Kempton 17 March 2018

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
Light snow

Forecast: Light snow
Temperature: -0.8° - 3.2°
Rainfall: 1.02cm
Wind: 15.8 mph NE

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1

13:30 Kempton (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices' Hurdle

2m

Winner £4,159 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
32F412
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Distingo (IRE) 30

b g Smart Strike - Distinctive Look (Danehill)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-6 v
129

French recruit who made a winning start in Britain in Plumpton maiden (2m, heavy) in January but beaten at short odds at Fontwell since and may prove vulnerable under penalty again.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Jaisalmer when second of 7 at 4-9fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 2f (heavy) last month.

French recruit who made a winning start in Britain in Plumpton maiden (2m, heavy) in January but beaten at short odds at Fontwell since and may prove vulnerable under penalty again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 2 20%
Hurdle 5 1 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (V only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joshua Moore 2 1 1 50%
T G L Moore 2 1 1 50%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
7751
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The Premier Celtic 19

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Maria Antonia (King's Best)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 11-6
117

Improved a chunk with each start over hurdles, seeing off 9 rivals in Plumpton maiden (good to soft) 19 days ago. Penalty demands more but he's likely capable of better.

A winner at 5-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Plumpton over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Royal Ruby by 3/4l.

Improved a chunk with each start over hurdles, seeing off 9 rivals in Plumpton maiden (good to soft) 19 days ago. Penalty demands more but he's likely capable of better.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 0 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Best 0 0 0 -
T P Phelan 4 1 0 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
2-P
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George Gently (FR) 20

b g Gentlewave - Sindibad (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful form when second of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Enghien in autumn 2016 but off 17 months prior to weakening quickly on stable debut 3 weeks ago. Can only watch after that.

Placed in a hurdle race from two starts. Pulled up 2 out when 6-4fav at Southwell over 2m (soft) in a hurdle race won by Contre Tous last month on his latest outing.

Fairly useful form when second of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Enghien in autumn 2016 but off 17 months prior to weakening quickly on stable debut 3 weeks ago. Can only watch after that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 0 1 0%
Hurdle 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T D Skelton 2 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
138-244
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Going Gold (IRE) 50

b g Gold Well - Wednesday Girl (Rudimentary)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-0
 - 

Placed twice in bumpers but failed to build on hurdle debut fourth when beaten 34 lengths into the same position at Doncaster in January. Others preferred.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m. Well beaten at 6-1 behind King Of Realms when fourth of 11 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Doncaster over 2m 3f (soft) in January.

Placed twice in bumpers but failed to build on hurdle debut fourth when beaten 34 lengths into the same position at Doncaster in January. Others preferred.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 0 33.3%
Hurdle 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 5 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 0 0 0 -
T Richard Hobson 3 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
541
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Grapevine (IRE) 12

b g Lilbourne Lad - High Vintage (High Chaparral)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
5 11-0
 - 

Useful at best on Flat for Charlie Hills. No better than fair form in a couple of runs over hurdles but that Flat ability provides hope for better and he won a jumpers' bumper here 12 days ago.

A winner at 4-1 in a NH flat race here over 2m on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Diablo De Rouhet by 1/2l.

Useful at best on Flat for Charlie Hills. No better than fair form in a couple of runs over hurdles but that Flat ability provides hope for better and he won a jumpers' bumper here 12 days ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 0 0 0%
Hurdle 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 17 2 3 11.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 3 4 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 12 2 3 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 2 1 0 50%
T N J Henderson 3 1 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
5
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Lord Duveen (IRE) 144

br g Doyen - Afdala (Hernando)

5 11-0
 - 

Closely related to connections' useful hurdler/smart chaser Balthazar King. Encouraging start when fifth in a warm race at Exeter in the autumn and has the potential to leave that form well behind.

Half-brother to Balthazar King, won 13 times in chases between 2m 7f and 3m 7f, twice over hurdles at 2m 4f and 2m 5f and in NH flat race at 2m 2f. Finished 8l behind Onefortheroadtom when fifth of 17 at 14-1 on his racecourse debut at Exeter over 2m 1f (good to soft) in October last year.

