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17:40 Kempton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 113523 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

The winner of five 6f handicaps on AW in the last 16 months; seemed to stay 7f well enough when a close third at Yarmouth in May; two good runs back from a summer break, the latest over 6f here (career-best RPR) when staying on having been caught out wide; each-way claims.

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4th

12

(2)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Dark Side Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Jessica Macey

7-15 on the AW and 0-7 on turf, albeit he has been beaten less than a length on three occasions; 3lb rise for latest narrow Southwell success puts him back on a career-high mark, so he will need to be at his very best to defy it.

12/1

1st

3

(3)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 8lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

in touch with leaders, outpaced and pushed along halfway, ridden and headway from 2f out, wandered around but challenging inside final furlong, ran on and led towards finish, gamely

10/1

5th

5

(11)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Only 1lb higher than for 7f win at Kempton in November; solid efforts since but he will need a return to his peak to come out on top.

8/1

2nd
12 (2)
Chifa

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 368515 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Five 7f wins at Wolverhampton in the last 13 months; ran into lots of traffic when only fifth last time and he still looked in top form; style of racing leaves him a hostage to fortune but there's a fair chance they'll go quick enough for him today.

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9th

5

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Chifa

9st 8lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Just one win from 16 starts on turf but he made it 6-17 on AW with an emphatic win at Kempton (7f) last month; up 9lb but that was another personal best last time; big player.

4/1

1st

7

(7)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 7lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

Has gained all AW wins at Wolverhampton; however, went very close over C&D nine days ago and would probably have won that race but for meeting some trouble in the straight; granted better luck, he holds a leading chance off the same mark and with Liam Wright taking off 7lb.

11/4

2nd

12

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Chifa

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ed de Giles

towards rear of midfield

7/1

25/1

  • Place: £16.90

Form: 2-6210 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

7f winner in France in June on her final run for H-F Devin; sold for 38,000euros in July; 100-1 and well beaten on last month's stable debut (6f, soft); dropped 3lb but not without risk.

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5th

4

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 1

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Maysan

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Ian Williams

Ex-French filly who opened her British account with Class 5 win over C&D on penultimate start; form dipped (finished last) at Chelmsford since; has easily the worst chance at the weights upped sharply in grade.

33/1

12th

13

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Maysan

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Ian Williams

Ex-French; appreciated the step up in trip when winning at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) this month; did well to win then after starting slowly and just 3lb higher; didn't get much luck on her previous visit here.

10/1

9/2

Form: 462632 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Got up late to win a 6f handicap at Newmarket in May and he was unlucky not to add to his tally when second over C&D 19 days ago, having to wait for a clear run and keeping on well (ran the fastest sectional for each of the last two furlongs); 1lb rise fair enough; contender.

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8th

5

(3)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Epic Express

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Chris Dwyer

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Epic Express

9st 10lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Chris Dwyer

Suited by the drop back to 6f when producing a strong finish to land a C&D handicap 13 days ago; 7lb rise takes him into new territory from a handicapping perspective but the latest win was backed up by the clock and he has a good apprentice on board; contender.

11/4

Form: 852075 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Made all to win a 7f novice at Redcar in good style last autumn; yet to win a handicap and not at her best on last three starts; switch to AW/drop in class need to turn things around.

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9th

6

(8)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Mojito

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Has come 12lb down the weights and only made the frame once this year; goes without headgear this time, having not improved for cheekpieces and then a visor, and only holds each-way claims.

16/1

5th

7

(1)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Lady Mojito

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

towards rear throughout

10/1

7th

4

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Lady Mojito

9st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Yet to score this season but she arrives in decent nick, finishing fifth of 12 in 7f handicap here 30 days ago; can go well again in first-time cheekpieces.

8/1

Form: 310560 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Began his career with four good runs on AW, culminating in a 1m handicap win here in March (in these accessories); not as good on turf in his last four runs but he has had a wind operation (his second) since last seen; return to AW could spark a revival.

