Kempton Park

  • 17:20 William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,286 2nd £675 3rd £338
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.94s
  • Off time: 17:23:52
17:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zebrano 8/1
2nd Gallantry 25/1
3rd Born To Excel 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 458050 Light Green, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Charlie Smirke (USA) 33
Distance Winner
4 9-7 G L Moore G Baker 75 16/117.00
2 (9) 222351 Pink and White diamonds, White sleeves, White diamond on cap Born To Excel 108
4 9-6 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 74 11/112.00
3 (2) 740091 Dark Green and Pink (halved), Pink sleeves, quartered cap Dinner Date 25
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 b T Keddy Lucy K Barry (7) 74 16/117.00
4 (12) 442-951 Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Tuxedo 10
Course Winner
5 9-6 P W Hiatt L Morris 74 13/27.50
5 (11) 864246 Grey and White check, White cap Zebrano 33
4 9-5 b A B Haynes James Doyle 73 8/19.00
6 (3) 588633 Pink and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-5 v C R Dore Ashley Morgan (5) 73 14/115.00
7 (14) 025834 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 M J Attwater Kieren Fox (3) 73 8/19.00
8 (7) 020600 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Wise Dennis 36
Distance Winner
8 9-5 t1 A P Jarvis Martin Lane 73 12/113.00
9 (4) 073-133 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Round Won (USA) 17
3 9-4 W J Knight S W Kelly 74 14/115.00
10 (5) 889757 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Gallantry 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 P Howling J Quinn 68 25/126.00
11 (1) 434985 Royal blue, white cross belts, checked sleeves, red cap Dichoh 27
Distance Winner
7 8-13 v M Madgwick C Catlin 67 33/134.00
12 (8) 60-32 Pink, Dark Blue seams, Pink cap Holiday Snap 72
4 8-13 Mrs Mary Hambro J Fortune 67 5/16.00
13 (6) 733402 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Pittodrie Star (IRE) 24
Course Winner
3 8-12 A M Balding David Probert 68 11/26.50
14 (13) 653453 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Al Jaadl 44
3 8-10 W Jarvis Dane O'Neill 66 14/115.00

Verdict

All the leading players have something to prove but with the least to do on that score is DINNER DATE. A bit of a course and distance specialist the gelding won with plenty to spare in an apprentice race when taking to his favoured mission on his latest and with his jockey allowed to use all of her claim this time he's no worse off. Tuxedo likes it here and is still fairly treated after his score at this track last time but he's yet to win over this far while Born To Excel makes a raid from Ireland and is on form but is unproven on the surface. Zebrano is down to his last winning mark and has acted on the surface in the past so might be value for the places and another in that mould is the consistent Round Won.