14:40 Kempton

Saturday 18 March 2017

All13:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:00

    Better Odds With Matchbook Silver Plate Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 5f  |   Good  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:41  |   Winning time: 4m 58.2s
1st
Horse silk
5
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Always prominent, led 2 out, stayed on strongly
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
11
13/2
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, stayed on same pace op 15/2
3rd
Horse silk
½
9
12/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jack Savage (7)
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, ran on after last, nearest finish
4th
Horse silk
nk
2
12/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch, headway 4 out, led next, headed 2 out, weakened op 11/1
5th
Horse silk
1
15
9/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in touch, headway 2 out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace closing stages op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
2
1
16/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Harry Reed (7)
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, never on terms
7th
Horse silk
6
20
66/1
T: M BanksJ: Jack Quinlan
Mid-division, hit 4 out, headway 2 out, never on terms
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
14/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: S Corby (3)
Always behind, some late headway, never a threat
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
17
20/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, ridden 3 out, never a factor op 25/1
10th
Horse silk
1
14
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Led until 3 out, soon rallied and every chance, weakening when mistake last
11th
Horse silk
2
16
611-7
10/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, under pressure after 3 out, soon beaten op 9/1
12th
Horse silk
3 ½
3
100/1
T: Miss I PickardJ: T Dowling (7)
Prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out tchd 66/1
13th
Horse silk
sh
18
10/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Always behind
14th
Horse silk
24
19
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division, headway 3 out, weakening when mistake next

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
20/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Held up towards rear, under pressure when fell 3 out tchd 16/1
PU
Horse silk
7
511-10
33/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in touch, slow 4th, weakened 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up 3 out
F
Horse silk
10
25/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Brendan Powell
Chasing leaders when fell 6th
PU
Horse silk
12
11/2f
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler (3)
Mid-division, headway after 3 out, soon under pressure and weakened, pulled up before next op 6/1
PU
Horse silk
13
28/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Conor Shoemark
Held up in touch, lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 33/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Byron Flyer31
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 6
T: Ian Williams  J: 2nd Preference
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.80Pl:£2.20, £2.10, £3.50, £3.10EX:£75.30Trifecta:£1,263.60Tricast:£646.15SF:£56.01Swingers:£11.20, £24.60, £24.00

Forecasts

Golden Spear (11/2), Divine Spear (13/2), Brio Conti (8/1), Sumkindofking (9/1), Top Tug (10/1), Bandsman (10/1), Dream Berry (12/1), Duke Street (12/1), Solomn Grundy (14/1), Sleep Easy (16/1), El Terremoto (16/1), Byron Flyer (16/1), Casper King (20/1), Keep In Line (20/1), Nathans Pride (25/1), Crimson Ark (25/1), Cottersrock (28/1), Charlemar (33/1), Shwaiman (66/1), Mister Fizz (100/1)

Verdict

A good turnout for this valuable event and a credible case could be made a number of runners on various form-lines. Nicky Henderson has won the last two runnings - sending out subsequent Cheltenham hero Might Bite a year ago - and, though DIVINE SPEAR may not be quite in the same league, he looks a likely type for this on the evidence of two fined placed effort over shorter trips in good company. Irish raider Golden Spear is another obvious one for the short-list, whilst handicap debutants Brio Conti, Charlemar and Bandsman also have plenty going for them..
  1. Divine Spear
  2. Golden Spear
  3. Bandsman

Prize Money

1st: £20,645.002nd: £6,098.003rd: £3,049.004th: £1,525.005th: £762.006th: £383.00

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