15:00 Kempton Fri 8 February 2019

Abandoned
  • Matchbook Casino Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 4)
  • 2m 5f,
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£4,094.002nd£1,202.003rd£601.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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1
1012-0OR: 112
13/2

Came back to form from left field when taking the runner-up slot at Southwell on his penultimate start. Appeared to back up that effort (not always the case) with a sound enough effort in a deeper race at Ffos Las; needs to repeat that again here.

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2
611-12OR: 110
5/1

Bred to be a lot better than he's shown so far in bumpers/novice hurdles he does at least step into handicaps for the first time having shown some ability. Hood (first-time) now applied along with a step up in trip; market confidence the key.

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3
611-10OR: 108D
14/1

Won straight after having a wind op in May last year (previous form very dubious) and has produced a rather mixed bag since then over fences and hurdles. Shaped well enough over hurdles (back from a break) last time; not one to trust implicitly.

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4
611-9OR: 107
10/1

Not quite operating at his best currently and the cheekpieces are now reached for to see if they can provide some extra impetus. Well backed last time at Fontwell but failed to live up to those market expectations; more needed in order to support.

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5
711-8OR: 106
5/2

Maybe there was a hint of what was to come when he won on his bumper debut despite not looking straightforward. Majority of his hurdles runs have been blighted by quirky behaviour; ran well enough last time but hard to trust overall.

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7
811-5OR: 103
8/1

The handicapper giving her a chance plus the addition of a visor appeared to start to turn events around at Plumpton last time. Her attitude was certainly better than before; needs to show she can repeat that performance before she's of interest.

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8
811-4OR: 102
16/1

There looks to be a real element of finding out about him in his three novice hurdle runs so far over a variety of trips. Very much looks to have been brought along with handicaps in mind (needs to jump better); worth a glance in the market.

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9
611-2OR: 100
6/1

Stable are in good recent form and this one has shown some ability since being switched to handicaps albeit over shorter trips. Shaped as if ready for this sort of test last time; staying on late after being outpaced; very much of interest.

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10
710-10OR: 94
10/1

His novice starts were all about education but he appeared to bloom when upped in trip for his handicap debut at Exeter (finished fourth). Those that beat him on his last start just proving a little more streetwise; should be more to come in time.

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11
410-4OR: 99
16/1

Made little impact in two Flat starts last summer and his hurdling exploits haven't so far proved to be any better. Failed to progress from his debut last time out and now goes handicapping over an increased trip; others are more convincing.

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Non-Runners

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Savanna Roar39
611-7OR: 105
T: B PaulingJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Broken Quest611-99/2
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies

Betting

Forecast

Summit Like Herbie (5/2), Druide Premier (5/1), Telson Barley (6/1), Tarrona (13/2), Ruby Yeats (8/1), Amzac Magic (10/1), The Premier Celtic (10/1), Flo'sboy Sam (14/1), Flashdanza (16/1), Glorious Boru (16/1), Savanna Roar (25/1)

Verdict

There are a few tucked away at the foot of the handicap here who will appreciate this increased trip led by TELSON BARLEY who looked ready for this sort of test last time. Amzac Magic and Glorious Boru are two other similar types who could well be involved having been brought along with handicaps very much in mind. It won’t surprise to see a market move for Druide Premier on his handicap debut with the cheekpieces (first-time) looking to rejuvenate The Premier Celtic.
  1. Telson Barley
  2. Amzac Magic
  3. The Premier Celtic
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F: 711-43

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Positive

F: -

T: C G Cox

Pinatubo

F: 11

T: C Appleby

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F: -

T: R Varian

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F: 2220-11

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Japan

F: 711-43

T: A P O'Brien

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