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17:15 Kempton (AW)

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Virgin Bet Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Virgin Bet Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.50
  • Place: £6.10

Form: 50197-

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Non-stayer over 1m6f when last seen but may now be tapped for toe dropped back markedly in distance and returned to AW; recorded his only success over a stiff 1m2f; not the percentage call.

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1st

10

(10)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Whitcombe Rockstar

9st 4lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Keiran Burke

Non-stayer over 1m6f when last seen but may now be tapped for toe dropped back markedly in distance and returned to AW; recorded his only success over a stiff 1m2f; not the percentage call.

20/1

7th

4

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

17:35 Salisbury

Whitcombe Rockstar

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Keiran Burke

Lightly raced 4yo who stayed on well to win at Sandown (1m2f, good) in July; however, good runs have been scarce this year and he was well beaten back there (1m2f, good) last time; has his first run beyond 1m2f.

20/1

9th

9

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:15 Sandown

Whitcombe Rockstar

8st 9lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Keiran Burke

Lightly raced 4yo who displayed improved form when winning over C&D (good) at 28-1 under Mia Nicholls last month; beat 13 rivals and he can be thereabouts up 4lb if backing up that performance.

10/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 0-8346 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful AW handicapper on his day; on a two-year losing spell but recent races haven't panned out favourably; left Brett Johnson for 16,000gns since last run; possibilities, provided the cards drop right.

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9th

8

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

15:52 Lingfield (AW)

Dembe

9st 4lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Simon Pearce

held up in rear, always behind

4/1

2nd

2

(1)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Dembe

9st 10lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Simon Pearce

Fairly useful AW handicapper on his day; on a two-year losing spell but recent races haven't panned out favourably; left Brett Johnson for 16,000gns since last run; possibilities, provided the cards drop right.

10/1

6th

6

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Dembe

8st 13lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Brett Johnson

Signs of a revival at Wolverhampton the last twice, third to Tribal Wisdom on penultimate occasion; defied a 7lb higher mark over C&D on Good Friday in 2022 (his last success); good chance granted a well-run race.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.00

Form: 7796-5 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Both wins on grass; below par in higher grade over C&D on seasonal debut, taking his AW form figures to 709765; has slipped to an attractive mark but may be more interesting when returned to turf.

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3rd

5

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Both wins on grass; below par in higher grade over C&D on seasonal debut, taking his AW form figures to 709765; has slipped to an attractive mark but may be more interesting when returned to turf.

16/1

5th

9

(6)

13th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Night Arc

8st 11lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

2-14 on turf and back off the same mark as when successful at Sandown (1m, good) last July, but has regressed since and has finished out of the frame in all five starts on the AW; off four months.

12/1

6th

4

(5)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Night Arc

9st 9lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Richard Hannon

Returned to winning form at Sandown (1m, good) in July but has regressed since and finished tailed off at Windsor (1m, good) last month; out of the frame in four starts on the AW and has enough to prove.

16/1

Form: 9316-2 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Former stablemate of Green Power; 0-5 on AW but posted a very solid effort at Lingfield (1m) ten days ago on debut for new connections, beating all bar Cephalus who was on the third leg of a four-timer that culminated in a Good Friday success; interesting off the same mark.

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1st

2

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Intercessor

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders, ridden challenging over 1f out, ran on well towards near side to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

4th

3

(13)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Intercessor

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Former stablemate of Green Power; 0-5 on AW but posted a very solid effort at Lingfield (1m) ten days ago on debut for new connections, beating all bar Cephalus who was on the third leg of a four-timer that culminated in a Good Friday success; interesting off the same mark.

6/1

2nd

4

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Intercessor

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

slowly away, raced wide early, soon in touch with leaders, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

Form: -78126 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

All wins on Polytrack, the most recent over C&D in February (3-8 at Kempton); shaped better than bare result on Newcastle Tapeta (7f) last time; well handicapped on peak form and unexposed at 1m; shortlisted.

