17:55 Kempton (A.W.) 11 Jul 2018

Wise Betting At racinguk.com Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Standard (AW - Polytrack)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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Position
1 (6)
785135
iT
Purple, light green striped sleeves (Mr J Butler)

Connemera Queen 12 

ch m Major Cadeaux - Cashleen (Lemon Drop Kid)

5 10-0 p
65
5 10-0 p
65

C&D winner. Latest win here in May. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good to firm, 7/1) 12 days ago. Drops in grade here and one to consider.

C&D winner. Latest win here in May. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good to firm, 7/1) 12 days ago. Drops in grade here and one to consider.

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Connemera Queen Score: 400

4
2 (12)
484-21
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, black sleeves and cap (Miss Emma L Owen)

Divine Messenger 49 

b g Firebreak - Resentful Angel (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-12
63
4 9-12
63

Promising type. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap (7/2) at this C&D 49 days ago, forging clear. Has been punished with a 9 lb rise for that success but still looks the one to beat.

Promising type. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap (7/2) at this C&D 49 days ago, forging clear. Has been punished with a 9 lb rise for that success but still looks the one to beat.

Divine Messenger Score: 483

1
3 (7)
88-8559
iT
Dark green, royal blue diamond (Heart Of The South Racing 101)

Good Luck Charm 15 

b g Doyen - Lucky Dice (Perugino)

9 9-12 b es
63
9 9-12 b es
63

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Newbury (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 15 days ago. Eyeshields back on. Runs off an 8 lb lower mark today back on all-weather and one to consider as a result.

Course winner. Ninth of 11 in handicap at Newbury (7f, good to firm, 25/1) 15 days ago. Eyeshields back on. Runs off an 8 lb lower mark today back on all-weather and one to consider as a result.

Good Luck Charm Score: 367

4 (13)
236778
iT
Black, orange star, orange sleeves, black armlets (Ewell Never Know)

Bridge Of Sighs 33 

ch g Avonbridge - Ashantiana (Ashkalani)

6 9-9
60
6 9-9
60

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 10 in handicap (7/1) at Brighton (9.9f, good to firm) 33 days ago. Struggling for form and draw wide.

Twenty runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 10 in handicap (7/1) at Brighton (9.9f, good to firm) 33 days ago. Struggling for form and draw wide.

Bridge Of Sighs Score: 358

5 (10)
945800
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Athassel 39 

ch g Dalakhani - Hope Island (Titus Livius)

9 9-7
58
9 9-7
58

Course winner. Twenty two runs since last win in 2017. Last of 10 in handicap at Chepstow (6.1f, good to soft, 33/1) 39 days ago. Upped in trip but hard to fancy in current form.

Course winner. Twenty two runs since last win in 2017. Last of 10 in handicap at Chepstow (6.1f, good to soft, 33/1) 39 days ago. Upped in trip but hard to fancy in current form.

Athassel Score: 318

6 (14)
2330-88
iT
Maroon, white seams, maroon sleeves, white spots and cap (Mrs S Frost, Mrs A Hollis & Mr W Kenny)

The Bear Can Fly 29 

b f Pastoral Pursuits - Torrecilla (General Monash)

4 9-6 p
57
4 9-6 p
57

Last of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, good to firm, 33/1) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Has to improve significantly on two efforts this season.

Last of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, good to firm, 33/1) 29 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Has to improve significantly on two efforts this season.

The Bear Can Fly Score: 326

7 (4)
2900-05
iT
White, black hoop, red sleeves and cap (Roemex Ltd)

Makhfar (IRE)  133 

b g Bushranger - Let Me Shine (Dixie Union)

7 9-5 p
56
7 9-5 p
56

25/1, fifth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f). Had very little racing in the past twelve months and another 133 day absence to overcome here.

25/1, fifth of 10 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f). Had very little racing in the past twelve months and another 133 day absence to overcome here.

Makhfar Score: 362

8 (9)
073
iT
Red, light blue star, armlets and star on cap (Trenchard, Morrison & Margadale)

Geranium 13 

ch f Sakhee's Secret - Kasumi (Inchinor)

3 9-5
65
3 9-5
65

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good, 25/1) 13 days ago, nearest finish. One to watch in the market on handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 9 in maiden at Newmarket (7f, good, 25/1) 13 days ago, nearest finish. One to watch in the market on handicap debut.

Geranium Score: 400

4
9 (5)
0452-48
iT
Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, red cap (The Dirham Partnership)

Crystal Casque 58 

ch f Helmet - Crystal Moments (Haafhd)

3 9-4
64
3 9-4
64

Respectable eighth of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) 58 days ago. Has more scope to improve compared to some but doesn't look obviously well handicapped.