Closely related to connections' useful hurdler/smart chaser Balthazar King. Encouraging start when fifth in a warm race at Exeter in the autumn and has the potential to leave that form well behind.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 1 0 0 0%
T P J Hobbs 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
16/
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Mere Ironmonger 700

ch g Galileo - Kindling (Dr Fong)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-0
 - 

Ran to a high figure when off the mark in a big-field Kempton bumper in March 2016. Not seen since a lesser run the following month, but bred to do well over jumps as a half-brother to smart Bayan.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 7l behind Gibbes Bay when sixth of 10 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Ayr over 2m (good to soft) in April '16.

Ran to a high figure when off the mark in a big-field Kempton bumper in March 2016. Not seen since a lesser run the following month, but bred to do well over jumps as a half-brother to smart Bayan.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R P McLernon 0 0 0 -
T B G Powell 2 1 0 50%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
F-12
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Sao (FR) 28

b g Great Pretender - Miss Country (Country Reel)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Hood: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a hood
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 10-13 h
 -  WS2

Half-brother to yard's very smart chaser Frodon. Winner over hurdles in France in May. Pulled too hard when beaten at short odds on British debut and capable of better if settling down.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m. Beaten 7l by Embole when second of 9 at 8-11fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 1m 7f (soft) last month.

Half-brother to yard's very smart chaser Frodon. Winner over hurdles in France in May. Pulled too hard when beaten at short odds on British debut and capable of better if settling down.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 1 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
7
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Stylish Dancer 10

b f Nathaniel - Hazy Dancer (Oasis Dream)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 9-11
 - 

Fair maiden on Flat at up to 2m for Luca Cumani. 9/1, never on terms on recent Catterick hurdle bow and looks more one for the longer term.

Well beaten at 9-1 behind Shine Baby Shine when seventh of 10 on her NH debut in a hurdle race at Catterick over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

Fair maiden on Flat at up to 2m for Luca Cumani. 9/1, never on terms on recent Catterick hurdle bow and looks more one for the longer term.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

SAO won over hurdles in his native France and he is fully entitled to improve for his recent debut for these connections at Wincanton last month. Distingo is a proven winner and has an official rating of 129 but he was beaten under a penalty last time out. Going Gold, Lord Duveen and Grapevine are others to consider in a wide-open event to open the card.

2

14:05 Kempton (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Matchbook VIP Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

2m

Winner £8,447 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
241119
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Deauville Dancer (IRE) 91

b g Tamayuz - Mathool (Alhaarth)

Distance: 16 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 11 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 45.45%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 41.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-13 t
137

Three wins in a row in October to November saw a total rise of 15lb before a 43l 9th of 10 at Cheltenham in December. Drops back to two miles again here but may be in the grip of the handicapper.

Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Guitar Pete when 9th of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) in December last year. Has won 3 times this season.

Three wins in a row in October to November saw a total rise of 15lb before a 43l 9th of 10 at Cheltenham in December. Drops back to two miles again here but may be in the grip of the handicapper.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 6 4 26.1%
Chase 10 5 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 16 6 2 37.5%
G Similar Going 10 4 2 40%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 11 5 1 45.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 2 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J N D Fehily 2 1 0 50%
T David Dennis 24 6 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
31P1-31
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Copain De Classe (FR) 20

b g Enrique - Toque Rouge (Loup Solitaire)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-8
132

Improving sort with one win from two starts over fences here at odds on in a 2 horse contest. Only a six-year-old with room to do better, decent enough over hurdles and looks the one to beat.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 4f to 2m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-6fav at Fontwell over 2m 2f (good to soft) last month, beating UNKNOWN.

