ITV Racing Preview - 05/04/2021

Kempton (AW) - April 04 2021
Kempton (AW) 13:55
1(2)
Robert Havlin

Kestenna

J:
 
Robert Havlin
T:
 
John & Thady Gosden
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 102
Days: 48

A close second on debut at Lingfield in January, she hasn’t looked back since winning twice on the bounce with her most recent victory coming by nine lengths over this C&D last time out.

She’s going to be difficult to beat here and could well be something a bit special for top connections.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
28/10/21LIN8St8-115
04/09/21ASC8GF9-78
23/07/21ASC8GF8-96
03/07/21SAN8GS9-05
18/06/21ASC8Hy9-221
Kempton (AW) - April 04 2021
Kempton (AW) 14:30
3(2)
Hollie Doyle

Imperial Sands

J:
 
Hollie Doyle
T:
 
Archie Watson
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 19

Sent off at 6/4 on debut last time out, he lived up to the market support making all to win by six lengths over C&D.

This is a much tougher contest but he’ll take plenty of confidence from that victory and looks the obvious threat to Mostahdaf in the field

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
22/07/23RIP8Sft9-69
03/07/23PON8GF10-12
23/06/23RED8Gd9-137
01/06/23RIP10GF9-46
18/05/23YOR8GF9-210
Kempton (AW) - April 04 2021
Kempton (AW) 15:02
2(10)
Andrea Atzeni

Fooraat

J:
 
Andrea Atzeni
T:
 
Roger Varian
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 100
Days: 192

Made a big impression on her first two runs winning nicely in both on the a/w last season.

She was unable to transfer that form to the turf with three fairly disappointing runs however the return to the all weather here should suit her and she’s more than likely to be in the mix in what looks a fairly strong contest.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/10/21NMK10GS9-312
24/09/21NMK8GF9-23
23/07/21YOR10.5GF9-43
16/06/21ASC8GF9-06
05/04/21KEM8St/Slw9-02
Kempton (AW) - April 04 2021
Kempton (AW) 15:35
3(7)
Hollie Doyle

Vibrance

J:
 
Hollie Doyle
T:
 
James Fanshawe
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 87
Days: 19

Without a win since last June, that victory came over this C&D and she holds a phenomenal record over this C&D with four wins and two places from eight runs.

Third last time out once again over this distance here it would be no surprise to see her push the market principles close in this field.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/12/22DUN10.5St8-78
08/06/22WEX24.5Y11-5PU
17/04/22COR19Hy11-73
06/03/22LEO20Y11-73
17/01/22PUN20.5Sft11-95
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 14:15
7
Rachael Blackmore

Ellie Mac

J:
 
Rachael Blackmore
T:
 
Henry De Bromhead
Age: 8
Weight: 10-13
OR: 124
Days: 92

Fairly inconsistent over both hurdles and fences, she’s been hard to grasp of late but hasn’t showed much to be excited about when chasing on her last two starts.

She won over the extended 2m 7f distance in September over hurdles and the switch back to the smaller obstacles for top connections may well be the defining factor in her getting back to winning ways here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/04/21FAI22Y10-13PU
03/01/21FAI21Hy10-134
29/11/20FAI20Sft11-43
11/10/20LIM22.5Sft11-23
09/09/20PUN23.5Y10-41
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 13:40
1
Robbie Power

Teahupoo

J:
 
Robbie Power
T:
 
Mrs Denise Foster
Age: 4
Weight: 11-5
OR: 138
Days: 37

A winner in France over hurdles last year beating the now Paul Nicholls trained Good Ball, he’s not put a foot wrong so far winning his two starts in Ireland comfortably with them both coming over this C&D.

This looks like a much tougher field but he’s fresh and it would be no surprise at all to see him make it four from four for his career so far.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/12/23FAI20.5Sft11-121
27/04/23PUN23.5Gd/Y11-104
16/03/23CHL24Sft11-103
26/01/23GOW24.5Sft/Hy11-121
04/12/22FAI19.5Sft11-101
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 14:50
7
Sean Flanagan

Sixshooter

J:
 
Sean Flanagan
T:
 
Noel Meade
Age: 6
Weight: 11-5
OR: 147

An interesting hurdler, he was unbeaten in two starts in bumpers but has only managed two victories from his eight starts over timber so far.

He’s not had much consistency over specific distances but his best form has come over 2m 4f with his debut victory coming over that distance then a good place behind Sire Du Berlais in the Lismullen Hurdle in November.

Clearly needed further when fourth of five over two miles here at the end of February and it would be no surprise to see him pick up at least a place in this field.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/10/21GAL22.5Sft12-01
05/04/21FAI20Y11-53
27/02/21FAI16Sft11-64
28/01/21GOW24Hy11-53
08/11/20NAV20Sft/Hy11-43
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 15:20
2

Fakir D'oudairies

J:
 
T:
 
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 162
Days: 18

A Grade 2 winner over hurdle and a Grade 1 winner as a novice chaser, he’s yet to get off the mark over the larger obstacles against the more experienced horses despite picking up five second placed finishes from his last six runs.

He put in an outstanding run to finish second behind Allaho in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last month and now thrown in to a much weaker field over a C&D in which he won over by 22 lengths in his one and only start over it, it will likely take something pretty out of the ordinary to stop him from returning to winning ways.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO21.5Y/Sft11-1210
16/12/23CHL20.5Sft12-05
14/04/23AIN20Sft11-102
18/02/23ASC21GS11-103
22/01/23THU20.5Y11-121
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 16:00
11
Danny Mullins

Agusta Gold

J:
 
Danny Mullins
T:
 
W P Mullins
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: 146
Days: 66

A likeable type, he’s won twice and never finished outside of the top three in nine starts over the larger obstacles.

He’s seemingly cherished every step up in trip in which he’s received and having only been beaten by a head over 3m 4f at Punchestown in February, it would be no surprise to see him go one better here especially considering he’s recently moved to Willie Mullins.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/01/23FAI21Sft10-94
06/08/22KLB25Gd10-74
31/07/22GAL22.5Sft10-10UR
08/07/22KLB25Gd11-110
30/04/22PUN31Gd11-125
Fairyhouse - April 04 2021
Fairyhouse 16:00
26
Darragh O'Keeffe

Fitzhenry

J:
 
Darragh O'Keeffe
T:
 
Paul Nolan
Age: 9
Weight: 10-8
OR: 137
Days: 22

JP McManus owned and Paul Nolan trained, he reached a career high mark of 142 last year but his mark has been on the slide since with some less than convincing performances.

He’s already proven himself over these longer distanced races with two places from two starts over this specific distance. They came off marks of 133 and 135 and now off 137, it’s the sort of race that will likely bring the very best out of him if his jumping holds up.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/05/21BAL23Sft/Hy11-3PU
28/04/21PUN20Y10-610
05/04/21FAI29Y10-816
14/03/21NAA24.5Sft/Hy10-113
07/02/21LEO21.5Sft10-713