January 19 / 17.30 Kempton (AW)

17.30

Standard To Slow

Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Restricted Novice Stakes (horses In Bands B/C/D) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £3780
  • 1m 3f 219y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Unibet Horserace Betting Operator Of The Year Restricted Novice Stakes (horses In Bands B/C/D) (GBB)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Changed hands for 12,000gns in October; catches the eye on pedigree being a half-brother to five winners, including the smart Raheen House (1m5f Group 3 winner; RPR 115) and very useful pair Sea Of Faith (1m4f including Listed; 107) and Shraaoh (1m2f-2m; 102); enters the reckoning if the betting suggests he's fancied.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

13

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

French Invasion

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders early, led after 2f, headed and prominent after 4f

16/1

8th

7

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:30 York

French Invasion

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Couple of AW novice wins early in year; has shown he's effective on turf with creditable efforts at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) and Haydock (1m6f, good) the last twice; could go well again.

8/1

4th

7

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

French Invasion

8st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Two-time AW novice winner who returned to form when second at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) recently; this is tougher but he hung last time so could be better suited by this flat track, and his pedigree provides hope he'll improve for the step up in trip; no surprise to see another good run.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third foal of a useful Listed-placed 1m2f winner (RPR 104); betting should help guide to expectations for a stable also responsible for Come Musica.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

11

(4)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 1lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

Low-mileage son of Golden Horn who got off the mark in 1m6f Southwell handicap 19 days ago, showing a good attitude to edge out De Vega's Warrior; meets that rival on 1lb worse terms now but this step up in trip will suit; big shout.

11/4

1st

11

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

15:32 Southwell (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, smooth headway and challenging over 2f out, led and hung right over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, faced challenge towards finish, just held on

7/2

2nd

7

(8)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Barrel Aged

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders

7/2

25/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 8-5

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest form in two outings here in recent weeks; probably more one for handicaps after this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

2

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:40 Southwell (AW)

Come Musica

9st 10lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

raced in second

20/1

11th

13

(7)

14th Aug 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Come Musica

8st 11lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

Showed ability when third here (1m4f) in novice company in January but has been well held in two handicaps on turf; plenty to prove.

25/1

8th

3

(1)

30th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

14:50 Redcar

Come Musica

9st 7lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Marco Botti

Unexposed; tailed off on soft ground on handicap/turf debut at Doncaster last time out but has a chance on his AW novice form earlier in the year; first run at 1m6f and cheekpieces now replace the blinkers he has worn on all starts so far.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 722-

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in 9.5f novices at Wolverhampton for Roger Varian at the end of 2022 and both races have thrown up winners; perhaps not certain to benefit from this longer trip on breeding but leading form claims on first run for a new yard (same owner).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Burdett Road

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

towards rear

10/11

1st

2

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

Burdett Road

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

The best of these on the Flat and ran right up to his best when third in a 1m2f Group 3 at Windsor on final run in that scene; despite being gelded and having a hood fitted, he again raced freely off a modest pace on hurdle debut at Huntingdon (good to soft) but still outclassed inferior rivals at long odds-on; Cheltenham will ask different questions of him but there is lots to like otherwise; ran well on soft during Flat career.

15/8

Form: 8-

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
In good hands but 150-1 and no short-term promise on 1m course debut a month ago; this trip possibly more suitable (dam 2m1f winner) but major improvement will be needed.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(6)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Matt Crawley

12-race maiden but placed at Wolverhampton (9.4f, Tapeta) in both runs for new yard this winter; now goes back up in trip but she's been strong at the finish in those last two starts and remains well treated on her best form; key player.

3/1

2nd

3

(8)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 8lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Matt Crawley

Placed a couple of times at up to 1m2f on turf for Andrew Balding; went closest to winning when running on to be a close third over C&D on her stable debut latest; she's a major player if she can back that up.

4/1

3rd

9

(9)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Storm Valley

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Matt Crawley

Failed to progress in ten starts for Andrew Balding; sold 2,000gns in October; starts out for new stable off a lowly mark but others come here with less to prove.

28/1

5/4

Form: 42-

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both runs here, stepping up on debut when 4l second to subsequent Group 1 winner Dubai Mile over 1m in August; up significantly in trip; leading claims.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(8)

11th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Super Mo

9st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, prominent on outer

9/2

5th

4

(8)

11th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Super Mo

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

In the frame in three of his four starts including when third of eight in a Wolverhampton novice (9.5f, Tapeta) 15 days ago; blinkers now given a go and shouldn't be far away again; stable also runs Lightning Spark.

7/4

3rd

10

(7)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Super Mo

8st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/2

Form: 0-6

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in two outings this winter (C&D latterly).
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(6)

8th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

A Little Respect

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Well beaten in all five starts and finished well behind a couple of these over C&D last time; hard to recommend.

33/1

10th

9

(9)

27th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

A Little Respect

9st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Charlie Johnston

Big prices and has been beaten 18l or more in her four runs, including when a remote third on her handicap debut at Kempton (1m4f) 12 days ago; was a long behind Sexy Rexy in that race and she needs a transformation back on Tapeta.

16/1

3rd

6

(2)

15th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

A Little Respect

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Charlie Johnston

held up in rear on outer

14/1

100/1

Form: 0-9

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Triple-figure odds and hasn't beaten a rival in two starts around 1m in recent weeks.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(8)

19th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Lens Legacy

9st 3lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Charlie Wallis

Triple-figure odds and hasn't beaten a rival in two starts around 1m in recent weeks.

100/1

9th

5

(2)

6th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Kempton (AW)

Lens Legacy

8st 10lb

J: William Carson

T: Charlie Wallis

in rear

100/1

13th

6

(11)

27th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lens Legacy

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Charlie Wallis

slowly into stride, always towards rear

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

(7)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blondelle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

0-8; ran well (300-1 fourth) in first-time visor at Chelmsford 11 days ago but isn't guaranteed to back up that effort, having proved inconsistent; goes beyond 1m2f for the first time.

66/1

4th

5

(4)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blondelle

9st 2lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

Unplaced all seven starts and has an official mark of 43; visor will need to make a dramatic difference.

100/1

13th

14

(4)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Blondelle

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Christine Dunnett

Beaten just under 4l when fifth at Yarmouth (1m2f) in August but well beaten back there last month and looks very limited on balance.

33/1

Non-runners

Blondelle

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £24.60
Straight Forecast £28.04
Trifecta £231.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Super Mo

POSTDATA:

Burdett Road

The Times:

Barrel Aged

Telegraph:

French Invasion

The Guardian:

Barrel Aged

The Star:

Burdett Road

Daily Record:

Burdett Road

RP Ratings:

Super Mo

NEWMARKET:

Super Mo

Daily Mail:

Super Mo

D Express:

Super Mo

Daily Mirror:

Super Mo

The Sun:

Super Mo