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14:40 Kempton (AW)

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  • 1m 2f 219y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Rosebery Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Cloudy

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14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.60
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 0130-4 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very classy despite the near impossibility of getting him to settle; better than ever last season, easily making all over 1m4f here before third to Vauban in Copper Horse at Royal Ascot (1m6f); creditable fourth of nine on 1m4f course reappearance in January; no reason he won't give his running but probably vulnerable for win purposes under his big weight.

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1st

1

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Cemhaan

9st 12lb

J: Neil Callan

T: George Baker

Very classy despite the near impossibility of getting him to settle; better than ever last season, easily making all over 1m4f here before third to Vauban in Copper Horse at Royal Ascot (1m6f); creditable fourth of nine on 1m4f course reappearance in January; no reason he won't give his running but probably vulnerable for win purposes under his big weight.

14/1

4th

1

(8)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 2

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Cemhaan

10st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: George Baker

disputing second

9/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 04403-

Last run: 175 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Bit in and out at 3 but very useful on his day, winning over 1m2f at Newmarket off 4lb lower last July; creditable third of 12 at York (1m2f) on final start in October; placed on AW last spring but others make more obvious appeal

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7th

1

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Killybegs Warrior

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Charlie Johnston

Successful in 1m2f handicap at last year's Newmarket July festival; generally consistent since and should give his running; however, again lumbered with top weight and vulnerable to better-treated types.

11/2

6th

1

(14)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:20 Newmarket

Killybegs Warrior

9st 12lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Bit in and out last term but very useful on his day, winning over 1m2f at the Newmarket July course; excellent second at Kempton (3lb higher today) four weeks ago on reappearance, over 1m3f though and there is now something of question over him at a trip this short.

16/1

2nd

2

(14)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Killybegs Warrior

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Bit in and out at 3 but very useful on his day, winning over 1m2f at Newmarket off 4lb lower last July; creditable third of 12 at York (1m2f) on final start in October; placed on AW last spring but others make more obvious appeal

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7336-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who was notably strong in the market on his recent return from a gelding operation at Wolverhampton (1m4f) and he duly won comfortably; can take a keen hold but it didn't hold him back at Dunstall Park and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent him having a big say.

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3rd

4

(1)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Intinso

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, led at steady pace, raced far side after 4f

7/1

3rd

3

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Intinso

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Lightly raced 4yo who was notably strong in the market on his recent return from a gelding operation at Wolverhampton (1m4f) and he duly won comfortably; can take a keen hold but it didn't hold him back at Dunstall Park and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent him having a big say.

4/1

1st

7

(5)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Intinso

8st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Inclined to pull hard last year and there's still potential in him if he learns to settle; perhaps being gelded over the winter will have done the trick and he's interesting against a field of exposed handicappers.

7/4

12/1

Form: 21-112 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Has has improved significantly since blinkers were added, completing a Dundalk hat-trick (1m-1m4f) in December /January and even better form when second of 12 to Penzance over 1m2f at Lingfield five weeks ago; there's nothing wrong with that form so he's yet another who has to enter the reckoning.

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4th

14

(13)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Old Peculier

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Fahey

Has has improved significantly since blinkers were added, completing a Dundalk hat-trick (1m-1m4f) in December /January and even better form when second of 12 to Penzance over 1m2f at Lingfield five weeks ago; there's nothing wrong with that form so he's yet another who has to enter the reckoning.

12/1

2nd

11

(3)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:22 Lingfield (AW)

Old Peculier

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Fahey

Lightly raced on AW in Ireland but he has improved significantly since blinkers were added, most recently running away with a 1m handicap at Dundalk in January (taking him to 3-3 in headgear); no issue with the longer trip (won over 1m4f on penultimate start) but a 13lb rise for last time (raised a total of 28lb for the three wins), allied to significantly stronger opposition, could leave him vulnerable; his tendency to hang sharply right won't be an asset here either.

14/1

1st

1

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

14:50 Dundalk (AW)

Old Peculier

10st 5lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mark Fahey

Has come good at this venue in recent months; second over the extended 1m2f in November; went one better over the same trip last month and backed that up with a 1m4f win here last Friday, asserting well to go away in the closing stages; now bids to complete a hat-trick under a 7lb penalty; possibly vulnerable based on previous 1m form.

15/8

8/1

Form: 56-534 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has often gone from the front but has shaped well ridden with restraint the last twice, making up a lot of the ground in the closing stages when fourth of 14 over 1m2f at Lingfield under Ethan Jones on Good Friday; not discounted from an unchanged mark.

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2

(6)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:30 Ascot

Youthful King

9st 8lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Luke Dace

Respectable form on AW this spring; better than bare result at Newmarket (1m4f) last Saturday returned to turf, having met a spot of trouble; 4lb above last winning mark but drops back in grade; could go well.

