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15:40 Kempton

Good To Soft

Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11618.2
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 12/11-

Last run: 458 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

6/1

1st

1

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:15 Hereford

Highstakesplayer

12st 1lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 6th, prominent 9th

5/2

1st

3

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

13:35 Hereford

Highstakesplayer

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive form in hurdle handicaps early this year with wins at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) and Taunton (2m3f, soft) in March followed by a second in his hat-trick bid at Doncaster; now makes his chase debut after 227 days off but he needs a close look on this drop back in trip.

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2534-2

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Close second at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) last month on seasonal debut, showing he retains a good chunk of ability aged 11; new trip (belated first crack at 3m) is the question mark.

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2nd

9

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Iconic Muddle

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Close second at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) last month on seasonal debut, showing he retains a good chunk of ability aged 11; new trip (belated first crack at 3m) is the question mark.

9/1

2nd

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Iconic Muddle

11st 4lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Consistent veteran who finished runner-up on last season's reappearance after an even lengthier absence; returns on a good mark and with his yard having a good time of it.

5/1

Form: 153-53 CD

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery since creditable effort at Newbury ten weeks ago; successful in the novice handicap on this card in 2022 and this race last year, both on good ground (acts on soft); respected back here with Freddie Gingell taking off useful 5lb.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

10

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Killer Kane

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had wind surgery prior to creditable third here (soft) two weeks ago, taking his C&D form figures to 1153; however, beaten about 18l when fifth off this mark in this race last year; needs a career best.

12/1

3rd

5

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Killer Kane

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had wind surgery since creditable effort at Newbury ten weeks ago; successful in the novice handicap on this card in 2022 and this race last year, both on good ground (acts on soft); respected back here with Freddie Gingell taking off useful 5lb.

5/2

3rd

6

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 2

12:30 Newbury

Killer Kane

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold, disputed lead, pressed leader 5th, led narrowly 4 out

7/1

Form: 43-UP2

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper/hurdles winner; 0-10 over rules fences but has finished second on six occasions in this sphere, most recently at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft; solid form) last month; due to go up 2lb in future and holds a fighting chance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

First Lord De Cuet

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Point/bumper/hurdles winner; 0-10 over rules fences but has finished second on six occasions in this sphere, most recently at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft; solid form) last month; due to go up 2lb in future and holds a fighting chance.

9/2

2nd

2

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:10 Market Rasen

First Lord De Cuet

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Winning pointer and a dual winner over hurdles (1m7f, 2m5f; soft/heavy); yet to score in nine tries over fences and has failed to finish in two runs this season after having wind surgery (jumped poorly on first occasion, weakened quickly in testing ground last time); bit to prove.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 523842 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in cross-country races at Cheltenham (3m5f) the last twice; not sure to continue in same form back in a conventional event and hasn't won since July 2022.

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5th

3

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Francky Du Berlais

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Made the frame in cross-country races at Cheltenham (3m5f) the last twice; not sure to continue in same form back in a conventional event and hasn't won since July 2022.

10/1

2nd

7

15th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Francky Du Berlais

10st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Hasn't been excelling over regulation fences for a while but this unique test floats his boat and he was only 15l away over C&D last month (good to soft); there are some doubts over him reproducing that effort on this softer ground.

14/1

Form: 3P-P34

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful but has shown inconsistent form since last win and sometimes jumps left, including when modest fourth at Ascot 11 weeks ago; opposed kept to right-handed course.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Fairly useful but has shown inconsistent form since last win and sometimes jumps left, including when modest fourth at Ascot 11 weeks ago; opposed kept to right-handed course.

12/1

4th

5

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:10 Ascot

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Pulled up in three of his last five starts and not one to rely upon heavily, but he was a creditable third at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month when back from a break; capable of having a say if on another going day; cheekpieces go back on (worn once in France in 2018, when well beaten).

8/1

3rd

12

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:30 Chepstow

Emir Sacree

10st 8lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, led, mistake 3 out

12/1

Form: P11-P5

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Has a question mark over current form but now drops back in grade off 2lb below last winning mark; however, has something to prove back up in distance, having never won beyond 2m3f.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Black Gerry

12st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Has a question mark over current form but now drops back in grade off 2lb below last winning mark; however, has something to prove back up in distance, having never won beyond 2m3f.

9/1

5th

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 175y

Class 2

13:50 Ascot

Black Gerry

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Won five out of eight chase completions and was better than ever in the spring when winning here (2m1f, good to soft) and Plumpton (2m3f, soft); highly tried on Cheltenham reappearance where he never made a forward move and called it a day three out but this looks more his level; involved.

5/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £294.00
Straight Forecast £273.30
Tricast £584.10
Trifecta £845.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Killer Kane

RP RATINGS:

First Lord De Cuet

Daily Mirror:

Highstakesplayer

TOPSPEED:

Iconic Muddle

LAMBOURN:

Emir Sacree

The Star:

Highstakesplayer

WEST COUNTRY:

Killer Kane

The Times:

Killer Kane

The Guardian:

Killer Kane

Daily Mail:

Killer Kane

The Sun:

Killer Kane

Telegraph:

Iconic Muddle

POSTDATA:

First Lord De Cuet

D Express:

First Lord De Cuet

Daily Record:

First Lord De Cuet