Shortlist – Saturday 24th February 2018 – Kempton


Back Or Lay On Betdaq Handicap Hurdle (3) 2m5f – 12:15am

Top Rated & Flags

 

Betting Forecast

$8 Monbeg Legend, $8.5 Django Django, $9 Master Dancer, $10 The Mighty Don, $12 Take To Heart, $13 My Charity, $15 Awesome Rosie, $15 Kings Walk, $17 Criq Rock, $19 Earlshill, $21 Premier Bond, $21 Wolfcatcher, $23 Our Kaempfer, $34 Morning Herald

Analyst’s Verdict

Django Django did well to win at Huntingdon in the face of an inadequate test and could well be up to the task on his handicap debut with his stamina now being drawn out. Take To Heart might emerge as the pick of Nicky Henderson’s trio, while Master Dancer could pick up where he left off in December.

Betdaq Now 2% Commission Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (1) 2½m110y – 12:50am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 167 173 161 164 158 (Avg 165)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$1.83 Cyrname, $3.25 The Unit, $10 Petrou, $13 For Good Measure

Analyst’s Verdict

Cyrname has really taken well to this discipline, and lost nothing in defeat when giving weight to a younger rival last time. He remains capable of better still and is selected to secure a third chase win. The Unit looked set to push a smart rival close, before tiring late on at Huntingdon in November, and he may well emerge as the main threat to the selection.

Betdaq #Changingforthebettor Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 2m – 1:25am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 154 158 154 154 158 (Avg 156)

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Betting Forecast

$1.83 Redicean, $6.5 Malaya, $8 Beau Gosse, $8.5 Grand Sancy, $23 Harmonise, $34 Bid Adieu, $34 Kasperenko

Analyst’s Verdict

Redicean has the potential to take high rank among this season’s juvenile hurdlers based on his pair of impressive C&D wins this winter and can take the step up to graded company in his stride. Dual listed scorer Malaya could be the one to give him most to do ahead of French-raider Beau Gosse.

Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 2m – 2:00am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 157 160 154 151 158 (Avg 156)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Mont des Avaloirs, $5.5 Scarlet Dragon, $7 Destrier, $9 Humphrey Bogart, $10 Michael’s Mount, $11 Global Citizen, $21 Ballywood, $21 Shoal Bay, $26 Carntop, $34 Rockpoint

Analyst’s Verdict

An intriguing renewal of this Grade 2. Mont des Avaloirs would have gone closer in the Tolworth but for a mistake 2 out and gets the nod in the hope he jumps better this time, but there are plenty of possible dangers. Scarlet Dragon and Humphrey Bogart arrive with some high-level Flat form, while Destrier, Global Citizen and Michael’s Mount all look capable of making their mark at this level.

Betdaq Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (1) 3m – 2:35am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Acting Lass, $8.5 Master Dee, $9 Tintern Theatre, $11 Go Conquer, $12 Art Mauresque, $13 Ballykan, $15 Josses Hill, $15 Theatre Territory, $23 Theatre Guide, $26 As de Mee, $29 Loose Chips, $29 Relentless Dreamer, $34 Label des Obeaux, $34 Monbeg Charmer, $41 Vibrato Valtat

Analyst’s Verdict

Harry Fry landed this prize with Opening Batsman in 2013 and Acting Lass is taken to follow suit. The 7-y-o has looked every inch a natural in his 3 starts over fences and will prove hard to beat providing this new trip holds no terrors. The consistent Master Dee is feared most with Barry Geraghty aboard, while Art Mauresque, Ballykan and Tintern Theatre are others to consider.

Betdaq 2% Commission Exchange Handicap Chase (3) 2½m110y – 3:10am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 No Ceiling, $6.5 Fourth Act, $7.5 Kayf Blanco, $8 Enjoy Responsibly, $9 Favorito Buck’s, $9 I’dliketheoption, $10 Rothman, $10 Valseur du Granval

Analyst’s Verdict

Fourth Act looks potentially well treated back over fences and is fancied to take advantage with his yard hitting top form. Kayf Blanco was slightly unfortunate at Wetherby and is feared most ahead of No Ceiling.

Betdaq Free Trading Tools Standard Open National Hunt Flat (5) 2m – 3:45am

Timeform Ratings of Previous Winners: 119 126 118 120 116 (Avg 120)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Pym, $4 Danny Kirwan, $11 Saturdaynightfever, $11 Special Acceptance, $13 Clondaw Ace, $15 Brigade of Guards, $15 From The Heart, $19 Larkbarrow Lad, $21 Potters Tale

Analyst’s Verdict

This looks a warm bumper. Though Pym has been absent since making a winning debut in April, that isn’t really a concern given the yard he represents, and he could be up to defying a penalty. Danny Kirwan and Clondaw Ace both landed points last time, while Special Acceptance should relish this step up to a conventional-distance bumper.


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