15:45 Kempton

Saturday 11 January 2020

All12:2012:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:45

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Class 3  |   2m  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 3m 57.6s

1st
3
5/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Steadied start, pulled hard in last pair, 7th and plenty to do when hit 3 out, travelling well in 4th before 2 out, led on outside at the last, quickened clear run-in
2nd
3 ¼
2
7/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (3)
Chased leader, challenged 4th, hit 4 out, led on outside before 2 out until 2 out, chased leader and every chance until winner went on at the last, just won battle for 2nd
3rd
nk
1
4/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
Chased leading pair on outside, led and dived at 2 out, headed last, not pace of winner run-in, just lost out in battle for 2nd
4th
15
7
50/1
T: P R WebberJ: T Scudamore
Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened soon after
5th
12
6
911-4
15/2
T: Robert StephensJ: T J O'Brien
Held up, hit 2nd, headway chasing leaders in 4th 3 out, pushed along and outpaced on long run before next, soon weakened
6th
½
4
16/1
T: Mrs P SlyJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up tracking leaders 5th, weakened before 3 out
7th
26
9
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders after 4th, weakened before 3 out
8th
28
5
8/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after

Also Ran

F
8
66/1
T: Ryan ChapmanJ: Rex Dingle (3)
Led in start, held up last, fell 3rd

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Betting

Forecast

Never Adapt (5/4), Ecu De La Noverie (4/1), Golden Taipan (7/1), Beltor (15/2), Fin And Game (8/1), Fransham (16/1), Darkest Day (25/1), New Agenda (50/1), Peruvien Bleu (66/1)

Verdict
NEVER ADAPT can take the finale, despite a slight reservation about the track. The way he stayed on to grab third behind Repetitio at Cheltenham suggests that a more galloping track will bring out the best in him, but as long as he's ridden prominently, can outstay them on what promises to be tacky ground. Beltor ran a little better last time and might be on the way back to some of his better form, so at a track he likes, could hit the frame. Golden Taipan and Ecu De La Noverie bring some decent form to the table but those wanting a flyer at a big price could do worse than Peruvien Bleu.
  1. Never Adapt
  2. Beltor
  3. Peruvien Bleu

Previous Winners

2019
Oakley
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: T J O'Brien
  |  
T: P J Hobbs
9/2
Prize Money
1st:
£6,498.00
2nd:
£1,908.00
3rd:
£954.00
4th:
£477.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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