Improving sort with one win from two starts over fences here at odds on in a 2 horse contest. Only a six-year-old with room to do better, decent enough over hurdles and looks the one to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 2 42.9%
Chase 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 6 3 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 4 2 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 5 2 1 40%
T P F Nicholls 7 3 2 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F23232
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Kayf Blanco 21

b g Kayf Tara - Land Of Glory (Supreme Leader)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 19 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 10.53%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 2 wins, 8 places, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-6
130

Yet to win over fences after 7 starts but 2 wins over hurdles suggest some ability. Beaten a neck in his last 2 starts over further when running on strongly, not sure to do as well over this trip.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten a neck by Favorito Buck's when second of 8 at 7-2fav on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Yet to win over fences after 7 starts but 2 wins over hurdles suggest some ability. Beaten a neck in his last 2 starts over further when running on strongly, not sure to do as well over this trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 2 12 7.4%
Chase 7 0 3 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 19 2 7 10.5%
G Similar Going 18 2 8 11.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 30 2 14 6.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 9 1 4 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 0 3 0%
Connections
J Kielan Woods 16 1 6 6.3%
T G P Mcpherson 28 2 12 7.1%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
212113
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Vocaliser (IRE) 24

b g Vocalised - Bring Back Matron (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Distance: 15 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 13.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 2 runs wearing only cheek pieces without success

Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 10-6 p
116

In great form this season with 3 wins and a decent 3rd last time out at Ludlow off of this rating. Stays further if needed and looks a major player with Charlie Poste in the saddle once again.

He has won three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on good and soft ground. Third of 9 behind Admiral's Secret beaten 2 3/4l at 10-3 on his latest outing in a chase at Ludlow over 2m (good to soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

In great form this season with 3 wins and a decent 3rd last time out at Ludlow off of this rating. Stays further if needed and looks a major player with Charlie Poste in the saddle once again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 3 6 18.8%
Chase 6 3 3 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 15 2 6 13.3%
G Similar Going 14 3 5 21.4%
Headgear
Today (P only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J C Poste 13 3 5 23.1%
T R Dickin 19 3 6 15.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
352F30
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Free Stone Hill (IRE) 23

b g Beneficial - Claramanda (Mandalus)

Distance: 9 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 11.11%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 13.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-3 t
113

Three unsuccessful starts over fences so far and sent back over hurdles last time when last of 10 at Huntingdon. Ludlow 3rd to Robinshill looks decent enough, place chances on that form.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Shining Romeo when last of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m (soft) last month.

Three unsuccessful starts over fences so far and sent back over hurdles last time when last of 10 at Huntingdon. Ludlow 3rd to Robinshill looks decent enough, place chances on that form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 2 6 13.3%
Chase 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 9 1 2 11.1%
G Similar Going 7 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 15 2 6 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 5 2 1 40%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 0 5 0%
Connections
J David England 0 0 0 -
T D Skelton 16 2 6 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

COPAIN DE CLASSE was left alone when his only rival fell at the second as he won at Fontwell late last month. He is better judged on his third-placed finish to Benatar at Ascot back in November and he can race from the same mark this afternoon. Kayf Blanco has been knocking on the door of late and should give the selection plenty to think about, while Deauville Dancer may be a touch high in the ratings now but the seven-year-old cannot be discounted.

3

14:40 Kempton (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Matchbook Racing Is Commission Free Silver Plate Handicap Hurdle

2m 5f

Winner £21,896 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
62-5602
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Zubayr (IRE) 12

b g Authorized - Zaziyra (Dalakhani)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 10 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-5
135

Useful Flat performer who has reached a useful level over hurdles. Second in a Jumpers Bumper at Kempton (16f) 12 days ago and should go well back over timber.

Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 2l by Chesterfield when second of 7 at 5-6fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race here over 2m earlier this month.

