April 22 / 19.30 Kempton

19.30

Good

Sri Lanka, The Teardrop Island Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2566.5
  • 2m 4f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Sri Lanka, The Teardrop Island Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: -1163P D

Last run: 105 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Useful handicapper, best known as a summer jumper at Uttoxeter; struggled on hunter chase debut at Taunton (2m5f, soft) in January and comes here with a point to prove but will be better suited by the good ground.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:28 Newton Abbot

Yccs Portocervo

12st 8lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

jumped well, raced in second, led 2nd, joined briefly when left clear 11th, went clear after 3 out, pushed out run-in, readily

2/1

1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Yccs Portocervo

12st 6lb

J: Miss Ellie Holder

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

jumped well, made all, pushed along and 4 lengths ahead before 2 out, reduced lead approaching last, went clear again run-in, comfortably

7/1

1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Yccs Portocervo

12st 6lb

J: Miss Ellie Holder

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

jumped well, made all

7/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 14/1F- D

Last run: 703 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Fair hurdler/chaser when trained by Paul Nicholls and, following a long absence, has won a point for Sam Loxton this year; has a bit more on his plate on this hunter chase debut but the trip/ground will suit.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:28 Newton Abbot

Duc De Bourbon

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: S Loxton

held up in rear, headway from 9th, left in third then badly hampered 11th, jumped right 12th, tired when jumped right 2 out, soon pulled up

5/1

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Duc De Bourbon

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: S Loxton

prominent, good jump 4 out, kept on but no chance with winner run-in

3/1

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Duc De Bourbon

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: S Loxton

prominent

3/1

Form: /P4-12 D BF

Last run: 278 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
A useful handicapper in his prime and won three-runner Newton Abbot hunter chase (2m5f, good) for these connections last spring; has fitness to prove after 278-day absence but could have a say.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

18:10 Newton Abbot

No Getaway

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Very respectable third in Kempton hunter chase (2m4f, good) in April, after a break, and seemingly in process of running well before falling here (2m5f, soft) last month; not sure to benefit from today's drop back in trip but returns to a handicap on a realistic mark.

8/1

2

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:28 Newton Abbot

No Getaway

12st 4lb

J: Mr Sean Clarke

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, went second 3rd, joined leader when fell 11th

11/2

3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

No Getaway

12st 2lb

J: Mr Sean Clarke

T: Robbie Llewellyn

prominent, outpaced after 3 out, kept on from 2 out

4/1

Form: 84/14/ D

Last run: 887 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won a low-grade handicap chase in 2021 and was a dual point winner last year but didn't fire in Lockinge open three weeks ago and some of the others in this line-up look stronger.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:35 Stratford

Imperial Esprit

11st 7lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: R W Varnham

Has won his last two points but limitations were exposed in his previous hunter chase at Kempton and he shouldn't really be troubling the top two.

20/1

Form: /2-112

Last run: 84 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Dual hunter chase winner on good ground last spring (2m7f/2m1f) and returned from break with creditable second behind subsequent Cheltenham Festival third Time Leader at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in January; enhanced excellent strike-rate in points last month and has strong claims here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

20:40 Stratford

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Francesca Poste

Won this race last year (good ground) and enhanced excellent point strike-rate with open success in March; flopped when odds-on at Kempton last month but has possibilities if back on song here.

11/2

5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

11/10

5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

held up in rear

11/10

Form: U-P3PP D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Second in this race in 2022 and ran well before weakening into modest third behind Kaproyale at Stratford (2m1f, good) last spring but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up (albeit on soft ground) on both starts this year.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

20:40 Stratford

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Third behind Kaproyale in this race last year but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all four starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

100/1

7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Third in this race in 2022 but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all three starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

50/1

7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Third in this race in 2022 but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all three starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

50/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £20.20
Straight Forecast £26.55
Trifecta £61.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kaproyale

POSTDATA:

No Getaway

WEST COUNTRY:

Duc De Bourbon

RP RATINGS:

Yccs Portocervo

The Times:

Kaproyale

The Guardian:

Kaproyale

Daily Mail:

Kaproyale

Daily Mirror:

Kaproyale

The Star:

Kaproyale

Daily Record:

Kaproyale

The Sun:

Duc De Bourbon

Telegraph:

No Getaway

D Express:

No Getaway