Kempton Park

  • 20:20 Weatherbys Printing Apprentice Handicap1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.59s
  • Off time: 20:20:44
20:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bomber Command (USA) 7/1
2nd Stand Guard 10/1
3rd Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 8/5511- Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 434
Distance Winner
4 9-10 D H Brown Ashley Morgan (5) 85 7/18.00
2 (10) 431496 Black, Orange spots, Black sleeves, Orange cap Buddy Holly 37
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-9 v Pat Eddery Amy Baker (3) 84 16/117.00
3 (6) 009602 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap Bomber Command (USA) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 v C Hills P Hills 82 7/18.00
4 (5) 31217-5 Red, Yellow halved sleeves Spate River 22
Distance Winner
4 9-7 C F Wall Jack Mitchell 82 3/14.00
5 (4) 118004 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Stand Guard 30
Course Winner
5 9-7 P Howling T Atkinson (5) 82 10/111.00
6 (11) 430-714 White, Red star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap McConnell (USA) 206
Distance Winner
4 9-5 G L Moore Sophie Doyle (3) 80 20/121.00
7 (3) 143844 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Laudatory 21
Course Winner
3 9-3 W R Swinburn M Geran (3) 83 3/14.00
8 (8) 43/6-504 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Quick Release (IRE) 18
4 8-13 D M Simcock Laura Pike (5) 74 16/117.00
9 (1) 531856 Purple, Orange armlets, quartered cap Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 B R Millman J Millman 74 16/117.00
10 (9) 834511 Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 8-11 M Murphy David Probert 72 13/27.50
11 (2) 901616 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Elusive Fame (USA) 21
3 8-10 b M Johnston Matthew Lawson (5) 76 16/117.00

Verdict

It could pay to give another chance to SPATE RIVER who is taken to get the better of Rock Anthem and Spirit of A Nation. Chris Wall has his string in good form at present and Spate River was far from disgraced at Sandown last month when he finished fifth behind Prime Exhibit. That was his first run since October so he should come on for the run and with the talented Jack Mitchell doing the steering he looks to have a big chance. Rock Anthem is the obvious danger as he is chasing the hat-trick. He won comfortably at Salisbury last month and he still looks to be well treated so he merits plenty of respect. Spirit of A Nation looked a useful prospect last year when he twice got his head in front, but he has been off the track since June 2008 and the likelihood is that he will need this run today. Bomber Command shaped with a bit more encouragement last time and his best form has been on the all-weather. He could go well at a price, but the vote goes to Spate River.