Kempton Park

  • 17:05 Boxingdayraces.co.uk Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £3,886 2nd £1,156 3rd £578 4th £289
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.48s
  • Off time: 17:06:55
17:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akinoshirabe (JPN) 5/2
2nd Sharedah (IRE) 7/2
3rd Tenessee 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 31613 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sharedah (IRE) 67
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 84 7/24.50
2 (2) 1-11005 Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Agent Archie (USA) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-6 J R Best S J Drowne 83 7/18.00
3 (6) 415 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, gold cap Akinoshirabe (JPN) 134
Distance Winner
3 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 80 5/23.50
4 (4) 3-86210 Royal Blue, Beige epaulets, Beige cap, Royal Blue star Tenessee 28
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-3 C G Cox L Morris 80 8/19.00
5 (1) 051143 Royal Blue, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lyric Poet (USA) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-0 t G C Bravery William Carson 77 6/17.00
6 (5) 154732 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Elmfield Giant (USA) 13
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 75 5/16.00
7 (7) 717470 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Syrian 25
3 8-12 Ian Williams S Donohoe 75 14/115.00
8 (8) 142550 Black, Emerald Green epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Emerald Green diamond Chain Of Events 13
Distance Winner
3 8-7 N B King Simon Pearce (3) 70 33/134.00

Verdict

Another interesting handicap where the vote goes to the unexposed AKINOSHIRABE. Kieren Fallon has already partnered this Shamardal filly to her maiden success at Newcastle in May, and she ran with credit when unlucky-in-running at Newbury when last seen in June, on what was her handicap debut. A strong pace would probably suit and she can come good. Lyric Poet comes here in good heart and with winning form at the trip and should be very competitive, while Sharedah is respected on this first public try on the surface. If you can forgive Tenesee a big flop last time then this course and distance scorer would have to have claims from this 5lb higher mark.