Kempton Park

  • 18:20 Digibet Casino Handicap2m

  • Winner £1,638 2nd £484 3rd £242
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 30.25s
  • Off time: 18:27:38
18:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackmore 11/2
2nd Miniyamba (IRE) 16/1
3rd Tower 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 6362 Red, White star, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Happy Fleet 48
7 9-12 R Curtis Dane O'Neill 58 11/112.00
2 (3) 0/0-6867 Maroon, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, yellow cap Pocket Too 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 p Matthew Salaman G Baker 58 16/117.00
3 (8) 4851 Red and royal blue diabolo, striped sleeves and cap Blackmore 6 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 9-11 Miss J Feilden Catherine Gannon 60 11/26.50
4 (13) 556/7-91 Maroon, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Foreign King (USA) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 J W Mullins I Mongan 55 11/112.00
5 (9) 14-7500 Purple and White diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Stagecoach Emerald 57
8 9-4 b T T Clement T Atkinson (5) 50 40/141.00
6 (1) 502340 Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Miniyamba (IRE) 60
3 9-4 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 59 16/117.00
7 (12) 37932U White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Pearl (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-4 pt Mrs A M Thorpe S W Kelly 50 11/112.00
8 (14) 943513 Pink, purple disc and armlets Tower 9
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-3 G Prodromou J P Spencer 58 9/43.25
9 (4) 473366 Dark blue, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Aalya (IRE) 25
3 9-1 P W Chapple-Hyam J Fortune 56 14/115.00
10 (6) 385053 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Delorain (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 9-1 vt W Stone Laura Pike (7) 47 9/110.00
11 (5) 9-886 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Velvet Nayef 15
4 8-13 J Pearce Jack Mitchell 45 25/126.00
12 (7) 9-7603 Mauve and white (quartered), white sleeves, mauve armlets, white cap Annelko 81
3 8-10 A B Haynes S J Drowne 51 12/113.00
13 (10) 97-4943 Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astrovenus 28
3 8-9 M H Tompkins J Quinn 50 25/126.00
14 (2) 0-5079 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Dongola (IRE) 40
3 8-4 P Winkworth L Morris 45 50/151.00

Verdict

Annelko is unexposed over this longer trip but his trainer doesn't have the most sparkling record at the course while there is not a huge amount in favour of the versatile Pocket Too who has not won for more than two years. Happy Fleet may be one who prefers jumping these days but she performed creditably when last seen over course and distance, only losing out by half a length. She is considered in calculations but there is more to like about BLACKMORE who receives the nomination. He won by a neck last time out at Lingfield and although he hasn't been seen going right-handed before this isn't a concern given he has only raced four times. He is still learning the game but can defy a 6lb penalty to score here. Tower is a likely threat as his sole win came here two starts ago and he is only rated 3lb higher. Foreign King has disappointed in two jumps efforts lately but returning to the flat to the scene of his last win he has a better chance. However, Blackmore is taken to get back-to-back successes.