April 22 / 17.25 Kempton

17.25

Good

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

  • 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 III)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 553

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Made low-key stable debut on the Flat a fortnight ago but displayed minor promise in two juvenile hurdles for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton last year and remains unexposed in this sphere.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(5)

22nd Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newmarket (July)

Swiss Money

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear

25/1

6th

5

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 4

20:45 Goodwood

Swiss Money

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Harriet Dickin

Two wins at about 1m2f in France; most competitive form in Britain has been over hurdles (placed) and not wildly appealing on his Flat exploits.

25/1

4th

7

(4)

17th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newmarket

Swiss Money

8st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Harriet Dickin

Two wins in France (1m2f/10.5f) in first half of last year but he has a mixed record under both codes in Britain; on reduced mark on this return to the Flat but losing run is mounting up and others are more convincing.

16/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3543-4

Last run: 161 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat-racer who has made the frame in both handicap hurdles; travelled strongly for a long way and is sure to have entered several notebooks when fourth over C&D (good) in November; could be very dangerous if fully tuned up after 161-day break.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

17:15 Stratford

Sanitiser

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

0-8 over hurdles but has made the frame three times off today's mark since returning from a break this spring (all 2m, good) and is likely to be right in the thick of things again here; cheekpieces refitted.

4/1

3rd

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:55 Huntingdon

Sanitiser

11st 9lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary & Josh Moore

prominent

7/2

Form: -78014 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Showed the benefit of a wind op when making all to beat Salvatore readily by 12l at Plumpton (2m, soft) last month, his 24th start over hurdles; struggled on heavy ground at Market Rasen a few days later but may yet build upon that breakthrough success.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

11

(8)

18th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

19:35 Epsom

Martin Spirit

9st 5lb

J: Miss Amy Collier

T: Adam West

in rear

10/1

1st

7

(10)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 6

20:30 Epsom

Martin Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adam West

towards rear on outer

40/1

12th

12

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:50 Southwell

Martin Spirit

11st 1lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Adam West

in touch with leaders, lost ground after 2nd

12/1

Form: P176 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Made all against own age-group at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in October but ran poorly over same C&D the following month and was last of six on handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) in January; now has a point to prove.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:55 Huntingdon

Lahire

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, jumped badly left 1st

12/1

6th

5

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

16:55 Huntingdon

Lahire

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

led, jumped badly left 1st

12/1

5th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton

Lahire

11st 6lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly after 3rd, bad mistake 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

16/1

Form: 13F586 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Claimed after winning for Fergal O'Brien in December and was placed on stable debut at Newcastle (2m1f, good) later that month but seems badly to have lost his way this year; needs a boost from the new cheekpieces.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 213y

Class 3

19:10 Stratford

Uncle Arthur

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Won claiming hurdle for Fergal O'Brien in December and didn't run as badly as eventual 51l defeat might suggest in Hereford chase for James Owen in May, but he still can't be recommended from 37lb out of the weights on debut for latest new stable.

50/1

6th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

18:30 Hereford

Uncle Arthur

10st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut for Fergal O'Brien last October; subsequently won a claiming hurdle for that stable but is 0-7 over hurdles for James Owen (latest defeat was in back plating company) and looks too risky on this second chasing attempt.

14/1

6th

6

24th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

18:30 Hereford

Uncle Arthur

10st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Unseated rider at first fence on chasing debut for Fergal O'Brien last October; subsequently won a claiming hurdle for that stable but is 0-7 over hurdles for James Owen (latest defeat was in back plating company) and looks too risky on this second chasing attempt.

14/1

Form: /2-PPP

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Placed over hurdles in Ireland in summer 2022 but pulled up all three starts for new stable this season; big leap of faith needed to support him here; cheekpieces left off today.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

16:30 Stratford

Eric Carmen

10st 11lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Hanmer

took keen hold, led, not fluent 6th, headed before last, weakened run-in

12/1

7th

12

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Eric Carmen

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Off the mark over hurdles at 16th attempt, making all to win by 6l at Southwell (2m4f, soft) last month; raced too freely and weakened tamely when upped to 3m there recently; others have more convincing profiles.

10/1

13

4th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Eric Carmen

10st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

led

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 23847

Last run: 75 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Placed in both bumpers; yet to make a splash after three hurdling starts but attracted the stewards' attention when fourth under considerate ride at Plumpton (2m, soft) in January and didn't see out 2m5f after racing too freely on latest outing; drops back in trip for today's handicap debut; still has potential.
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1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

By The Grace

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in both bumpers; fourth at Plumpton (2m, soft) in January seemed encouraging but that's easily the best of her four runs over hurdles; raced too freely over 2m5f next time and ran a shocker on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; 17-2) 17 days ago, so has questions to answer.

8/1

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

By The Grace

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in both bumpers; fourth at Plumpton (2m, soft) in January seemed encouraging but that's easily the best of her four runs over hurdles; raced too freely over 2m5f next time and ran a shocker on handicap debut at Kempton (2m, good; 17-2) 17 days ago, so has questions to answer.

8/1

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton

By The Grace

12st 0lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced and lost position after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

5/1

Form: 7592 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Flat winner on good ground in France in 2022; unable to justify heavy market support when well-held second of five behind Martin Spirit on last month's handicap hurdle debut at Plumpton (2m, soft) but may fare better on this quicker surface.
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0

6

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Salvatore

11st 1lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Won soft-ground hunter chase over C&D in February 2022 and was also successful in that sphere at Musselburgh in March but struggled on last month's seasonal/handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy); will be suited by today's move back up in trip but others have much less to prove.

20/1

6th

1

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:00 Fontwell

Salvatore

12st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

in touch with leaders, slow jump and lost position 4th, dropped to last when slow jump 6th, lost touch 9th

11/2

1st

2

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

17:00 Musselburgh

Salvatore

12st 6lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Philip Rowley

Won a hunter chase here (3m2f, soft) in February 2021 and landed another at Bangor (3m, soft) last February; fair second of four in a recent point-to-point (3m, good) and he's a leading contender now back under rules.

11/8

Form: 748

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
A disappointing maiden on the Flat and hasn't shown a great deal on her first three hurdling starts (albeit on ground slower than good); makes handicap hurdle debut from 8lb out of the weights; major improvement required.
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9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton

Clenched

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Julia Feilden

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, detached 4th, soon no impression, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton

Clenched

10st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Julia Feilden

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, detached 4th, soon no impression, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

8th

10

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Clenched

10st 5lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Julia Feilden

A disappointing maiden on the Flat and hasn't shown a great deal on her first two hurdling starts; cheekpieces left off today.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £14.20
Straight Forecast £15.76
Tricast £28.89
Trifecta £43.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Swiss Money

POSTDATA:

Salvatore

SPOTLIGHT:

Sanitiser

LAMBOURN:

By The Grace

WEST COUNTRY:

Swiss Money

The Times:

Swiss Money

Daily Mirror:

Swiss Money

The Star:

Swiss Money

Daily Record:

Swiss Money

Telegraph:

Salvatore

The Guardian:

Salvatore

D Express:

Salvatore

Daily Mail:

Sanitiser

The Sun:

Sanitiser