21:15 Kempton

Friday 26 January 2018

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Smarter Bets With Matchbook Handicap

Class 5  |   7f  |   Standard  |   5 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 21:17  |   Winning time: 1m 27.05s
Weighed In
1st
5
(5)
9/2
T: J R FanshaweJ: P J McDonald
Keen, held up in 5th, good headway between horses over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well op 4/1 tchd 5/1
2nd
1
2
(1)
6/1
T: M BottiJ: L Morris
Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner op 5/1 tchd 13/2
3rd
¾
4
(3)
9/2
T: S DowJ: Tom Marquand
Gave problems loading, keen, held up 4th, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up and unable to quicken over 1f out, ran on towards finish, went 3rd close home op 4/1 tchd 10/3 and tchd 5/1
4th
nk
3
(4)
9/4f
T: David DennisJ: Oisin Murphy
Raced keenly, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd close home op 5/2
5th
nk
1
(2)
39-8
11/4
T: R HannonJ: Rossa Ryan (5)
Keen, led until ridden and headed approaching, weakened final furlong, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened op 10/3

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Betting

Forecast

Swissal (9/4), Bezos (11/4), Charles Fox (9/2), El Borracho (9/2), Dream Mount (6/1)

Verdict

A tricky race to close business with a case possible to be made for all. Bezos improved for an accidental change of tactics last time and a 9lb rise in the weights makes this harder. However, he is with a yard capable of getting more from him and has to be feared. El Borracho promises to add to his sole victory as he matures and Charles Fox is another with scope to improve now handicapping. Dream Mount has had excuses since his maiden victory and the likelihood of a good pace here will help him settle better. SWISSAL has been on a steady upward curve of late and has at least proven himself off his current mark. If he runs to his recent levels then it will take a career best from a rival to beat him.
  1. Swissal
  2. Dream Mount
  3. Charles Fox

Prize Money

1st: £3,752.002nd: £1,116.003rd: £558.004th: £400.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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