15:50 Kempton

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Coral Proud To Support British Racing Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:51  |   Winning time: 4m 1.96s
1
Horse silk
Lucky One35
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12| J: Bridget Andrews| T: D Skelton| OR:  132| D
22/1
Free-going front runner who ended his time with Paul Nicholls on a low note and failed to beat a rival on his stable/seasonal debut at Doncaster last month. Others preferred.
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2
Horse silk
First Streeth99
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12| J: Nico de Boinville| T: N J Henderson| OR:  132WS
11/2
Well-regarded 4-y-o who justified favouritism in Bangor and Warwick novice hurdles over further. Struggled in the Persian War in October and drops back to 2m for handicap debut. Respected.
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3
Horse silk
Mengli Khanp36
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-11| J: James Bowen| T: N J Henderson| OR:  131| D
22/1
Landed small-field events over hurdles/fences in Ireland in summer 2020 but little show over jumps since joining this yard. Hard to make a solid case for.
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4
Horse silk
Courtandbould36
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-10| J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.| T: F O'Brien| OR:  130| D
22/1
Useful hurdler/chaser who is becoming exposed and underperformed in this discipline at Doncaster last month. Up against it.
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5
Horse silk
Earth Company32
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10| J: T J O'Brien| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  130| D
4/1
Fair in bumpers and progressive over hurdles, doubling his tally with a strong response to pressure in a Wincanton handicap last month. Capable of defying a 6-lb rise.
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6
Horse silk
Royaume Uni36
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: J E Moore| T: G L Moore| OR:  124| D
4/1
Ready winner of 2m Plumpton handicap in October and at least matched that form when third of 12 at Cheltenham (16.8f, good) earlier this month. One to consider.
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7
Horse silk
Lord Baddesley19
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: H Cobden| T: C Gordon| OR:  124| D
3/1
Winner of 2 of his 4 starts as a novice hurdler last term and, after a disappointing start to chasing he returned to the smaller obstacles with a respectable third over C&D 19 days ago. Looks a player
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8
Horse silk
Grisbi De Berce51
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3| J: J J Burke| T: A King| OR:  123| D
6/1
Unexposed hurdler who won at Huntingdon (2m) in April. Fell when looking set to win at Market Rasen in June and caught the eye on comeback at Taunton (tanked through race). Interesting back in trip.
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9
Horse silk
Sofia's Rockh,t32
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3| J: Lorcan Williams| T: D Skelton| OR:  123| D
25/1
Useful on Flat and similar standard over hurdles, winning twice. Yet to fire this season, but he's easing down the weights and a strong pace could help him settle.
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10
Horse silk
Manucci38
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-7| J: N F Houlihan(3)| T: G L Moore| OR:  113
18/1
Flat/hurdles winner for Amanda Perrett but hasn't really come up to expectations for current stable. Plenty to prove.
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Forecasts

Lord Baddesley (3/1), Royaume Uni (4/1), Earth Company (4/1), First Street (11/2), Grisbi De Berce (6/1), Manucci (18/1), Mengli Khan (22/1), Lucky One (22/1), Courtandbould (22/1), Sofia's Rock (25/1)

Verdict

EARTH COMPANY arrives on a hat-trick and promises to be suited by a better pace than he faced when grinding it out at Wincanton last time, so he gets the nod over Royaume Uni, who arrives at the top of his game. First Street is still unexposed, so he's also open to improvement now his attentions are turned to handicaps.

  1. EARTH COMPANY (IRE)
  2. ROYAUME UNI (IRE)
  3. FIRST STREET

Previous Winners

2021
Millers Bank
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,208.002nd: £2,860.003rd: £1,430.004th: £716.005th: £350.006th: £350.00

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