13:32 Kempton

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Coral 'Fail-To-Finish' Free Bets Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 4f 110y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:32  |   Winning time: 5m 19.38s
1
Horse silk
Falco Blitz66
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12| J: Nico de Boinville| T: N J Henderson| OR:  139| D
7/1
Came good at the third time of asking over fences at Southwell last February. Given an easy time once chance had gone on November's return to action.
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2
Horse silk
Kap Auteuil39
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-11| J: Harry Bannister| T: T Lawes| OR:  138
7/2
Made big strides over fences last term and picked up where he'd left off by making it 4 in a row at Stratford in October. Flopped at Cheltenham but back to winning ways at Fontwell since. Shortlisted.
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3
Horse silk
Fanziot35
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-9| J: Paul O'Brien| T: R Hobson| OR:  136| D
8/1
Got back on track when second in 2m handicap chase at Doncaster 5 weeks ago. More is still required here, however.
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4
Horse silk
Lock's Cornerp,t49
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3| J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.| T: Jonjo O'Neill| OR:  130| CD
8/1
Better than ever after 5 months off when winning 3-runner handicap at Stratford in May. However, he has offered little in 6 subsequent starts and is passed over here, despite his declining mark.
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5
Horse silk
Champagne Courtp,t30
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-3| J: Lorcan Williams| T: J Scott| OR:  130| D
3/1
Useful chaser who built on a couple of solid placed efforts over timber to win his first race for over 2 years at Exeter last month. Back over fences here and can make his presence felt.
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6
Horse silk
Foxborop20
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-5| J: Angus Cheleda(5)| T: R Walford| OR:  118
10/3
German Flat winner who won twice over hurdles in France in 2019. Creditable efforts on recent starts over fences, runner-up at Wincanton just under 3 weeks ago (bad mistake last). Not discounted.
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7
Horse silk
Twenty Twenty255
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0| J: J E Moore| T: G L Moore| OR:  112| D
14/1
Made winning chasing bow at Plumpton last January but not really threatened since, finishing a close fourth at Fontwell when last seen 8 months ago. Yard in fine form but may need this outing.
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Forecasts

Champagne Court (3/1), Foxboro (10/3), Kap Auteuil (7/2), Falco Blitz (7/1), Fanzio (8/1), Lock's Corner (8/1), Twenty Twenty (14/1)

Verdict

A few in with a shout but KAP AUTEUIL showed a gutsy attitude to make it 5 wins from his last 6 starts and get up late in the piece at Fontwell last month. He can defy a subsequent 4 lb rise in the weights and continue on his upward trajectory. Foxboro probably would've won if not for a late error at Wincanton last month so he's a big threat, along with recent hurdles scorer Champagne Court.

  1. KAP AUTEUIL (FR)
  2. FOXBORO (GER)
  3. CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Smarty Wild
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 7
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £10,892.002nd: £5,018.003rd: £2,508.004th: £1,256.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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