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16:55 Kempton (AW)

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Unibet More Extra Place Races Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Unibet More Extra Place Races Nursery Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5526 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Mildly progressive in his qualifying runs; gelded ahead of his nursery debut here where he was poorly drawn and couldn't land a blow (behind Western and Kodiac Thriller); did produce some good late work and he can do better.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

4

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Honest Desire

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

made all, ridden and went clear final 110yds, comfortably

5/2

6th

7

(12)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Honest Desire

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

switched right soon after start, raced in last

4/1

2nd

4

(7)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Honest Desire

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

By Frankel and out of sister to 1m1f Group 3 winner Dubai Prince; showed significant promise at Goodwood (1m, good) and found some improvement with tongue-tie added at Yarmouth (7f, good); fifth in those two starts but beaten only just over 1l in the latter and made most, giving encouragement for 6f; among the best form in this line-up.

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2504

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Only real blip came in a sales race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting; after missing the kick he ended up too far off the pace when a never-dangerous fourth here on his nursery debut (behind Western); should have a major say.

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1st

1

(3)

23rd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

12:15 Lingfield (AW)

Kodiac Thriller

9st 7lb

J: William Cox

T: Charles Hills

made all and set steady pace, pushed along and quickened over 1f out, ridden 1f out, kept on, always doing enough

7/4

2nd

3

(2)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Kodiac Thriller

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden and went second over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

9/2

4th

1

(5)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Kodiac Thriller

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

towards rear

5/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 467604

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Has gone 0-8 since a successful debut but last two defeats came in strong sales races and he was previously under 3l away in a deep nursery at York's Ebor meeting; must have a chance.

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No / Draw
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9th

2

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

17:00 Lingfield (AW)

Balon DOr

9st 8lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

0-12 since winning Musselburgh debut last April and he beat only one rival in C&D handicap latest; takes a big drop back in grade but he's hard to predict and others are more convincing; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

16/1

11th

12

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:37 Lingfield (AW)

Balon DOr

8st 3lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Hugo Palmer

Beaten 11 times since his winning debut at Musselburgh last April; he's run to a fair level in all three AW runs this winter but more will be needed to take this; tongue-tie now joins the cheekpieces.

20/1

3rd

3

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:05 Newcastle (AW)

Balon DOr

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

0-10 since his successful debut last April, though he has run creditably in defeat lately as when fourth of seven at Lingfield (6f, Polytrack; first start since being gelded) last month (third has won since); cheekpieces given a go and return to 5f shouldn't be an issue, but others are more persuasive.

15/2

Form: 737173 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over 6f at Newcastle; got going a bit too late from midfield when a closing third at Wolverhampton 18 days ago; thereabouts.

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7th

10

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Im Spartacus

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Richard Fahey

Stayed on well to win a C&D nursery in October (windy night and he was advantaged by being held up); mixed bag since then and he'll need a clear personal best to take this from out of the weights.

33/1

4th

6

(6)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Im Spartacus

8st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

slowly away, raced in last, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

10/1

3rd

1

(6)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Im Spartacus

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Richard Fahey

Dual winner over 6f at Newcastle, coming from the rear under Ryan Sexton when scoring off 5lb lower in October; bumped at the start when only seventh of eight there next time; needs to bounce back but it's possible and he's more persuasive than many.

8/1

Form: 743

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 4lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Respectable runs the last twice over 6f and this mark gives her a fighting chance on nursery debut.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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1st

8

(7)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Free As A Bird

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

Has not made a serious impact in her five runs including two AW handicaps (6f/5f) in December; mark is sliding but she needs improvement on this step back up in trip.

12/1

6th

9

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Free As A Bird

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Ed Walker

The drop from 6f may help but she'll need a good bit of improvement from a wide stall having finished well held on her nursery debut three weeks ago.

25/1

5th

7

(4)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Free As A Bird

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Ed Walker

raced in second, ridden and lost second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

100/30

Form: 53032

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Comfortably his best RPR yet when going close on his nursery debut over C&D four weeks ago when two of these were behind; always in a good position that day so had no excuses, but he's only 2lb higher here.

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3rd

1

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 4

15:30 Lingfield (AW)

Western

9st 10lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

0-6 as a 2yo, running his best race when second of 12 at Kempton in November (6f); less good on his final 2yo start, after which he was gelded; should have a big run in him.

9/4

6th

2

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Western

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Richard Hannon

held up in rear, kept on towards finish, never dangerous

100/30

2nd

5

(3)

8th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Western

9st 8lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

3/1

Form: 354

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Didn't quite see out the 7f last time at Lingfield and that was just about his best run yet; headgear added for nursery and he's hard to dismiss.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(1)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Biographer

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Andrew Balding

Raced only on AW; took a step backwards in nursery (with tongue-tie/visor applied) most recently; could well rebound, having shown progressive RPRs at maiden/novice level otherwise; one of the main players.

5/1

7th

5

(3)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Kempton (AW)

Biographer

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, held up in midfield, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung right and weakened final 110yds

13/2

4th

2

(5)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Biographer

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Offered promise when third of 11 on his Kempton debut (7f, Polytrack) in August, but the form was ordinary and he didn't really improve when fifth of 11 at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) the following month; may be one for nurseries after this.

8/1

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Selections

NEWMARKET:

Honest Desire

RP RATINGS:

Western

POSTDATA:

Biographer

SPOTLIGHT:

Kodiac Thriller

TOPSPEED:

Free As A Bird

D Express:

Honest Desire

The Sun:

Honest Desire

The Star:

Honest Desire

Daily Mail:

Biographer

The Times:

Kodiac Thriller

Telegraph:

Western

Daily Mirror:

Western

Daily Record:

Western