Useful Flat performer who has reached a useful level over hurdles. Second in a Jumpers Bumper at Kempton (16f) 12 days ago and should go well back over timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 1 16.7%
Hurdle 12 2 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 2 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 3 5 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J Mr L Williams 1 0 0 0%
T P F Nicholls 17 3 5 17.7%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
111444
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Arthur's Gift (IRE) 28

b g Presenting - Uncertain Affair (Darshaan)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-5
135

Completed a quick-fire hat-trick at up to 3m at the end of last year. Creditable efforts in defeat since but will need to pull out a bit more to defy this mark.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Tommy Rapper when fourth of 11 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Completed a quick-fire hat-trick at up to 3m at the end of last year. Creditable efforts in defeat since but will need to pull out a bit more to defy this mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 1 30%
Hurdle 10 3 1 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 8 3 0 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 2 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Humphries 6 3 0 50%
T N A Twiston-Davies 12 3 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
2/2-2125
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Kildisart (IRE) 28

br g Dubai Destination - Princess Mairead (Blueprint)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-12
135

Jumped well when making second hurdles start a winning one in Ascot maiden in November. Found only a well-treated rival too good on handicap bow soon after but only fifth of 9 since (mistake 2 out).

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good to soft ground. Finished 14l behind Le Patriote when fifth of 9 at 3-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Jumped well when making second hurdles start a winning one in Ascot maiden in November. Found only a well-treated rival too good on handicap bow soon after but only fifth of 9 since (mistake 2 out).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 3 20%
Hurdle 4 1 2 25%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 3 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 4 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 4 1 2 25%
T Ben Pauling 5 1 3 20%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
13-7431
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Azzerti (FR) 37

b g Voix Du Nord - Zalagarry (Ballingarry)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-12
135 2

Turned in a career-best effort to get off the mark for the season in 7-runner handicap at Huntingdon (19.6f, soft) last month. Second advertised the form since, winning Imperial Cup at Sandown.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 7-2 in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Mr Antolini by 2 1/4l.

Turned in a career-best effort to get off the mark for the season in 7-runner handicap at Huntingdon (19.6f, soft) last month. Second advertised the form since, winning Imperial Cup at Sandown.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 3 30%
Hurdle 10 3 3 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 3 3 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 3 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 2 1 1 50%
T A King 12 3 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
12-126P
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Treackle Tart (IRE) 80

b m Winged Love - Battle Over (Sillery)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-7
135

Pulled out a bit more improvement when second in Cheltenham novice in October, but well beaten both starts since and looks too high in the weights at present.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 16-1 here over 3m 1f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Midnight Tune in December last year on her latest outing.

Pulled out a bit more improvement when second in Cheltenham novice in October, but well beaten both starts since and looks too high in the weights at present.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 3 22.2%
Hurdle 9 2 3 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 2 3 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Paul O'Brien 1 1 0 100%
T C E Longsdon 11 2 3 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
5-P6222
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Solomn Grundy (IRE) 34

b g Westerner - Marika's King (King's Ride)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-9
132 WS

Carried on his good work from chasing when runner-up for the third time in a row back over hurdles at Exeter (23.1f, heavy) last month. Each-way claims again.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 3m on soft ground. Beaten 6l by Lovenormoney when second of 8 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (heavy) last month.

Carried on his good work from chasing when runner-up for the third time in a row back over hurdles at Exeter (23.1f, heavy) last month. Each-way claims again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 2 6 13.3%
Hurdle 10 2 3 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 11 2 5 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 2 6 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J R T Dunne 2 0 2 0%
T N P Mulholland 12 2 5 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
23174-1
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Graasten (GER) 33

ch g Sholokhov - Golden Time (Surumu)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-7
130

Made a winning return to action when readily taking 6-runner handicap at Plumpton (20.5f, heavy) last month, travelling best and asserting between last 2. Should have more to offer.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 4f on good and heavy ground. A winner at 5-1 in a hurdle race at Plumpton over 2m 4f (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Ding Ding by 10l.

Made a winning return to action when readily taking 6-runner handicap at Plumpton (20.5f, heavy) last month, travelling best and asserting between last 2. Should have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Hurdle 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 2 3 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joshua Moore 0 0 0 -
T G L Moore 8 2 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
11-233
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Just A Sting (IRE) 56

b g Scorpion - Shanann Lady (Anshan)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-2
125

Unbeaten in bumpers last season and has made a fairly encouraging start to his hurdle career, making the frame on all 3 starts. Remains with potential heading into handicaps.

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Third of 6 behind Vinndication beaten 13l at 2-1co-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m 6f (soft) in January.

