20:24 Kempton Park

Martin Collins Enterprises London Mile Handicap (qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.76s
  • Off Time: 20:28:33
  • 10 Ran
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    Silk - Brown, Dark Blue stripe

    Dr Thong

    16 D
    • Form 0156-80
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 77

    behind, effort inside final 2f, no extra and one pace final furlong

    Silk - Yellow, Purple stars, Purple sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap


    197 t
    • Form 020/800-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 77

    in rear, headway on outer 2f out, hung right, kept on, never nearer

    Silk - White, Royal Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 1000-88
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 75

    led after 1 furlong, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap

    Scot Love (IRE)

    14 v BFCD
    • Form 221559
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 80

    dwelt, held up, ridden over 2f out, no headway, never dangerous

    Silk - White, Orange cross belts
    • Form 2-23245
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 71

    prominent, ridden to lead well over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, held on close home, driven out

    Silk - Purple, Pink epaulets, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap
    • Form 743166
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 70

    with leader after 1 furlong, led narrowly over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, gradually weakened

    Silk - Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap


    • Form 0-04520
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 78

    held up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd well inside final furlong

    Silk - Purple, White seams and sleeves, Purple cap
    • Form 326-9
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 74

    held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, gaining near finish

    Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
    • Form 64642
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 69

    tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Black, mauve disc, armlets and cap
    • Form 067
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 67

    led 1f, stayed prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon lost touch, eased final 2f

    In depth


    This is not the easiest race to assess, so only a tentative nomination goes the way of Luck In Running, who edges the verdict over Scot Love and Cross The Line. There may also be more to come from Parkview Love now that he has rediscovered his form and he is also worth noting for signs of each-way support. Cross The Line is less exposed than most and is long overdue another try over a mile. The four-year-old won on firm ground at York last year and will be a potent threat if he were to run to that level. He has handled this course, so should not be ruled out too quickly. Scot Love won his maiden over course and distance in May and obviously has little to fear from the conditions. However, Jeremy Noseda's charge has been found out subsequently and needs to brush aside a couple of modest efforts. Therefore, it may pay to side with an improving type and we look no further than Luck In Running on this occasion. Mark Johnston has experimented with him regarding his best trip and appears to be getting to the bottom of this son of Running Stag. Being a half-brother to Hello Lucky - a useful filly over a mile in the States - this lightly raced individual has plenty of ticks in the right boxes. And, from a handy weight, Luck In Running looks a value option in a real puzzler of a race.


    Dr Thong 13-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and one pace when bumped 2f out, weakened after and eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Aggravation (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcap (5) gf in Jun.

    Overlord Way (GR) 20-1 (9-5) Behind, no real headway final 2f, 8th of 14, 10l behind Hits Only Heaven (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

    Scot Love (IRE) 11-4jt-fav (9-3) Soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Purus (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcap (4) pol in Jun.

    Cross The Line (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Slowly into stride, ridden 3f out, kept on, 5th of 10, 5l behind Guildenstern (10-1) at Salisbury 6f ldy rds hcp (5) gf in Jun.

    Parkview Love (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 6th of 8, 12l behind Burgundy (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (4) pol in Jun.

    Mujood 14-1 (9-4) Pulled hard early, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Fantastisch (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.

    Brave Fight 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Bandama (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.

    Luck In Running (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Bijou Dan (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.