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14:55 Kempton

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  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Trustatrader trustatrader.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 53-312

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Delivered on earlier promise when drawing clear to win by 10l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in May, his second start over hurdles, and was not discredited when second to useful rival (albeit well held in the end) at Southwell (3m, good) this month; sports first-time cheekpieces here; leading contender.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Destroytheevidence

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Nicely progressive since the cheekpieces went on, following two Kempton wins (one a handicap off 8lb lower) with an excellent second in a 3m Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham in December (soft); got outpaced on good ground in another Grade 2 at Doncaster in January and that's forgiven; much better can be expected this afternoon.

3/1

4th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Destroytheevidence

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Perked up the application of cheekpieces to win comfortably on consecutive visits to Kempton, a 2m5f novice (good) and 3m handicap (good to soft); surpassed all that when keeping on for second behind a smart prospect of Nicky Henderson's in a 3m soft-ground Grade 2 at Cheltenham (raced prominently); that form is right up there and he stays well.

7/2

2nd

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Destroytheevidence

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Has raced only on good ground or good to soft; 3-5 over hurdles, firmly in charge with cheekpieces at Kempton on last two outings; the latest was over 3m on handicap debut, in just a five-runner race but that's the best form in this line-up.

4/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to high-class jumper Teaatral; runner-up in good-ground Irish point in April and changed hands for £60,000 soon afterwards; has fairly good standard to reach on this rules debut but market support will make him of interest.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Monks Meadow

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Yet to race on soft/heavy; consistent over 2m5f under rules, running well behind a Paul Nicholls-trained rival at Hereford most recently; bred to be suited by this longer distance; leading player on form.

2/1

2nd

7

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Monks Meadow

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up in Irish maiden point (3m, good) last April and he's finished placed again in his three hurdle runs since October; found improvement when a staying-on third behind an odds-on rival at Ascot (2m5f, good to soft) last time and that form puts him firmly in the picture here; shortlisted.

9/2

3rd

6

22nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 3

13:20 Ascot

Monks Meadow

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Runner-up in Irish maiden point (3m, good) and has finished placed at Kempton (2m5f, good) on both rules runs; soundly beaten on those hurdle outings and his limitations are evident but he has each-way claims once more.

14/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: U4/117 D BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

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3rd

1

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:55 Kempton

Songo

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer who easily won two run-of-the-mill novice hurdles at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) during the summer; seemed to have limitations exposed in good-quality handicap over that C&D last month and has big penalty to shoulder on return to novice company but can still make his presence felt.

4/1

7th

7

2nd Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 2

16:17 Newton Abbot

Songo

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat racer; unplaced all four hurdling starts in 2020-21 season but returned to this code with two 11l novice wins over C&D (good) this summer; has a lot more on his plate in this good-quality handicap but still needs to be taken very seriously.

9/4

1st

2

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

Songo

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

took keen hold, made all, clear after 4th, reduced lead before 4 out, not fluent 3 out

5/4

Form: 0-

Last run: 178 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Set to make winning point debut before last-fence fall in March but made low-key start to rules career in Warwick bumper the following month; now with new stable (was with Philip/Mel Rowley); probably best watched on hurdle debut.

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0

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Deerstalker

11st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on hurdling debut in October (2m5f) but shaped with significant promise when fourth (albeit well held in the end) at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) last month; back up in trip for today's handicap debut but could easily have a lot more to offer.

8/1

Form: 6-6

Last run: 162 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made quite promising bumper debut when sixth of 17 at Warwick (good) for Tom Weston in April but his run there the following month was seemingly a backward step; now with new stable for jumping career; others have much more obvious claims.

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4th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:55 Exeter

Tiger Blade

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Harriet Brown

held up in rear, outpaced 4th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

150/1

6th

10

19th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:20 Wincanton

Tiger Blade

11st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Harriet Brown

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 6th

100/1

Form: 410-5

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Created good impression when winning Chepstow bumper (good to soft) by 16l in February and shaped with significant promise before fading into fifth on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft); if that recent outing did him good, he might be the answer here.

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1st

12

25th Jan 2024

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 2

15:45 Huntingdon

Beachcomber

10st 3lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Talented bumper and C&D maiden hurdle winner; warm order for a Catterick handicap since but he proved a handful, reluctant to go out on the second circuit and hanging badly until pulled up; has a black mark for behaviour but going this way round will suit and he still has potential.

6/1

0

3

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:30 Catterick

Beachcomber

11st 12lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Bumper winner in February who won a maiden hurdle when up to 3m1f at Huntingdon last time (good to soft); further progress likely on handicap debut.

7/4

1st

1

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

13:38 Huntingdon

Beachcomber

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

made all, increased tempo before 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden when not fluent last, kept on well run-in, comfortably

5/1

Form: 7536-2

Last run: 174 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

0-4 over hurdles and lacks the potential of some of these but posted sound effort when second over C&D (good) in May and has each-way claims.

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2nd

3

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Much Too Dear

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

0-6 over hurdles but was second in Kempton maiden (2m5f, good) last spring and also ran well when fourth in novice race over that C&D in November; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; a possible.

7/1

Form: P-

Last run: 233 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on last season's hurdling debut at Newbury and not at full strength on the Flat lately; look elsewhere.

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1st

8

(1)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Capstan

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

prominent, led after 2f, faced challenge and pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well towards finish

4/1

1st

1

(9)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Capstan

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Lydia Richards

Justified market support in similar event at Lingfield (1m4f; off 4lb lower) last month, perhaps benefiting from the removal of regular headgear; may build on that account-opening win; respected.

3/1

1st

4

(7)

4th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:48 Lingfield (AW)

Capstan

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Lydia Richards

reluctant to load, prominent, led under 3f out, ridden clear 1f out, kept on well final furlong

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £137.00
Straight Forecast £133.20
Trifecta £721.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Destroytheevidence

SPOTLIGHT:

Beachcomber

TOPSPEED:

Much Too Dear

D Express:

Beachcomber

The Star:

Beachcomber

POSTDATA:

Destroytheevidence

WEST COUNTRY:

Destroytheevidence

Telegraph:

Destroytheevidence

Daily Mirror:

Destroytheevidence

Daily Record:

Destroytheevidence

The Times:

Much Too Dear