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14:10 Kempton (AW)

Standard To Slow

Unibet London Mile Series Final Handicap (Series Final – Qualified horses Only)

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Unibet London Mile Series Final Handicap (Series Final – Qualified horses Only)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 244671 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Both AW wins have come on Tapeta, including at Newcastle (1m) eight days ago; placed twice in three visits here and although he has been raised 8lb for his latest win, he took that race with real authority; remains a serious player in this.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(8)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Has recorded RPRs of 103, 105 and 104 in his last three AW starts, one of them a C&D win; should be sharper for last month's promising third at Chelmsford; one to take seriously.

7/1

3rd

2

(4)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Helm Rock

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

midfield

9/1

11th

10

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Ascot

Helm Rock

9st 2lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Two good AW wins in August and September but turf mark has risen in tandem and he made no impact back on grass at Haydock (1m, heavy) 21 days ago; up against it.

25/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 048001 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Seemed to have lost his way but appeared to benefit from the application of a visor when successful over C&D 17 days ago; only 2lb higher, but he may struggle to confirm the form with the runner-up First View who met traffic problems.

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10th

6

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newbury

Baltimore Boy

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: James Horton

Both wins on the AW (7f/1m) and 0-7 on turf; not disgraced when fifth of ten on his return/stable debut at Kempton (1m, AW) last month, but has a bit to prove attempting this far for the first time.

12/1

5th

9

(5)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:40 Kempton (AW)

Baltimore Boy

8st 13lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: James Horton

midfield

8/1

8th

1

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Baltimore Boy

10st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

dwelt start, in rear

9/1

4th
14 (8)
Botas

20/1

Form: 303291 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 8st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Six wins in France (four on AW) who got off the mark on his fourth start for this yard when successful by a nose over C&D last month; the runner-up has won since and with the possibility of more to come for his new stable he is respected off 2lb higher.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(8)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 2

17:35 Nottingham

Botas

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Multiple winner in France, twice on heavy ground; has not yet had his conditions on turf in Britain but was off the mark for new yard on AW at Kempton in August and should have a good run in him over 1m on soft ground.

4/1

4th

14

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Botas

8st 3lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Jim Boyle

Six wins in France (four on AW) who got off the mark on his fourth start for this yard when successful by a nose over C&D last month; the runner-up has won since and with the possibility of more to come for his new stable he is respected off 2lb higher.

20/1

Form: 106729 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has gained three of his four wins over C&D, the latest an easy 4l success in April; this will be tougher from a 6lb higher mark especially with other established trailblazers in the field.

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0

1

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Imperial Sands

9st 12lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Archie Watson

Front-runner who has gained three of his four wins over C&D, the latest an easy 4l success in April; this will be tougher from a 6lb higher mark especially with other established trailblazers in the field.

20/1

9th

1

(7)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ripon

Imperial Sands

9st 11lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Four-time AW winner who is 0-9 on turf but he made a bold bid when a clear second at Pontefract (1m, good to firm) 19 days ago; up 3lb but he ran into an unexposed improver last time and still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

11/2

2nd

1

(2)

3rd Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

16:25 Pontefract

Imperial Sands

10st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Archie Watson

Best on the AW (two wins over 1m at Kempton this year); 18lb lower on turf but hasn't run well enough on his recent starts on grass to suggest he will win this.

33/1

Form: 310106 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

A bit in and out on turf since winning over C&D in April and is 6lb higher than for that success, but only 2lb higher than when winning at Newbury (1m, good) in May; each-way claims.

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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

Form: 057-02 CD

Last run: 65 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 5yo; won over C&D last year and put some modest efforts behind him when beaten a neck by Two Tempting back here in July; two-month absence since then not a problem, but he has gone back up 3lb so will need to pull out a bit more.

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3rd

4

(3)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Rhythm N Rock

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

Patchy form in 11 starts since winning over C&D in March 2022, though he has gone close a couple of times back here in the meantime as when beaten a nose and a neck into third of seven 11 days ago; each-way claims from the same mark if reproducing that performance.

11/2

3rd

6

(2)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rhythm N Rock

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

C&D winner nearly two years ago; creditable second on two occasions last term and ran respectably, despite being slowly away, here on final outing; back from a layoff and the market signals should be heeded.

10/1

Form: -18066 CD

Last run: 100 days

W: 8st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Responded well to the fitting of blinkers when winning from 3lb lower over C&D in January but out of the frame in four subsequent starts; returns from 100 days off and may have to give best to younger rivals.

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11th

2

(13)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Keyser Soze

9st 10lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Richard Spencer

Went close here in November but he started slowly that day and again when beating only one home back here the following month; capable but comes with risks.

