19:30 Kempton

Monday 11 March 2019

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32Red Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 7f 218y  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 19:30  |   Winning time: 3m 26.61s
Weighed In
1
(2)
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Rossa Ryan |  T: Alexandra Dunn|  OR: 82|  D
33/1

Chepstow winner in August, but was tailed off on final start of last season at Ffos Las. Has been given a break and AW record is respectable so is entitled to respect.

2
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: L Morris |  T: Sir Mark Prescott|  OR: 81|  BF
9/4

Winner at Newcastle in January, but has been a beaten odds-on favourite on a couple of occasions since that success. Shrewd connections reach for a visor in a bid to extract more as this gelding steps up in distance.

3
(9)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 80|  CD
9/1

Has cut little ice over hurdles, but his previous Flat form was respectable and he has an AW record of 3-9. Should certainly be fit enough for this return to the level.

4
(5)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: A Kirby |  T: J G M O'Shea|  OR: 74|  D
11/2

Bumper winner who has shown a little promise on the AW. Looks high enough in the weights for what he has achieved, however, and others make more appeal.

5
(8)
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: David Probert |  T: A M Hales|  OR: 72|  D
25/1

Grand servant who has won nine of his 50 races and ran his usual solid race over 1m4f at Lingfield last time. Takes a big step up in trip, though, and may find his stamina giving out.

6
(6)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: N P Mulholland|  OR: 71|  CD
25/1

Fair hurdler who is capable on the Flat as he showed when scoring over C&D last summer. Out of form over timber last month so has to prove he is in good enough form to take a hand this time.

7
(10)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: E De Giles|  OR: 70|  C|  D
25/1

Better record on turf than the AW, but has winning form at this venue and was not disgraced over C&D on latest start following a lengthy absence. Should be sharper on this occasion and is not ruled out.

8
(7)
Houltonp,t26
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Gabriele Malune |  T: M Botti|  OR: 72
5/2

Fine efforts to finish runner-up on last two starts at this venue. Up 2lb, but has to enter calculations given his liking for this surface.

9
(4)
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: Alexandra Dunn|  OR: 65|  CD
66/1

Having his first run for this trainer since leaving the stable of Ed De Giles when a tailed-off last of six at Southwell last month. Best watched until showing more.

10
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 63|  D
11/2

Enjoyed the step up to this distance when winning for the fifth time of asking at Lingfield. More needed off 1lb higher in a better race, but clearly has scope for improvement.

Betting

Forecast

Elysees Palace (9/4), Houlton (5/2), Knight Crusader (11/2), Galitello (11/2), Age Of Wisdom (9/1), Take Two (25/1), Akavit (25/1), The Way You Dance (25/1), Gang Warfare (33/1), Shades of Silver (66/1)

Verdict
Elysees Palace may do better fitted with a visor, but he is not one to take a short price about and the suggestion is HOULTON, who boasts solid recent form at this venue and may be ready to get his head in front. Bottom-weight Galitello has room for improvement, while others with claims include Gang Warfare and Akavit.
  1. Houlton
  2. Galitello
  3. Elysees Palace
Prize Money
1st: £6,469.002nd: £1,925.003rd: £962.004th: £481.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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