17:30 Kempton

Sunday 21 June 2020


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Class 4  |   1m 7f 218y  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 17:32  |   Winning time: 3m 28.05s
Weighed In
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Rob Hornby |  T: J G Portman|  OR: 81

Made a winning start at Nottingham (1m6f, good to soft) last season, and rounded off with a sound second to Sassie in a 12-runner Class 3 handicap at York (2m½f, soft); was beaten by a short-head on sole previous AW start (Chelmsford).

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: J R Fanshawe|  OR: 80|  BF|  CD

Simply adores Kempton Park (career form figures 421113); the winning streak came to an abrupt end here in March when beaten at short odds (2-5f) by last week's Goodwood scorer Mouriyani; sits on a career high mark of 80.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: George Rooke |  T: H Fry|  OR: 79

The focus towards the end of 2019 was over hurdles, and that is where this five-year-old has shown his strongest form (remains a maiden); this race marks his Flat handicap debut - doesn't appear to be obviously well-treated; look elsewhere.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Jason Watson |  T: D Menuisier|  OR: 77|  C

Has had his fair share of trainers over the years (was with William Knight when scoring off this mark here - 1m4f - in October 2018); slowly away, and always in rear on first start for David Menuisier at Lingfield 13 days ago.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: David Probert |  T: E De Giles|  OR: 77|  BF

Encouraging second to Groveman on return from a 581-day absence at Newcastle (1m4½f) in February; backed that up with another solid effort 19 days ago; stamina is the obvious question mark at 2m (untested).

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: G L Moore|  OR: 77|  CD

Dual C&D winner (most recently in July 2018); is handicapped to be competitive, assuming that a stint over hurdles hasn't served to blunt his speed; was always doing enough when winning at Plumpton (3m1f, heavy) in February; realistic chance.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: M Madgwick|  OR: 76|  C

Generally reliable at Kempton Park; came with a strong late run when scoring here from this mark (over 1m3f) in April 2019; however, was beaten 5¼L by Vibrance (Casa Comigo second) over C&D last November.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Ryan Tate |  T: J M P Eustace|  OR: 75|  CD

Prominent racer; was completing the hat-trick when winning unchallenged at Chelmsford (2m) a whopping 1119 days ago; 2lb higher seeking to improve upon a respectable AW record (3-6; 50%); market a helpful guide.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: M Dwyer |  T: C J Mann|  OR: 75|  D

123-rated hurdler who has shown his strongest form on good/good to soft ground; still a maiden on the Flat, finishing down the field (just behind Dono di Dio) at Lingfield (1m4f) 16 days ago; blinkers are newly applied.

Age: 5|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: J R Best|  OR: 68|  CD

Won three on the bounce (all at 2m) during a productive spell between August and October 2019; higher in the weights (and raised in grade) as a result; much better off at the weights with Vibrance on the basis of November 2019 C&D form.



Vibrance (2/1), Casa Comigo (7/2), Sexy Beast (9/2), Orin Swift (10/1), Capone (14/1), Next Train's Gone (14/1), Dono di Dio (16/1), Age Of Wisdom (20/1), Archimento (22/1), Mantovani (25/1)

A competitive finale featuring a trio (Vibrance, Casa Comigo and Dono di Dio) who clashed over C&D last November. However, the solution potentially lies elsewhere with ORIN SWIFT heading the weights on his seasonal reappearance after rounding off with an excellent second to Sassie at York (2m½f, soft). Jonathan Portman's charge was a winner at Nottingham early last season, and remains wholly unexposed on the AW (runner-up at Chelmsford in September 2018). For anyone seeking an alternative each-way selection at more rewarding odds, Age Of Wisdom appeals.
  1. Orin Swift
  2. Age Of Wisdom
  3. Casa Comigo
Prize Money
1st: £4,690.002nd: £1,396.003rd: £697.004th: £349.00

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