Respectable eighth of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) 58 days ago. Has more scope to improve compared to some but doesn't look obviously well handicapped.

Crystal Casque Score: 428

2
10 (11)
727530
iT
Old gold, green hoop, collar and cuffs, green cap, gold  spots (Duffy And The Ten Green Bottles)

Polar Light 28 

b f Norse Dancer - Dimelight (Fantastic Light)

3 9-3 p
63
3 9-3 p
63

Tenth of 12 in handicap (5/1) at Yarmouth (10.1f, good) 28 days ago. Back down in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Tenth of 12 in handicap (5/1) at Yarmouth (10.1f, good) 28 days ago. Back down in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Polar Light Score: 375

11 (3)
5662
iT
Red, yellow seams, armlets and cap (Mr M J Watson & Deborah Collett)

Hilight 11 

b f Archipenko - Relkida (Bertolini)

3 9-2
62
3 9-2
62

Lightly-raced maiden. Very good second of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) 11 days ago. A repeat of that effort upped in trip could see her involved.

Lightly-raced maiden. Very good second of 13 in handicap (6/1) at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) 11 days ago. A repeat of that effort upped in trip could see her involved.

Hilight Score: 384

12 (2)
114353
iT
White, black seams, black and royal blue striped sleeves, black cap (Miss Sarah Hoyland)

Stringybark Creek 9 

b g Bushranger - Money Note (Librettist)

4 9-1
52 1
4 9-1
52 1

9/2, first run since leaving Johnny Farrelly when creditable third of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 9 days ago. One to consider.

9/2, first run since leaving Johnny Farrelly when creditable third of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 9 days ago. One to consider.

Stringybark Creek Score: 410

3
13 (1)
381204
iT
Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap (T Wallace & J J Bridger)

Bookmaker 29 

b g Byron - Cankara (Daggers Drawn)

8 9-0 p
51
8 9-0 p
51

Course winner. Latest win at Lingfield in April. 12/1, good fourth of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 29 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Course winner. Latest win at Lingfield in April. 12/1, good fourth of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 29 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Bookmaker Score: 361

14 (8)
034
iT
Royal blue, emerald green star, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars (Andrew Brown, Alan McCabe & Russell Re)

Noble Gesture 114 

b g Finjaan - Bexandella (Bahamian Bounty)

3 8-10
56
3 8-10
56

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, fourth of 5 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW). One to watch in the market making handicap debut after 114 days off.

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, fourth of 5 in minor event at Lingfield (10f, AW). One to watch in the market making handicap debut after 114 days off.

Noble Gesture Score: 337

Verdict

DIVINE MESSENGER impressed when scoring by the best part of four lengths over this C&D last time and, despite the 9lb rise, he can follow up with a similar showing. Hilight knocked on the door at Lingfield over 7f latest and has to be considered from the same mark now tackling an extra furlong, while track and trip winner Connemera Queen and the consistent Stringybark Creek are others to consider.

Verdict

DIVINE MESSENGER runs off a 9 lb higher mark than when winning here in May but he looked like a gelding on the up then, and providing his very able jockey can overcome a wide draw, he looks the one to beat once again. Good Luck Charm gets in off a very favourable lower all-weather mark and may be a danger. Hilight is another to consider.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Standard 12 Dangerous Ends 7 3 9 4 63 46-1136 44 days B Johnson (14 miles) J Mitchell 13/8 1:39.94
2016 Standard 13 Reaver 9 3 9 4 65 07-464 15 days Eve J-Houghton (45 miles) C Bishop 8/1 1:39.69
2015 Standard 13 Mr Soprano 14 4 9 2 56 03-2604 50 days S C Williams (85 miles) S Golam 16/1 1:38.81
2014 Standard 14 Aomen Rock 13 4 9 7 65 42-9484 28 days J Fanshawe (85 miles) Dane O'Neill 6/1 1:40.04
2013 Standard 13 Two Minds 4 6 9 6 60 007-1 22 days E Stanford (85 miles) W Carson 3/1 1:40.31
2012 Standard 11 Abriachan 1 5 9 6 57 6-05965 14 days N Quinlan (85 miles) R Hughes 7/2 1:40.70
2011 Standard 12 Focail Eile 13 6 9 2 58 7-98880 19 days J Ryan (85 miles) K Fallon 14/1 1:39.78
2010 Standard 13 Bob Stock 7 4 9 3 56 097474 16 days W Musson (85 miles) Tony Culhane 7/1 1:39.65
2009 Standard 13 Sovereignty 1 7 9 6 57 8-70591 14 days D Ivory (21 miles) S Doyle 10/1 1:39.99
2008 Standard 13 Alucica 10 5 9 2 52 145779 9 days D Shaw (115 miles) J Crowley 20/1 1:40.01