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17:15 Kempton

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Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 56651- D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Completed a 12-day hat-trick in October 2020; two long layoffs since but he was back to form when scoring under Olive Nicholls at Wincanton (2m5f) in April latest, seemingly helped no end by first-time cheekpieces; all four wins on good or good to firm but he also has a good piece of heavy-ground form; back up 7lb but considered.

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1st

1

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

16:04 Wincanton

Oscars Moonshine

12st 9lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Completed a 12-day hat-trick in October 2020, culminating in this race; two long layoffs since but he was back to form when scoring under Olive Nicholls over C&D in April and Kempton last Sunday, seemingly helped no end by the introduction of cheekpieces; all five wins on good or good to firm but he also has a good piece of heavy-ground form (2021); did it easily last week, so should go well under his penalty in hat-trick bid.

2/1

1st

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Oscars Moonshine

11st 11lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent

9/2

1st

5

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Oscars Moonshine

11st 9lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Completed his 12-day hat-trick in October 2020 with a C&D success (good); diminishing returns so far this season, but 4lb back below his last winning mark, and drying ground will help; cheekpieces now tried.

7/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -62242

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

0-8 in handicaps but runner-up in four, beaten a neck under Bradley Harris at Newton Abbot (near 2m6f, soft) three weeks ago on second start for this yard; each-way contender.

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7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Shallow River

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear

9/1

1st

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Shallow River

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

No win since January 2022 but a very solid sequence this season under Bradley Harris, with last six starts including four seconds; wore cheekpieces last three outings; stayed on well for a close third in the Warwick qualifier four weeks ago but he was no match for Goshhowposh on the run-in at Wincanton time before and a 2lb swing should not be enough to turn the tables.

8/1

3rd

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Shallow River

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Runner-up three times in a row this autumn and also ran creditably when upped to 2m7f/3m on last two outings, second again at Wincanton on latest; ridden in all those five races by Bradley Harris; wore cheekpieces last two; while needing respect for consistency, some improvement is needed for a first handicap win.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: U1-6F9 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Short-head winner over C&D (good to soft) in February off 3lb lower under his now usual rider Freddie Gordon; jumping problems have been an issue, including with jumping out markedly to his left, and they hadn't gone away when he disappointed on his recent return from a summer break; that seriously tempers enthusiasm for him.

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4th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Kempton

Sami Bear

10st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

held up in rear, midfield 3rd, went fourth after 3 out, outpaced from 2 out

16/1

7th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Sami Bear

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Jumping has been an issue but he won off just 1lb higher at Kempton earlier this year and it wasn't a bad run back there a month ago for all that he was well held; this is a lower grade as well.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5224-3 D

Last run: 153 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; effective over C&D; his heyday was the 2020-21 season; produced a solid sequence this spring but without winning and he probably needs a bit extra to win this, on first run since May.

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2nd

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Whatsupwithyou

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th

20/1

2nd

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Whatsupwithyou

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

The form of his Ludlow win just before Christmas (2m5f, soft; under a 7lb claimer) hasn't worked out too badly and coming here fresh is no bad thing; has more on his plate after a 6lb rise but he was rated higher back in the day.

13/2

1st

1

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

12:05 Ludlow

Whatsupwithyou

12st 0lb

J: Miss Megan Fox

T: Ben Pauling

Rated way higher at his peak; went winless last season despite some creditable efforts and it was another fair run last time at Cheltenham when caught wide throughout; back into a Class 4 here and he needs shortlisting.

9/1

Form: 36149-

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Returned to form after wind surgery to win a maiden at Huntingdon (2m, soft) in March on his eighth start over hurdles; two heavy defeats in April, the latest when 66-1 back in a handicap in a hot race; goes beyond 2m1f for the first time, which holds possibilities, and strength behind him in the betting would be interesting.

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1st

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:50 Stratford

Milldam

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Comes here in good form having won two of his last three races, both on testing ground, the latest at Catterick last month (1m7f, heavy); up 3lb in a better race but should go well again.

3/1

1st

3

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Milldam

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, headway before 4th, soon led but pestered

4/1

Form: 5F421P D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

5l win at Uttoxeter (2m4f) in August off 6lb lower; pulled up when favourite at Warwick four weeks ago, an early mistake perhaps playing a part; ground softer than good may be a problem.

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4th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:41 Doncaster

Presenting Pete

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Mackie

Kept on well to score by 5l at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in August and has good claims here if judged on that form but has looked out of sorts on both outings this autumn and needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Kempton

Presenting Pete

11st 5lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: John Mackie

took keen hold, pressed leader

10/1

0

4

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Presenting Pete

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Mackie

Looked as good as ever when keeping on well to score by 5l at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) last month and today's 5lb higher mark ought to be manageable; Brian Hughes keeps the ride; good chance.

7/4

Form: 01233- D

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Trained for the last three seasons by Harry Whittington (now retired); won at Southwell off career-low mark and good second at Ffos Las (good to soft; won on heavy in 2020) next time, both about 2m4f last autumn; not so good twice in December but it's possible he will return refreshed.

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4th

6

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:05 Market Rasen

Breaking Waves

11st 4lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alex Hales

He's well handicapped judged on his form towards the end of 2022 but struggled on both outings this season and a major turnaround is needed in a first-time visor (replacing blinkers).

16/1

Form: 114-16 D

Last run: 122 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

6-9 strike-rate since switched to handicap hurdles, the latest win at Southwell (2m4f, good; has won on soft) in May; not seen since tailed off in June but he may be able to resume his improvement, including as there's been some idling when he's hit the front; needs a close look.

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0

8

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: James Smith

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Six wins between November 2022 and May 2023 included one over C&D (good); back to within 1lb of the final winning mark in that sequence, but too far below par the last four times to expect him to capitalise.

16/1

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:48 Hereford

Blue Shark

11st 10lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Between November of last year and this May he won six times in seven starts (2m3f-2m4f); however, shot up the weights as a consequence and he's beaten only one finisher in his last three appearances; has stamina to prove.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £233.00
Straight Forecast £270.60
Tricast £1166.40
Trifecta £1337.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

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WEST COUNTRY:

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POSTDATA:

Shallow River

Telegraph:

Oscars Moonshine

RP RATINGS:

Breaking Waves

D Express:

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The Star:

Awaythelad

TOPSPEED:

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LAMBOURN:

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