April 22 / 19.00 Kempton

19.00

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Sri Lanka Awaits You Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Sri Lanka Awaits You Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 224231 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Delivered on bumper/hurdle promise shown for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton when very comfortable winner of Fakenham maiden (2m, good) on recent stable debut; has a lot more on his plate in this handicap but probably still has more to offer.
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3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Yalla Habibi

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Harriet Dickin

raced in third, mistake 4 out, lost position after 3 out

13/8

3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Yalla Habibi

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Harriet Dickin

raced in third, mistake 4 out, lost position after 3 out

13/8

1st

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Yalla Habibi

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, midfield, hit 3 out, good headway and went second 2 out, ridden and challenging last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 672561 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Safely held off today's mark in his first two handicaps but opened account with clearcut success in recent Plumpton maiden (2m, good) and is evidently in good nick.
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2nd

14

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

King William Rufus

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, led, jumped slightly left 4 out, 2 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, faced challenge last, headed final 110yds, kept on

8/1

2nd

14

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

King William Rufus

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

took keen hold, led, jumped slightly left 4 out, 2 lengths ahead when not fluent 2 out, faced challenge last, headed final 110yds, kept on

8/1

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

13:55 Plumpton

King William Rufus

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

jumped well, made all, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, won going away

100/30

12/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: 23513P D

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Opened account at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in November, his seventh start over hurdles, and was reportedly unsuited by the heavy ground when placed over that C&D the following month; needs to bounce back from a duff effort in January but further progress remains possible.
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2

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:40 Newton Abbot

Him Malaya

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Sole win in 11 starts over hurdles was a Wincanton handicap (1m7f, soft; handles good) off 5lb lower but frequently placed and his recent third behind two subsequent winners reads particularly well; could well improve for this switch to fences and, although untried beyond 2m, he's respected.

7/4

3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Him Malaya

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only win was quite comfortable in a 1m7f soft-ground handicap at Wincanton last season; perhaps better again when third after a break at Kempton (2m, good) as he wasn't best positioned when the tempo increased; that run can be upgraded and he ran well in this 12 months ago, finishing second to Zucayan.

4/1

3rd

3

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Him Malaya

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only win was quite comfortable in a 1m7f soft-ground handicap at Wincanton last season; perhaps better again when third after a break at Kempton (2m, good) as he wasn't best positioned when the tempo increased; that run can be upgraded and he ran well in this 12 months ago, finishing second to Zucayan.

4/1

Form: 212642 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Clearcut winner of Wetherby novice (2m, soft) in November and has solid record in handicaps since; raced mainly on ground slower than good but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.
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4th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Toonagh Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

held up in rear, mistake 3 out, some headway before 2 out, went fourth approaching last, no extra final 110yds

7/1

4th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Toonagh Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Stuart Edmunds

held up in rear, mistake 3 out, some headway before 2 out, went fourth approaching last, no extra final 110yds

7/1

2nd

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Toonagh Warrior

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, jumped left 3rd, mistake 5 out, mistake 3 out, headway before 2 out, soon pressed leader, not fluent last, no extra run-in

7/4

Form: 4P1424 D

Last run: 207 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; not disgraced in AW novice race on last month's stable debut but suffered heavy defeat in that sphere three weeks ago and is tricky to weigh up on this return to hurdling.
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4th

3

20th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Rotten Row

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; mixed record under both codes for current yard but he returned to form with a stylish win over fences at Stratford (2m5f, good) last month; back up 7lb in the weights but that was a personal best last time and he still looks feasibly treated.

11/2

1st

3

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

Rotten Row

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; down the field in two 1m4f novices on the AW before finishing fifth and sixth in a pair of handicap hurdles at about 2m; reservations for now.

8/1

6th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Rotten Row

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; started off for Gary Hanmer with two low-key AW runs this year but his recent fifth over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good) was encouraging; contender if able to build on that performance.

10/1

Form: B-4123 D

Last run: 277 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
3-12 over hurdles; will be suited by the forecast good ground here but has been absent since last summer and will need to hit the ground running to have any chance off current mark.
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1st

2

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:15 Perth

Galata Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Fifth when beaten 3l at Worcester (2m, good, 11-4) last month; he is 1lb lower than when winning at Uttoxeter (2m, good) in May last year; looks ready for this step back up in trip and has claims.

9/2

5th

2

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:55 Worcester

Galata Bridge

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders, prominent when not fluent 3 out, lost position 2 out, weakened gradually run-in

13/2

6th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Galata Bridge

11st 13lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

held up in rear, badly hampered and dropped to rear 3rd, detached 4 out, stayed on from 2 out

16/1

Form: 549224

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Just 1-8 over hurdles but began this year with two good seconds, and was very respectable fourth in valuable series final at Haydock (1m7f, soft) last month; seems versatile regarding ground; probably won't be far away.
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7th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Mr Mackay

11st 7lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent

8/1

7th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Mr Mackay

11st 7lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, weakened from 2 out

8/1

4th

8

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Mr Mackay

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

1-11; good second at Hereford and Plumpton (2m, soft) last two starts, but this is a stronger race and he'll need improvement to go one better.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2221P D

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and came good over hurdles at fourth attempt, in Plumpton novice (2m, good to soft) in January; pulled up in major Sandown handicap last month (made bad jumping error in early stages) but could still have significant untapped potential in this sphere.
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8th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Junkanoo

12st 1lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

midfield, good headway before 3 out

7/1

8th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Junkanoo

12st 1lb

J: Rob Hargreaves

T: Gary Moore

midfield, good headway before 3 out, weakened approaching last

7/1

14

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Junkanoo

10st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Three-time Flat winner (including on soft) who was second on first three hurdle starts (good/good to soft) before winning Plumpton novice (2m, good to soft) at 2-9; opening mark is no gift but he's unexposed in this code and trainer is 6-29 (21%) here this season; one of two for yard; not discounted.

