12:50 Kempton

Thursday 26 December 2019

All12:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:40
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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:50  |   Winning time: 3m 57.3s
1st
Horse silk
5
411-0
9/2
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, pushed along on long run before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, led last, quickened readily clear run-in op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
1
411-8
4/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leader, hit 3 out, led 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed last, readily outpaced run-in, no chance with winner op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
2
4/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Led, ridden and headed 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, plugged on same pace in 3rd tchd 7/2
4th
Horse silk
9
7
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Bit keen, held up in last pair on inside, plugged on in 4th between last 2, never on terms op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
6/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 2 out op 7/4
6th
Horse silk
5
3
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams
Tracked leaders, weakened on long run before 2 out tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
30
6
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Raced keenly, always behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off op 11/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
150/1
T: G L MooreJ: N F Houlihan
Raced keenly in rear, lost touch4 out, tailed off when went right 2 out and pulled up op 125/1 tchd 100/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.40Pl:£1.80, £1.60, £1.70EX:£22.90Trifecta:£93.00SF:£23.60Swingers:£2.70, £2.80, £3.50

Forecasts

Vegas Blue (6/4), Ecco (4/1), Getaway Fred (4/1), Fred (9/2), Red Force One (14/1), South Seas (14/1), Touchthesoul (25/1), Ballycloven Beat (150/1)

Verdict

Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson and Gary Moore are doubly represented in the opening race on Kempton's Boxing Day extravaganza. Henderson sends the unbeaten filly Vegas Blue over hurdles on the back of an impressive Listed bumper win at Huntingdon, while the dual hurdles scorer Ecco looks best positioned of the Ditcheat duo despite having something to prove on a soft racing surface. However, the solution may come in the shape of the Colin Tizzard-trained GETAWAY FRED. On a strict line through Hang In There (Exeter) he should have the beating of Ecco. Furthermore, he took a definite step forward next time when justifying favouritism in a ready manner at Chepstow (on soft).
  1. Getaway Fred
  2. Vegas Blue
  3. Fred

Previous Winners

2018
Mister Fisher
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £13,763.002nd: £4,066.003rd: £2,033.004th: £1,016.005th: £508.006th: £255.00

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