15:45 Kempton

Monday 14 May 2018

All14:1014:4015:1515:4516:2016:50

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 5m 5.25s
1st
Horse silk
9
9/1
T: R RoweJ: J M Davies
Reluctant leader and set slow pace until after 2nd, made rest, not fluent 6th, flashed tail under pressure from between last 2, 1 length ahead last, hung left but ran on well run-in op 10/1 tchd 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
5
6
9/2
T: G L MooreJ: A Glassonbury
Held up in last trio, headway tracking leaders 4 out, 2nd going well before next, hit 2 out, 1 length down when hit last, no extra run-in op 5/1 tchd 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
8
11/2
T: M R ChannonJ: Bryony Frost (3)
Keen, held up in rear, steady headway before 2 out, 3rd 2 out, soon ridden and one pace op 9/2 tchd 4/1
4th
Horse silk
6
5
9/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in touch on inside, headway chasing leaders 3 out, weakened before next op 11/4 tchd 2/1 and tchd 3/1
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
4
25/1
T: N J HawkeJ: S Bowen
Sweating, chased leaders on outside, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, mistake and weakened 2 out
6th
Horse silk
20
7
10/1
T: R DickinJ: Jack Quinlan
Held up in last pair, some headway on outside when hit 3 out, weakened on long run before next op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
511-12
20/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (5)
Chased winner until hung left on bend before 5th, chased leaders, weakened soon after 3 out tchd 16/1
8th
Horse silk
14
1
13/2
T: R T PhillipsJ: Thomas Bellamy
Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, went 2nd before 5th until before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off tchd 6/1 and tchd 7/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
10/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: Conor Shoemark
Took keen hold, in touch, weakened before 3 out, behind and pulled up before next tchd 15/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£10.20Pl:£2.40, £1.80, £2.20EX:£56.40Trifecta:£377.10Tricast:£245.72SF:£49.43Swingers:£5.80, £5.60, £6.00

Forecasts

Cheltenam De Vaige (9/4), Goldslinger (9/2), Zoltan Varga (11/2), Bertie Barnes (13/2), Celma Des Bois (9/1), Kaddys Dream (10/1), Miss Adventure (10/1), Inspireus (20/1), Farmer Boy (25/1)

Verdict

A 10lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop Richard Phillips' BERTIE BARNES who has been in fine form of late and has a very good opporutnity to complete a hat-trick. Cheltenam De Vaige returns from a break and could go well fresh on this surface, while Zoltan Varga and Miss Adventure should be thereabouts as well. Gold Slinger comes here in form and is another who warrants respect.
  1. Bertie Barnes
  2. Cheltenam De Vaige
  3. Goldslinger

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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