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5th

6

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Ivasecret

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

All wins on Polytrack, the most recent over C&D in February (3-8 at Kempton); shaped better than bare result on Newcastle Tapeta (7f) last time; well handicapped on peak form and unexposed at 1m; shortlisted.

13/2

6th

1

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ivasecret

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Won when upped in trip at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) 11 days ago and close second at Chelmsford (1m, Polytrack) on Thursday; a third quick run in a row and a first taste of Tapeta are the question marks today, but he's a key player if his good form continues.

11/4

1

(2)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Ivasecret

10st 0lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Ian Williams

Broke losing run upped to this trip for the first time at Kempton last week; penalty to carry (will be 1lb lower in future) but probably capable of better over this trip.

3/1

8/1

Form: 33321- D

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Absent since opening his turf account at Brighton (1m) six months ago; higher in the weights on AW but has form figures of 5321 in this sphere and may be capable of further progress; one to consider.

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6th

12

(9)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Buy The Dip

9st 1lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Absent since opening his turf account at Brighton (1m) six months ago; higher in the weights on AW but has form figures of 5321 in this sphere and may be capable of further progress; one to consider.

8/1

1st

8

(9)

10th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

Buy The Dip

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Has only won the once but arrives here on the back of some good runs in defeat and his latest conqueror here was well handicapped (won again since); Luke Catton claims his 5lb this time; thereabouts.

10/1

2nd

5

(2)

11th Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

14:20 Brighton

Buy The Dip

9st 4lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jim Boyle

Just one win from 12 starts but that came at Lingfield (1m, AW) in June and he's finished placed in his last three runs, latest when a rallying third over C&D (good) eight days ago; remains feasibly treated on his best form and he should go well again.

9/4

8/1

Form: 41129- D

Last run: 149 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

In great form on soft ground last autumn, then came up well short in higher grade on final outing; bit to prove back on AW but the booking of Oisin Murphy is a positive; could go well, returned to Class 5.

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2nd

11

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Dream Pirate

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: T J Kent

in touch with leaders

5/1

7th

4

(4)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Dream Pirate

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: T J Kent

In great form on soft ground last autumn, then came up well short in higher grade on final outing; bit to prove back on AW but the booking of Oisin Murphy is a positive; could go well, returned to Class 5.

8/1

9th

14

(1)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Newmarket

Dream Pirate

8st 8lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: T J Kent

prominent

11/1

Form: 1618-3 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Campaigned mostly at 7f since rejoining this stable, winning twice; creditable third, minus usual blinkers, at this course on seasonal debut; place possibilities, provided he's as effective returned to 1m.

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8th

8

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Embarked

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Campaigned mostly at 7f since rejoining this stable, winning twice; creditable third, minus usual blinkers, at this course on seasonal debut; place possibilities, provided he's as effective returned to 1m.

7/1

3rd

8

(2)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:15 Kempton (AW)

Embarked

9st 4lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

2-6 since rejoining James Fanshawe after a spell in Hong Kong, the latter win gained in good style over C&D in September; that form worked out well but he managed only a midfield finish off today's 9lb higher mark at Southwell in December and probably needs to kick on again.

13/2

8th

5

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Embarked

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Struggled in Hong Kong but he's returned to his original stable off a lowly mark and was in rude health when last seen in September, scooting clear in a 7f handicap at Kempton that represents strong form; hit with a 9lb rise but it might not be enough to stop him.

11/4

9th
13 (14)
Otago

12/1

Form: 33871-

Last run: 165 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Brighton (7f) on last appearance, recording a sixth turf success; headgear retained; far from certain to follow up in this scenario, being 0-4 on AW and 0-10 at about 1m.

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5th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Otago

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, towards rear

12/1

9th

13

(14)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Otago

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

Took well to first-time cheekpieces at Brighton (7f) on last appearance, recording a sixth turf success; headgear retained; far from certain to follow up in this scenario, being 0-4 on AW and 0-10 at about 1m.

