Speed Ratings - by Lawrence Taylor

    Speed expert Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive ratings and Speed Six analysis every day for At The Races. His best bets for Wednesday both go on the level at Kempton.

EMENEM SET FOR NUMBER ONE SPOT AT KEMPTON

EMENEM (nap) posted a list-topping speed rating of 77 when just denied by Habbad in a one mile handicap at this venue last week, and showed enough natural speed to suggest that this shorter trip of seven furlongs will be right up his street.

Still a maiden after four career outings on the level, but with a pedigree that shouts improvement with age and race experience, it will come as something of a surprise if the selection fails to hit the number one spot this afternoon.

An 8-1 shot on the early tissue, I'll definitely be a player and not a watcher at those kind of odds.

Kempton 4-15 Handicap (Class 5) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Emenem 77 77 (48) 38 (--) -- --
Sparkle 74 74 (61) (42) (39) -- --
Elegantly Bound 73 72 73 73 59 (26) --
Sixties Habana 71 71 30 (--) (48) (65) --

LTO Speed: Emenem 77 Sparkle 74 Elegantly Bound 72

Rest of the Speed Six...

Dundalk 6-00 Handicap 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Our Manekineko 78 78 41 -- (44) (19) --
Manorov 76 55 76 50 49 58 58
Shoofly 68 41 43 14 (--) 68 (--)
Three Majors 67 34 67 (15) (32) (--) (66)

LTO Speed: Our Manekineko 78 No Way Jack 65 Honor Oak 64

OUR MANEKINEKO hinted at a return to winning ways when finishing a staying on fourth to Against The Breeze over this track and trip in October. Posting a list-topping speed rating of 78 on that occasion, the form of the race is expected to stand up to close inspection, indeed, it has already produced a couple of recent winners. Successful at this venue in March of last year, the selection has too many ticks in the important boxes to be ignored this time around.

Hexham 1-15 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 24f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Landmeafortune 69 69 (50) -- -- -- --
D'nailor 68 68 (41) (30) (49) (--) (--)
Wellforth 62 22 -- 62 -- -- --
Gibbstown 59 -- 56 59 -- -- --

LTO Speed: Landmeafortune 69 D'nailor 68 Wellforth 22

This ten-runner handicap chase is likely to be contested at the business end by LANDMEAFORTUNE and D'nailor, according to my speed ratings at least. Preference is just for the former, who hinted at better times ahead over fences when finishing second to solid yardstick Titian Boy at Ayr last month. Today's step up to three miles is also likely to help the selection's cause. Goes on testing ground too.

Kempton 6-45 Handicap (Class 4) 11f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Daisy Bere 81 81 (68) -- (61) (90) --
Energia Fox 76 48 76 (29) (68) (59) (68)
Dolphin Village 76 (74) 68 (55) (55) (77) 69
Eurystheus 74 74 (78) (74) (87) (47) (81)

LTO Speed: Daisy Bere 81 Alcatraz 77 Dolphin Village 74

DAISY BERE (nb) caught the eye when finishing a staying on fourth to Purple Rock at Newcastle last month, a performance that also saw her generate a list-toping speed rating of 81. A 90 horse on the Flat last season, the filly is clearly capable of going faster still on the all-weather, and I also like the fact that she is a consistent sort when firing on all cylinders. Pencilled in odds of 8-1 must be seen as yet another positive.

Leicester 2-55 Selling Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Destiny's Gold 94 92 38 (43) (71) 79 89
Right Madam 87 52 -- 71 -- 87 50
Berry De Carjac 82 -- (--) (--) (77) -- 82
Trapper Peak 82 52 76 82 24 45 --

LTO Speed: Destiny's Gold 92 Rathealy 71 Bohemian Rhapsody 55

DESTINY'S GOLD rates clear top on the clock for this nine-runner selling hurdle, courtesy of his second to Moulin Rouge at Stratford in October. The third and fifth horses home in that race have won since, which goes a long way to franking the form, especially as the former has also run 12 points faster next time. Very much at home over a galloping two miles on good ground, the selection also has conditions in his favour again today.

Lingfield 3-35 Handicap (Class 6) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Swot 74 74 59 -- -- -- --
For Shia And Lula 72 67 72 53 68 47 30
Showtime Blues 71 61 71 61 -- -- --
Bazzat 71 68 59 66 71 48 (52)

LTO Speed: Swot 74 Bazzat 68 For Shia And Lula 67

I'm going to give an each-way shout to SWOT in this ten-runner apprentice handicap, as he posted a list-topping speed rating of 74 when finishing out of the money at Kempton latest, should come on a fair bit for that first run in three months, and has won at this venue in the past. It will be interesting to see how this 4yo son of Exceed And Excel trades in the live market.

Rest of the racecards...

