Kempton Park

  • 18:00 Happy 80th Birthday Ray Hall Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.54s
  • Off time: 18:01:14
18:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Enquiring 2/1
2nd Whispering Star (USA) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2-43364 Royal Blue, Dark Blue cap Indira 8
3 9-7 John Berry Jim Crowley 60 20/121.00
3 (2) 070727- Light Blue, Black seams, Light Blue cap Assoluta 166
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 S Kirk Josh Baudains (5) 57 25/126.00
4 (4) 969-1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Enquiring 12
3 9-3 M Johnston A Kirby 56 2/13.00
5 (1) 0-86122 Emerald Green, Orange star, chevrons on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Orange star Shannon Haven (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 9-3 p1 D M Loughnane S W Kelly 56 9/25.50
6 (3) 86-72 Black, white diamond, white sleeves, black stars Whispering Star (USA) 26
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni 54 11/102.10
7 (5) 4796-48 Emerald Green, Mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap Ormer 12
3 8-7 P D Evans C Catlin 45 66/167.00
Non runners
2 (7)08-6Next Stop39-4L CarterA Quinn57

Verdict

Enquiring made a winning return at Wolverhampton where Ormer was tailed off but is upped 6lb for that success. Shannon Haven has been unlucky not to follow up his earlier win at Lingfield having suffered a couple of subsequent narrow-margin defeats and he can figure again. But WHISPERING STAR's recent second to TizLove Regardless looks better in hindsight with the latter going on to land a hat-trick. David Simcock's filly gets the vote to come good in this stepping up in trip. Both Indira and Assoluta have yet to threaten in similar grade handicaps and Next Stop is even harder to fancy.