18:15 Kempton

Monday 15 October 2018

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32Red Handicap

Class 3  |   5f  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Polytrack

Weighed In

Off time: 18:15  |   Winning time: 58.92s

1
(6)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: A Kirby |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 90|  D
10/1

Rattled off a hat-trick in mid-season but has shot up the handicap as a result of that and a few other decent efforts in defeat since. Looks to have plenty of weight and may be found wanting.

2
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: R M Beckett|  OR: 89|  D
13/2

Very consistent this term, winning at Bath in June, but looking to have had his measure taken by the handicapper, despite running well on four starts since then.

3
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: William Carson |  T: R Eddery|  OR: 89|  D
25/1

Took full advantage of plumetting handicap mark when bolting up at Salisbury earlier this month. Raised 9lb for that but is clearly in good shape and is still fairly weighted on the pick of last season's form.

4
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 85|  D
12/1

Progressive three-year-old who won two of his last three starts last winter. Not seen for nine months so fitness has to be taken on trust, and betting may best indicate what is expected on this return outing.

5
(8)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: C Wallis|  OR: 85|  D
14/1

Not disgraced in better race here last winter and has run with credit in decent company without success through the summer. Shaped with promise on return form break last time and has been eased 2lb so looks a contender.

6
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: T P Queally |  T: W J Haggas|  OR: 83|  BF|  DWS
11/2

Won at Sandown in June and went close all four subsequent outings this summer. Returns following wind operation and also wears first-time cheekpieces, so has to be a danger representing top yard.

7
(1)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: R Winston |  T: George Baker|  OR: 82|  D
5/2

Very well handicapped on the pick of his form last term and went close on penultimate start this campaign at Windsor. Ran a shocker at Pontefract last time (may not have liked the track) but seems to find winning very hard these days.

8
(2)
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: Archie Watson|  OR: 82|  BF|  D
9/2

Prolific winner whose record reads 22-84. Fired in a hat-trick of wins last month and not beaten far when fifth last time at Windsor. Up further 5lb though and that might prove hard for him to bear.

9
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: C A Dwyer|  OR: 82|  D
14/1

Scored at Lingfield and Brighton this summer in lower grade and not beaten far when second at Yarmouth last month. Needs to improve again to figure.

10
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 81|  D
12/1

Won twice on turf last autumn, but has shown form on AW and was fair second at Lingfield in the spring off a mark of 75. 6lb higher now and needs to take another step forward to win in this company.

Betting

Forecast

Harry Hurricane (5/2), Captain Lars (9/2), Island Of Life (11/2), Nine Below Zero (13/2), Alsvinder (10/1), Jashma (12/1), Drakefell (12/1), Arzaak (14/1), George Dryden (14/1), Equimou (25/1)

Verdict
Island Of Life represents a leading yard and should go close but it remains to be seen how she fairs following a wind op and with cheekpieces applied for the first time. Despite a hefty rise in her mark, EQUIMOU should go well having won with plenty in hand last time. She apepars to be a filly in form. George Dryden hinted he might go close when shaping well last time, and Harry Hurricane is undoubtedly well handicapped if returning to form. Any money for the possible dark horse Drakefell would be noteworthy as he returns from a long break.
  1. Equimou
  2. George Dryden
  3. Harry Hurricane
Prize Money
1st:
£9,338.00
2nd:
£2,796.00
3rd:
£1,398.00
4th:
£699.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£176.00

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