10/1

5th

5

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Youthful King

9st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Luke Dace

Has often gone from the front but shaped well making late headway over 1m2f/1m3f on AW on last three outings; usually seen over shorter but last year's two Windsor wins included one at 11.4f; peak turf efforts have been on good or good to firm.

10/1

5th

11

(10)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Youthful King

8st 11lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Luke Dace

Has often gone from the front but has shaped well ridden with restraint the last twice, making up a lot of the ground in the closing stages when fourth of 14 over 1m2f at Lingfield under Ethan Jones on Good Friday; not discounted from an unchanged mark.

8/1

11/1

Form: 61/1

Last run: 32 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Trained by Charlie Appleby when off the mark on his second start at Newmarket (1m2f, good; first-time cheepieces) in October 2022; not seen again until following up in a 1m4f Southwell novice (no cheekpieces) last month for new trainer James Owen; hard to argue an opening mark of 89 on the back of that looks generous but he did it readily and is very much an unknown quantity; the cheekpieces also return now.

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10th

11

(5)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Cannon Rock

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

slowly away, always behind, switched to centre after 4f

12/1

6th

13

(2)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Cannon Rock

8st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Trained by Charlie Appleby when off the mark on his second start at Newmarket (1m2f, good; first-time cheepieces) in October 2022; not seen again until following up in a 1m4f Southwell novice (no cheekpieces) last month for new trainer James Owen; hard to argue an opening mark of 89 on the back of that looks generous but he did it readily and is very much an unknown quantity; the cheekpieces also return now.

11/1

Form: 42492-

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Never-dangerous ninth in the rescheduled November Handicap at Newcastle but wasted no time getting back on the up when chasing home Prydwen at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on final start; that has turned out to be very solid AW form and he's much respected off only 1lb higher on his reappearance (won first time up last year).

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3rd

1

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

18:20 Ripon

Chillingham

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

3/1

7th

5

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Chillingham

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Never-dangerous ninth in the rescheduled November Handicap at Newcastle but wasted no time getting back on the up when chasing home Prydwen at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on final start; that has turned out to be very solid AW form and he's much respected off only 1lb higher on his reappearance (won first time up last year).

15/2

Form: U6/95-

Last run: 337 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

No impact in a 1m1f Newmarket Listed race and 1m Goodwood conditions event last spring but it's of some interest that his powerful yard has persevered and it'll be interesting to see what the betting makes of him of stepping up in trip for this handicap and AW debut after 11 months off (has been gelded).

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8th

3

(3)

4th May 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 197y

Class 2

16:30 Goodwood

Captain Wierzba

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Useful 2yo but well held in his two starts at three; only a midfield finish in the Rosebery at Kempton on his reappearance four weeks ago (40-1); dropped another 5lb but he has enough to prove.

16/1

8th

8

(7)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Captain Wierzba

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

No impact in a 1m1f Newmarket Listed race and 1m Goodwood conditions event last spring but it's of some interest that his powerful yard has persevered and it'll be interesting to see what the betting makes of him of stepping up in trip for this handicap and AW debut after 11 months off (has been gelded).

16/1

5th

2

(2)

5th May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Goodwood

Captain Wierzba

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

7.5f winner at Ffos Las last summer (good); beaten under 10l in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity on final 2yo start (RPR 98; reared in the stalls); again gave trouble in the stalls when tailed off in the Feilden at Newmarket 16 days ago; risky.

25/1

20/1

Form: 60-885

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

French turf/AW winner; largely struggled on turf in Bahrain over the winter but there were better signs when fifth to the reopposing Intinso on AW at Wolverhampton (1m4f) last month, particularly as he met a bit of trouble on the home turn; eased 4lb and William Buick has been booked.

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16th

5

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Duc De Kent

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

French turf/AW winner (7.5f/1m2f) early in 2023; largely struggled on turf in Bahrain over the winter and although there have been better signs on British AW when an outsider in his two runs since, he still needs to build on that; unraced beyond 1m4f.

28/1

9th

10

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Duc De Kent

8st 11lb

J: William Buick

T: Ian Williams

French turf/AW winner; largely struggled on turf in Bahrain over the winter but there were better signs when fifth to the reopposing Intinso on AW at Wolverhampton (1m4f) last month, particularly as he met a bit of trouble on the home turn; eased 4lb and William Buick has been booked.

20/1

10th
6 (4)
Londoner

28/1

Form: 90352-

Last run: 169 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Useful for Aidan O'Brien, finishing second in 1m2f AW handicap at Dundalk handicap on final 3yo start; sold for 35,000gns in October and gelded ahead of this return for new trainer Jim Goldie; the betting should help guide to expectations.

