15:35 Kempton

Saturday 27 February 2021

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45
  • Close Brothers Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   3m  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:36  |   Winning time: 5m 51.0s
1st
5
17/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, led on inside 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly
2nd
2
17
22/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: J E Moore
Blundered 1st, chased leaders, led before 13th, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace in 2nd op 25/1 tchd 28/1
3rd
2
2
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Harry Kimber (7)
Mostly chased leader, chased new leader from 14th, pushed along before 3 out, lost 2nd before 2 out, plugged on in 3rd
4th
3
7
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Off the pace in 6th on inside, pushed along chasing leaders 4 out, plugged on in 4th from next tchd 14/1
5th
3 ¼
12
7/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor (3)
Off the pace in mid-division, hit 4 out and slightly hampered, went badly left and hit 2 out, kept on run-in op 8/1
6th
4
10
14/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: James Bowen
Chased leaders out wide, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after tchd 16/1
7th
4
16
12/1
T: C GordonJ: R Johnson
Led, hit 4th, headed before 13th, lost 2nd next, weakened before 3 out
8th
5 ½
18
18/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Millie Wonnacott (7)
Always towards rear op 16/1
9th
10
14
9/1
T: O MurphyJ: Adrian Heskin
Well in rear, blundered last, never involved op 10/1
10th
1 ¼
8
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Always towards rear, never on terms op 8/1
11th
½
15
100/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Towards rear, no chance when slightly hampered by faller 4 out op 80/1
12th
3 ¾
4
40/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Towards rear most of way, ridden before 3 out, never on terms, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Never closer than mid-division, dropped towards rear and struggling 12th, tailed off 13th, pulled up after 4 out op 12/1 tchd 14/1
PU
6
13/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on inside, blundered badly 7th, pushed along before 12th, soon lost place, tailed off 4 out, pulled up soon after op 6/1
PU
9
40/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Always rear-division, tailed off 14th, pulled up after 4 out op 33/1
F
11
6/1f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Off the pace in 5th, went left 10th, mid-division when fell 4 out
PU
13
18/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Towards rear, tailed off when blundered 13th, pulled up after 4 out op 14/1

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Non-Runners

3
Aso12
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 11
T: Miss V Williams  J: Charlie Deutsch
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.80Pl:£2.30, £4.30, £6.80, £3.70EX:£326.80Trifecta:£8,299.00Tricast:£5,780.88SF:£185.52Swingers:£35.70, £75.80, £112.80

Forecasts

Southfield Stone (6/1), Al Dancer (13/2), Cap Du Nord (7/1), Clondaw Castle (17/2), The Butcher Said (9/1), Slate House (10/1), Black Corton (11/1), Mellow Ben (12/1), Double Shuffle (14/1), Aso (14/1), Romain De Senam (16/1), Fingerontheswitch (18/1), Young Wolf (18/1), Erick Le Rouge (22/1), Mister Malarky (33/1), Talkischeap (40/1), Delire D'Estruval (40/1), Soupy Soups (100/1)

Verdict

AL DANCER failed to fire in the Caspian Caviar at Cheltenham last time but his third in the Paddy Power there prior to that is undoubtedly good form and he can bounce back with this first attempt at 3m looking well worth a go. Cap du Nord is a must for the shortlist after 3 excellent efforts in strong handicaps. Double Shuffle's latest C&D win has been boosted since so he's also shortlisted.

  1. AL DANCER (FR)
  2. CAP DU NORD (FR)
  3. DOUBLE SHUFFLE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Mister Malarky
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 7
9/1

Prize Money

1st: £42,712.002nd: £16,028.003rd: £8,025.004th: £3,998.005th: £2,010.006th: £1,005.00
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