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18:20 Kempton Park

Midland Facilities Apprentice Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 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 37.82s
  • Off Time: 18:20:09
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
8/1

    1(1)
    Silk - Red and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Red cap

    Final Drive (IRE)

    9 pt CDCD
    10/1
    • Form 800503
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 80

    slowly into stride, held up in last pair, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

    2(4)
    Silk - Orange, white seams, sleeves and star on cap
    • Form 225013
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 80

    in touch in mid-division, closed from over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression

    3(5)
    Silk - Royal blue

    Roayh (USA)

    13 p C
    7/4
    • Form 2-60062
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 80

    soon tracking leaders, driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

    4(2)
    Silk - Light Blue and Royal Blue stripes, White sleeves

    Junket

    16 CD
    12/1
    • Form 253716
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 78

    pushed along leaving stalls, raced in last pair, closed over 2f out, soon went towards far rail, no impression on leaders over 1f out

    5(6)
    Silk - YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap

    Snow Bay

    18 D
    13/2
    • Form 204093
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 77

    led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    6(7)
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap

    Forgive

    18 D
    8/1
    • Form 681332
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 79

    tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right, ran on

    7(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White stripe, hooped sleeves, White cap
    • Form 94-2199
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 78

    tracked leaders, pushed up to challenge over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    8(8)
    NR

    Paphos

    20 e CD
    • Form 633141
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 69

    Withdrawn

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Roayh has been on the downgrade for the best part of two years now and was still beaten eight lengths when runner-up at Windsor last time. FINAL DRIVE is another looking for his first win since 2010 but finally showed signs of a resurgence off today's mark at Wolverhampton last week. He looks set for a return to winning ways and is just preferred to Angelic Upstart, a close-up third here recently with Junket a couple of lengths behind. Forgive should also be thereabouts and makes more appeal than Paphos, who is upped in class today.

    Formwatch

    Final Drive (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.

    Angelic Upstart (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Mid-division, switched left entering final 2f, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Little Black Book (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.

    Roayh (USA) 7-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Fire Ship (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.

    Junket 20-1 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Little Black Book (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.

    Snow Bay 11-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 9l behind It's A Mans World (8-9) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

    Forgive 10-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed 6f out, chased leader, led again and edged right to rail inside final 2f, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Burke's Rock (9-8) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

    Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Miami Gator (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.

    Paphos 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear, good headway on rail over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Gazboolou (8-10) by 2l, 12 ran.