about the game and looks a difficult ride these days; in his current form others are way more appealing.

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £496.00
Straight Forecast £519.70
Trifecta £2589.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Dolos

The Star:

Jay Jay Reilly

D Express:

Red Rookie

The Times:

Before Midnight

Telegraph:

Not Available

SPOTLIGHT:

Only Money

The Guardian:

Mercian Prince

Daily Record:

Jay Jay Reilly

Daily Mirror:

Red Rookie

Daily Mail:

Before Midnight

TOPSPEED:

Dolos

POSTDATA:

Dolos

WEST COUNTRY:

Dolos

The Sun:

Dolos