18:10 Kempton

Tuesday 16 January 2018

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Matchbook Casino Handicap

Class 4  |   1m  |   Standard  |   8 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 18:12  |   Winning time: 1m 40.32s
Weighed In
1
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Fran Berry |  T: J P O'Brien|  OR: 77
7/1

Finished runner-up on debut for this yard at The Curragh (6f, yielding) in May last year but disappointing since. Worth a check in the market today.

2
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: L Dettori |  T: M Botti|  OR: 75|  D
10/3

Victorious over 1m at Lingfield in September. Not beaten far in two handicap starts since and is an interesting runner in this contest.

3
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 75
7/2

Best effort in three runs so far came when fourth over 7f at Lingfield last time. Gelded since and making his handicap debut today.

4
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: J Tate|  OR: 74
7/2

Placed on two of his four starts to date most recently when third over this trip at Newcastle on last months handicap debut. One to note today.

5
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 72
6/1

Broke his maiden at the fifth time of asking over 7f at Lingfield last time out. Raised 8lb for that success and steps up in trip today.

6
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Kieren Fox |  T: M J Attwater|  OR: 71
16/1

Couple of fair efforts in novice contests from three starts so far. Worth a check in the market on today's handicap debut.

7
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 70
50/1

Finished a decent fourth over 7f at Dundalk on his penultimate outing. Making his debut for a new stable today.

9
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: D C Costello |  T: S Dow|  OR: 69|  BF
8/1

Finished runner-up in handicap company the last twice. Raised 4lb for the most recent of those and interesting to see how he fares today.

Non-Runners

8
(9)
Reverberation107
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 3
T: S Kirk  J: Renato Souza
Betting

Forecast

Dream Mount (10/3), Sharp Reminder (7/2), Metkaif (7/2), Surfa Rosa (6/1), Bachelor (7/1), Corazon Espinado (8/1), Reverberation (12/1), Passing Clouds (16/1), Teardrop Island (50/1)

Verdict
METKAIF has been gelded since he was last in action when finishing fourth at Lingfield in November and he can make a winning handicap debut in this 7f handicap. The selection can get the better of stablemate and last time out winner Surfa Rosa on this occasion with top weight Bachelor capable of claiming third.
  1. Metkaif
  2. Surfa Rosa
  3. Bachelor
Prize Money
1st: £6,469.002nd: £1,925.003rd: £962.004th: £481.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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