15:35 Kempton

Saturday 26 December 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35
  • Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 3  |   2m 5f  |   Good to Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:35  |   Winning time: 5m 10.55s
1st
5
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders on inside, headway to lead before the last, soon quickened clear, stayed on strongly run-in op 22/1
2nd
7
6
511-5
6/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner op 7/1 tchd 11/2
3rd
6
11
510-12
7/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, led 2 out, soon ridden and hung right, headed before the last, soon outpaced, weakened into 3rd run-in
4th
4 ¼
16
610-7
16/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Jumped left, led and disputed, outright leader before 2 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened before the last op 18/1 tchd 20/1
5th
1 ½
2
15/2
T: B PaulingJ: Luca Morgan (7)
Chased leaders on outside, pushed along when blundered and weakened 2 out op 7/1 tchd 9/1
6th
½
1
28/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, ran on run-in, no threat op 25/1
7th
1 ¾
17
16/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Towards rear and reluctant, bit closer approaching 2 out, outpaced between last 2, beaten when hit last op 12/1 tchd 20/1
8th
2 ½
9
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out op 9/1
9th
11
14
610-7
33/1
T: B PaulingJ: Kielan Woods
Led and disputed, hit 5th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, lost 2nd and weakened quickly before 2 out tchd 40/1
10th
9 ½
10
25/1
T: R StephensJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders before 3 out, weakened before next
11th
1 ¾
15
11/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division until blundered and slithered on landing 4th, towards rear and never on terms after op 4/1 tchd 5/1
12th
23
12
80/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders on inside, weakened quickly before 3 out, tailed off and eased before next

Also Ran

PU
7
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Aidan Coleman
Rear-division, behind and struggling before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next op 10/1
UR
8
7/1
T: A KingJ: Max Browne (10)
Held up towards rear and keen, blundered and unseated rider 3rd tchd 6/1
PU
13
14/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

4
Who's My Jockey42
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 7
T: R Hobson  J: Jack Tudor
NR
3
Dream Berry22
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 9
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£27.90Pl:£5.10, £3.00, £2.40EX:£192.60Trifecta:£2,293.30Tricast:£1,190.77SF:£164.00Swingers:£36.30, £39.60, £8.50

Forecasts

Barbados Blue (11/2), Ecco (6/1), Riggs (7/1), Switch Hitter (7/1), Coeur de Lion (7/1), Whatsupwithyou (15/2), Rathhill (12/1), Runswick Bay (14/1), Top Man (16/1), Distingo (16/1), Who's My Jockey (20/1), Dream Berry (20/1), Monte Cristo (25/1), Push The Tempo (25/1), Jarveys Plate (28/1), Tel'art (33/1), Let's Get At It (80/1)

Verdict

A highly competitive finale. RIGGS had plenty in hand when making his second handicap start a winning one at Uttoxeter last month so could perhaps prove the answer. A market move for the returning Nicky Henderson mare Barbados Blue would make her a probable threat. THe Paul Nicholls pair Ecco and Switch Hitter are also on the shortlist along with Coeur de Lion.

  1. RIGGS (IRE)
  2. BARBADOS BLUE (IRE)
  3. ECCO

Previous Winners

2019
Honest Vic
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 6
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £9,747.002nd: £2,862.003rd: £1,431.004th: £716.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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