15:32 Kempton

Sunday 18 October 2020

All13:1513:4514:2214:5715:3216:0716:43

Racing TV Hurdle (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:32  |   Winning time: 3m 39.04s
Weighed In
1
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: Aidan Coleman |  T: N J Henderson|  OR: 150|  CD
14/1

Smart hurdler last seen bolting up in the American Grand National (over hurdles) at Far Hills 12 months ago. Won over C&D a couple of times in his early days, so makes some appeal.

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2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: Evan Williams|  OR: 158|  CD
9/2

Won this on return last term and good efforts at the top level after, sixth in the Champion Hurdle final start when not jumping too well. Fine record fresh and big shout.

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3
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: H Cobden |  T: P F Nicholls|  OR: 151|  D
10/1

More known for his chasing exploits but returned to hurdling with a cracking effort when second in the Kingwell over C&D 7 months ago. Should be tuned up for return.

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4
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J J Burke |  T: Miss E C Lavelle|  OR: 145|  D
28/1

Useful hurdler who improved again to land a handicap at Southwell in July. Just touched off at Stratford next time and easily excused latest effort, so worth a step up in grade.

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5
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Harry Skelton |  T: F O'Brien|  OR: 142|  D
18/1

In terrific form in handicaps so far this term, completing a double at Bangor 19 days ago, but needs a big step forward now.

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6
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-7  |  J: Nico de Boinville |  T: N J Henderson|  OR: 160|  CD
1/2

Seen out only once last season (shaped well in Christmas Hurdle) but won this on return in 2018 and showed there's plenty of life left in her when third in the Ebor 8 weeks ago. Leading claims.

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Betting

Forecast

Verdana Blue (1/2), Silver Streak (9/2), Diego Du Charmil (10/1), Brain Power (14/1), Teqany (18/1), Highly Prized (28/1)

Verdict

VERDANA BLUE and Silver Streak have won this between them the last 2 years and stand out at the weights, the former getting the nod after her mighty run in the Ebor. The selection's stablemate Brain Power also warrants consideration.

  1. VERDANA BLUE (IRE)
  2. SILVER STREAK (IRE)
  3. BRAIN POWER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Silver Streak
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Adam Wedge
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T: Evan Williams
9/4
Prize Money
1st: £18,224.002nd: £6,838.003rd: £3,424.004th: £1,706.005th: £858.006th: £429.00

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