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20:00 Kempton (AW)

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Unibet Horserace Betting-Operator Of The Year Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots/London Series Qual’)

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Unibet Horserace Betting-Operator Of The Year Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots/London Series Qual’)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
4 (9)
Botas

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.20
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 130329 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Six wins at up to 1m1f on the Flat in France (four on AW, the others on heavy) and he made a solid start to British career with placed efforts over C&D and at Ascot; low-key effort upped to 1m2f at Sandown three weeks ago; return to 1m should be helpful.

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7th

5

(14)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Botas

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Ex-French; off the mark for new yard when scoring over C&D last August; two subsequent defeats came in Class 2 company; feasible mark ahead of his return but drawn widest and absent for 218 days.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 033709 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Two AW wins off higher marks last summer, including C&D; gone off the boil since his two third placings here in May but he's too well handicapped to ignore.

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4th

10

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Billy Mill

8st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rod Millman

led against near rail, set good pace

8/1

3rd

14

(12)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Billy Mill

8st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Rod Millman

Successful over 7f at Wolverhampton and Newcastle in recent months and ran well again when third of 14 over 1m here over Easter; not discounted.

14/1

3rd

11

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Billy Mill

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Comes into this bidding for a hat-trick from a 2lb higher mark after wins over 7f at Wolverhampton and Newcastle; was successful over this trip at Kempton in June 2022, but even then he looked tired at the end; could be vulnerable.

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-2345

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

No significant improvement for the switch to handicaps when last seen; interesting on his novice efforts though and he returns from ten weeks off (gelded during the absence) with his stable in hot form; visor now added (well held in cheekpieces last time).

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3

(8)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Umberto

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Seven-race maiden with a mixed record and he was a well-held sixth of nine at Kempton (1m) on his return last month; may have needed that run but he goes into unknown territory at this new trip and others are preferred; visor reapplied.

13/2

6th

4

(7)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Umberto

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Lightly raced 4yo who went close in a C&D handicap when last seen 196 days ago (first run after a gelding operation); that took his AW record to 223; retains potential on this surface and Oisin Murphy on board for his return; headgear left off but he still looks a solid contender.

11/4

3rd

11

(11)

16th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Umberto

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

No significant improvement for the switch to handicaps when last seen; interesting on his novice efforts though and he returns from ten weeks off (gelded during the absence) with his stable in hot form; visor now added (well held in cheekpieces last time).

11/2

11/2

Form: -21362 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

He has returned an improved performer in 2023, winning a 7f turf handicap at Lingfield in May and placed in handicaps at Newbury (7f, good) and Newmarket (1m, good) since; effective on AW but he's been raised 3lb for his latest second and that could find him out; prominent racer.

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22th

20

(12)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

King Cabo

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Luke Dace

All three wins have come over further; still off the same mark as when successful at Kempton (7f, AW) last September and ran well when third of ten at Lingfield (7f, AW) last time; has won on fast turf so drying ground will help, but this trip is short of his best.

20/1

3rd

3

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

King Cabo

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Luke Dace

took keen hold, led, increased tempo 3f out, quickened and 2 lengths ahead when edged left over 1f out, headed inside final 110yds, soon no extra

12/1

7th

9

(1)

3rd Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

King Cabo

8st 7lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Luke Dace

in touch with leaders

14/1

9/2

Form: 133832 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts for Alice Haynes over 1m2f at Lingfield (AW); placed in four of his five runs since, including twice on turf last month, and still on a competitive mark; this represents a rise in class though and others are preferred for win purposes.

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No Results Found
6th
12 (2)
Almarin

9/1

Form: 082424 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

1m winner as a 2yo; runner-up in two of his four starts since fitted with a visor this summer; not at his best last time and connections now reach for blinkers.

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1st

6

(9)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

17:35 Nottingham

Almarin

9st 2lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Patrick Owens

Won 1m Yarmouth novice on good to soft last September; no real evidence he's ahead of his mark this year, despite a somewhat luckless AW run behind Botas (1m) in August; however, his finishing hasn't been that strong over the trip on turf and AW since and looks up against it.

12/1

3rd

3

(10)

18th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Almarin

9st 11lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Patrick Owens

Yarmouth novice winner (1m, good to soft) a year ago and has run some good race since handicapping, especially since headgear went on; finished just behind King Cabo over C&D on his penultimate start (first-time blinkers), but may have finished ahead of that rival with a clear run; could be worth chancing.

