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21:00 Kempton (AW)

Standard To Slow

Unibet More Extra Place Races Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots And London Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 7f 218y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Unibet More Extra Place Races Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots And London Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
2 (1)
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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 3-4280 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Only one AW start but that was a 1m4f handicap win here last September; ran creditably twice at Meydan early this year but well beaten in Abu Dhabi in March and last of ten when next seen at York last month; perhaps good to soft was not ideal in the latter but going an extra 4f today gives him something else to prove; tongue-tie (tried twice, not his best form) returns.

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11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3-3224 BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden; last of four over 1m2f when 5-6 on handicap debut at Haydock last time and he did not look entirely straightforward over 1m4f before that; hood (worn two and three starts back) returns, there's another rethink on trip (dam 1m6f winner) and he does act on this track, but the doubts about him have more than crept in now.

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4th

6

(1)

3rd May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Goodwood

Fox Vision

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

towards rear, in touch with leaders halfway, outpaced and lost ground 3f out, lost touch over 1f out

7/2

Form: 964

Last run: 46 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Apparently best effort on second start, albeit in only sixth of nine in that 1m4f Salisbury maiden (good to firm); lacks solid claims but these are early days, with a sizeable step up in trip for handicap/AW debut.

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1st

7

(2)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Berkshire Sundance

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Never reached the leaders in first attempt on soft ground at Ffos Las last month but had looked a thorough stayer on handicap debut over C&D previously, losing a prominent position early in the straight but staying on stoutly to take a late third behind an improver; interesting back on AW.

11/4

4th

7

(6)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:50 Ffos Las

Berkshire Sundance

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Unraced on softer than good; fair form on the second and latest of his four starts, the latter when rallying third of seven on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, AW); that gives him a shout if he goes on this ground.

4/1

3rd

8

(7)

9th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Berkshire Sundance

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Apparently best effort on second start, albeit in only sixth of nine in that 1m4f Salisbury maiden (good to firm); lacks solid claims but these are early days, with a sizeable step up in trip for handicap/AW debut.

8/1

Form: 835221 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Can make the running; very reliable on AW and turf, winning at Goodwood (2m) on latest outing and a C&D winner last December; major player.

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6th

4

(1)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Pons Aelius

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

A fairly useful 2m winner last summer but he's yet to fire in two runs this year, visored when coming in last of 12 at Lingfield (2m) 13 days ago; has a bit to prove.

11/1

12th

14

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Pons Aelius

8st 13lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Won under a prominent ride at Goodwood (2m, good to firm) last June but he's not finished closer than fourth in his eight runs since and was beaten 7l in Class 5 at Southwell last week; visor now goes on and he needs to raise his game

10/1

5th
7 (3)
Divya

6/1

Form: 83-324

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Galileo filly who has proved consistent in five of her six starts, including at Lingfield last time on AW debut; goes handicapping in need of some improvement but this greater stamina test (first run beyond 1m4f) looks interesting on pedigree and performance.

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7th

9

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Divya

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Walker

led early, headed but in touch with leaders soon after start, dropped to midfield after 3f

14/1

7th

16

26th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Lingfield (AW)

Divya

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

led, headed with one circuit to go, outpaced 2f out, weakened quickly 1f out

5/1

3rd

9

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 4

16:55 Yarmouth

Divya

9st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Showed enough in maiden/novice company to suggest she should win a race but didn't stay 2m on handicap debut last month; disappointed back at 1m4f last time and has a bit to prove.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 556207 CD

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

His last win (September 2022) was over C&D off 3lb higher but he failed to shine in two C&D outings in March when last seen; has gone well on occasions in the past after an absence, so needs a second look.

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7th

6

(8)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Smart Champion

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

Has been a useful stayer in his time but losing run is up to 16, despite him having fallen 21lb below his last winning mark, and last two efforts were well below his best; best to look elsewhere.

10/1

8th

6

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Smart Champion

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: David Simcock

Defied a much higher mark over C&D in 2022; however, recent form is nowhere near that level and he finished behind two of these rivals here five weeks ago; losing sequence looks set to continue.

16/1

Form: 9600-0

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Best AW form was late in 2021 and he's made next to no impact on AW or turf since; this is just his second race for current connections and he's not previously gone beyond 1m4f; enough to prove.

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13th

20

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Sky Power

11st 0lb

T: Robert Stephens

Useful in his pomp over middle distances on AW Flat but out of form this year, including tailed off in two novice hurdles last month.

100/1

7th

6

24th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Sky Power

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Robert Stephens

250-1 when a remote eighth at Kempton on his hurdle debut 11 days ago (2m, good); not easy to fancy.

66/1

8th

12

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Sky Power

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Useful at up to 1m4f on the Flat in his prime, but became disappointing for Ralph Beckett last year and there was no revival for new stable this summer; makes hurdling debut; difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £380.00
Straight Forecast £363.20
Tricast £2187.10
Trifecta £2083.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Arcadian Friend

SPOTLIGHT:

Divya

The Times:

Pons Aelius

RP RATINGS:

Smart Champion

The Guardian:

Divya

The Sun:

Divya

The Star:

Divya

NEWMARKET:

Arcadian Friend

D Express:

Arcadian Friend

Daily Mirror:

Arcadian Friend

Daily Record:

Arcadian Friend

Telegraph:

Pons Aelius

Daily Mail:

Pons Aelius