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17:45 Kempton Park

Watch Racing UK On 3 Devices Handicap (Class 6)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.19s
  • Off Time: 17:52:01
  • 12 Ran
1(5)
  • Form: 8316-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: Tom Dascombe
  • Jockey: Miss Anna Hesketh

held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, never dangerous

2(7)

Ajig

14 pt CDCD
13/2
  • Form: 620-842
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Jockey: Edward Greatrex

led early, tracked leaders, hampered over 1f out, soon beaten

3(10)

Alketios (GR)

56 DCD
16/1
  • Form: 18044-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch

tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd over 5f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

4(9)

Embankment

21 DCD
6/1
  • Form: 2077-96
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: M J Attwater
  • Jockey: R Havlin

slowly away, behind, stayed on final furlong, not much room 100 yards out, went 4th towards finish

5(11)

Pyla (IRE)

13 p D
8/1
  • Form: 1676-24
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: D P Quinn
  • Jockey: Lemos De Souza

took keen hold, in touch on outside, no impression final furlong

7(4)

Bookmaker

14 b CD
13/2
  • Form: 934-181
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: J J Bridger
  • Jockey: William Carson

soon led, headed over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, not much room entering final furlong, weakened

8(1)
  • Form: 83560-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: G Baker

held up in rear, ran on from over 1f out, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner

10(12)
50/1
  • Form: 4/97550-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 60
  • Trainer: P Hide
  • Jockey: S W Kelly

took keen hold, led briefly after start, led again over 6f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(3)
9/1
  • Form: 5234-41
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 60
  • Trainer: M Madgwick
  • Jockey: Daniel Muscutt

tracked leaders, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, lost 2nd close home

12(13)
  • Form: 14-8254
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 59
  • Trainer: P Burgoyne
  • Jockey: J Quinn

held up, closed on outside over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out

13(2)
20/1
  • Form: 1647-77
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 56
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Jockey: Georgia Cox

always towards rear

14(6)
8/1
  • Form: 6136-33
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 51
  • Trainer: M Blanshard
  • Jockey: A Mullen

held up, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well

6(8)
NR
20/1
  • Form: 10/0400-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: J G M O'Shea
  • Jockey: Non Runner

NonRunner

9(14)
NR
10/1
  • Form: 48241-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 60
  • Trainer: G G Margarson
  • Jockey: Ryan Powell

non runner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MR CHRISTOPHER has done nothing but improve since joining Tom Dascombe and should make another bold bid having won over 7f here last week. But there are plenty of alternatives including Bookmaker, who also won over 7f last time with Blackthorn Stick well beaten, while Ajig went close here a fortnight ago when ahead of Pike Corner Cross. Tommys Geal won over 1m2f at Lingfield recently and drops down a grade and Gavarnie Encore was only beaten a length over track and trip here last time and can race off the same mark.

Formwatch

Mr Christopher (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Basingstoke (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Ajig 14-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, shd behind Chetan (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Alketios (GR) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 26 3/4l behind Isis Blue (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Embankment 33-1 (8-10) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Justice First (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Pyla (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Prominent on outside, took keen hold, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bridge Of Sighs (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Bookmaker 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Gold Beau (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Pike Corner Cross (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Chetan (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Lucky Leyf 20-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Secret Bird (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.

Tommys Geal 9-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, led and hung left 1f out, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb beating Cosmic Halo (9-6) by ns, 6 ran.

Blackthorn Stick (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1l behind Bookmaker (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Youm Jamil (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Last to break, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never involved, 7th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Bridge Of Sighs (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Gavarnie Encore 9-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Diamonds A Dancing 7-1 (9-7) Went left start, held up and always towards rear, never involved, 12th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Chiswick Bey (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.

Storm Runner (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Miss Lillie (10-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Feb.