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20:30 Kempton (AW)

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Try Unibet’s Improved Bet Builder Handicap (London Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 7f 218y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Try Unibet’s Improved Bet Builder Handicap (London Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2642-1

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage son of Golden Horn who got off the mark in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago, showing a good attitude to edge out De Vega's Warrior; meets that rival on 1lb worse terms now but this step up in trip will suit; big shout.

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1st

11

(4)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

Low-mileage son of Golden Horn who got off the mark in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago, showing a good attitude to edge out De Vega's Warrior; meets that rival on 1lb worse terms now but this step up in trip will suit; big shout.

11/4

1st

11

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:32 Southwell (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and challenging over 2f out, led and hung right over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, faced challenge towards finish, just held on

7/2

2nd

7

(8)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders

7/2

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 64/6-

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Fair form shown in two runs for Simon and Ed Crisford in 2022; off 12 months (gelded/had wind op) and not discredited for his new yard when sixth of 12 in 1m4f Wolverhampton maiden last month; considered now up in trip for his handicap debut.

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2nd

1

(3)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:27 Lingfield (AW)

The Bunt

9st 10lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

led, headed 1f out, kept on

7/2

2nd

8

(1)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

The Bunt

9st 6lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Fair form shown in two runs for Simon and Ed Crisford in 2022; off 12 months (gelded/had wind op) and not discredited for his new yard when sixth of 12 in 1m4f Wolverhampton maiden last month; considered now up in trip for his handicap debut.

20/1

6th

8

(2)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

The Bunt

9st 7lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Showed some ability in novice events at this course (9.5f) and Lingfield (1m2f) last December for the Crisfords; had gelding/wind operations and sold for 11,000gns since; now goes in tongue-tie; check the betting.

9/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3326-2

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Yet to register a victory but he benefited from a change of headgear (blinkers replaced cheekpieces) when edged out by Barrel Aged in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago; bold showing is on the cards on 1lb better terms.

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2nd

1

(3)

21st Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Still seeking his first win after 21 starts but he has finished second twice this winter, missing out by just a short head at Southwell last month (1m6f; blinkered for the first time); creditable third over C&D four weeks ago; each-way shout.

5/1

3rd

7

(6)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to register a victory but he benefited from a change of headgear (blinkers replaced cheekpieces) when edged out by Barrel Aged in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago; bold showing is on the cards on 1lb better terms.

4/1

2nd

4

(9)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:32 Southwell (AW)

De Vegas Warrior

9st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Michael Appleby

Longstanding maiden but there have been five seconds and blinkers could give him a lift (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

Form: 26679-

Last run: 111 days

W: 9st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

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4th

4

(7)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Wilderness

9st 11lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Arrives on a long losing run and her recent form on the Flat and over hurdles isn't overly encouraging either; it's easy to look elsewhere.

33/1

8th

10

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Taunton

Wilderness

10st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

midfield, lost ground after 6th

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: /662/0 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

A fair 2m winner (including over C&D) but he looked rusty after 18 months off when tenth over C&D 18 days ago; he can take a step forward.

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5th

2

(10)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Indigo Times

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

A fair 2m winner (including over C&D) but he looked rusty after 18 months off when tenth over C&D 18 days ago; he can take a step forward.

33/1

10th

11

(7)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Indigo Times

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Seven wins (six AW, one over C&D) when trained by David Simcock; current mark is 2lb below his last winning one, but he has a 539-day absence to overcome; worth monitoring in the market.

25/1

2nd

4

(1)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:57 Newmarket (July)

Indigo Times

8st 7lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear, dropped to last after 2f, pushed along and headway when switched left over 2f out, ridden when hung left and made sustained challenge from over 1f out, just held

25/1

Form: 365-6

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

A fairly useful 2m4f hurdles winner but he has yet to match that form in four runs on the Flat, coming in a never-dangerous fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (2m) 17 days ago; he may still do better.

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6th

9

(9)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 6lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A fairly useful 2m4f hurdles winner but he has yet to match that form in four runs on the Flat, coming in a never-dangerous fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (2m) 17 days ago; he may still do better.

9/2

0

7

(12)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

dwelt start, towards rear, took keen hold after 4f

7/1

5th

2

(12)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Thirtyfourstitches

9st 11lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Experienced 8yo who is a ten-time hurdles winner; has raced in two C&D events since switched to Flat, finishing third then sixth; the balance of that form gives him something to find.

