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13:15 Kempton

Soft

Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 17-54F CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

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19th

9

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Mark Of Gold

11st 8lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

Creditable seventh in 2023 Martin Pipe here; won the same 2m5f race at Kempton in February for the last two seasons and in good style, on soft ground latest; revised mark is a career high, though, and he needs to find extra.

33/1

1st

5

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Fell four out in the Lanzarote over C&D six weeks ago; comfortably held in his completed starts this term; won this race in emphatic style last year (off 7lb lower) and has a good chance if back in similar form.

9/2

0

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mark Of Gold

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

on well over C&D (good) last February but needs to prove he can cope with this higher mark and better grade; only a modest fourth here on Boxing Day; early faller in this race last year.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 11-412 BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Ex-French youngster who scored easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second British start; beaten favourite later in December but should still have more to offer; bred to stay this new trip; shortlisted.

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2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

prominent, went clear with winner after 3rd, led 2 out

4/6

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

Ex-French; won easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second stable start and at least as good when runner-up to a well-handicapped horse at Kempton (2m5f, soft); strong form claims and he's Harry Derham's only runner on the card.

5/2

2nd

8

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Joker De Mai

11st 2lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

Ex-French youngster who scored easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second British start; beaten favourite later in December but should still have more to offer; bred to stay this new trip; shortlisted.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 927-P8 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Two efforts this term (chase/hurdle) leave something to be desired; however, ran well in the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) and has possibilities if back to that form.

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7th

4

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

No Ordinary Joe

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Nicky Henderson

Acts on soft ground, unraced on heavy; showed clear signs of a return to form at Kempton (2m5f) last month, setting him up nicely for a return to the Cheltenham Festival; good second off only 1lb lower in this race last year and can't be dismissed, though the current form of his stable is a note of caution.

8/1

3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

No Ordinary Joe

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Nicky Henderson

Two efforts this term (chase/hurdle) leave something to be desired; however, ran well in the Martin Pipe at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft) and has possibilities if back to that form.

11/1

8th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

No Ordinary Joe

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Nicky Henderson

Made very disappointing seasonal/chase debut in December and now quickly switches back to hurdling; only 2lb higher than for commendable second at last year's Cheltenham Festival (2m4f, soft), and today's faster ground will also suit; contender if back on song.

7/1

Form: 11-273

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Below par on penultimate outing but otherwise has a consistent record; respectable third in Aintree handicap (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day when last seen; frame possibilities, given his overall profile.

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2nd

8

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

16:08 Wincanton

Resplendent Grey

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Consistent 6yo who has won three times but he's 0-3 in handicaps and been no closer than about 8l behind the winner; dropped just 4lb for his troubles and others make greater appeal.

10/1

4th

10

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Resplendent Grey

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Below par on penultimate outing but otherwise has a consistent record; respectable third in Aintree handicap (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day when last seen; frame possibilities, given his overall profile.

13/2

Form: 196-2F D BF

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on his day but this veteran was beaten when falling at Newton Abbot (3m2f) on last appearance four months ago; vulnerable against some unexposed types in this deeper contest.

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4th

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

West To The Bridge

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Yet to win this season and not getting any younger but retains most of his ability, and this month's fourth at Newbury (2m, heavy) was perfectly respectable; 2lb lower here and the move back up in trip will suit; no surprise if he features.

7/2

4th

3

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

West To The Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went third run-in, no extra when lost third towards finish

33/1

Form: 4-P410 C

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Proved suited by the step up to 2m3f at Taunton (good to soft) in December, running on well; rather disappointing in the Lanzarote over C&D since but still isn't fully exposed beyond 2m; not written off.

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11th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:05 Cheltenham

Samuel Spade

11st 1lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

towards rear

14/1

1st

1

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Huntingdon

Samuel Spade

12st 2lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Triple hurdle winner at up to 2m3f, including on soft, the latest at Taunton in December; the handicapper has had his measure in two more competitive races since but drops in grade and that could be the key to a revival.

11/4

6th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Samuel Spade

10st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Proved suited by the step up to 2m3f at Taunton (good to soft) in December, running on well; rather disappointing in the Lanzarote over C&D since but still isn't fully exposed beyond 2m; not written off.

9/2

Form: 16/12F

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Scored at Warwick (2m3f, soft) on return from lengthy absence; has remained in form since, only 2l down in second place when final-flight faller at Sandown (2m4f, soft) most recently; in the mix.

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7th

11

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Kempton

Lord Of Cheshire

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Scored at Warwick (2m3f, soft) on return from lengthy absence; has remained in form since, only 2l down in second place when final-flight faller at Sandown (2m4f, soft) most recently; in the mix.

10/1

0

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Lord Of Cheshire

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hooded until this season; it was never in much doubt when defying a long absence with ease at Warwick (2m3f, soft) and he overraced a little when vulnerable in the finish at Haydock (heavy); raised another 3lb and goes without James Turner's 8lb claim, so looks to have more on his plate; races prominently.

8/1

Form: 421 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

One of the least exposed contenders, having raced only four times; made all for 12l success in Exeter maiden (2m5f, good to soft; second hurdles attempt) most recently and should progress further; respected.

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2nd

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 3

15:20 Huntingdon

Largy Poet

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Paul Nicholls

led

7/4

1st

1

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:50 Wincanton

Largy Poet

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Built upon promising hurdling debut when making all to win by 12l at Exeter (2m5f, good to soft) five weeks ago; seems fine on soft ground (unraced on heavy) and appears to have been found an excellent opportunity here.

1/8

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Non-runners

Pentland Hills, Fantastic Lady, Get A Tonic, Boombawn, Up For Parol, In From The Cold, Sea Invasion

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Payout
Exacta £181.00
Straight Forecast £164.70
Tricast £934.90
Trifecta £898.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Largy Poet

The Times:

Sea Invasion

Telegraph:

Pentland Hills

LAMBOURN:

Joker De Mai

The Star:

Lord Of Cheshire

POSTDATA:

Samuel Spade

TOPSPEED:

Get A Tonic

Daily Mail:

No Ordinary Joe

RP RATINGS:

Mark Of Gold

WEST COUNTRY:

Largy Poet

The Sun:

Largy Poet

Daily Record:

Largy Poet

The Guardian:

Sea Invasion

D Express:

Sea Invasion

Daily Mirror:

Pentland Hills