April 22 / 18.00 Kempton

18.00

Good

Amazing Sri Lanka Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £9505.8
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Amazing Sri Lanka Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.00
  • Place: £3.90

Form: -04145

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner over hurdles; won quite comfortably off much reduced mark on chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) in December but his next two runs were underwhelming and he can't be relied upon here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

4

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Onemorefortheroad

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Went off too hard before capitulating in Cartmel race won by Al Zaraqaan last month and is better judged on earlier form; did well to fend off Fringill Dike at Kempton (2m2f, good) in April and has possibilities off a 4lb higher mark here.

14/1

6th

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

16:05 Cartmel

Onemorefortheroad

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Two sound runs at Kempton on last two starts, winning last month (2m2f, good) before finishing second of three finishers last time; could go well.

9/2

6th

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

16:05 Cartmel

Onemorefortheroad

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Two sound runs at Kempton on last two starts, winning last month (2m2f, good) before finishing second of three finishers last time; could go well.

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 0-111F

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Responded very well to blinkers and won three in a row on good/good to soft in early part of this season; not seen since falling in October and remains on a career-high mark but Harry Cobden is a good booking for this reappearance run and further progress is possible.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Fringill Dike

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Very progressive 7yo who won comfortably by over 6l at Bangor (2m, good to soft) six weeks ago and is now 4-6 over fences; usually races prominently but does not have to lead; must be considered.

9/2

1st

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Fringill Dike

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Won three in a row (1m7f-2m, good/good to soft) when blinkers were added in early part of last season and posted another career best when close second at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month, after a break; could plausibly still be on the upgrade; respected.

6/1

1st

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Fringill Dike

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Won three in a row (1m7f-2m, good/good to soft) when blinkers were added in early part of last season and posted another career best when close second at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month, after a break; could plausibly still be on the upgrade; respected.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 7-7745

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Seemingly back in good form when fourth in strong Cheltenham handicap (2m, good to soft) in November but was well beaten there the following month; had wind surgery during subsequent four-month break and now has a tongue-tie fitted; very well handicapped but has a lot more to prove than some.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Prince Escalus

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Has rather mixed record since latest win in February 2023 but, following a wind op, gave good account when third (behind Fringill Dike) at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

3rd

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Prince Escalus

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Has rather mixed record since latest win in February 2023 but, following a wind op, gave good account when third (behind Fringill Dike) at Kempton (2m2f, good) last month; can't be ruled out.

10/1

3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Prince Escalus

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

prominent, mistake and lost position 2nd, headway 3 out, went third approaching last, kept on run-in

10/1

Form: 52P6P3 CD BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Unable to justify favouritism when third of five at Ascot (2m1f, good) last month but still ran pretty well, and is now 3lb lower than when going close in very valuable handicap over that C&D in the autumn; respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

30th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 214y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Frere DArmes

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Disappointed at Kelso last month and remains without a win since November 2022 but went close off 6lb higher in valuable Ascot handicap (2m1f, good) in November and will be a threat to all if combination of wind op and first-time blinkers enables a return to form here.

13/2

8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/1

8th

2

8th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:20 Kelso

Frere DArmes

11st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/1

Form: 1-3115

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Made very good start to chasing career, winning twice at Newbury (2m, soft) during the winter; made jumping errors when last of five over C&D last month but has plenty of scope to resume his earlier progress if more fluent over the fences today.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Issar dAiry

11st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, kept on

15/2

5th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Issar dAiry

11st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, kept on

15/2

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Issar dAiry

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Won on chase debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in December and made it 2-2 over fences when following up there (2m, soft) in January, when miles clear with a runner-up who went one better next time; hurdle wins came over 2m3f/2m4f on good to soft; could still be well treated up 8lb for last time.

11/8

Form: 11-225

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with two wins (1m7f/2m) last spring and began this campaign with two good seconds here (2m2f/2m4f) in the autumn; not at best at Ascot last month, after a break, but still considered.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Thelasthighking

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield

10/1

9th

5

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

Thelasthighking

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield

10/1

6th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Thelasthighking

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, outpaced from 4 out, no impression before 3 out

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 112543 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Launched chasing career with two 2m wins in the autumn (both on good to soft); his improvement has levelled off since but he posted a sound effort when third at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last month and will be suited by today's faster ground.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, no impression after 4 out

10/1

7th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5 out, no impression after 4 out

10/1

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

15:40 Huntingdon

General Medrano

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Launched chasing career with two 2m wins in the autumn (both on good to soft, one here); yet to make any further progress but his fourth at Sandown (1m7f, soft) in January was a pretty good effort and he might still have untapped potential over this longer trip.

6/1

Form: P13254 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Looked as good as ever when beating three rivals comfortably here (2m4f, good) in the autumn and is now 2lb below that mark but has not really fired on recent outings and younger rivals appeal more.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Le Ligerien

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, good jump 7th, not fluent 5 out, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

20/1

8th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Le Ligerien

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, good jump 7th, not fluent 5 out, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

20/1

4th

3

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Le Ligerien

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Landed a hat-trick early last year and also won at Kempton (2m4f, good) in November; hasn't really threatened subsequently but he's edged back down the weights and is a three-time winner on heavy ground; not ruled out.

14/1

Form: 431112 D BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Has taken very well to chasing this year, winning three in a row at Plumpton (2m1f-2m3f) before running big race in defeat at Newbury (2m, good to soft) last month; might still be on the upgrade; can't be ignored.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Duhallow Tommy

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, headway on outer when not fluent 4 out, weakened from 3 out

9/2

9th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Duhallow Tommy

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

raced wide, took keen hold, midfield, headway on outer when not fluent 4 out, weakened from 3 out

9/2

2nd

7

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Duhallow Tommy

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Bumper winner who has won at Plumpton (2m1f/2m3f, soft/good to soft) this year on first three chase starts; tackles different course and higher grade today but he could still have more left in the tank; chance.

5/1

12/1

Form: 606112 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Benefited enormously from additions of cheekpieces and/or tongue-tie at start of this year, winning twice on soft ground at Plumpton (2m hurdle/2m1f chase); very respectable second there (2m1f, good) three weeks ago but is away from his favourite track today and this race is more competitive.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Alto Alto

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly from 4 out

12/1

10th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Alto Alto

10st 13lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, prominent, weakened quickly from 4 out

12/1

2nd

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Alto Alto

11st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

All four wins have been here, latterly rallying gamely to fend off a subsequent winner over C&D in mid-February (soft); he's now 2-2 in this headgear combination (previous success over hurdles) and looks sure to be involved after a 4lb rise.

9/4

Form: P22-10 C

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Clearcut winner at Warwick (2m4f, good) last spring and also suited by this track but no longer the force of old and has been absent since a disappointing effort in November.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Another Crick

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

held up in rear, detached 7th, no impression from 5 out

33/1

11th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

18:00 Kempton

Another Crick

11st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Noel Williams

held up in rear, detached 7th, no impression from 5 out

33/1

Non-runners

Whodini, Charlies Glance

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £204.90
Straight Forecast £181.14
Tricast £3963.07
Trifecta £2908.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Duhallow Tommy

WEST COUNTRY:

Thelasthighking

RP RATINGS:

General Medrano

TOPSPEED:

Prince Escalus

The Sun:

Whodini

POSTDATA:

Frere d'Armes

Telegraph:

Fringill Dike

Daily Mail:

Duhallow Tommy

D Express:

Duhallow Tommy

Daily Mirror:

Duhallow Tommy

Daily Record:

Duhallow Tommy

The Star:

Thelasthighking

The Times:

General Medrano

The Guardian:

Prince Escalus