Kempton Park

  • 19:40 Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.42s
  • Off time: 19:40:44
19:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Haarth Sovereign (IRE) 4/1
2nd Sahrati 12/1
3rd Red Merlin (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 4/65-112 White and Yellow stripes, Black cap El Diego (IRE) 78
Distance Winner
5 9-5 J Gask S J Drowne 80 3/14.00
2 (1) 32126-0 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Shady Gloom (IRE) 20
4 9-2 K A Ryan N Callan 78 12/113.00
3 (5) 037-518 Dark Green, Grey epaulets, Orange and Grey striped sleeves, Orange cap Bassinet (USA) 27
Distance Winner
5 9-2 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 77 16/117.00
4 (3) 646327- Royal Blue, White seams, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White diamond Haarth Sovereign (IRE) 175
Course Winner
5 9-0 W R Swinburn A Kirby 75 4/15.00
5 (4) 373121- Red, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Red Merlin (IRE) 187
Distance Winner
4 9-0 v C G Cox P Robinson 76 9/25.50
6 (2) 9790-33 Emerald Green, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves Ruff Diamond (USA) 28
4 8-11 J S Moore L Morris 73 16/117.00
7 (9) 658D77- Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Sahrati 201
Distance Winner
5 8-11 p1 D R C Elsworth A Munro 72 12/113.00
8 (7) 4-81118 Black, Red star, armlets and cap Shanafarahan (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-4 K A Morgan J Quinn 64 6/17.00
9 (8) 425142 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Star Choice 9
Distance Winner
4 8-4 v J Pearce D J O'Donohoe 66 8/19.00

Verdict

EL DIEGO can continue his progression up the ranks with Shady Gloom and Shanafarahan others for the shortlist. The selection is better known around Southwell than here at Kempton but as he has shown a tendency to hang right in his races, the switch in direction should realistically not be a problem. Steve Drowne takes the ride for the first time. Shady Gloom looked in need of the outing at Doncaster last month. There should be more to come for that experience. Shanafarahan was well held at Folkestone last week. Nevertheless, he had won three times on artificial surfaces in his last three starts. Sahrati has taken on much better opposition than this in the past though his all-weather record is 0 from 6. Haarth Sovereign has won over 1m2f at this venue and could be capable of going close over this extra two furlongs. Star Choice is a fairly consistent creature who can be relied upon to run up to his mark. El Diego is not without his quirks but he appears capable of further improvement and he therefore secures the nod.