Unbeaten in bumpers last season and has made a fairly encouraging start to his hurdle career, making the frame on all 3 starts. Remains with potential heading into handicaps.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 1 0%
Hurdle 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 1 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 3 0 1 0%
T Harry Fry 5 2 1 40%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
456214
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Django Django (FR) 21

gr g Viox Du Nord - Lady Jannina (Sir Harry Lewis)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
5 10-9
125

Off the mark in good style in 2m Huntingdon novice hurdle in January and ran well making handicap debut when fourth of 14 over C&D last time. Remains unexposed.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Finished 7l behind Kings Walk when fourth of 14 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (good) last month.

Off the mark in good style in 2m Huntingdon novice hurdle in January and ran well making handicap debut when fourth of 14 over C&D last time. Remains unexposed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 1 20%
Hurdle 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 1 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill 2 1 1 50%
T Jonjo O'Neill 6 1 1 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
U3/F2P2
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Monbeg Theatre (IRE) 24

b g King's Theatre - Amberina (Bob Back)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
9 11-2 t p
125 WS2

Had wind operation and soon back to form when second of 9 in handicap at Ludlow (21.2f, soft) last month, faring best of those ridden prominently.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 1f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 1/2l by Galactic Power when second of 9 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Had wind operation and soon back to form when second of 9 in handicap at Ludlow (21.2f, soft) last month, faring best of those ridden prominently.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 5 15.4%
Hurdle 9 2 4 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 14 3 5 21.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 2 0 1 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 3 1 2 33.3%
T Jamie Snowden 15 3 6 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
641-U52
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Stick To The Plan (IRE) 100

b g Gold Well - Chloes Choice (Presenting)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 10-13 t
122

Won Perth novice handicap over this trip in April and continues to shape up well, another creditable effort when runner-up at Market Rasen (20.6f, good to soft) in December. Remains of interest.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good ground. Beaten 15l by Huntsman Son when second of 8 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) in December last year.

Won Perth novice handicap over this trip in April and continues to shape up well, another creditable effort when runner-up at Market Rasen (20.6f, good to soft) in December. Remains of interest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 1 14.3%
Hurdle 7 1 1 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 4 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 5 1 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T D Skelton 7 1 1 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Zubayr has valid form claims but the ground may be against him this afternoon and, with that in mind, the preference is for JUST A STING. The son of Scorpion has been showing some encouraging signs in novice company this season and the switch to handicaps may bring about some improvement. Kildisart was a bit disappointing when last seen but it is too soon to be writing him off, while Graasten and Stick To The Plan are others to note.

4

15:15 Kempton (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Matchbook Silver Bowl Handicap Chase

2m 4f 110y

Winner £25,024 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1P63-23
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Bun Doran (IRE) 63

b g Shantou - Village Queen (King's Theatre)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-12
139

Some strong form to his name as a novice, and shaped well both starts earlier this season, a late error impacting his chance at Wetherby (15f) in January.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Third of 5 behind Positively Dylan beaten 10l at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 1m 7f (soft) in January.

Some strong form to his name as a novice, and shaped well both starts earlier this season, a late error impacting his chance at Wetherby (15f) in January.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 4 25%
Chase 7 1 3 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 2 20%
G Similar Going 11 3 3 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 4 3 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 2 0%
Connections
J P J Brennan 5 2 2 40%
T T R George 12 3 4 25%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
58-2362
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Kilcrea Vale (IRE) 56

b g Beneficial - Inflation (Port Etienne)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-10
137

Dual novice chase winner last term and arrives here on the back of a solid effort in defeat at Ascot (21f, heavy). Live claims off the same mark.

He has won a hurdle race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 1f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Acting Lass when second of 6 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (soft) in January.