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14th

15

(10)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Londoner

8st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

66/1

15th

7

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

18:45 Musselburgh

Londoner

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Raced only at 1m-1m3f; useful for Aidan O'Brien; down the field at Kempton on stable/seasonal debut; likely to struggle for pace dropped sharply in distance.

25/1

10th

6

(4)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Londoner

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Jim Goldie

Useful for Aidan O'Brien, finishing second in 1m2f AW handicap at Dundalk handicap on final 3yo start; sold for 35,000gns in October and gelded ahead of this return for new trainer Jim Goldie; the betting should help guide to expectations.

28/1

Form: 7/116-

Last run: 322 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Returned from a year off to win easily in 1m4f novice events at Lingfield and Wolverhampton last spring; too free when well-held sixth in 1m4f Newbury Group 3 last May but the fact he went off at only 7-1 in what was a strong race of its type underlines the good impression he made in those AW wins; evidently capable when fresh, so a further 322-day absence isn't that big a concern and his yard is in form; tongue tied first time; no surprise were a mark of 93 to underestimate his ability.

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11th

9

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Old Harrovian

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Returned from a year off to win easily in 1m4f novice events at Lingfield and Wolverhampton last spring; too free when well-held sixth in 1m4f Newbury Group 3 last May but the fact he went off at only 7-1 in what was a strong race of its type underlines the good impression he made in those AW wins; evidently capable when fresh, so a further 322-day absence isn't that big a concern and his yard is in form; tongue tied first time; no surprise were a mark of 93 to underestimate his ability.

11/4

Form: 6143-3 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Four-time Tapeta winner who was a creditable third of nine to Intinso (stablemate Duc De Kent fifth) on Wolverhampton reappearance three weeks ago; also has form on Polytrack.

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4th

7

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:35 Chester

Dream Harder

8st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Ian Williams

Never figured in major AW handicap last month (it didn't suit the hold-up runners); sole turf win came at Chester (11.5f, soft; beat Box To Box) but he failed to land a blow over this trip here yesterday.

12/1

7th

4

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Chester

Dream Harder

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Won over the extended 1m3f here on soft off 3lb lower last summer; creditable third on 1m4f Wolverhampton reappearance in March but never involved in the Rosebery at Kempton since.

10/1

12th

12

(11)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Dream Harder

8st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ian Williams

Four-time Tapeta winner who was a creditable third of nine to Intinso (stablemate Duc De Kent fifth) on Wolverhampton reappearance three weeks ago; also has form on Polytrack.

18/1

16/1

Form: 7-4251

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

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13th

7

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Valsad

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Better than ever when quite a comfortable winner of a 13-runner race at Southwell (1m4f) four weeks ago; raised 5lb to a clear career-high mark so another improved effort will be required to follow up.

16/1

1st

3

(1)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Behind two of tonight's rivals when favourite over C&D two weeks ago; got upset in the stalls and hung left under pressure that day, and will need a career-best effort off this mark.

9/1

5th

1

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Valsad

10st 0lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Dual winner for the Charltons, the latest over C&D last September; beaten a short head on his second start for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) 16 days ago and should go well again from just 1lb higher.

9/2

16/1

Form: 03610-

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Looked suited by the drop back to 1m2f when a comfortable winner from the front in the mud at Newmarket in November; faded to finish well held over an extended 1m4f at Newcastle on his final start so this return to a slightly shorter trip looks the right move on reappearance; still relatively lightly raced for his top stable.

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14th

4

(12)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton (AW)

Laafi

9st 5lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Looked suited by the drop back to 1m2f when a comfortable winner from the front in the mud at Newmarket in November; faded to finish well held over an extended 1m4f at Newcastle on his final start so this return to a slightly shorter trip looks the right move on reappearance; still relatively lightly raced for his top stable.

16/1

12th

7

(10)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Laafi

9st 4lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Won on heavy ground at Newmarket (1m2f) last week on the same card that fellow mudlark Mr Alan finished second; not fully exposed but he's another contender who could have done with this race staying at Doncaster.

15/2

1st

2

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Laafi

9st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

made virtually all, pushed along 2f out, clear when hung left and ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

7/1

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Exacta £4411.00
Straight Forecast £3935.70
Tricast £16473.50
Trifecta £28257.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Old Harrovian

NEWMARKET:

Intinso

The Times:

Youthful King

TOPSPEED:

Londoner

Daily Mirror:

Chillingham

POSTDATA:

Dream Harder

Telegraph:

Intinso

RP RATINGS:

Old Harrovian

The Guardian:

Old Harrovian

Daily Mail:

Old Harrovian

The Sun:

Old Harrovian

The Star:

Old Harrovian

Daily Record:

Old Harrovian

D Express:

Youthful King