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15:55 Kempton

Good To Soft

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  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Watch Unibet Racing ‘Postcast’ Each Thursday Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qual’)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 19P-90 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Has 3m course form over hurdles; lightly raced and has shown little since his most recent win, at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft) in November 2022; has not shifted much in the weights but this is a considerably easier task on his third run back from wind surgery.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Slipway

12st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Has 3m course form over hurdles; lightly raced and has shown little since his most recent win, at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft) in November 2022; has not shifted much in the weights but this is a considerably easier task on his third run back from wind surgery.

16/1

10th

7

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 2

15:15 Doncaster

Slipway

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Well beaten on his three starts this year but he ran well for a fair way on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham (3m3f) when soft ground may not have been ideal; won three times in 2022 (3m-3m6f, good to soft) and, having edged back down the weights, is not written off now back on better ground.

16/1

9th

5

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 71y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Slipway

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

His three wins were all over fences in 2022, including on good to soft at Perth (3m6f) that April and Fontwell (3m3f) in November; given wind surgery soon after pulled up at the Festival here this March (66-1); ran well on soft early in career but not on last two encounters with it; probably needs a career best.

16/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 64-1P1 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Won his only course start, over 2m4f; had good and ordinary days over hurdles and fences since early 2023 but found plenty for a first-time visor when winning at Doncaster (3m, good; has won on soft) in January; career-high mark now but it shouldn't be beyond him; respected in first-time blinkers.

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23

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Egbert

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Won a maiden hurdle on sole start on soft; ran poorly on second outing this term but the other three yielded two wins and a good second; first-time visor for 4l win at Doncaster (good) in January and first-time blinkers when front-running second at Kempton (good to soft) five weeks ago; both were 3m and, although 2lb out of the handicap here, the move up in trip is interesting.

40/1

2nd

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Egbert

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won his only course start, over 2m4f; had good and ordinary days over hurdles and fences since early 2023 but found plenty for a first-time visor when winning at Doncaster (3m, good; has won on soft) in January; career-high mark now but it shouldn't be beyond him; respected in first-time blinkers.

9/4

7/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 125-53

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Finished a creditable third of seven finishers over 2m4f at Doncaster (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); his current mark shouldn't be beyond him but he hasn't looked to relish a stamina test in two runs beyond that trip and there are more certain stayers in the field.

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5th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Hitching Jacking

10st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Below the best of his hurdle form in three runs over fences and failed to quash stamina doubts over this far when a weakening third last time at Kempton (3m, good to soft); Dan Skelton happy to persevere with this trip, however, and he's on a perfectly good mark.

6/1

3rd

4

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Hitching Jacking

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Finished a creditable third of seven finishers over 2m4f at Doncaster (good to soft; first-time cheekpieces, retained); his current mark shouldn't be beyond him but he hasn't looked to relish a stamina test in two runs beyond that trip and there are more certain stayers in the field.

7/1

Form: 36-P41 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

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5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Java Point

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Oliver

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

5/2

Form: 4111-P D

Last run: 144 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Has won on good to soft but three consecutive chase wins last spring, at 2m4f-3m1f, were on good ground; pulled up back from break in October and off again since; would probably prefer ground to dry out.

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5th

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Northern Poet

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Launched chasing career with three consecutive wins towards end of last season (2m4f-3m) but was pulled up on reappearance outing in October and looked rather laboured when never-dangerous fifth at Kempton last month; needs to get back in the groove.

25/1

5th

7

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Northern Poet

11st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Has won on good to soft but three consecutive chase wins last spring, at 2m4f-3m1f, were on good ground; pulled up back from break in October and off again since; would probably prefer ground to dry out.

12/1

Form: PU8609 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

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1st

7

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Cap Du Nord

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Registered valuable 3m wins in February 2022 (Kempton) and 2023 (Ascot) but did not perk up to the same degree this time round as 11yo and has basically not made much impact this term; the other side of the coin is that he's now 10lb below his last winning mark.

14/1

6th

8

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Christian Williams

Winner of the Coral Trophy over C&D in 2022 and although not at the same level now he didn't do badly in the same race in February considering he was out of the weights; runs off his correct mark this time and not dismissed with cheekpieces left off.

9/1

9th

12

24th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:37 Kempton

Cap Du Nord

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Christian Williams

Ran in this race for the last three years, producing form figures of 519 (disappointing favourite in 2023); recent form suggests he's unlikely to repeat the 2022 success; 8lb out of weights.

14/1

Form: /6402P D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Below his most recent winning mark, in late 2021; has shown signs of a revival in recent starts, including over C&D (good to soft) after Christmas, but he was beaten and pulled up a long way out at Doncaster next time; sometimes wears aids but not today; others higher up the list.

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7th

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Strictlyadancer

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Below his most recent winning mark, in late 2021; has shown signs of a revival in recent starts, including over C&D (good to soft) after Christmas, but he was beaten and pulled up a long way out at Doncaster next time; sometimes wears aids but not today; others higher up the list.

8/1

0

14

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Strictlyadancer

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Christian Williams

Missed last season; has dropped to a favourable mark and ran well behind an improving mare last time at Kempton (3m, good to soft); looks to be coming to the boil and could go well at a price.

16/1

2nd

13

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Kempton

Strictlyadancer

10st 11lb

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 10th, good headway before 3 out, went second approaching last, stayed on but no chance with winner run-in

9/1

Form: 22311-

Last run: 541 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Ended latest campaign with two Perth wins (2m4f, good) in August and September of 2022; left on the same mark as when beating one finisher in the latest of them but has never raced beyond 2m5f and lacks recent run.

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5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Statuario

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Ended latest campaign with two Perth wins (2m4f, good) in August and September of 2022; left on the same mark as when beating one finisher in the latest of them but has never raced beyond 2m5f and lacks recent run.

15/2

1st

4

22nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:10 Perth

Statuario

10st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

jumped well, led, shaken up and went clear after 3 out, pushed along approaching last, pushed out run-in, readily

7/2

1st

4

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:35 Perth

Statuario

11st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

prominent, shaken up and pressed leader when not fluent 2 out, pushed along and hung right when led approaching last, not fluent last, ridden when clear run-in, reduced lead towards finish, kept on and just did enough

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £431.00
Straight Forecast £380.70
Tricast £868.20
Trifecta £1662.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Java Point

TOPSPEED:

Hitching Jacking

Telegraph:

Statuario

POSTDATA:

Cap Du Nord

The Star:

Egbert

WEST COUNTRY:

Slipway

RP RATINGS:

Strictlyadancer

The Times:

Hitching Jacking

The Guardian:

Hitching Jacking

D Express:

Java Point

The Sun:

Java Point

Daily Record:

Java Point

Daily Mirror:

Statuario

Daily Mail:

Cap Du Nord