16:20 Kempton

Sunday 22 October 2017

All14:1014:4015:1515:5016:2016:5017:20

Matchbook VIP Hurdle (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m  |   Good  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 3m 44.81s

1st
2
1/1f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders in 3rd place, went 2nd from 4 out, led 2 out, clear from last, ran on strongly op 6/4
2nd
4 ½
5
9/4
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leader, ridden to chase winner before last, no impression tchd 2/1 and tchd 5/2
3rd
1 ½
6
66/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In rear, hampered after 4 out, ridden before last, soon went 3rd, one pace
4th
4 ½
3
4/1
T: D SkeltonJ: N D Fehily
Held up towards rear and keen, outpaced before 2 out, plugged on same from last, no impression op 3/1
5th
9
4
16/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Thomas Garner
Led, mistake and headed 2 out, mistake last, weakened run-in tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
1
16/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden
In touch, quickly pulled up after 4 out op 11/1

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Betting

Forecast

Old Guard (1/1), San Benedeto (9/4), Optimus Prime (4/1), Rayvin Black (16/1), Hint Of Mint (16/1), Miss Spent (66/1)

Verdict
Hard to escape the claims held by SAN BENEDETO and he can strike yet another blow for the powerful Paul Nicholls team. The gelding takes and ease in grade and looks the better option from the yard's two intended runners. That is not to dismiss Old Guard, who has a habit of springing the odd surprise, so merits a second look in the betting, as he could easily capitalise if his stablemate comes up short of expectations. Rayvin Black is an old hand in this race and can ensure a good pace unfolds. He will need everything to go his way to hold on till the end though.
  1. San Benedeto
  2. Old Guard
  3. Rayvin Black

Previous Winners

2016
Hargam
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: B J Geraghty
  |  
T: N J Henderson
11/4
Prize Money
1st:
£17,085.00
2nd:
£6,411.00
3rd:
£3,210.00
4th:
£1,599.00
5th:
£804.00
6th:
£402.00

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