Dundalk

Dundalk 5-30 Maiden 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pure Action 83 83 -- -- -- -- --
Ellaria 82 59 82 -- -- -- --
Maqueda 77 47 77 -- -- -- --
Landikusic 68 68 60 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Pure Action 83 Landikusic 68 Dandy Dude 65

Dundalk 6-00 Handicap 8f  (See Speed Six)

Dundalk 6-30 Handicap 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Black Agnes 73 38 58 46 73 (44) (35)
Six Silver Lane 72 61 72 50 59 67 (49)
Cosmic Symbol 68 60 46 (25) 52 (56) 68
Super Focus 67 67 60 46 37 (37) (42)

LTO Speed: Super Focus 67 Star Links 61 Cheers Buddy 61

Dundalk 7-00 Maiden 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Thomas O'Malley 65 65 (39) 56 43 41 --
Ely Place 56 56 (41) (62) -- -- --
Mr Shelby 49 49 -- -- -- -- --
Slaney Street 48 48 37 (48) (62) (57) --

LTO Speed: Thomas O'Malley 65 Nam 63 Ely Place 56

Dundalk 7-30 Handicap 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Strategic Force 74 57 70 74 59 59 (--)
D'rock 61 38 37 61 37 (50) (62)
Trenchtown Rock 60 40 60 (32) (21) -- --
Secret Path 56 50 56 (34) (72) (60) (46)

LTO Speed: Oor Jock 62 Strategic Force 57 Centerville 56

Dundalk 8-00 Handicap 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lily's Prince 78 56 78 53 (39) (25) (65)
Rialto Magic 70 62 70 -- -- -- --
Koybig 64 64 (56) (68) -- -- --
Knights Templar 63 -- 63 58 (56) (49) (44)

LTO Speed: Koybig 64 Rialto Magic 62 Emperor Bob 62

Dundalk 8-30 Handicap 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lisadell Abi 56 56 (21) (18) (34) -- --
Buddha Boy 50 50 (24) (21) -- -- --
Magnification 50 -- 50 (42) 45 (28) (62)
Frabrika 42 42 (22) (44) (19) -- --

LTO Speed: Lisadell Abi 56 Buddha Boy 50 Frabrika 42

Dundalk 9-00 Handicap 11f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Sister Slew 81 -- 48 81 -- (52) (80)
King Of Aran 80 53 80 (61) (51) (70) (64)
Alnahar 78 65 78 53 55 (--) (81)
Song Of Love 71 58 71 (41) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Heavy Weight 65 Alnahar 65 Little Stampy 62

Hexham

Hexham 12-15 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: No Qualifiers

Hexham 12-45 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Alizee De Janeiro 92 -- 92 -- -- -- --
My Little Cracker 0 (24) (80) (85) -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: My Little Cracker 24

Hexham 1-15 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 24f  (See Speed Six)

Hexham 1-45 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Champagne To Go 69 69 59 -- (--) -- --
Shy 43 25 -- 43 (--) (--) --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Champagne To Go 69 Shy 25

Hexham 2-15 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 22f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Munsaab 89 57 13 30 89 -- --
Tikkandemickey 88 54 78 88 19 -- --
Dursey Sound 73 32 -- 73 40 (--) --
Whiskey Chaser 70 70 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Whiskey Chaser 70 Munsaab 57 Tikkandemickey 54

Hexham 2-45 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 23f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Innis Shannon 79 (--) (--) (--) 79 -- --
Turtle Cask 69 64 -- 69 -- -- --
Bescot Springs 67 -- 67 44 (41) 45 --
Landmarque 66 (56) 66 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Turtle Cask 64 Landmarque 56 Master Rajeem 43

Hexham 3-15 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Miss Conway 75 -- 75 73 -- 35 --
Halcyon Days 72 68 72 70 72 53 --
Clan Chief 70 70 41 -- -- -- --
Gin Cobbler 66 56 -- -- 56 36 66

LTO Speed: Clan Chief 70 Halcyon Days 68 Gin Cobbler 56

Kempton

Kempton 3-45 Maiden (Class 5) 6f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Saluti 70 66 70 -- -- -- --
Kingofmerrows 67 -- 67 (82) 39 -- --
Juan Horsepower 51 (73) (39) (43) 51 -- --
Captain Pugwash 44 44 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Juan Horsepower 73 Saluti 66 Bay Watch 56

Kempton 4-15 Handicap (Class 5) 7f  (See Speed Six)

Kempton 4-45 Maiden (Class 5) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lorikeet 65 65 60 (36) -- -- --
Outcrop 59 59 (--) -- -- -- --
Look My Way 57 57 -- -- -- -- --
Secret Poet 36 36 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Lorikeet 65 Outcrop 59 Look My Way 57

Kempton 5-15 Maiden (Class 5) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Intermodal 63 63 -- -- -- -- --
Pete So High 61 61 (31) -- -- -- --
Noble Behest 37 37 -- -- -- -- --
Prosecution 36 36 19 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Intermodal 63 Pete So High 61 Noble Behest 37

Kempton 5-45 Maiden (Class 5) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Senses Of Dubai 68 66 68 -- -- -- --
Samphire Coast 52 52 (32) -- -- -- --
Gamrah 48 48 -- -- -- -- --
Shakshuka 41 41 (21) -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Senses Of Dubai 66 Samphire Coast 52 Gamrah 48