Dual novice chase winner last term and arrives here on the back of a solid effort in defeat at Ascot (21f, heavy). Live claims off the same mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 4 28.6%
Chase 9 2 4 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 8 3 3 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 4 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 4 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 3 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 0 0 0 -
T N J Henderson 13 3 4 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
260322
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Bentelimar (IRE) 52

ch g Beneficial - Montel Girl (Montelimar)

Distance: 8 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 28 runs, 5 wins, 10 places, 17.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 14 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-9
136

Useful but didn't win very often in Ireland. Clearly in top form for new yard judged on trio of placed efforts in recent months and has to be respected off the same mark.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding - soft. Beaten 3 1/2l by Somewhere To Be when second of 3 at 4-6fav on his latest outing in a chase at Catterick over 2m 3f (heavy) in January.

Useful but didn't win very often in Ireland. Clearly in top form for new yard judged on trio of placed efforts in recent months and has to be respected off the same mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 34 4 12 11.8%
Chase 13 1 5 7.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 2 4 25%
G Similar Going 28 5 10 17.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 34 5 12 14.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 14 0 4 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 3 0 1 0%
T C E Longsdon 4 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
1P1541
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Cobra De Mai (FR) 22

b g Great Pretender - Miria Galanda (Ut*chef De Clan)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 9 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 55.56%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 55.56%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 9 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 55.56%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-6 t p
136 WS2

Started the season early and has been rewarded with 5 wins in all, resuming progress following a breathing operation for latest of them at Warwick 3 weeks ago. Not one to underestimate.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. A winner at 4-1 in a chase at Warwick over 2m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Drumlee Sunset by 2 1/2l. Has won 3 times this season.

Started the season early and has been rewarded with 5 wins in all, resuming progress following a breathing operation for latest of them at Warwick 3 weeks ago. Not one to underestimate.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 6 3 33.3%
Chase 7 4 0 57.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 7 2 1 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 9 5 1 55.6%
HG Cheek Pieces 9 5 1 55.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 2 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 18 6 3 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
F33-234
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Cepage (FR) 28

b g Saddler Maker - Sience Fiction (Dom Alco)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-9
136

Ex-French who made a winning debut for this yard last season. Good second at Ascot on return but failed to build on that both starts since.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 17l behind Sea Wall when fourth of 5 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Wincanton over 2m (heavy) last month.

Ex-French who made a winning debut for this yard last season. Good second at Ascot on return but failed to build on that both starts since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 1 2 11.1%
Chase 8 1 2 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 1 2 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 1 2 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 1 0 0 0%
T Miss V Williams 7 1 2 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
114-232
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Brandon Hill (IRE) 36

b g Beneficial - Annesbanker (Anshan)

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
10 11-8
135

Progressive when successful twice over fences for Tom Lacey last term and has took it up another notch this season on form, placed all 3 starts. Should go well again back down in trip.

Winner of two hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m on soft ground. Beaten 1l by Bigbadjohn when second of 7 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Progressive when successful twice over fences for Tom Lacey last term and has took it up another notch this season on form, placed all 3 starts. Should go well again back down in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 5 2 35.7%
Chase 7 2 2 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 1 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 14 4 2 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 5 2 27.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 3 0 2 0%
T T R George 3 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
3122P/1-
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Minella Present (IRE) 657

b g Presenting - Dabaya (In The Wings)

Distance: 3 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and a hood without success

This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap without success

Hood: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-7 t h
134

Resumed progress with a comfortable success in handicap at Uttoxeter in May 2016 off this mark, seeming suited by the step up in trip. Not seen since, however, and market should reveal expectations.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 9-1 in a chase at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in May '16, beating Such A Legend by 1l.

Resumed progress with a comfortable success in handicap at Uttoxeter in May 2016 off this mark, seeming suited by the step up in trip. Not seen since, however, and market should reveal expectations.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 1 33.3%
Chase 7 2 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 3 0 100%
G Similar Going 10 3 2 30%
Headgear
Today (T & H) 1 0 0 0%
HG Hood 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 1 0 25%
Connections
J N D Fehily 7 1 1 14.3%
T N P Mulholland 15 5 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
5714U-P
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Thomas Crapper 35

b g Tamure - Mollycarrs Gambul (General Gambul)

Distance: 12 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 24 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 10 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 19 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 5.26%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-5 t p
132

Last 2 wins have come in same handicap at Newbury but also a good fourth of 24 in a Cheltenham Festival handicap last season. Probably needed belated return and better expected now.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 2 out when 10-1 at Warwick over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Casse Tete last month on his latest outing.

