15:15 Kempton

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Coral Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   3m  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 6m 22.43s
1
Horse silk
Caribean Boyp28
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  145
9/2
Smart chaser. Ran respectably in form terms when mid-field in Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on return. Failed to get past the first in this headgear at Ascot since but player back down in class.
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2
Horse silk
Wishing And Hoping42
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-10| J: Alex Edwards(3)| T: M Rowley| OR:  143| D
7/1
Veteran who looked better than ever when winning a hunter at Worcester in May and followed up in veterans chase at Aintree 5 months later. Predictably not up to Grade 2 level there since.
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3
Horse silk
Kitty's Light19
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10| J: Jack Tudor(3)| T: Christian Williams| OR:  143| D
11/4
Scored 4 times in a fine first campaign over fences and taken form up another notch this term, second in Charlie Hall at Wetherby. Quickly back on track when fourth over C&D and back on a good mark.
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4
Horse silk
Mac Tottieh,t19
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-8| J: S Bowen| T: P Bowen| OR:  141
12/1
Ended 2020/21 on a high and all the better for return when winning Grand Sefton at Aintree (21f) in October. Fell early in the Becher there next time and not on a going day in Welsh National since.
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5
Horse silk
Double Shufflet170
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-8| J: J J Burke| T: T R George| OR:  141| CD
14/1
Ended long losing run in this race a year ago off 1 lb lower. Suffered a crashing fall in the Grand National final start last season, however, and both starts this term have been poor. Tongue tie on.
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6
Horse silk
Smarty Wild24
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12| J: T J O'Brien| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  131| C
9/2
Useful sort who won here (20.5f) a year ago off 1 lb lower. Encouraging return at Newbury but yet to build on that next 2 starts, shaping as if this longer trip stretched him at Ludlow 24 days ago.
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7
Horse silk
A Toi Phil14
Age: 12|  Weight: 10-11| J: J E Moore| T: G L Moore| OR:  130
8/1
Veteran who ended time with Gordon Elliott with Listowel chase win in 2019. Only raced 3 times since, never a threat after a year off in competitive Cheltenham handicap 2 weeks ago.
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8
Horse silk
Strictlyadancer42
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-9| J: Mr Ellis Collier(7)| T: Christian Williams| OR:  128| D
15/2
Patiently-ridden chaser whose form has taken off this term, completing the hat-trick with something to spare at Haydock. Run of good form came to a halt at Sandown 6 weeks ago but type to bounce back.
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Forecasts

Kitty's Light (11/4), Caribean Boy (9/2), Smarty Wild (9/2), Wishing And Hoping (7/1), Strictlyadancer (15/2), A Toi Phil (8/1), Mac Tottie (12/1), Double Shuffle (14/1)

Verdict

CARIBEAN BOY shaped as if he's worth a try in headgear in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on his return but got no further than the first when fitted with cheekpieces in a listed handicap at Ascot on return. He's worth another chance back down in class and with the headgear retained. Kitty's Light is on a good mark if able to reproduce his earlier season form so is feared most.

  1. CARIBEAN BOY (FR)
  2. KITTY'S LIGHT
  3. STRICTLYADANCER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Double Shuffle
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 11
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £13,008.002nd: £5,980.003rd: £2,990.004th: £1,495.005th: £748.006th: £372.00

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