Kempton 6-15 Handicap (Class 6) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Fire Diamond 73 73 63 (--) (57) (--) (65)
Rebel State 72 55 45 62 63 72 (32)
Music Major 70 70 45 (54) 63 62 --
Tahiti One 69 67 (62) 58 (63) 69 (--)

LTO Speed: Fire Diamond 73 Music Major 70 Sexton Blake 69

Kempton 6-45 Handicap (Class 4) 11f  (See Speed Six)

Kempton 7-15 Handicap (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Wordiness 91 -- (34) (67) (39) 64 (79)
Timekeeping 87 87 (87) -- -- -- --
Fern Owl 63 63 (--) 60 -- -- --
Knight's Parade 57 (48) (52) (19) (35) 57 --

LTO Speed: Timekeeping 87 Fern Owl 63 Harry Hunt 62

Leicester

Leicester 12-55 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Foundation Man 77 28 77 61 63 59 74
Violets Boy 59 12 -- 59 -- -- --
Phangio 53 -- 53 34 27 -- 51
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Foundation Man 28 Violets Boy 12

Leicester 1-25 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Abricot De L'Oasis 82 (34) 82 -- -- -- --
Muhtaris 81 81 -- -- -- -- --
Towering 80 57 80 -- -- -- --
Pillard 75 75 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Muhtaris 81 Pillard 75 Towering 57

Leicester 1-55 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 16f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Unify 83 78 50 83 30 57 79
The Society Man 79 -- 79 29 50 52 --
Next Exit 77 77 75 -- -- (--) --
Caprice D'Anglais 0 (87) (--) (41) -- -- --

LTO Speed: Caprice D'Anglais 87 Unify 78 Next Exit 77

Leicester 2-25 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Generous Helpings 84 84 66 52 57 49 71
Desert Retreat 50 -- 50 -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --
  0 -- -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Generous Helpings 84

Leicester 2-55 Selling Hurdle (Class 5) 16f  (See Speed Six)

Leicester 3-25 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 20f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Prince Khurram 98 -- 53 98 92 82 79
Oliver's Hill 88 41 88 -- 55 48 (29)
No Ceiling 88 80 74 88 (94) (86) (36)

LTO Speed: No Ceiling 80 Oliver's Hill 41

Lingfield

Lingfield 12-05 Handicap (Class 4) 8f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Mr Christopher 88 88 28 81 (34) -- --
Zaeem 86 71 86 (68) (79) (58) (82)
Red Trooper 79 79 -- -- -- -- --
Carolinae 79 79 (69) (78) 58 (63) 71

LTO Speed: Mr Christopher 88 Constantino 86 Red Trooper 79

Lingfield 12-35 Seller (Class 6) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Brasted 84 60 74 84 71 (51) --
Dana's Present 79 68 78 79 64 (68) --
Lucky Di 72 37 59 72 (78) (63) (73)
Chelwood Gate 71 71 -- -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Chelwood Gate 71 Shahaama 68 Dana's Present 68

Lingfield 1-05 Handicap (Class 5) 12f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kirtling 79 54 79 69 (52) (14) (--)
Santiburi Spring 78 78 72 58 71 65 --
Cornelious 78 48 48 (78) 61 63 (67)
Ride The Lightning 78 64 49 76 (63) (72) 78

LTO Speed: Santiburi Spring 78 Ride The Lightning 64 Mercy Me 55

Lingfield 1-35 Handicap (Class 5) 12f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Take Two 72 41 72 (--) -- -- --
Hungerford 69 33 69 (72) (71) -- --
Artful Rogue 60 42 (21) -- 60 (44) (48)
Topaling 58 58 49 (--) (--) -- --

LTO Speed: Topaling 58 Officer Drivel 45 Artful Rogue 42

Lingfield 2-05 Maiden (Class 6) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
The Salmon Man 80 80 63 (60) (82) (60) (79)
Condamine 72 -- 72 -- -- -- --
Sunshineandbubbles 69 50 -- 55 52 60 59
Einstein 64 (37) 64 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: The Salmon Man 80 Mornington 54 Sunshineandbubbles 50

Lingfield 2-35 Handicap (Class 3) 7f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pearl Spectre 103 89 103 97 78 58 --
Grey Mirage 95 95 -- -- -- -- --
Mr Bossy Boots 94 (82) 94 (75) -- -- --
Presumido 90 87 90 -- -- -- --

LTO Speed: Grey Mirage 95 Joey's Destiny 90 Pearl Spectre 89

Lingfield 3-05 Handicap (Class 6) 10f

Horse Best Lto 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Diletta Tommasa 79 -- 61 79 (65) (70) --
Estibdaad 75 44 38 61 75 -- 54
Tyrsal 75 75 45 40 (55) (73) (42)
Shining Romeo 74 60 -- (--) 52 52 (29)

LTO Speed: Tyrsal 75 Combe Hay 68 General Hazard 67

Lingfield 3-35 Handicap (Class 6) 8f  (See Speed Six)

 

 

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