June 14 / 20.15 Kempton (AW)

20.15

Standard To Slow

Unibet Support Safe Gambling Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 1m 2f 219y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Unibet Support Safe Gambling Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly sunny

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 4-1103 CD BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Won a couple of classified events over middle distances here in January/February; flopped on slow turf in his hat-trick bid but he ran right up to his recent best when third of 14 over 1m4f here three weeks ago; shouldn't be far away.
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11

(9)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Meisterzinger

8st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

1st

7

(9)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Meisterzinger

9st 4lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Mark Usher

Won a couple of classified events over middle distances here in January/February; flopped on slow turf in his hat-trick bid but he ran right up to his recent best when third of 14 over 1m4f here three weeks ago; shouldn't be far away.

7/2

3rd

1

(8)

24th May 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:40 Kempton (AW)

Meisterzinger

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Usher

Two course wins early in the year; failed to fire on slow ground at Bath on Good Friday but he's better than that and still has some handicapping scope at this level; more appealing than many.

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 066-3

Last run: 117 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in three runs for Mark Hoad last autumn but he took a good step forward on his handicap debut at Lingfield in February (1m4f, AW; first-time hood, left off today); has since left Mark Pattinson; still has time to do better.
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9th

4

(10)

28th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

20:40 Lingfield

Imperial Cult

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

14-race maiden; placed five times at 1m2f-2m last term but hasn't been looking like an imminent winner this year, including in first-time cheekpieces at Kempton this month.

7/1

9th

4

(10)

28th May 2024

Good

1m 3f 133y

Class 6

20:40 Lingfield

Imperial Cult

9st 8lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

14-race maiden; placed five times at 1m2f-2m last term but hasn't been looking like an imminent winner this year, including in first-time cheekpieces at Kempton this month.

7/1

6th

13

(9)

8th May 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

21:00 Kempton (AW)

Imperial Cult

8st 13lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rachel Cook & John Bridger

Maiden who's been turned over at 9-2 or shorter on five of his last seven runs; was said to have been unsuited by Bath when well beaten last time, but this trip is a minimum now; wears first-time cheekpieces (has worn a hood once before).

16/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 256323 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Poor strike-rate but her win came over this C&D and she has run well on several occasions this year; each-way claims once again.
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10th

6

(10)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

How Hard Can It Be

9st 7lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win from 24 starts came over C&D in 2022 but return to these conditions didn't spark a revival three weeks ago.

14/1

9th

1

(12)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

How Hard Can It Be

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Well handicapped on her best middle-distance form last year, including at this track, but she's been out of sorts in both runs this winter; this step back up in trip is a positive but she's now 1-23 and others are more convincing.

10/1

1

(2)

29th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

How Hard Can It Be

9st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Raced mainly at middle distances, winning once; seemed to need latest run (back from layoff); something to prove over this trip.

7/1

Form: 1338-8

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Three wins over shorter in 2022, two of them for today's apprentice; has run well over C&D in the past but he'll need to step forward from last month's Bath reappearance; drops in grade, so it's not out of the question.
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10th

1

(8)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Platinum Prince

9st 10lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

C&D winner; reasonably consistent for this grade and was on song at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) latest, when just held; back up 1lb; player.

3/1

10th

1

(8)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Lingfield (AW)

Platinum Prince

9st 10lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

C&D winner; reasonably consistent for this grade and was on song at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) latest, when just held; back up 1lb; player.

3/1

2nd

9

(3)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Chelmsford (AW)

Platinum Prince

9st 4lb

J: Anna Gibson

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, kept on

8/1

16/1

Form: 44900-

Last run: 240 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
No improvement for the switch to handicaps but this is her first taste of Class 6 action and there could be better to come after just six starts.
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0

8

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Livalot

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

No wins in eight on the Flat (1m2f-2m) despite contesting some ropey handicaps; joined a respected yard to go hurdling (in same colours) but her claims aren't obvious.

14/1

11th

2

(13)

28th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:50 Kempton (AW)

Livalot

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: William Jarvis

slowly away, lost many lengths start, always behind

4/1

5th

5

(5)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Livalot

9st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: William Jarvis

No improvement for the switch to handicaps but this is her first taste of Class 6 action and there could be better to come after just six starts.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 663-17

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Returned from a five-month absence to win a 1m2f handicap at Chelmsford last month; not so good back there three weeks ago though and others appeal more.
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11th

6

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Alice Kitty

11st 0lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: Matt Crawley

Recent efforts not inspiring, but she has dropped 6lb lower than when making a successful return in May last year and the booking of Simon Walker suggests connections mean business; blinkers (only used once before over hurdles in September 2021) make a return; interesting.

5/1

9th

3

(5)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alice Kitty

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Matt Crawley

Scored off 3lb higher at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) last May but she's not matched that since and was only tenth of 11 here (9.4f) last month; has some form over C&D but she needs a major revival back up in trip.

