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13:20 Kempton Park

Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,780
  • 2nd: £8,548
  • 3rd: £4,280
  • 4th: £2,132
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.00s
  • Off Time: 13:20:22
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 1110-12
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 151

held up in 4th place, switched left to outside to challenge 3 out, every chance next, no extra before last, weakened into 4th run-in

2
Silk - Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star
  • Form 2/1-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 122

raced keenly in rear, reached for 5th, outpaced when mistake 7th, tailed off 4 out, never a factor

3
Silk - Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars, purple cap, pink stars
8/1
  • Form 21417-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 156

jumped well, joined 3 out, ridden between last 2, in command before last, stayed on well

4
Silk - Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves
11/2
  • Form 210-F23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 152

chased leading pair, going well enough approaching 3 out, mistake and outpaced next, plugged on into 3rd run-in

5
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
11/2
  • Form 2113-14
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 142

chased winner throughout, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, no extra and held before the last

6
Silk - Red, grey cross belts and sleeves
  • Form 17-1111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 149

raced wide, held up in 5th, mistake 2nd, bit closer at 7th, outpaced 4 out, mistake next, plugged on run-in, never on terms

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A decent renewal and a much stiffer test for the four-year-old Fanion D'estruval, who only won a handicap at Newbury on his UK debut. AL DANCER was surprisingly turned over at Cheltenham last time but still holds Rouge Vif on that run and should have too much class for habitual front-runner Global Citizen and Grand Sancy, though the latter was thrown in at the deep end at Sandown. Editeur Du Gite will find much easier opportunities in the future.

Formwatch

Al Dancer (FR) 7-4fav (11-5) Mostly tracked winner, effort turning in, hard driven between last 2, ridden after last, kept on but always held flat, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Put The Kettle On (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Nov.

Editeur Du Gite (FR) 33-1 (11-0) In rear, ridden 4 out, tailed off when pulled up next, at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Dec.

Global Citizen (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Chased leader, jumped left and slowly 5 out, soon rallied, every chance 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 5, 20 1/2l behind Brewin'upastorm (11-2) at Carlisle 2m (3) gs in Oct.

Grand Sancy (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Held up in touch, tracked leaders when switched wide before 3 out, soon driven and outpaced, stayed on into modest 3rd flat, no chance with clear pair, 3rd of 6, 14 3/4l behind Esprit Du Large (11-2) at Sandown 2m (1) sft in Dec.

Rouge Vif (FR) 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along on long run before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on approaching last, no extra and well held in 4th flat, last of 4, 8 1/2l behind Put The Kettle On (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Nov.

Fanion D'estruval (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders going well, led 4 out, hit 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Newbury 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov beating Sully D'Oc Aa (10-12) by 6l, 8 ran.