10/1

5th

2

(5)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Newmarket (July)

Almarin

9st 9lb

J: J F Egan

T: Patrick Owens

Yarmouth novice winner (1m, good to soft) last autumn and twice runner-up off similar marks in handicaps this summer; possible to forgive his latest effort on AW debut (first-time blinkers), but he could probably do with some rain back on turf.

6/1

8/1

Form: 321135 C BF

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Not at his best here last time (reportedly hung left), but in good form on Polytrack before that including two wins over 7f (one at this venue) and a close third over C&D; all wins have come for Luke Morris; considered.

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4th

8

(3)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Arctician

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Simon Dow

Highly consistent since the hood went on but the handicapper knows where he is with him as a result; will be happier back up from 6f, though, and should give his running as usual.

10/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: 4-7189 CD

Last run: 79 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Off the mark over C&D last October and he followed up at Chelmsford later that month; also successful at Wolverhampton in March off 2lb lower; well beaten the last twice and a wide stall not ideal for one that is inclined to pull.

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2nd

3

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:25 Yarmouth

Double Time

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Sir Mark Todd

Often pulls hard, including since the hood went on, and that cost him his chance on his AW comeback; fine on turf and is back on his last winning mark, so ought to fare better under Oisin Murphy (1-3 for the yard) if more amenable.

7/1

14/1

Form: -25768 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 in form and he made a good start to this campaign when second of 12 at Southwell in April (1m); struggled more recently but he is dropping down the weights.

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No Results Found

Form: -28279 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Twice placed off higher marks at Lingfield (AW) early in the year; low-key return to action in an amateurs race at Sandown six weeks ago; should find this more to his liking but others appeal more.

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6th

5

(9)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Brunel Charm

9st 7lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Lee Carter

On a losing run and record for current stable is up and down; the drop to 6f counted against him three weeks ago and he'll be happier back at today's trip; well treated on form as recent as February and his rider takes off a useful 5lb too; interesting dropped into a Class 6.

6/1

7th

5

(8)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Brunel Charm

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Lee Carter

slowly away, in rear throughout, never dangerous

12/1

7th

8

(8)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Brunel Charm

9st 3lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Lee Carter

midfield

12/1

20/1

Form: 4-1389

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of a 9.4f maiden at Wolverhampton in January; he's found it tougher going in handicaps this summer and hopes are pinned on the drop back to 1m sparking a revival.

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6th

8

(8)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

God Of Fire

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Stuart Williams

in touch with leaders but raced wide early, headway to lead after 3f, headed and weakened inside final furlong

9/1

9th

4

(2)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Lingfield (AW)

God Of Fire

9st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Stuart Williams

Not a straightforward ride but put some poor performances behind him when coming from the rear for third at Kempton (1m3f; first-time tongue-tie) last month and has possibilities if all goes to plan here.

7/2

9/2

Form: -42631 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Expensive to follow over 7f but she got off the mark at the seventh attempt when landing a 1m handicap at Windsor 18 days ago; 3lb rise manageable and she could have more to come at this trip; yard are in flying form.

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5th

3

(2)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

18:00 Windsor

Times Eye

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Off the mark at the seventh attempt when landing a C&D handicap (good) in July; still looks feasibly treated on that brave win but she flopped in her follow-up bid at Kempton (last of 12) last month and needs to bounce back after that.

6/1

12th

9

(6)

16th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Times Eye

9st 10lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Expensive to follow over 7f but she got off the mark at the seventh attempt when landing a 1m handicap at Windsor 18 days ago; 3lb rise manageable and she could have more to come at this trip; yard are in flying form.

9/2

1st

1

(7)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

20:00 Windsor

Times Eye

9st 11lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Ralph Beckett

in touch with leaders

9/1

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Payout
Exacta £1515.00
Straight Forecast £1824.70
Tricast £6686.30
Trifecta £14335.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Umberto

Daily Mail:

King Cabo

RP RATINGS:

Goldsmith

Telegraph:

Arctician

NEWMARKET:

Umberto

The Times:

Umberto

D Express:

Umberto

The Sun:

King Cabo

Daily Record:

King Cabo

POSTDATA:

Goldsmith

The Guardian:

Goldsmith