25/1

10th

6

(10)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alice Kitty

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Matt Crawley

Sole win for current stable came off 1lb higher at Chelmsford (1m2f) in May; inconsistent since but holds a fighting chance provided she turns up in top form; returns from another break.

20/1

7th
11 (4)
Analytics

8/1

Form: 9003

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Modest form in four runs this year, failing to improve for the switch to handicaps when third of five on heavy ground at Nottingham last month (1m2f); still has time to do better though and the betting should be revealing.
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9th

12

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Analytics

8st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Butler

Fair third of five on her handicap debut at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) in May but she's struggled in three runs since; out of the weights again and she needs a transformation on the step up to this trip.

25/1

7th

10

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

17:05 Pontefract

Analytics

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John Butler

Fair third of five on her handicap debut at Nottingham in May (1m2f, heavy) but may have been flattered given her subsequent efforts; out of the weights.

25/1

10th

1

(4)

9th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 6

19:20 Yarmouth

Analytics

9st 11lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: John Butler

Finished last in three novice/maiden runs before a creditable third of five on her handicap debut at Nottingham in May (1m2f, heavy); not so good on AW latest; yard also run Knight Of Kings.

20/1

Form: 500476

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and his mark continues to ease; yet to prove his stamina conclusively but still has relatively low mileage.
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9th

8

(2)

19th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zoffany Portrait

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tony Carroll

Unplaced in all 11 starts and still has stamina to prove over this far; makes little appeal despite the drop in grade.

25/1

7th

7

(3)

29th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

17:45 Leicester

Zoffany Portrait

9st 3lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

prominent

10/1

8th

9

(10)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Zoffany Portrait

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Not beaten far in two of his last three starts and his mark continues to ease; yet to prove his stamina conclusively but still has relatively low mileage.

8/1

Form: 4/2-00

Last run: 68 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Yet to feature in one hurdle run and two Flat outings for Tony Newcombe; has slipped in the weights though and stepping back up to this trip should see him in a better light.
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12th

10

(11)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Lightning Attack

9st 0lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

1m AW, 1m2f turf (heavy) and 2m hurdle winner (good or slower); without success for two years, during which time he has had only six starts across both codes and been well beaten.

50/1

12th

10

(11)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Lightning Attack

9st 0lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

1m AW, 1m2f turf (heavy) and 2m hurdle winner (good or slower); without success for two years, during which time he has had only six starts across both codes and been well beaten.

50/1

8th

5

(2)

28th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Lightning Attack

9st 9lb

J: William Cox

T: Tony Newcombe

Successful on Flat and over hurdles; however, has shown poor form under both codes since last win; needs to prove he retains ability.

16/1

10th
6 (1)
A Mhacin

16/1

Form: 46-000

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Promise in Ireland for Johnny Murtagh; yet to beat a rival in three runs for this yard but he's dropped 14lb as a result; interesting to see if there's any market confidence in him.
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12th

5

10th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

A Mhacin

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Sean Curran

Unplaced in eight attempts and impossible to recommend him on any of his four starts since leaving Johnny Murtagh.

16/1

10th

6

(1)

14th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

A Mhacin

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Sean Curran

Promise in Ireland for Johnny Murtagh; yet to beat a rival in three runs for this yard but he's dropped 14lb as a result; interesting to see if there's any market confidence in him.

16/1

11th

4

(9)

17th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

A Mhacin

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Sean Curran

reared start and slowly away, in rear throughout

25/1

Form: 630-27

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
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6th

9

(9)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tawtheef

8st 11lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Patrick Chamings

towards rear

10/1

8th

9

(5)

11th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:27 Lingfield (AW)

Tawtheef

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Patrick Chamings

2-30 with the second win coming over C&D in May 2022; returned from three months off (had wind surgery for a second time) with a significant revival to be second in a C&D classified 18 days ago, hitting the front before mown down by this year's multiple scorer Destinado; firmly in the mix.

7/2

2nd

8

(4)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Lingfield (AW)

Tawtheef

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Patrick Chamings

towards rear

6/1

Non-runners

Tawtheef

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £28.10
Straight Forecast £26.48
Tricast £172.45
Trifecta £122.50

Selections

The Times:

Imperial Cult

RP RATINGS:

Platinum Prince

Daily Mail:

How Hard Can It Be

SPOTLIGHT:

Meisterzinger

POSTDATA:

Tawtheef

NEWMARKET:

Alice Kitty

The Guardian:

Imperial Cult

Daily Record:

Imperial Cult

Daily Mirror:

How Hard Can It Be

The Star:

Meisterzinger

Telegraph:

Tawtheef

D Express:

Platinum Prince

The Sun:

Platinum Prince