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18:50 Kempton Park

Blue Square Casino Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.27s
  • Off Time: 18:50:56
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(6)
Silk - Purple and Emerald Green diamonds, chevrons on sleeves,diamonds on cap
9/1
  • Form 0635-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 68

soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(3)
Silk - Red, White disc, Red sleeves, White spots, White cap

My Best Bet

16 BFD
6/1
  • Form 53315-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

started slowly, held up behind mid-division, headway on outside well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on close home to take 3rd

3(4)
Silk - Navy Blue and Pink stripes, Navy Blue sleeves, Pink cap
4/1
  • Form 445-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 1f out

4(10)
Silk - Royal Blue, Maroon star, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 55832-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

held up 5th, ridden 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, no extra, weakened quickly final furlong

5(8)
Silk - White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap
20/1
  • Form 155432-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 65

tracked leaders to well over 2f out, soon weakened, behind final 2f, tailed off

6(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 544-22
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64

steadied start, soon ridden along in rear, headway from 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, every chance and chasing winner inside final furlong, no extra close home

7(5)
Silk - White, Red epaulets, hooped sleeves

Halaak (USA)

13 b D
14/1
  • Form 9761-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62

steadied start, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway and led 1f out, kept on, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2 paces final strides

8(7)
Silk - Purple, Green striped sleeves, White cap
14/1
  • Form 9405-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 59

very keen, tracked leader, ridden and effort 2f out, soon weakened

9(2)
Silk - Pink, Grey stripe, Grey and Pink striped sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 40224-5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 59

held up in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous

10(11)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
12/1
  • Form 6509-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 58

held up mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led well inside final furlong, held on well

11(9)
Silk - Yellow, Purple armlets

Deckchair

8 v D
9/1
  • Form 86123-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 57

started slowly, behind, not clear run on inside, checked over 2f out, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not troubled leaders

In depth

Verdict

GREEN ONIONS can follow up a recent Great Leighs success to land this, but expect strong challenges from Halaak and My Best Bet. A six pound penalty may not be too much of a handicap for him, and although his best runs have come at Great Leighs, he should be able to handle this version of the polytrack. My Best Bet might have been, but for a low draw, especially as she's a hold up type. She has won a better grade race than this before though. Halaak's best form has been at Southwell, and she tries this faster surface for the first time. David Simcock's yard is in good form though, and he wouldn't bring her here if he didn't think she had a good chance. However, we marginally favour Green Onions.

Formwatch

Green Onions 14-1 (8-12) Soon led, hard driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Great Leighs 6f 3yo mdn (5) pol beating Auld Arty (9-3) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

My Best Bet 7-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 1f out, no extra and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Hellbender (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.

Hand Painted 9-1 (9-3) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong but not troubled leaders, 5th of 15, 5l behind Kheleyf's Silver (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf in Oct.

Fangfoss Girls 4-1 (9-1) Broke fast, led early, stayed tracking leader to halfway, soon ridden, effort over 1f out, kept on to regain 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Barnezet (9-1) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp (5) pol.

Bold Account (IRE) 4-1 (8-5) Led, ridden over 2f, edged left when leaded over 1f, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind The Magic of Rio (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo clm (6) fbs in Dec.

Princess Cagliari 5-2jt-fav (8-5) Close up 4th, ridden to challenge over 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong, every chance, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Cheap Thrills (8-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn aut stk (6) pol.

Halaak (USA) 13-8fav (8-12) Behind, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp (6) fbs beating Wee Bizzom (8-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.

Old Sarum (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Went badly right start and hampered inside rivals, pulled hard in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 8l behind Glamorous Spirit (8-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm (6) pol in Nov.

Bold Rose 8-1 (8-12) Went right start, raced wide, close-up, ran very wide bend inside final 2f, never dangerous afterwards, last of 5, 8l behind Hellbender (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.

Perfect Class 16-1 (8-8) Always behind, ridden and struggling halfway, 9th of 12, 10l behind Rainbow Seeker (8-11) at W'hampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.

Deckchair 9-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched right, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 6, 1l behind dhtrs Lady Vivien (8-4) & Desert Strike (9-4) at Great Leighs 5f 3yo hcp (5) pol.