19:45 Kempton

Tuesday 4 September 2018

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32Red Handicap

Class 3  |   1m 7f 218y  |   Standard / Slow  |   7 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 19:47  |   Winning time: 3m 28.48s
Weighed In
1
(5)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 89|  CD
7/4

Goes particularly well here with two wins and a second from three starts. Ran well over the C&D on reappearance, was then well-tried at Newbury and better than the bare result when unable to quicken on soft at Newmarket. Back to a fair mark.

2
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 88|  C
12/1

Not far behind Percy's Word here before another solid run at York, however worryingly tailed off down in trip last start and needs to bounce back.

3
(6)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Gabriele Malune |  T: M Botti|  OR: 88|  CD
7/1

Record over this C&D now reads 41252 and after a narrow defeat is now 2lb higher than when second in this race last year. Has to be delivered as late as possible and likely to be involved again.

5
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 83|  C
13/8

Physically impressive and progressive but is moving up another 3lb due to a run of very consistent form. Needs to prove he needs this further step up in distance but likely he hasn't stopped improving.

6
(7)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: W J Knight|  OR: 82|  CD
14/1

Fifth in this last year off 6lb higher and just touched off Velvet Revolution to end a long losing run. More required to win off 3lb higher in this tougher grade but can go well again.

7
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 81|  CD
14/1

Caused a surprise when touching off Percy's Word here but held off 3lb higher again over this C&D. Likely to find a couple too good again off current mark.

8
(1)
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: Nicola Currie |  T: P Hedger|  OR: 75
20/1

Last win came back in 2014 and although a Listed performer at his best, he continues to struggle despite a falling mark and remains best watched.

Non-Runners

4
(8)
Alfredo615
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 6
T: S Durack  J: S W Kelly
Betting

Forecast

Sky Eagle (13/8), Percy's Word (7/4), Alfredo (13/2), Velvet Revolution (7/1), Arab Moon (12/1), Age Of Wisdom (14/1), Gavlar (14/1), Continuum (20/1)

Verdict
The return of the very talented Alfredo adds an intrigue to a tight contest and the market will be informative following such a lengthy absence. Sky Eagle is very consistent and if he stays should be involved again. A number of these are closely matched including Gavlar and Velvet Revolution and both should be competitive while PERCY'S WORD is taken to reverse form with Age Of Wisdom at a track he is so well suited by.
  1. Percy's Word
  2. Sky Eagle
  3. Velvet Revolution

Previous Winners

2017
Cartwright
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: L Morris
  |  
T: Sir Mark Prescott
11/2
Prize Money
1st: £9,338.002nd: £2,796.003rd: £1,398.004th: £699.005th: £350.006th: £176.00

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