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13:15 Kempton Park

Close Brothers Asset Finance Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,500 added
  • Winner: £5,913
  • 2nd: £1,736
  • 3rd: £868
  • 4th: £434
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off Time: 13:18:00
  • 10 Ran
2nd
Silk -
9/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Black, yellow seams, yellow and black chevrons on sleeves, check cap
    16/1
    • Form 943143
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 139

    held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 4th, headway to go prominent in chasing group approaching 6th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened next

    2
    Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap

    Ecco

    18 p
    9/2
    • Form 0-83121
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 133

    sweating, chased leader until before 5th, chased leading pair, 2nd again approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, 3 lengths down last, no extra run-in

    3
    Silk - Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap
    11/2
    • Form 8/2617P-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 130

    held up and behind, headway and bit closer in 6th after 3 out, weakened soon after

    4
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue diamond and sleeves
    • Form 433127-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 130

    led until before 5th, chased leader who soon went clear, closer after 3 out, led before 2 out, 3 lengths ahead last, ridden further clear run-in

    5
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets

    Tedham

    63 t BFD
    13/2
    • Form 7/637-P4
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 128

    chased leaders out wide, weakened quickly after 6th, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out

    6
    Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
    50/1
    • Form 4/FP07-8
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 127

    mid-division on inside when badly hampered and dropped to rear 4th, no chance after

    7
    Silk - Claret, Scarlet hoops on body
    12/1
    • Form 451
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 126

    pulled hard chasing leaders, pulled way up to lead before 5th and soon went clear, hit 4 out, reduced lead after 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened quickly after 2 out

    8
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
    • Form 10F6-22
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 124

    towards rear, badly hampered 4th, no chance after, tailed off

    10
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
    11/4
    • Form 14-212
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 122

    held up in last trio, steady headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders after next, ridden after 2 out, went 3rd soon after, no impression

    11
    Silk - RED, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap, WHITE star
    8/1
    • Form 36-1FF4
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 118

    tracking leaders on inside when blundered and unseated rider 4th

    9
    NR
    12/1
    • Form 65U-027
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 124

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Diocletian was rated 99 when last running on the Flat. He took a while to get the hang of jumping hurdles but he easily landed a maiden at Fakenham just before Christmas and there should be even more to come if he settles better. But ECCO has the form in the book having won at Doncaster before a second over this course and distance on Boxing Day. He proved his well-being with a win in a jumper’s bumper on the Polytrack here earlier this month and looks the one to be on. Golan Fortune has been running well in top company over fences and Gunsight Ridge can also figure having found only one too good on his handicap debut at Doncaster. Major Dundee has been knocking on the door in novice events so can’t be ignored.

    Formwatch

    Golan Fortune (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Made most until mistake 3 out, soon switched right, rallied 2 out, 3rd and held last, no extra flat, last of 3, 6 1/2l behind Next Destination (11-5) at Warwick 3m (1) sft in Jan.

    Ecco 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, travelling well over 2f out, close 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 2m 2f (4) pol in Feb beating Commanche Red (11-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Encore Champs (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Mar.

    Hometown Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, never a factor, 7th of 18, 14 1/2l behind Mcfabulous (11-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (1) gs in Mar.

    Tedham 11-4fav (11-4) Mistakes, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, went 4th after last, 4th of 9, 24 3/4l behind Jacamar (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

    White Moon (GER) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, pecked 8th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 9, dist behind Jacamar (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

    Diocletian (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Raced wide keen in touch, tracked leaders 3rd, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in Dec beating First Soldier (11-0) by 10l, 11 ran.

    Major Dundee (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Restrained behind leader, close up 3 out, ridden before 2 out, upsides last, edged narrowly ahead flat, disputed lead close home, denied on line, 2nd of 8, shd behind Sometimes Always (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) hvy in Dec.

    Gunsight Ridge 3-1 (11-12) Keen in mid-division on inside, steady headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before next, ridden between last 2, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 5l behind Gowel Road (12-0) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

    Top Man (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Jumped left, led and disputed, outright leader before 2 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened before the last, 4th of 15, 17 1/4l behind Monte Cristo (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Dec.

    Debestyman (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Held up rear of mid-division, headway on inside 3 out, outpaced final bend, weakened flat, 7th of 10, 20 3/4l behind On The Blind Side (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp lst (1) sft in Nov.