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14:20 Kempton

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Trustatrader Fully Vetted Tradespeople Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5703.48
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Trustatrader Fully Vetted Tradespeople Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 11288- C

Last run: 185 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat-racer who won two juvenile hurdles (one here) last winter and subsequently came second in a Listed race; safely held in two competitive handicaps in April and not bred for chasing but still enters calculations.

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6

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:27 Kempton

Arclight

10st 10lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Readily justified favouritism upped to 2m4f at Wincanton (soft) two months ago, registering another Listed win and taking chase record to 3-3; goes into deeper waters in this grade back against male rivals but may well be up to the task, being an improving mare who is 2-2 at Kempton and receives weight all round.

11/4

1st

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 1

13:50 Wincanton

Arclight

10st 11lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Flat bred but she won twice over hurdles and is 2-2 in this discipline having jumped well en route to clearcut wins at Kempton (2m2f, good) and Exeter (2m1f, good to soft); the highest rated of these on BHA figures and gets a 4yo allowance.

4/6

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1634-2 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

2-6 as a novice hurdler last season and ran well in defeat on last month's chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good); will be fine over today's shorter trip and is a likely contender.

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2nd

5

7th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

19:00 Hereford

Notnowlinda

11st 10lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Made a successful return to hurdles over 2m here (good to soft) in March and she wasn't far away in a better race at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) 19 days ago; not obviously thrown in but another solid show expected.

6/1

4th

4

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Notnowlinda

11st 3lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Third attempt over fences was disappointing, so she reverted to hurdles at Hereford (2m) last month and it did the trick as she rallied to get up on the run-in under 7lb claimer Heidi Palin; just 1lb higher and has some form over 2m4f, but this is a competitive race.

10/1

6/1

Form: /4322- D BF

Last run: 228 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Made the frame on all four hurdling starts last season (1m7f-2m4f) but is yet to make any significant further progress since launching hurdling career with two wins in 2021-22, and others in this line-up may have more potential; makes chasing debut today.

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4th

5

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Kotmask

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

in rear

14/1

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Kotmask

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Sandown winner in January (1m7f) who followed up here (2m3f; narrowly beating Scarface; again soft) the following month but there are always mistakes in him and he hadn't jumped well before coming to grief back at Sandown when well held; even with a trouble-free round he might be too high in the weights now.

9/2

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Kotmask

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

He has the odd issue with his jumping but he's been progressive over fences this season and has won his last two, over C&D (soft) and at Plumpton (2m3f, soft); did well to beat Scarface last time following a final-fence mistake and a 5lb rise could underestimate him, granted a clear round.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: /2333-

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 6yo who was third over 2m3f on all three hurdling starts last season; arguably a shade disappointing on latest occasion but has plenty of scope for progress in handicap chases this term.

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1

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Spago

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 7yo who launched chasing career with two very encouraging runs in the autumn, the latter a close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft); absent since but still considered.

3/1

3rd

7

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:30 Leicester

Spago

11st 3lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Showed promise in a light campaign over hurdles last season and he stuck to his task well when an encouraging fourth on his chasing debut at Kempton (2m2f) 29 days ago; this longer trip promises to suit so he's a player.

11/4

4th

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Kempton

Spago

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Fergal O’Brien

Unexposed 6yo who was third over 2m3f on all three hurdling starts last season; arguably a shade disappointing on latest occasion but has plenty of scope for progress in handicap chases this term.

6/1

Form: 13174-

Last run: 225 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Gained his only Flat win in a low-grade AW handicap but took pretty well to hurdling last season, winning twice at Warwick (good to soft/heavy); not seen since two below-par runs in February/March, though, and does not have a chasing pedigree.

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4th

6

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:50 Huntingdon

Non Stop

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, not fluent 1st, soon lost ground but in touch with leaders

5/1

3rd

5

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

12:50 Wincanton

Non Stop

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, pressed leader from 5th, lost second after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

11/4

2nd

9

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Non Stop

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

1m AW and dual 2m hurdle winner; may just have needed the run after a break on his chase debut at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; should be capable of stepping up on that.

5/1

Form: 33-613 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Comfortably won three-runner chase at Perth in July, his sixth start over fences, and was very respectable third when back over hurdles there (also 2m, soft) last month, but some of his younger rivals look more interesting here.

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0

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Kempton

Rakhine State

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Comfortably won three-runner chase at Perth in July, his sixth start over fences, and was very respectable third when back over hurdles there (also 2m, soft) last month, but some of his younger rivals look more interesting here.

7/1

Form: 32215- BF

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Dual handicap hurdle winner last season, latterly in military riders' race at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in April; not in same form at Taunton a fortnight later but has a fighting chance here if he takes to fences.

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3rd

5

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

13:30 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); wasn't at all convincing in his first two chases but came good under a prominent ride over C&D (good) two weeks ago when readily repelling the strong-finishing second; just 4lb higher for this similar sort of race and Freddie Gingell's claim takes away 3lb of that.

11/10

1st

8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

Fame And Fun

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner at about 2m4f (good to soft); had two chase runs, pulling up on first attempt and then a well-held fifth after making mistakes; may improve as he gains in confidence and his mark is okay.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £105.00
Straight Forecast £90.20
Trifecta £414.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Notnowlinda

LAMBOURN:

Arclight

WEST COUNTRY:

Spago

The Times:

Fame And Fun

TOPSPEED:

Rakhine State

D Express:

Spago

RP RATINGS:

Notnowlinda

POSTDATA:

Notnowlinda

Daily Mail:

Notnowlinda

Daily Mirror:

Notnowlinda

The Sun:

Notnowlinda

Daily Record:

Notnowlinda

Telegraph:

Arclight

The Star:

Arclight