Kempton Park

  • 14:20 Kempton.co.uk Classified Stakes5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.35s
  • Off time: 14:20:43
14:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Itshim 9/2
2nd Desert Light (IRE) 11/2
3rd One Way Ticket 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 7-79675 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Desert Light (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-4 v D Shaw Darren Williams 40 11/26.50
2 (2) 800-069 Royal Blue, Maroon and White hooped sleeves Flying Indian 14
Nag me
4 9-4 v J Balding R Kennemore (3) 45 16/117.00
3 (3) 4650-0 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Heavenly Encounter 37
Nag me
4 9-4 v1 K R Burke Martin Lane (5) 38 33/134.00
4 (7) 466-704 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Martingrange Lass (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 9-4 bt S Parr A Kirby 45 8/19.00
5 (8) 994032 Red, Yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Nordic Light (USA) 3
Nag me
5 9-4 bt J M Bradley L Morris 44 7/42.75
6 (6) 0084-87 Black, Yellow chevrons, Black sleeves and cap One Way Ticket 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-4 p J M Bradley Hayley Turner 42 7/18.00
7 (1) 870-694 Grey, Red disc, Red cap Spanish Ace 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 b J M Bradley J Dean (5) 44 7/18.00
8 (4) 5000- Red, Orange diamond Itshim 146
Nag me
3 8-4 t S C Williams Amy Baker (5) 45 9/25.50

Verdict

It really doesn't get any worse than this and NORDIC LIGHT is the most token of picks against Martingrange Lass and One Way Ticket. Rider, Luke Morris dropped the whip when holding every chance at Wolverhampton aboard the five-year-old and while it's impossible to suggest that it cost him the race, it certainly would not have helped matters. Admittedly, Nordic Light's recent formlines have not been good at this course but he has a fair draw this afternoon and if the rider can break smartly, he can make amends. Martingrange Lass represents a yard that has placed their horses well over the winter. She ran a creditable race from out of the handicap at Southwell and has been tongue-tied for the first time. One Way Ticket was the subject of decent support here last month but failed to show again. Desert Light has been on a long losing run and appears to need six furlongs these days. Similar comments apply to Spanish Ace while the market must be watched in relation to Itshim. He showed nothing in maidens on the turf but was notably backed from 14/1 into 3/1 on debut so he must have shown something at home beforehand. Nordic Light is the most reluctant of recommendations.