April 22 / 16.55 Kempton

16.55

Good

Sri Lanka, The Wonder Of Asia Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Sri Lanka, The Wonder Of Asia Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 7-0853 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Unable to justify favouritism when third on last month's handicap debut at Hereford (2m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) but significant positives can still be drawn from that run, and his placed form in bumpers offers significant hope he'll be seen to better effect on today's faster ground.
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2nd

7

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Cawthorne Banker

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Might be a bit tricky but it was his second run in cheekpieces and his second handicap when coming clear at Kempton (2m, good) three weeks ago; the ability is there to cope with an 8lb rise and good ground seems to suit him well.

3/1

2nd

7

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Cawthorne Banker

11st 5lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Might be a bit tricky but it was his second run in cheekpieces and his second handicap when coming clear at Kempton (2m, good) three weeks ago; the ability is there to cope with an 8lb rise and good ground seems to suit him well.

3/1

1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Cawthorne Banker

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

midfield, good headway before 2 out, cajoled along and led approaching last, ridden out run-in, readily

9/4

Form: 99/P99

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Struggled when a big-priced outsider for three maiden/novice hurdles at start of this year; gets to race on a sound surface for this first time here but needs to take a big step forward on this handicap debut; 2lb wrong.
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11th

11

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Haafback

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Improved for the switch to minor handicaps and better ground when an 80-1 second at Kempton (2m, good) 17 days ago; still looked green there and could do better.

10/1

11th

11

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Haafback

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Improved for the switch to minor handicaps and better ground when an 80-1 second at Kempton (2m, good) 17 days ago; still looked green there and could do better.

10/1

2nd

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Haafback

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

took keen hold, led, wandered around before 4 out, faced challenge when hit 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra run-in

33/1

Form: 055

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on stable/hurdle debut in December but his two fifths on soft ground this year were much more encouraging and his Irish Flat form offers significant hope he can improve again in good-ground handicaps.
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6th

8

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Albert Park

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Steadily going the right way, as shown when beaten around 6l into third at Kempton (2m, good) on last month's handicap debut; drops 1lb; should be involved.

7/1

6th

8

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Albert Park

11st 1lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Steadily going the right way, as shown when beaten around 6l into third at Kempton (2m, good) on last month's handicap debut; drops 1lb; should be involved.

7/1

3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Albert Park

11st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

took keen hold, prominent, challenging 2 out, no extra run-in

9/2

Form: -P0202

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
0-12 over hurdles and not one to rely upon heavily but ran well from the front when second to well-handicapped rival at Taunton (2m, soft) 11 days ago and will take some catching if in similar form again here.
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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced before 2 out, kept on

11/2

4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 6lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

11/2

2nd

12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Freddie Fleetfoot

10st 4lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

0-11 over hurdles; excelled himself when 66-1 second here (2m3f, good to soft; no match for easy winner) in December but struggled when reappearing at Wincanton in February; not the most obvious answer.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4P0

Last run: 103 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Made quite promising hurdle debut for the Pogson stable in the autumn but two heavy defeats followed, and he also struggled in a small-field Flat novice on recent debut for James Owen; remains unexposed but it's hard to know what to expect from him here.
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5th

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Ronaldoreturns

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: James Owen

not fluent 1st, prominent

14/1

5th

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Ronaldoreturns

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: James Owen

not fluent 1st, prominent

14/1

5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Ronaldoreturns

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: James Owen

took keen hold, held up in rear, brief headway after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

5/1

Form: 3FP11P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Struck form and won consecutive Plumpton handicaps on soft ground in February/March but ran poorly on good ground there three weeks ago and might be vulnerable to less exposed rivals here.
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9th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Mi Sueno

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

led, headed 8f out, lost ground quickly 5f out, dropped to last over 3f out, soon detached, tailed off

16/1

9th

8

(5)

9th May 2024

Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

15:53 Brighton

Mi Sueno

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Paddy Butler

led

16/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Mi Sueno

11st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

raced in second

7/1

Form: 565/4-

Last run: 544 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Safely held when fourth on handicap hurdle debut at Fakenham (2m, good) in October 2022 and not seen over jumps again since; just a respectable sixth on latest Flat start in January; others have more obvious claims.
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8th

4

(6)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Pride Of Nepal

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jeremy Scott

Another poor run over hurdles when sent off just 5-1 last month and hasn't looked the easiest in his most recent Flat starts.

14/1

8th

4

(6)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:40 Bath

Pride Of Nepal

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jeremy Scott

Another poor run over hurdles when sent off just 5-1 last month and hasn't looked the easiest in his most recent Flat starts.

14/1

Form: /3-767

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
French bumper winner in 2021; returned from long absence with three low-key runs in maiden hurdles at start of this year but makes handicap debut in a low-grade event and might get more competitive this time.
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6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Inigo

11st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, held up in rear, fell 3 out

13/2

Form: 54PPP-

Last run: 389 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Became very disappointing under rules for Ben Pauling last season (pulled up over fences in first two handicaps) and has failed to complete the last two of his three points for Phil York.
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9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Phil The Sock

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Phil York

always behind

66/1

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Phil The Sock

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Phil York

always behind

66/1

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Kempton

Phil The Sock

10st 13lb

J: Mr Phillip York

T: Phil York

held up in rear, mistake and detached 4th, struggling when pulled up after 3 out

50/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £161.57
Tricast £860.92

Selections

POSTDATA:

Albert Park

SPOTLIGHT:

Cawthorne Banker

Daily Mail:

Mi Sueno

RP RATINGS:

Ronaldoreturns

Daily Record:

Freddie Fleetfoot

D Express:

Pride Of Nepal

WEST COUNTRY:

Cawthorne Banker

The Sun:

Cawthorne Banker

The Star:

Mi Sueno

The Times:

Albert Park

Telegraph:

Albert Park

The Guardian:

Albert Park

Daily Mirror:

Albert Park