14:05 Kempton Mon 11 November 2019

  • Happy Birthday David Jones Handicap Chase (Class 3)
  • 2m 2f, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£8,447.002nd£2,480.003rd£1,240.004th£620.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:4m 35.0sOff time:14:10:18
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
512-2OR: 132BF
5/2

Kept on to chase home Ballyvic Boru on seasonal reappearance at Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft); should relish this extra three furlongs and is expected to play a major role despite a subsequent 2lb rise in the weights.

Last RunWatch last race
2
Beau Bayh,t220
812-2OR: 132D
33/1

Competes from a similar mark as to when making all for a smooth win at Wetherby (1m7f, good) in January; ended last season with a ninth placed finish in the Grade 3 Topham Chase at Aintree (2m5f, soft).

Last RunWatch last race
3
912-2OR: 132
14/1

A model of consistency last season (12232110), earning a 7lb rise for back-to-back spring wins at Wetherby (1m7f) and Doncaster (2m½f); 5lb claimer Maxime Tissier is helpfully deployed into action on return from a 221-day absence.

Last RunWatch last race
4
811-12OR: 128
12/1

3lb higher than when beating Copper West by just over 1L at Wetherby (2m3½f, good) last November; ended last season below par over 2m4f; first competitive start for 231 days.

Last RunWatch last race
5
511-11OR: 127
6/1

Gowran Park maiden hurdle winner (2m4f, good) for Joseph O'Brien; headed at the final fence when outspeeded by Oleg on seasonal reappearance at Wincanton (1m7½f, good to firm); merits ample respect from a 1lb higher mark.

Last RunWatch last race
6
711-10OR: 126D
15/2

Isn't entirely straightforward, but it's impossible to knock his recent progress over fences; seeks a four-timer following wins at Fontwell (2m2f-2m3½f) and Taunton (2m); is rising sharply in the weights, and mightn't want too much more rain.

Last RunWatch last race
7
Saoh,t189
511-8OR: 124
11/2

Still yet to win for Paul Nicholls (0-6), although has hit the crossbar on numerous occasions over hurdles; blundered at the 12th fence when put firmly in his place by Burbank on chasing debut here (2m4f Beginners') in May.

Last RunWatch last race
8
611-6OR: 122
9/1

Made all, and jumped well throughout when winning over fences for Joseph O'Brien at Killarney (2m5f, good) in July; did a fraction too much early when a weakening third to Rebel Rebel on debut for Chris Gordon at Huntingdon (2m4f).

Last RunWatch last race
9
Teaserp,t32
411-3OR: 127
10/1

Won three on the bounce between May and July (at 2m over hurdles and fences); in contention when hitting the deck four out at Exeter (2m3½f, good) last month; needs more from this elevated mark, but shouldn't be totally dismissed.

Last RunWatch last race
10
711-1OR: 117D
25/1

5-22 over fences (includes a walkover at Plumpton in April); was struggling from halfway on seasonal reappearance at Fontwell (2m2f, good) and fared little better behind Adrrastos over C&D (good) three weeks ago.

Last RunWatch last race
11
610-13OR: 115
20/1

6lb higher than when winning at Taunton (2m, good to soft) during the festive period of 2018 - beat Broughtons Rhythm by 2¾L; disappointing so far this season, including when persistently jumping badly right at Fontwell latest.

Last RunWatch last race
12
810-13OR: 115
50/1

Off the track since running on the AW at Southwell in May, and hasn't won over fences since scoring at Sedgefield (2m+, soft) in January 2018 - beat today's rival Beau Bay; others are far more persuasive.

Last RunWatch last race
13
1110-5OR: 107CD
20/1

Has plummeted down the weights since springing a 28-1 surprise in a Class 2 handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good) in November 2016, but is getting long in the tooth nowadays and realistically can't be fancied off a 118-day absence.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Ecu De La Noverie (5/2), Sao (11/2), Vinnie The Hoddie (6/1), Pointed And Sharp (15/2), Commandant (9/1), Teaser (10/1), Nightfly (12/1), Movie Legend (14/1), Railroad Junkie (20/1), Un Beau Roman (20/1), Darebin (25/1), Beau Bay (33/1), Prairie Town (50/1)

Verdict

An open looking handicap chase in which the four-timer seeking Pointed And Sharp would appear to be vulnerable with further rainfall forecast (winning sequence has occurred on good ground), while a number of those declared are returning to action for their respective seasonal reappearances. Chris Gordon's Commandant is almost certain to race prominently, and should be suited by dropping back in trip around this sharp track. However, with race-fitness also assured a clear preference is for the top-weighted ECU DE LA NOVERIE who gave the distinct impression that a longer trip was a prerequisite to further success at Wetherby (1m7f) last month.
  1. Ecu De La Noverie
  2. Commandant
  3. Vinnie The Hoddie

Video Replay

Most Followed

Allmankind

F: 1

T: D Skelton

Chacun Pour Soi

F: 1253/1-1

T: W P Mullins

Honeysuckle

F: 1/1111-

T: H De Bromhead

Andy Dufresne

F: 1/1-

T: G Elliott

Douvan

F: 1117F2/

T: W P Mullins

Next Race Off

17:53 Laurel Park
3
(3)
Justwaveandsmile
J: Jorge Ruiz
5
(5)
Tapping The Glass
J: Victor Rosales
4
(4)
Toy
J: Jorge Vargas Jr
2
(2)
Whiskey And You
J: Feargal Lynch
1
(1)
Decorated
J: Sheldon Russell
7
(7)
Devlin
J: Xavier Perez
6
(6)
Captain Harley
J: Jose Rivera Jr

Racing Tips

Action from Southwell

Monday racing preview

Erissimus Maximus can strike on his second start since joining sprint specialist Robert Cowell, according to Keith Hamer - he previews the action.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Bay of plenty

David Ord nailed a 100/30 winner at Cheltenham on Sunday and Matt Brocklebank heads to Southwell as he looks to follow up with another winner.

De Rasher Counter looks a big price at 33/1

Antepost Angle: Ladbrokes Trophy

Matt Brocklebank tipped the Ladbrokes Trophy winner at 33/1 last year and launches his winter column with another big-priced tip for the Newbury feature.

Most Followed

Allmankind

F: 1

T: D Skelton

Chacun Pour Soi

F: 1253/1-1

T: W P Mullins

Honeysuckle

F: 1/1111-

T: H De Bromhead

Andy Dufresne

F: 1/1-

T: G Elliott

Douvan

F: 1117F2/

T: W P Mullins