20/1

6th

2

(2)

11th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Keyser Soze

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Spencer

dwelt start, in rear

11/2

2nd

1

(8)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Keyser Soze

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Spencer

dwelt start, in rear, raced wide but good headway from over 2f out, ran on well and went second inside final furlong, nearest finish

25/1

Form: -45550 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Formerly useful, but no win in over two years and finished last in only previous AW start at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack); continues to slide down the weights and headgear worn the last twice removed, but others are much more convincing.

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3rd

6

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Fantastic Fox

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Varian

midfield, headway on far side of group over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on, no match for first two

9/1

1st

3

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Fantastic Fox

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

in touch with leaders, pushed along and steady headway from over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110yds, ran on well

6/1

3rd

6

(1)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fantastic Fox

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Finished just behind Helm Rock when bidding for a hat-trick at Chelmsford 18 days ago; rider's claim helpful today but suspicion there will be a few too strong.

8/1

Form: 103F19 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Both AW wins have come on the Newcastle Tapeta (7f/1m) this year but he has won four times on Polytrack, including here (7f); finished behind three of these over C&D 17 days ago, though, so needs to put that effort behind him.

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9th

1

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Michael Appleby

Multiple AW winner from 6f to 1m who ran well over this trip in a competitive event at Southwell last week; should give another good account.

13/2

4th

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Has not kicked on since winning over 6f at Wolverhampton (stable debut) in December but kept on well for third over that trip here last month and today's move back up in trip is sure to suit; might be the answer.

8/1

3rd

2

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Starshiba

9st 11lb

T: Michael Appleby

Usually seen over further, but successfully dropped to this trip on stable debut at Wolverhampton (Tapeta) in December and is now 2lb lower; not at his best the last twice, though, so needs to bounce back; yard also runs Billyjoh.

7/1

Form: 282124 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Record over C&D reads 22142214, his latest win being achieved by a neck from Rhythm N Rock in July; finished a close fourth behind Baltimore Boy and First View here 17 days ago and highly likely to run his race again.

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1st

1

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Two Tempting

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Kempton regular with both wins coming over 1m there; not seen since finishing third of 12 in a 0-95 handicap at Ascot (7f, good) last October, but he has run well fresh in the past; considered.

9/1

3rd

7

(14)

6th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Ascot

Two Tempting

10st 8lb

J: Mr James Harding

T: Jonathan Portman

Hasn't shone the last twice but has had excuses, with a slow start scuppering this prominent-racer at Kempton prior to a first encounter with slow ground at Goodwood; in good form previously on turf and Polytrack and he could bounce back and play a major role.

14/1

8th

4

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Goodwood

Two Tempting

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jonathan Portman

Raced mainly at 1m and has gained both wins on Kempton's Polytrack; has some respectable turf form but this return to 1m1f is a negative (raced freely and outstayed on sole attempt).

12/1

16/1

Form: 339160 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who has shown little in two starts on turf in Ireland for this yard, but he is a ten-time AW winner in Britain including four over this C&D; needs to bounce back, though, and will do well to dominate this field.

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3rd

5

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 14y

15:45 Leopardstown

Brains

9st 8lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: R Donohoe

pressed leader, led soon after start, headed soon after start, lost second and no extra from 1f out

9/1

2nd

6

(5)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Brains

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: R Donohoe

soon led, faced challenge when ridden up the centre 1f out, headed but kept on well inside final 110yds

12/1

8th

8

(7)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

16:05 Dundalk (AW)

Brains

8st 9lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: R Donohoe

An 11-time AW winner (including C&D claimer) who bounced back to form when runner-up behind ready winner Hodd's Girl last month; tame effort since raises questions however.

12/1

Form: 431032 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Established trailblazer whose two wins this year include one from 11lb lower over C&D in February; has run well off similar marks to this on turf the last twice but the presence of other front-runners may be a problem.

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0

13

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton (AW)

Golden Sands

8st 5lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

taken down early

16/1

2nd

1

(8)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

19:02 Leicester

Golden Sands

10st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Made all at Beverley in May; creditable third at Sandown (1m, good) four weeks ago, having been suited by the return to front-running tactics; holds place claims off unaltered mark.

8/1

3rd

2

(6)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:40 Sandown

Golden Sands

10st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Four-time AW scorer who opened his turf account at Beverley (8.5f, good to firm; made all) in May; unsuited by change of tactics in the Carlisle Bell since; could go well if he returns to usual front-running.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £282.00
Straight Forecast £206.40
Tricast £923.60
Trifecta £1198.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Baltimore Boy

TOPSPEED:

Botas

POSTDATA:

Two Tempting

Telegraph:

Helm Rock

LAMBOURN:

Bear Force One

Daily Mail:

Baltimore Boy

The Star:

Baltimore Boy

The Guardian:

Botas