13:15 Kempton

Sunday 18 October 2020

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Racing TV Juvenile Hurdle (GBB Race)

Class 3  |   2m  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 3m 43.9s
Weighed In
1
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Nick Scholfield |  T: C Gordon
12/1

Fair maiden on Flat, stays 1m, too free last time. Sold from Clive Cox 7,000 gns in July and will need to settle to last out on hurdles bow.

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2
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Tom Cannon |  T: A King
7/2

Fair Flat winner for this yard a year ago. Disappointing in handicaps of late but certain to have been well prepared for this hurdles bow.

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3
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Jack Quinlan |  T: Mohamed Moubarak
12/1

Dam half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 2¾m) Persistent. Fair on Flat, stays 1m, well below form last 2 starts.

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4
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: W T Kennedy |  T: A M Hales
150/1

No form all 3 starts on Flat and fared no better on opening try over obstacles. Cheekpieces reached for.

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5
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Nico de Boinville |  T: N J Henderson
7/4

Successful twice at up to 1m for Jamie Osborne during second half of 2019. Big disappointment on reappearance/handicap bow in August but likely to offer a lot more now hurdling.

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6
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: H Cobden |  T: P F Nicholls
13/8

Half-brother to fairly useful chaser Mallorca, dam 6f winner. Fairly useful form in just 3 races on Flat in France for B. de Montzey, winner at 1m in 2019. Interesting hurdles debutant.

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7
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: Joshua Moore |  T: Miss S West
40/1

Poor maiden on Flat for Mick Channon.

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8
Age: 3|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: Lee Edwards |  T: Adam West
40/1

Well held sole start on Flat but is a sister to useful hurdler Act of Valour and she did hint at ability in a juvenile hurdle at Huntingdon 18 days ago.

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Betting

Forecast

Viroflay (13/8), Overpriced Mixer (7/4), Chinese Whisperer (7/2), Kentucky Hardboot (12/1), Can't Stop Now (12/1), Little Tipsy (40/1), Crazy Love (40/1), Now We're Touring (150/1)

Verdict

VIROFLAY was the best of these on the level when trained in France, and having joined powerful NH connections, he rates a very interesting hurdles debutant. Overpriced Mixer was well held on his debut for Nicky Henderson at Newmarket but has presumably been purchased with jumping in mind, so is feared most.

  1. VIROFLAY (FR)
  2. OVERPRICED MIXER
  3. CHINESE WHISPERER (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Prefontaine
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 3
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
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T: Jonjo O'Neill
9/2
Prize Money
1st: £5,913.002nd: £1,736.003rd: £868.004th: £434.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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