12/1

1st

5

(5)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Otago

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

held up in rear, headway when switched to centre over 2f out, ridden when hung left 1f out, led final 110yds, kept on well

10/1

10/1

Form: 3/44-6

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden who has some encouraging form and is bred to taste success at some stage, being half-brother to a triple AW scorer for his connections; interesting with Chelmsford reappearance under his belt.

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10th

7

(11)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Strategia

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

Six-race maiden who has some encouraging form and is bred to taste success at some stage, being half-brother to a triple AW scorer for his connections; interesting with Chelmsford reappearance under his belt.

10/1

6th

3

(5)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Strategia

9st 9lb

J: Jack Gilligan

T: Marco Botti

Inclined to pull hard to date, which would be a concern as he returns from the best part of a year off; was prominent in the market for two soft-ground handicaps last spring, though, which suggests he's felt capable off this sort of mark.

6/1

4th

3

(5)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Leicester

Strategia

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Marco Botti

Free-going sort who showed ability on AW last term; creditable fourth in 1m handicap at Windsor (soft) on turf/seasonal debut, shaping as if this drop back to 7f will suit; bred to do better still, being half-brother to a triple winner for his connections; interesting off unaltered mark.

4/1

9/2

Form: 33-211 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

3-6 at Kempton; claimed a notable scalp over C&D in January, beating Cephalus who has scored four times since; followed up at Wolverhampton and is still favourably treated on historical data (useful in his younger days); respected in hat-trick attempt.

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11th

1

(12)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Green Power

9st 10lb

J: Neil Callan

T: John Gallagher

3-6 at Kempton; claimed a notable scalp over C&D in January, beating Cephalus who has scored four times since; followed up at Wolverhampton and is still favourably treated on historical data (useful in his younger days); respected in hat-trick attempt.

9/2

1st

6

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Green Power

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John Gallagher

Last three wins have come at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) including when successfully reverting to hold-up tactics there last time, but he had been placed in three consecutive starts over this C&D prior to that; much respected from 2lb higher and there should be enough pace on if again ridden with patience.

3/1

1st

6

(5)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Green Power

9st 6lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John Gallagher

slowly away, raced in last

11/2

12th
11 (8)
Solanna

14/1

Form: 550-58 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Query over current form, judged on two runs this year, and may ideally need a step back up in trip as last four wins over middle distances.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

11

(8)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Solanna

9st 3lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

Query over current form, judged on two runs this year, and may ideally need a step back up in trip as last four wins over middle distances.

14/1

8th

2

(1)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Solanna

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: John Butler

Four-time Polytrack winner whose two victories last spring came over 1m2f; is entitled to have come on for his recent comeback and is on a competitive mark again.

8/1

5th

6

(6)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Solanna

9st 5lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: John Butler

4-14 on AW; returns from a break off a competitive mark and the betting should guide as to expectation levels.

10/1

40/1

Form: 57-988 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner on AW/turf; on a favourable mark but has poor claims on 2024 efforts and last three wins at middle distances.

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6th

7

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Daphne May

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Equally effective on AW/turf and 5lb lower than for the latest of two wins at Epsom last summer, but hard to recommend on her AW efforts since returning last month.

33/1

13th

14

(6)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Kempton (AW)

Daphne May

8st 13lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Gary Moore

Multiple winner on AW/turf; on a favourable mark but has poor claims on 2024 efforts and last three wins at middle distances.

40/1

8th

3

(6)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Daphne May

9st 8lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

in rear, took keen hold after 2f

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £1185.00
Straight Forecast £699.40
Tricast £13065.80
Trifecta £18131.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Dembe

NEWMARKET:

Embarked

SPOTLIGHT:

Intercessor

Telegraph:

Green Power

The Times:

Charencey

Daily Mail:

Dream Pirate

The Star:

Otago

D Express:

Dembe

Daily Mirror:

Dembe

The Sun:

Embarked

Daily Record:

Embarked

POSTDATA:

Intercessor

The Guardian:

Green Power