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2022 Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton: the runners, the odds, the verdict

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The 2022 Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (2.40 Kempton) promises to be an exciting and intriguing heat.Leading trainer Nicky Henderson has won the race four times and has three chances to extend that excellent record, including with ante-post gamble Marie's Rock, but many of Britain's other top trainers are out to stop him.

2.40 Kempton (January 15):Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle racecard and betting

1. Call Me Lord

Has a doubt over his current form, judged on this season's two chase efforts

Trainer:Nicky Henderson
Jockey: James Bowen

2. Ch'tibello

Looks too well treated to be ignored; won the County Hurdle in 2019 off 4lb higher

Trainer:Dan Skelton
Jockey:Tristan Durrell
Odds: 8-1

3. Dans Le Vent

Won Grade 3 handicap at Haydock then not disgraced in the Relkeel; remains in form

Trainer:Evan Williams
Jockey:Isobel Williams

4. Marie's Rock

Useful mare who recorded an emphatic success over C&D on Boxing Day; respected

Trainer:Nicky Henderson
Jockey:Nico de Boinville

5. William Henry

Defied a 6lb higher mark in this race four years ago; recent form is far from convincing

Trainer:Sam Thomas
Jockey: Jack Tudor

6. Monte Cristo

C&D winner on Boxing Day 2020; return to this venue may have positive effect

Trainer:Nicky Henderson
Jockey:Connor Brace
Odds: 33-1

7. Gelino Bello

Second to Blazing Khal in Grade 2 events at Cheltenham the last twice; attractive profile

Trainer:Paul Nicholls
Jockey:Harry Cobden

8. Quinta Do Mar

In good form over 2m1f this season; bit to prove in this grade back up in distance

Trainer:Ben Pauling
Jockey:Luca Morgan

9. Carys' Commodity

Hard to support, having failed to beat a rival on latest outing; tongue-tie added

Trainer:Jonjo O'Neill
Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr

10. Cabot Cliffs

Fairly useful at about 2m; has stamina to prove over this new trip

Trainer: Dan Skelton
Jockey: Bridget Andrews
Odds: 25-1

11.Up For Parol

Suited by the return to hurdles at Haydock last time, taking record in this sphere to 3-5

Trainer:Jamie Snowden
Jockey:Gavin Sheehan

12. Earth Lord

Well suited by the step up to 2m5f this term, winning at Wincanton and Ascot; shortlisted

Trainer:Philip Hobbs
Jockey:Tom O'Brien

13. Highway One O Two

Made all at Taunton last time but looks vulnerable in this big field upped further in trip

Trainer:Chris Gordon
Jockey:Jamie Moore

14. Press Your Luck

Runner-up in small field at Fontwell when last seen; this is a much stiffer assignment

Trainer:Chris Gordon
Jockey:Brendan Powell

15. Green Book

Completed quickfire double with wins at Haydock/Ludlow last month; promising handicapper

Trainer:Venetia Williams
Jockey: Ned Fox

16.Cobblers Dream

Made a successful handicap debut at Doncaster last month, taking rules record to 3-5

Trainer: Ben Case
Jockey:Jack Quinlan

17. Commanche Red

Finished 11 lengths behind Marie's Rock here on Boxing Day; exposed now

Trainer:Chris Gordon
Jockey:Fergus Gillard

18. Bold Plan

Well treated on best form but first-time headgear needs to prompt a major revival

Trainer:Evan Williams
Jockey:Sean Bowen

19. Foster'sisland

Completed a Scottish hat-trick when sharing the spoils at Ayr last month; in top form

Trainer:Micky Hammond
Jockey:Emma Smith-Chaston
Odds: 33-1

20. On My Command

2-2 for new yard this term, making all in two mares' races; may have more to offer

Trainer:Harry Fry
Jockey:Jonathan Burke

The verdict

This looks the perfect target for Marie's Rock, who was impressive over course and distance on Boxing Day. Gelino Bello is second choice.
Steve Boow

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Leading trainer Nicky Henderson has won the race four times and has three chances to extend that excellent record
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