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6:15 Kempton (AW) 21 Mar 2018

Better Odds With Matchbook Novice Stakes (Div I)

(Class 5) (3yo+) 1m Standard
1st £3,881.40 2nd £1,155 3rd £577.20 4th £288.60


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (12)  
3 88 39 79
b c Scat Daddy (USA) - Coup (USA) (Empire Maker)
Took keen hold early until pulled way to dispute lead after 2f, led over 3f out, kicked for home over 2f out, strongly challenged 2f out and narrowly headed 1f out, fought on well and regained lead 100yds out, on top close home (op 18/1 tchd 10/1)
2 (10) ½
4 104 b 52 90
b g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Bright Bank (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up behind leaders on outer, shaken up 3f out and smooth progress to chase winner, upsides and ridden 2f out, kept on well in duel with winner and led 1f out, narrowly headed 100yds out, no extra close home (op 16/1 tchd 20/1)
3 (1) [2]
3 94 39 81
b g Arakan (USA) - Danza Nera (IRE) (Dansili)
Held up in mid-division, progress when hampered for two or three strides on rail over 2f out, ridden along in 4th 2f out, outpaced over 1f out until kept on strongly to take 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer (tchd 6/4 and tchd 2/1)
4 (2) 1 [3]
3 811 29 72
ch g Dutch Art - Sharp Crisp Air (IRE) (Danehill Dancer)
Chased leaders, dropped to mid-division over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out (op 20/1 tchd 16/1 and tchd 22/1)
5 (6) hd [3¼]
3 811 28 72
b c Dark Angel (IRE) - Heaven's Vault (IRE) (Hernando)
Behind leaders, ridden along to chase leading pair over 2f out, kept on in 3rd until weakened just inside final furlong, plugged on to hold 5th (op 8/1 tchd 10/1)
6 (7) hd [3½]
3 811 27 71
ch g Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Oval Office (Pursuit Of Love)
Held up in rear-division on outer, progress when caught on heels of weakening rival over 2f out, plenty to do when switched out and ridden well over 1f out, kept on with promise entering final furlong, never nearer (op 5/2)
7 (8) 3 [6½]
3 811 18 64
b g Piccolo - Angel Of Fashion (IRE) (Invincible Spirit)
Badly missed break and in rear, ridden on inner over 2f out, kept on well and good progress until no extra and weakened inside final furlong (op 66/1)
8 (9) [10]
3 811 7 55
ch g Galileo (IRE) - Dynaforce (USA) (Dynaformer)
Held up in mid-division, shuffled along from 2f out in centre, never involved (op 6/1 tchd 4/1)
9 (4) [11½]
3 811 2 52
ch g Champs Elysees - La Persiana (Daylami)
Held up in rear-division on outer, ridden along over 2f out, kept on one pace (op 33/1)
10 (3) 1 [12½]
3 83 44
b f Champs Elysees - Nellie Gwyn (King's Best)
Raced in mid-division on inner, ridden along on inner over 2f out, slightly checked soon after, plugged on one pace from over 1f out
11 (11) nk [12¾]
3 811 49
ch g Choisir (AUS) - Almogia (USA) (Gone West)
Took fierce hold early in rear-division, settled better after 3f in rear, struggling when ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out (tchd 150/1)
12 (5) 13 [25¾]
4 100 23
ch g New Approach (IRE) - Laughing Owl (IRE) (Dubai Destination)
Soon led and took keen hold early, headed by winner after 3f, ridden along and struggling well over 3f out, dropped through pack over 2f out hampering rivals, eased
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