16/1

Form: 424141 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Ex-French 4yo who is 2-4 in British juvenile hurdles, the latter success gained at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month; faces a tougher assignment on this handicap debut but no surprise if he's up to the task.
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9th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Mojo Ego

11st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

midfield, no impression after 3 out

5/1

9th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Mojo Ego

11st 3lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Harry Derham

midfield

5/1

1st

1

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

16:35 Kelso

Mojo Ego

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Derham

French Flat winner who beat two rivals in Doncaster juvenile maiden (2m, good) in November to win on his second start for this yard; carries a penalty and he was a soundly beaten fourth at Taunton (2m, good to soft) in December last time out, but he's still entitled to respect in this line-up.

9/2

20/1

Form: 39-72F CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Posted sound effort when second off today's mark over C&D (good to soft; first run after wind op) in January but suffered a heavy fall on his latest outing and remains without a win since November 2021.
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10th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Fransham

11st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Pam Sly

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 1st, no impression before 3 out

20/1

10th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Fransham

11st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Pam Sly

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 1st

20/1

33/1

Form: -32254 D

Last run: 202 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat-racer; yet to make any significant progress since winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) on stable/hurdle debut in March 2023 and absent since respectable fourth in Sedgefield handicap (2m4f, good) in October; not the percentage call.
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9th

1

14th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:45 Perth

VE Day

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Won on his hurdles debut at Musselburgh in March 2023 but no wins since; respectable sixth, on second run back from a seven-month break, at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last month in first-time blinkers which are retained; still needs to ease in the weights.

10/1

6th

1

6th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

VE Day

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

1m7f hurdle winner (good to soft) who was largely consistent in handicaps last year; bad mistake put paid to his chance on his reappearance at Kempton (2m, good); 2lb drop means he gets a slight ease in grade here; blinkers go on and he could have a big say.

9/1

Form: F0-501 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 10yo; no longer the force of old but scored at Fakenham (2m4f, good) on recent stable debut and can cope with today's drop back in trip; one to consider.
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1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Eclair De Beaufeu

12st 1lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, midfield, headway before 2 out, weakening when fell last

10/1

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Eclair De Beaufeu

12st 1lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Sarah Humphrey

took keen hold, midfield

10/1

1st

2

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:07 Fakenham

Eclair De Beaufeu

11st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

prominent, ridden to lead after 2 out, 3 lengths ahead last, reduced lead but kept on well run-in

9/1

Form: 252224 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on five of her seven starts this season (twice over C&D) and remains on a workable mark but her latest run was a bit disappointing and others in this line-up have more pressing claims.
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5th

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Amelias Dance

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Runner-up five times last season but not at best when well-held fourth at Taunton (2m, soft) in March; pulled up after a bad early mistake at Kempton last month.

5/1

5th

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

19:20 Stratford

Amelias Dance

12st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

led, pressed leader when headed 2nd, led last (usual 2 out), headed home turn, weakened final 110yds

5/1

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Amelias Dance

11st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

midfield, bad mistake and almost fell 3rd, soon pulled up quickly

14/1

Form: -10525 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Claimed after going close in selling handicap hurdle for Nigel Twiston-Davies on Boxing Day; well beaten when sent to France for stable debut in February; now sports tongue-tie/cheekpieces; others look much safer.
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10

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Shetland Tony

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Sophie Leech

took keen hold, midfield, mistake 3 out, soon stumbled and unseated

25/1

10

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Shetland Tony

11st 6lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Sophie Leech

took keen hold, midfield, mistake 3 out, soon stumbled and unseated

25/1

Form: 1F35 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 4yo who was very respectable fifth in valuable juvenile handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good) last month; this race looks less competitive and he features prominently in calculations.
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11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Kourosh

11st 4lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

8/1

11

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton

Kourosh

11st 4lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent

8/1

5th

2

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Kourosh

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Flat winner in Germany; from the front he strolled home by 21l on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, soft) in November and was only a length off the good yardstick An Bradan Feasa (eighth in the Boodles) when falling late on at Cheltenham the next time; the glaring concern is his subsequent reversal when long odds-on at Chepstow (tongue tied); something to prove after that but much too early to be writing him off.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £20.10
Straight Forecast £20.10
Tricast £187.37
Trifecta £188.20

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Yalla Habibi

Telegraph:

Mojo Ego

SPOTLIGHT:

Junkanoo

TOPSPEED:

Amelia's Dance

RP RATINGS:

Kourosh

The Guardian:

Yalla Habibi

D Express:

Yalla Habibi

Daily Mirror:

Yalla Habibi

The Sun:

Yalla Habibi

The Star:

Mojo Ego

Daily Record:

Mojo Ego

POSTDATA:

Amelia's Dance

The Times:

Junkanoo

Daily Mail:

Junkanoo