Kempton Park

  • 17:40 Watch Racing UK On Virgin Media 536 Classified Claiming Stakes1m

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.28s
  • Off time: 17:41:40
17:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st April Fool 7/2
2nd Having A Ball 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 533-2 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Marching Home 22
4 9-0 t W R Swinburn J P Spencer 70 9/43.25
2 (1) 8417-31 Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap April Fool 13
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 b R Harris David Probert 70 7/24.50
3 (2) 903-122 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Fivefold (USA) 13
Course Winner
4 8-12 p J Akehurst J-P Guillambert 69 12/113.00
4 (3) 2022-18 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Hip Hip Hooray 22
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 L A Dace I Mongan 71 8/19.00
5 (6) 1326-74 Black, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Having A Ball 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-6 v J G Portman C Catlin 63 10/111.00
6 (4) 5111/9-2 Dark Blue, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond Topcroft 16
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-0 v D Shaw L Morris 72 2/13.00


TOPCROFT finished a credible second at Southwell last time after nine months off the track. A C&D winner, Derek Shaw's charge looks up to winning this getting plenty of weight from his chief rivals. They include Marching Home, who had Hip Hip Hooray behind when runner-up to Gallantry here last month, and he's preferred to recent Wolverhampton winner April Fool. Fivefold's two wins have been over 7f and he seems best at that trip while Having A Ball faces a tough task at these weights.