Last 2 wins have come in same handicap at Newbury but also a good fourth of 24 in a Cheltenham Festival handicap last season. Probably needed belated return and better expected now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 40 6 9 15%
Chase 23 2 5 8.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 12 2 2 16.7%
G Similar Going 24 3 6 12.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 5 1 1 20%
HG Cheek Pieces 10 2 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 12 1 3 8.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 19 1 3 5.3%
Connections
J C Poste 43 6 10 14%
T R Dickin 44 6 11 13.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
516445
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Orbasa (FR) 29

b g Full Of Gold - Ierbasa de Kerpaul (Cadoubel)

Distance: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing only blinkers

Blinkers: 10 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 13 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-2 b
129

Finally came good when ending losing run at Wincanton in October but has generally been expensive to follow and below par at Sandown latest.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 1f to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Rathlin Rose when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (soft) last month.

Finally came good when ending losing run at Wincanton in October but has generally been expensive to follow and below par at Sandown latest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 4 6 16%
Chase 22 3 5 13.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 8 2 2 25%
G Similar Going 15 3 4 20%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 6 2 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 1 3 14.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 13 0 4 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 9 0 3 0%
T P F Nicholls 19 2 4 10.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
P4-F3P1
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Favorito Buck's (FR) 21

b g Buck's Boum - Sangrilla (Sanglamore)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-0
127

Listed hurdle winner in France but inconsistent since joining this yard. However, showed what he's capable of when beating a good yardstick over this C&D 3 weeks ago.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 2f and 2m 4f on good and soft ground. A winner at 7-1 in a chase over this course and distance (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Kayf Blanco by a neck.

Listed hurdle winner in France but inconsistent since joining this yard. However, showed what he's capable of when beating a good yardstick over this C&D 3 weeks ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 2 20%
Chase 6 1 1 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 6 1 1 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J H Cobden 3 1 1 33.3%
T P F Nicholls 9 1 2 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

BRANDON HILL has been running consistently well all season and his last two runs over 3m here suggest that this shorter trip may bring out the best in him. If that is the case then the son of Beneficial could take plenty of beating for last year's winning connections. His stablemate Bun Doran is the opposite given that he has been a bit one-paced over 2m recently and his last victory came over 2m4f. Those looking for each-way alternatives should consider Bentelimar, Cepage and Orbasa.

5

15:50 Kempton (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Better Odds With Matchbook Insights Novices' Hurdle

2m 5f

Winner £4,159 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
31
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Champagne Champ 21

b g Champs Elysees - Maramba (Rainbow Quest)

Similar Going: 16 runs, 5 wins, 5 places, 31.25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-7
 - 

Useful Flat performer at up to 2¼m who shaped with encouragement on hurdles bow at Wincanton (15.3f) and duly built on that when successful at Chepstow last month. This trip can only help.

A winner at 4-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m 3f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Mount Rushmoore by 3/4l.

Useful Flat performer at up to 2¼m who shaped with encouragement on hurdles bow at Wincanton (15.3f) and duly built on that when successful at Chepstow last month. This trip can only help.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 1 50%
Hurdle 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 16 5 5 31.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 6 8 24%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 3 2 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nick Scholfield 1 1 0 100%
T B R Millman 27 6 8 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
3-1U3
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Chosen Path (IRE) 36

b g Well Chosen - Karsulu (Mukaddamah)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
5 11-7
132

Defied greenness when an impressive winner at Fontwell on hurdles bow in October. Was making headway when hampered and unseated his rider 5 out at Exeter and another promising run when third over C&D.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good ground. Third of 12 behind Ok Corral beaten 8l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (soft) last month.

