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3:30 Kempton 1 May 2017

Winners Are Welcome At Matchbook Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-140, 5yo+) 3m Good 18 fences
1st £8,447.40 2nd £2,480.40 3rd £1,240.20 4th £620.10

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 115 p 129 117 136
gr g Apsis - Rocapina (FR) (Solon)
Always prominent, led 2nd, soon headed, chased leader 6th to 11th, ridden approaching 3 out, led last, driven out (stewards considered the apparent improvement in form, compared with its previous run at Ludlow on 3 April 2017 where the gelding finished fourth of seven, beaten by 38 ¾ lengths; trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding's improved form) (op 9/2)
2 
10 116 130 115 133
ch g Alflora (IRE) - Two For Joy (IRE) (Mandalus)
With leaders, led after 2nd, headed 5th, led again next, ridden approaching 3 out, headed last, stayed on same pace flat (op 6/1)
3  [5]
8 114 128 112 129
b g Presenting - Victorine (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Held up, headway 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra flat (op 9/2 tchd 10/3)
4  [8¼]
10 106 123 104 124
gr g Cloudings (IRE) - Keen Supreme (IRE) (Bob Back)
Led to 2nd, remained handy, led 5th to next, went 2nd again 11th, ridden and every chance when not fluent 3 out, weakened last (op 9/2 tchd 6/1)
5  [11]
8 112 tp 129 108 126
b g Kayf Tara - Royal Keel (Long Leave)
Held up, headway 7th, ridden and not clear run approaching 2 out, weakened before last (op 5/1)
6  16 [27]
10 1112 t 136 101 122
b g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Good Hearted (IRE) (Broken Hearted)
Held up in touch, lost place 10th, pushed along 12th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out (trainer's representative said the race came too soon for the gelding, having run 14 days previously; vet reported that a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities)
7  14 [41]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 2 110 63 86
bb g Presenting - Swing Into Action (IRE) (Be My Native)
Prominent, lost place approaching 3rd, not fluent 9th, weakened 4 out (op 20/1)
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