16/1

Form: 34430-

Last run: 120 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Largely reliable sort but he wasn't seen again in 2023 after coming in last of 14 in 1m6f Nottingham handicap in September; he needs to hit the ground running after a layoff.

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5th

1

(5)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 12lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Camilla Poulton

Well handicapped on his best form last winter but he's been out of sorts at big prices in his last two starts; may have needed the run here on his return last month but last win was at 1m6f and he has something to prove back at this trip.

8/1

7th

5

(8)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Camilla Poulton

Largely reliable sort but he wasn't seen again in 2023 after coming in last of 14 in 1m6f Nottingham handicap in September; he needs to hit the ground running after a layoff.

12/1

14th

7

(13)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Nottingham

Militry Decoration

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Camilla Poulton

midfield

8/1

Form: 8/966- D

Last run: 140 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

All his three Flat wins have come on the AW and he comes here on the back of a good third in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month; considered.

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8th

6

(11)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Aquilus

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Seamus Durack

All his three Flat wins have come on the AW and he comes here on the back of a good third in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month; considered.

12/1

3rd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

11:45 Taunton

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but placed in two chases last month, more recently when close second to revitalised opponent at Hereford (2m, good); ought to handle today's slower ground and switches back to hurdling on a good mark.

6/1

2nd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Phoenix Aquilus

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Seamus Durack

Out of form on the Flat and over hurdles this year but made a fairly good start to chasing career when third at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is another 3lb lower here; one to consider.

11/2

20/1

Form: /90/0/

Last run: 472 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

A fair stayer/dual hurdles winner for Paul Henderson who also posted a solid third for his new yard in 3m1f Plumpton handicap hurdle in November; in the picture back in this sphere.

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4th

2

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield

San Pedro

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Made a low-key start to his time with this yard but surged back to form when 12l winner of a five-runner conditional jockeys' handicap at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) ten days ago; has the same mark today and is due to go up 6lb, so has a big chance.

13/8

1st

4

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

San Pedro

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, headway 8th, pressed leader 3 out, pushed along to lead home turn, soon went clear, eased run-in

4/1

9th

10

(3)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

San Pedro

9st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Chris Gordon

A fair stayer/dual hurdles winner for Paul Henderson who also posted a solid third for his new yard in 3m1f Plumpton handicap hurdle in November; in the picture back in this sphere.

20/1

Form: 3224/9

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

A two-time 2m hurdles winner for his current yard but he was tried in blinkers when a below-par ninth back in this sphere over C&D 18 days ago; he needs to bounce back.

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10th

3

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Planet Legend

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

A two-time 2m hurdles winner for his current yard but he was tried in blinkers when a below-par ninth back in this sphere over C&D 18 days ago; he needs to bounce back.

5/1

9th

12

(8)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Planet Legend

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Trained by James Ferguson when last seen on the Flat in October 2022 (stays 2m; handles Polytrack); has competed eight times over hurdles since, winning twice but below par on two most recent runs in the autumn; blinkers replace usual cheekpieces; hard to pin down but this training operation has done well on the Flat lately and Rossa Ryan is a positive booking.

10/1

7th

5

25th Nov 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:13 Huntingdon

Planet Legend

11st 11lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Won two juvenile hurdles last season (one over C&D) and ran well for a long way when reappearing in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, good) last month; recent 3lb drop helps; each-way claims at least.

14/1

Form: 47467- D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2022 and he came in only seventh of nine in 2m Southwell handicap last month; usual blinkers go back on now with more required.

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1st

6

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Mostly Sunny

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Heather Main

1m4f success early in career; raced mainly at further since and has shown his peak form over 2m but shapes as if this drop back in trip is worth a shot; attractively treated off current mark.

8/1

1

(2)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Mostly Sunny

10st 0lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Heather Main

Winless since 2022 and he came in only seventh of nine in 2m Southwell handicap last month; usual blinkers go back on now with more required.

8/1

7th

8

(8)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Mostly Sunny

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Heather Main

raced lazily at times

11/2

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Exacta £85.00
Straight Forecast £76.20
Tricast £228.10
Trifecta £359.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Barrel Aged

RP RATINGS:

Mostly Sunny

The Guardian:

Thirtyfourstitches

D Express:

Phoenix Aquilus

NEWMARKET:

Barrel Aged

The Times:

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Telegraph:

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Daily Mail:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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