20:15 Kempton

Friday 26 January 2018

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Matchbook Casino Novice Stakes

Class 5  |   7f  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 20:18  |   Winning time: 1m 23.85s
Weighed In
1st
10
(3)
5/4f
T: J NosedaJ: R L Moore
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, ran on under pressure to lead last stride op 13/8 tchd 6/5
2nd
sh
2
(12)
7/4
T: C ApplebyJ: A Kirby
Headway from wide draw to lead after 1f, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely but headed final stride tchd 13/8
3rd
8
6
(2)
14/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Oisin Murphy
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, plugged on into modest 3rd towards finish, no chance with leading duo op 11/1 tchd 10/1
4th
1
1
(7)
5/1
T: Archie WatsonJ: L Morris
Prominent on inside, went 2nd over 4f out, hung left and lost 2nd 2f out, continued to hang left, weakened into 4th towards finish tchd 9/2
5th
nk
8
(1)
50/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
Mid-division on inside 2f out, headway over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, never near leading duo
6th
¾
12
(14)
66/1
T: S DurackJ: S W Kelly
Took keen hold early, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on steadily final furlong, never near leading duo
7th
4
7
(6)
25/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Fran Berry
Slowly into stride, towards rear most of way op 20/1
8th
¾
3
(11)
66/1
T: George BakerJ: L P Keniry
Took keen hold and always about same place in mid-division
9th
1 ½
4
(10)
200/1
T: J C FoxJ: Tom Marquand
Outpaced in rear, never on terms
10th
3 ¾
9
(9)
16/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and struggling halfway, weakened over 2f out
11th
2 ¾
14
(13)
150/1
12th
¾
11
(8)
39-2
66/1
T: B G PowellJ: M Dwyer
Slowly away, always behind
13th
3 ½
13
(5)
200/1
T: M H TompkinsJ: Joey Haynes
Dwelt and slightly hampered start, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out
14th
4 ½
5
(4)
150/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Aaron Jones (3)
Went left start, took keen hold, led 1f, lost 2nd over 4f out, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, soon behind

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Betting

Forecast

Walk In The Sun (5/4), First Contact (7/4), Ghost Serge (5/1), Luna Eclipse (14/1), Sopranos Rock (16/1), My Boy Sepoy (25/1), Pak Choi (50/1), Zenith One (66/1), Barritus (66/1), Zarrar (66/1), Sheila Rose (150/1), Jampower (150/1), Billy Star (200/1), Astrojewel (200/1)

Verdict

Walk In The Sun is an interesting newcomer who fetched a big price and has attracted the services of Ryan Moore for his first ride of the year. That warrants a check in the market, however he is highly tried in this against two previous winners from in-form yards. First Contact beat a poor lot at Newcastle but is likely to prove better than the form suggests. GHOST SERGE is hard to oppose on form having won two races and going close in a French Listed contest. There is nothing flattering about a BHA rating of 96 and he clearly goes well fresh. It will take something special to beat him.
  1. Ghost Serge
  2. First Contact
  3. Walk In The Sun

Prize Money

1st: £3,881.002nd: £1,155.003rd: £577.004th: £289.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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