Defied greenness when an impressive winner at Fontwell on hurdles bow in October. Was making headway when hampered and unseated his rider 5 out at Exeter and another promising run when third over C&D.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 2 1 1 50%
T A King 3 1 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
33-11P
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Equus Amadeus (IRE) 153

b g Beat Hollow - Charade (Danehill)

Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 11-7
 -  WS

Bumper scorer at the third attempt in May and made a winning start over hurdles at Uttoxeter in September. Found out in a Grade 2 the following month and absent since, but he remains with potential.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m 1f and 2m 4f on good ground. Pulled up 4 out when 25-1 in the Group 2 totepool Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good) in a Grade 2 hurdle race won by Poetic Rhythm in October last year on his latest outing. Has won at Uttoxeter and Exeter this season.

Bumper scorer at the third attempt in May and made a winning start over hurdles at Uttoxeter in September. Found out in a Grade 2 the following month and absent since, but he remains with potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 0 50%
Hurdle 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 1 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 0 0 0 -
T Tom Lacey 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
1-176
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Cereal Killer (FR) 24

b g Buck's Boum - Dombrelle (Quart de Vin)

6 11-1
 - 

Won both starts in points in April and sent off short odds for a Fofs Las bumper in October, only to shape as though amiss. Minor promise amidst inexperience on hurdles bow last month.

Successful in two point-to-points at 2m 4f and 3m. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Spider's Bite when sixth of 10 on his hurdling debut at Ludlow over 3m (soft) last month.

Won both starts in points in April and sent off short odds for a Fofs Las bumper in October, only to shape as though amiss. Minor promise amidst inexperience on hurdles bow last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T P F Nicholls 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
3-23123
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De Name Evades Me (IRE) 125

b g Vinnie Roe - Sound of The Crowd (Accordion)

6 11-1
 - 

€27,000 3-y-o, fifth foal, half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Bull And Bush (19f-3m winner, by Presenting). Dam unraced. Irish point winner, third last time (Nov 12).

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m on yielding ground. Third of 12 behind Aztec Chief beaten 18l at 2-1fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Ballinaboola over 3m in November last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

€27,000 3-y-o, fifth foal, half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Bull And Bush (19f-3m winner, by Presenting). Dam unraced. Irish point winner, third last time (Nov 12).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 6 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T F O'Brien 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
5
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Gosheven (IRE) 81

b g Presenting - Fair Choice (Zaffaran)

5 11-1
 - 

Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Vesper Bell and fairly useful chaser Aurora Bell. Dam ran twice in bumpers. Held back by inexperience sole bumper start but his trip will suit now hurdling.

Half-brother to Aurora Bell, won twice in chases at 2m 6f and 3m and in a point to point race at 3m. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Lechlade Magician when fifth of 11 on his racecourse debut at Wincanton over 1m 7f (heavy) in December last year.

Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Vesper Bell and fairly useful chaser Aurora Bell. Dam ran twice in bumpers. Held back by inexperience sole bumper start but his trip will suit now hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 0 0 0 -
T P J Hobbs 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
PS51/36
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Mighty Vic (IRE) 20

b g Old Vic - Mighty Marble (Satco)

10 10-12 t
 - 

Took 7 attempts to get off the mark in Irish points way back in 2014 and only modest form in a pair of novice hurdles belatedly returning to action.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m, but that win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Jersey Bean when sixth of 12 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Took 7 attempts to get off the mark in Irish points way back in 2014 and only modest form in a pair of novice hurdles belatedly returning to action.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 0 0 0%
Hurdle 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jack Sherwood 2 0 0 0%
T Miss S Smith 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
5-P
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Quite Right 86

b m Lucarno - Thebelloftheball (Classic Cliche)

7 10-8
 - 

Fifth in mares' maiden point in May 2016 but made an unpromising start to career under Rules when pulled up on hurdling bow at Exeter in December.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Pulled up 3 out when 40-1 at Exeter over 2m 2f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Drops Of Jupitor in December last year on her hurdling debut.

Fifth in mares' maiden point in May 2016 but made an unpromising start to career under Rules when pulled up on hurdling bow at Exeter in December.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Best 0 0 0 -
T Miss Polly Gundry 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record