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20:50 Kempton Park

Silver Blaze Wessex Cup Handicap (London Mile Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £6,300 added
  • Winner: £4,075
  • 2nd: £1,213
  • 3rd: £606
  • 4th: £303
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 39.63s
  • Off Time: 20:50:44
  • 12 Ran
2nd
Silk -
11/2

    1(14)
    Silk - ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap
    • Form 1/7-50
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 84

    tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out

    2(3)
    Silk - Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star

    Nahab

    7 D
    11/2
    • Form 53-1165
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 83

    held up, switched left and headway 2f out, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish

    3(4)
    Silk - Red and grey Stripes

    Mr Hichens

    120 DCD
    20/1
    • Form 3150-45
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-12
    • Official Rating 82

    tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out

    5(10)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap
    8/1
    • Form 76071-1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 79

    raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out

    6(12)
    Silk - White, black chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
    13/2
    • Form 031-323
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 79

    in rear, ran on final furlong, never nearer

    7(9)
    Silk - White, Yellow seams, Red cap
    • Form 6212-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 78

    tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong

    8(11)
    Silk - Dark blue and pink diamonds, striped sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star
    10/1
    • Form 34-4090
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 77

    slowly away in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong

    9(5)
    Silk - Mcalpine tartan, gold cap
    5/1
    • Form 141-855
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 77

    in touch, led 1f out, ridden and ran on

    10(1)
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots
    14/1
    • Form 934347-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 73

    held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

    11(8)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap
    20/1
    • Form 490210-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 71

    soon led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, soon weakened

    13(6)
    Silk - Light blue, pink cross belts, black cap
    • Form 41-0
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 77

    slow into stride, always in rear

    14(7)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    7/1
    • Form 15
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 74

    in touch, weakened over 2f out

    4(13)
    NR
    • Form 33-6327
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 80

    Nonrunner

    12(2)
    NR
    • Form 3-2209D
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 78

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Islesman was first past the post here a week ago but was subsequently disqualified for interference. He'll be looking to make amends off the same mark and can confirm running with Nahab. Protractor has scope for improvement and could figure along with the returning Rock Anthem, but a chance is taken on FRANCES STUART. Last year's Salisbury maiden winner never threatened on her comeback in a hot handicap at Ascot, but this is less competitive and she looks on a fair mark if back to her best. Aside from a victory at Goodwood back in 2008, McConnell has done all his winning at Southwell and is returning from a lay-off, while both of Snow Magic's Polytrack wins came over further.

    Formwatch

    Beauchamp Yorker 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Benandonner (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.

    Nahab 8-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Loyalty (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

    Mr Hichens 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Trans Sonic (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.

    McConnell (USA) 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan beating Alpha Tauri (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

    Amazing Star (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to chase winner, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.

    Frances Stuart (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, last of 14, 29l behind Law Of The Range (8-11) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.

    Douze Points (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division best, never a factor, 10th of 17, 8l behind Moran Gra (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Jun.

    Snow Magic (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, went 4th on inside under pressure over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 5th of 6, 9l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-9) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.

    Be A Devil 5-1 (9-0) Behind, pushed along halfway, driven on inside well over 1f out, never going pace to threaten leaders, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mr Irons (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

    Rock Anthem (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 7l behind Hidden Glory (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.

    Irons On Fire (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Raced wide and always towards rear, last of 13, 25l behind Thunderball (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

    Protractor (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.

    Starclass 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Shamir (10-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

    Islesman 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair on rail, challenged 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, strongly pressed close home, held on gamely, all out (finished 1st, disqualified and placed 2nd), in a race won by Loyalty (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun, 11 ran.