Kempton Park

  • 17:30 BetVictor Non Runner Cheltenham Free Bet Handicap7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.77s
  • Off time: 17:30:24
17:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Russian Ice 10/1
2nd Bussa 3/1
3rd Jake The Snake (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 7014-48 Light Blue, Dark Blue hoop, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Scottish Lake 15
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 b Miss O Olivia Maylam Kirsty Milczarek 75 12/113.00
2 (12) 045098- Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Quasi Congaree (GER) 45
7 9-7 bt P Fitzsimons G Baker 75 50/151.00
3 (1) 6461-23 Light green, red disc, red cap The Strig 21
Course Winner
6 9-5 S C Williams S M Levey 73 16/117.00
4 (13) 4472-52 Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue and white quartered cap Russian Ice 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-4 b D K Ivory Jim Crowley 72 10/111.00
5 (6) 63783-7 Yellow, black disc, black and pink striped sleeves, white and black hooped cap Avonmore Star 21
5 9-4 M Murphy E Ahern 72 8/19.00
7 (9) 7660-92 Black, Light Blue and White hooped sleeves Jake The Snake (IRE) 8
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 9-2 A W Carroll Amy Baker (3) 70 7/18.00
8 (10) 1-12221 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Bussa 7 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 t P D Evans Thomas Brown (5) 64 3/14.00
9 (3) 25-7721 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Diplomatic (IRE) 17
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 p M D Squance Robert Tart (7) 69 11/26.50
10 (7) 60173-1 Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Golden Desert (IRE) 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 S Dow G Lee 68 6/17.00
11 (8) 00127-7 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Elusive Hawk (IRE) 7
9 8-13 P D Evans S W Kelly 67 25/126.00
12 (2) 547037- Beige, Red seams, Red cap Chevise (IRE) 58
Course Winner
5 8-11 S Woodman William Carson 65 50/151.00
13 (4) 073505- White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Ted's Brother (IRE) 108
Distance Winner
5 8-9 h R C Guest Philip Prince (7) 63 16/117.00
14 (5) 009-735 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Dunn'o (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 8-8 t D Nicholls F Norton 62 8/19.00
Non runners
6 (14)80189-6Perfect Mission59-4A M BaldingDaniel Muscutt72

Verdict

There's not much between the recent winners. The consistent Bussa carries a penalty for his latest win at Wolverhampton and Diplomatic won over a mile here last time though he's a course and distance winner and should be thereabouts again. However, GOLDEN DESERT scored over track and trip last month with a subsequent winner back in fourth and Simon Dow's charge gets the nod to follow up. Russian Ice has been threatening to get his head back in front of late but The Strig has so far proved best over shorter trips.