20:25 Kempton Wed 22 May 2019

Scheduled
  • Making Waves With Gulf Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 3f 219y,
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,105.002nd£924.003rd£462.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Polytrack
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49-8OR: 52D

Both victories have come at Wolverhampton and she landed a very ordinary race there last week. A 6lb penalty puts her in here 1lb above her revised mark and the runner-up, Qayed, is weighted to turn the tables.

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(14)
59-6OR: 55

Has not always looked straightforward but the signs were more more positive last time when upped in trip. Down another 2lb here but a wide draw is not helpful given his tendency to start slowly.

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3
(8)
89-6OR: 55BFD

Inconsistent performer under both codes with a career record of 1-25. This will be his first run on the Flat in almost four years and others look more appealing.

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(10)
49-5OR: 54

Lightly-raced and took a step forward last time on second handicap start. Progress required but it wouldn't be a huge surprise off this lower mark.

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5
(4)
59-5OR: 54

Nine-race maiden for John Best with plenty to prove on stable debut after 22 months off and tackling a new trip.

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6
(5)
49-5OR: 54CDWS

C&D winner in similar company off the same mark in January. Has had wind surgery since underperforming on last two starts and probably best watched unless the market signals an immediate return to form.

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(3)
59-5OR: 54D

On a hat-trick and just 4lb higher than when taking a classified race at Chelmsford. A three month break raises questions whether the run can be continued.

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8
(9)
49-4OR: 53

Disappointing Galileo colt makes handicap debut in lowly company having been beaten by wide margins in all three starts. Hard to recommend on the little he's shown.

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9
(2)
89-4OR: 53D

Just four wins from 59 starts and losing run now stretches back to October 2015. Has plenty to find with Lady of Authority and Qayed on latest form.

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10
(6)
49-2OR: 51

11-race maiden was just denied a clear run at a crucial stage when chasing home Lady of Authority last week. Connections will fancy their chances of turning the tables on 6lb better terms.

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11
(13)
79-2OR: 51C

Effective from this kind of mark and a trips from 1m-1m4f. Appeared to be close to his peak last time and will be a threat if reproducing that effort here.

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(11)
49-2OR: 51

Winner over shorter at Wolverhampton but stays this far. A lot went wrong on his last visit here, but he ran to form last time and he has as good a chance as any in this.

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13
(1)
89-2OR: 51CD

Well held in all three starts for this yard and he took another step backwards last time. Impossible to fancy at present.

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14
(7)
49-2OR: 51

Produced his best effort since his debut last time, but a line through the winner gives him a lot to find with a few in this.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Lady Of Authority (7/2), Croeso Cymraeg (7/2), Qayed (6/1), Apex Predator (7/1), Kingfast (8/1), Barca (8/1), Diamond Reflection (12/1), Asknotwhat (20/1), Barrier Reef (22/1), Lauberhorn Rocket (22/1), Sellingallthetime (22/1), Aria Rose (28/1), Casado (33/1), Officer Drivel (40/1)

Verdict

A typical Class 6 event where it is probably a case of who can be bothered on the day. Croeso Cymraeg completed a double in the space of a fortnight, but a three month break raises a doubt he is at the same physical level. Qayed is yet to win a race so it remains to be seen if he can take advantage of the 6lb pull he gets with Lady Of Authority on last week's Wolverhampton form. DIAMOND REFLECTION and Kingfast have been in good form lately and the selection just gets the nod virtue of Cam Hardie replacing a claimer and previous C&D form off a higher mark.
  1. Diamond Reflection
  2. Kingfast
  3. Qayed
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