January 25 / 19.00 Kempton (AW)

19.00

Standard To Slow

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  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 8424-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Gelded prior to opening his account with a half-length success, despite wandering markedly, at Southwell (7f; AW debut) 17 days ago; unexposed in this sphere and should remain competitive up just 2lb, especially if keeping straighter.
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6th

7

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ed Walker

Acts on any ground; progressive 3yo who has completed a handicap four-timer since being dropped back to 6f and gained the last two wins at this venue; overall record is now 6-13; brings a very attractive profile to this first Group attempt and being 2-2 at Ascot is a bonus.

11/2

1st

1

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:55 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 12lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Better than ever of late, completing hat-trick of wins in Shergar Cup Sprint over C&D (good) four weeks ago; an 8lb rise looks fully justified, and, although today's forecast quicker ground is a possible concern (not at best on previous run on good to firm), he has plenty in his favour otherwise.

4/1

1st

10

(10)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Dark Trooper

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Drop back to 6f saw him win well at Yarmouth (good to soft) last month and he made light of the heavy ground at Haydock on Sunday, drawing clear with another in-form sprinter; looks thrown in under a 3lb penalty and, although this is a stronger race, he can complete the hat-trick.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 620-13 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 213 in handicaps on Polytrack, the win gained in small field over 1m here; creditable third at Chelmsford last time; not without a chance, provided he copes with the drop back to 7f.
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2nd

6

(6)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Crocodile Roll

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

Has form figures of 213 in handicaps on Polytrack, the win gained in small field over 1m here; creditable third at Chelmsford last time; not without a chance, provided he copes with the drop back to 7f.

7/1

3rd

1

(6)

14th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Crocodile Roll

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last, not clear run and switched right 2f out

7/2

1st

3

(1)

6th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Crocodile Roll

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Eddery

slowly into stride, raced in last, shaken up and headway on outer over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on well

13/2

11/2

Form: 656-42

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
In-form maiden who has posted solid efforts over 7f at Southwell this year, finishing fourth to Dark Trooper then second to a rival who was on the middle leg of a hat-trick; first win is not out of the question.
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6th

6

(7)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Leicester

Prince Nabeel

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Joseph Parr

Quite consistent but made it 0-14 when beaten just under 5l at Lingfield (7f) and there's a hint of impatience now swapping the cheekpieces for a visor.

10/1

5th

8

(7)

22nd Jun 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

20:00 Lingfield (AW)

Prince Nabeel

9st 5lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Joseph Parr

took keen hold, prominent

6/1

4th

3

(5)

22nd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Prince Nabeel

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Joseph Parr

took keen hold, prominent, short of room over 3f out, switched left from under 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out

5/1

6/1

Form: 045-

Last run: 104 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
250,000euros breeze-up purchase last May; highly tried in the Convivial Maiden at York (well held) on debut; not disgraced at Pontefract (fourth over 6f) and Chelmsford (fifth over 7f) subsequently; looks the type to prosper in handicaps and is an interesting contender.
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9th

16

(11)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:00 Pontefract

No Barrier

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

With blinkers added he finished runner-up from similar marks at Doncaster (1m, good) and Nottingham (1m, heavy) in the summer, but twice well held since (back in cheekpieces last time); now 0-13 and others are preferred.

20/1

12th

6

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Ayr

No Barrier

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Disappointed on latest outing six weeks ago and now 0-12 but lost out only by a neck off today's mark at Nottingham (8.3f, heavy; also suited by good) two starts ago and has obvious claims if back at that level here; blinkered for last three runs; cheekpieces refitted today.

12/1

7th

8

(9)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 5

16:45 Haydock

No Barrier

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Kevin Ryan

0-11 and needs to prove he can get the job done but he's returned to form in these blinkers the last twice, finishing second at Doncaster (1m, good) and Nottingham (1m, heavy); can give another good account.

15/2

Form: 4759-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Showed improvement for the switch to AW at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) three weeks ago, opening his account at the sixth attempt; possibilities provided he's just as effective over this new trip and on Polytrack.
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8th

3

(3)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dyed In The Wool

9st 7lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

0-10 since winning at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) just over a year ago and finished a well-held third of seven at Southwell (6f, Tapeta) 11 days ago; the first two have won since, though, so not dismissed down another 2lb.

7/1

3rd

2

(2)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Dyed In The Wool

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Now 16lb lower than when winning on Tapeta at Newcastle at start of last year but has been in the doldrums for a while now; visor removed after one use; tongue-tie fitted for first time; revival needed.

12/1

11/2

Form: 234-

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Consistent in novice events over 7f/1m at this course (twice) and Lingfield, making the frame each time; gives the impression he'll be suited by this drop back in distance; open to progress in handicaps and has solid-looking claims.
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8th

11

(2)

1st Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

15:42 Lingfield (AW)

Congresbury

9st 0lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Showed clear promise in three novice events on Polytrack (7f/1m) but he's struggled in four handicaps this year and was tailed off at Kempton last time; has plenty to prove and needs to turn things around.

20/1

12th

5

(12)

24th May 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Kempton (AW)

Congresbury

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Richard Hannon

always behind

12/1

10th

11

(3)

29th Apr 2023

Good

0m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:55 Haydock

Congresbury

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Has gone the wrong way since a promising debut over 7f last summer; now returns from a gelding operation and with blinkers fitted; turf debut; bit to prove.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £10.40
Straight Forecast £10.45
Trifecta £40.80

Selections

RP Ratings:

Dark Trooper

POSTDATA:

Prince Nabeel

TOPSPEED:

Congresbury

Telegraph:

Dyed In The Wool

SPOTLIGHT:

No Barrier

Daily Mail:

Congresbury

NEWMARKET:

Prince Nabeel

Daily Record:

Prince Nabeel

Daily Mirror:

Dyed In The Wool

LAMBOURN:

Dark Trooper

The Times:

Dark Trooper

The Guardian:

Dark Trooper

D Express:

Dark Trooper

The Sun:

Dark Trooper

The Star:

Dark Trooper