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Killer Clown

Killer Clown put up a good performance to finish third behind Kiltealy Briggs in the two-mile-five-and-a-half-furlong handicap chase at Market Rasen on Saturday. Weak in the market beforehand, he had the early pace to adopt and maintain a nice prominent position, up on the outside of Kiltealy Briggs at a good pace. His jumping was good, and he moved up nicely on the outside of the leader as they left the back straight. It looked like he might be getting the better of the leader as they straightened up for home, but he got in tight to the third last fence, and he just tired from there. It was a slow-motion finish, but he couldn’t get past the leader, and Guy stayed on well on the far side to deprive him of the runner-up spot. Even so, he was only beaten a total of two and a half lengths in the end.

It was a good start back by Emma Lavelle’s horse. He progressed nicely last season, winning a handicap chase at Kempton on the Saturday after Cheltenham in March off a mark of 140, and running well for a long way in the Topham Chase off an 8lb higher mark. He should be able to step forward from this run now, his seasonal debut, his record on his seasonal debut reads 25U6, and a mark of 148 should be within range. Two and a half miles is his trip, and it appears that he is at his best on flat tracks, probably flat right-handed tracks, and he is two for two at Kempton.
Market Rasen, 15th October 2022