12:55 Kempton Mon 11 November 2019

  • racingtv.com Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 110y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£4,809.002nd£1,412.003rd£706.004th£353.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 15.53sOff time:13:00:25
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611-10OR: 120C
9/4

Displayed a determined attitude when making a winning chasing debut here (2m2f, good) three weeks ago, beating The Flying Sofa by ½L; 5lb higher with an additional 2½f to cover; broadly solid credentials.

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2
511-10OR: 120BF
5/1

Useful hurdler (122-rated); was somewhat of a disappointment when a beaten 5-2f on his chasing debut at Hexham (2m4f, soft); evidently is thought better than that bare form and no surprise if he fares better at this flatter track; worth risking?

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3
711-8OR: 118D
14/1

Won three times over hurdles from February onward (2m4f-2m6f), including from a mark of 120 at Fontwell (good) in May; rather ponderous on chasing debut (finished an eased last of seven); stablemate of Crystal Lad.

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4
711-7OR: 117
8/1

Competed over fences for the first time in 18 months or so (0-6) when finishing fifth of eight to De Forgotten One at Stratford (2m6½f, soft) 11 days ago; is ever so slightly more appealing than his stablemate Gleno.

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5
811-7OR: 117CD
6/1

Hasn't done much racing since April 2018, so can be expected to improve for his recent chasing debut (here 2m2f) - finished three places and in excess of 10L behind the reopposing Celtic Joy; place claims with a clear round of fencing.

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611-3OR: 113D
8/1

Made all, and had the run of the race when winning a small field maiden hurdle at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft) last December; broadly consistent since; no reason why he shouldn't take to chasing, but may just need this race off a 215-day absence.

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7
611-3OR: 113D
15/2

Uttoxeter maiden hurdle winner (2m4f, good); is yet to excel over fences (0-3), although did show a fraction more promise when beaten approximately 10L (fourth) by Vendredi Trios here (3m) three weeks ago; drops back in trip.

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8
611-0OR: 110
12/1

Black Sam Bellamy gelding who fetched £90,000 in December 2018 after finishing runner-up in Rathcannon maiden (3m, good); glimmers of ability over hurdles, and can hopefully kick on more positively now switched to fences; monitor only at present.

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411-0OR: 119D
25/1

One of the more experienced chasers in this field despite his tender age of four; 8lb higher than when dead-heating with Salto Chisco at Bangor (2m1½f, good) in August; is possibly strongest over a shorter trip, so can be overlooked on that basis.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Celtic Joy (9/4), Dorking Cock (5/1), Ballymountain Boy (6/1), Net De Treve (15/2), Kilbrew Boy (8/1), Crystal Lad (8/1), Sammy Bill (12/1), Gleno (14/1), Malangen (25/1)

Verdict

Celtic Joy displayed battling tendencies when making a successful chasing debut here (2m2f) three weeks ago, and there's every likelihood that this longer trip will be within his range, while the lightly raced Oliver Sherwood-trained Sammy Bill should be monitored for signs of market support with chasing likely to be his forte. However, it's probably worth forgiving DORKING COCK for a modest debut over fences at Hexham. The suspicion is that he's a much better horse than that bare form suggests (his hurdles record is testimony to that fact) and he may appreciate the switch to this flatter and more conventional (right-handed) track.
  1. Dorking Cock
  2. Celtic Joy
  3. Ballymountain Boy

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