Kempton Park

  • 19:50 Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes 1m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 55.17s
  • Off time: 19:51:40
19:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mafaaz 11/2
2nd Spring of Fame (USA) 6/1
3rd Sohcahtoa (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 261547- Emerald Green, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Agente Parmigiano (IRE) 180
3 9-3 G A Butler S W Kelly 85 100/1101.00
2 (11) 31454-1 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Akhenaten 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 M R Channon Tony Culhane 94 16/117.00
3 (5) 1- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Close Alliance (USA) 160
3 9-3 J H M Gosden J Fortune 90 7/18.00
4 (3) 216647- Dark Green, Orange stripe Deposer (IRE) 153
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 J R Best S J Drowne 101 25/126.00
5 (12) 1- Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Haashed (USA) 114
3 9-3 M Johnston J P Spencer 88 9/43.25
6 (1) 1204-07 Red and Black (quartered), halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Keeptheboatafloat (USA) 13
3 9-3 b K R Burke Darren Williams 92 100/1101.00
7 (7) 15- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mafaaz 165
Course Winner
3 9-3 b1 J H M Gosden R Hills 99 11/26.50
8 (2) 4341-1 Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap Markyg (USA) 21
Course Winner
3 9-3 K R Burke F Sweeney 92 20/121.00
9 (13) 13- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Mastery 152
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 97 10/111.00
10 (6) 701017- Purple, Pink stars on sleeves Shampagne 144
Course Winner
3 9-3 P F I Cole M Dwyer 103 12/113.00
11 (10) 511449- Pink, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Sohcahtoa (IRE) 165
3 9-3 R Hannon R L Moore 97 20/121.00
12 (8) 51-1 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Spring of Fame (USA) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 M A Magnusson C Catlin 89 6/17.00
13 (9) 154536- Dark Green, Red hollow box, armlets and cap Talking Hands 158
3 9-3 S Kirk G Baker 97 25/126.00
14 (4) 212027- Orange, Black triple diamond, Orange cap, Black diamonds Weald Park (USA) 144
3 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 97 10/111.00

Verdict

An excellent prize for the track for this conditions contest and we will take AKHENATEN to follow up a good recent Wolverhampton win, while Haashed and Close Alliance are among numerous dangers. Akhenaten came back to form with a good effort to win with a shade more in hand than the official margin suggested last time and the longer trip at Wolverhampton suited. He gets that again here, the yard continues in form and he would appear to have every chance at these weights. Haashed returns to the track after just one run, when he won at Lingfield over a mile. Four months off will have done no harm and as a very likely improver he is much respected. Close Alliance represents John Gosden and won on his debut at Great Leighs in October. He is another likely to come on for that and he can get heavily involved. The same trainer applies first-time blinkers to Mafaaz, who has plenty of ability and is another who should be thereabouts, while Markyg won in the manner of an improver over 7f here last time and pedigree suggests that this longer trip will suit. Spring Of Fame has not torn up any trees yet but is in winning form and would be entitled to go up another notch, but Akhenaten is the one for us.