BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Handicap (London Mile Qualifier) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 38.68s
  • Off time: 20:00:58
Full result
Result 20:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Red Dragon 11/2
2nd 2 Black Dave 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 926-213
Black, white chevron, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star Great Demeanor (USA) 6
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 926-213
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 75 3/1
2 (5) 04-1123
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Black Dave (IRE) 6
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 04-1123
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 P D Evans A Kirby 71 8/1
3 (4) 8-1
Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Al Enbess (IRE) 12
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 8-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 69 4/5f
4 (3) 6561-12
Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Dragon (IRE) 22
  • T:C Hills
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 6561-12
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 C Hills R Winston 68 11/2
5 (1) 354-822
Black and White diamonds Red Gift (IRE) 15
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 354-822
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12b1
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 b1 B Ellison D Swift 66 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 10 Bareback (IRE)
  • T:J R Best
  • J:L Morris
3 9-2 J R Best L Morris 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

Great Demeanor wasn't beaten far on his handicap debut at Lingfield and makes more appeal than Black Dave over today's distance. Red Dragon's winning run came to end off today's mark last time and he's another with something to prove over a mile while Red Gift gets first-time blinkers after finishing runner-up on the Fibresand. AL ENBESS was quietly fancied to make a winning debut on Polytrack and didn't disappoint with a cosy win at Lingfield. David Simcock's colt gets the vote on his handicap bow with further progress expected.

Formwatch

Red Dragon (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 3, 1 3/4l behind Prophets Pride (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

Black Dave (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Took keen hold, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Teophilip (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Great Demeanor (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Led, kept narrow lead when strongly pressed from over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, kept on same pace in closing stages, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind King George River (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Red Gift (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Misleading Promise (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.

Al Enbess (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, pushed out, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Huffoof (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.