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3rd

8

(4)

25th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Dutch Kingdom

9st 4lb

J: J F Egan

T: Darryll Holland

took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders

12/1

8th

4

(7)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Dutch Kingdom

9st 8lb

J: J F Egan

T: Darryll Holland

Three wins last year, including here (7f) in December, and ran better than it looked in both subsequent starts at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta); off three months, but has run well fresh in the past and the return to this trip should suit; respected in the returning visor.

8/1

50/1

Form: 1-5970 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Veteran who is yet to find his form in four runs back from a year off; down in the weights but others look safer.

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3

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:38 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reputation

9st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Six-time turf winner who is 1-13 on AW but this veteran has run well to finish third over C&D and at Chelmsford in his last two runs; 1lb lower here and he has each-way claims again.

4/1

3rd

6

(6)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Reputation

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

midfield on inner, ran on from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong

8/1

3rd

6

(12)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reputation

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Veteran who is back off the same mark as when winning narrowly at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) in December; has it to do from the outside stall, though.

14/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 929P-5 D

Last run: 294 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Still seeking his first handicap win; a couple of good runs at Wolverhampton in late 2022 but he is drawn widest on this return from a 294-day absence and could prove vulnerable.

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11th

9

(1)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Spacer

9st 4lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

1-17 and not at his best lately, including when tailed off in first-time blinkers (now removed) at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) last month; needs a turnaround and does seem better over shorter.

33/1

11th

10

(9)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Spacer

9st 3lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

dwelt start, raced wide, in rear

16/1

20/1

Form: 6220

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two 6f events when trained by Brian Meehan (behind Smalleytime on former occasion) but he finished well beaten in a C&D handicap in September; sold for 1,500gns last month; hood added for stable debut; betting to guide.

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11th

10

(6)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Thirsk

Many A Year

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: John Butler

His best effort came over 6f on soft ground last August; not found his best form for John Butler but that is reflected in his handicap mark; only of interest if backed.

8/1

9th

9

(6)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Many A Year

9st 3lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: John Butler

Struggling for John Butler this winter but he's been dropped 13lb in just four runs; type to come good at some point, probably when strong in the betting.

20/1

5th

7

(9)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Many A Year

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: John Butler

Managed couple of seconds in novice/maiden company for Brian Meehan last year but has shown very little for John Butler (bought for just 1,500gns).

20/1

11/2

Form: 07-004 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Two front-running C&D wins last September; mixed bag since but latest Newcastle fourth (blinkered first time) was a step back in the right direction; well drawn to attack but he's not the only speed on show.

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No Results Found

Form: 91460

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Overcame his inexperience to win a 6f novice at Salisbury in July, his second start; yet to really kick on from that win but soft ground is a valid excuse for his latest outing and this is a drop in class; considered.

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3rd

2

(1)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Ayr

Smalleytime

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, briefly disputed lead over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

1st

2

(6)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Smalleytime

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

His mark has tumbled and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's been struggling and a major turnaround is needed.

25/1

Form: 321112 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Three handicap wins at Brighton this summer (7f-1m, all on good ground); went down narrowly in his bid for a four-timer 18 days ago; another 2lb higher today and stall 11 isn't ideal.

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13th

10

(9)

1st May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Optiva Star

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Completed a hat-trick at Brighton last summer; creditable third on his reappearance at Windsor 16 days ago (1m, good); more needed to win in this grade.

14/1

3rd

9

(6)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Optiva Star

9st 4lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

10/1

12th

4

(11)

6th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Kempton (AW)

Optiva Star

9st 11lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly after 1f

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £237.00
Straight Forecast £215.90
Tricast £12024.70
Trifecta £8522.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Epic Express

RP RATINGS:

Dutch Kingdom

POSTDATA:

Dark Side Thunder

The Times:

Unsung Hero

Telegraph:

Optiva Star

TOPSPEED:

Dutch Kingdom

D Express:

Dutch Kingdom

Daily Mail:

Dark Side Thunder

The Star:

Unsung Hero

The Guardian:

Epic Express

Daily Mirror:

Epic Express

The Sun:

Epic Express

Daily Record:

Epic Express