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18:50 Kempton Park

Blue Square Casino Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £7,800 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.43s
  • Off Time: 18:50:48
  • 11 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap
  • Form 300841-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

steadied in rear, never dangerous

2(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap

Incomparable

15 p D
5/1
  • Form 71426-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 69

slowly into stride, soon driven and led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra

3(11)
Silk - Red and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 39463-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

steadied in rear, headway when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, never nearer

4(1)
Silk - Red, Emerald Green hoop, striped sleeves, and red cap
  • Form 02457-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 67

steadied start, held up mid-division, under pressure approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish

5(4)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star

Ten Down

13 DCD
12/1
  • Form 8085-01
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place

6(10)
Silk - Pink and Royal Blue stripes, Emerald Green and Royal Blue striped sleeves

Drifting Gold

13 v D
8/1
  • Form 66806-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

held up in touch, driven and headway over 1f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well

7(12)
Silk - Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves
11/2
  • Form 6287-02
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64

held up in rear, not clear run from over 1f out, finished on bridle

8(7)
Silk - Red, large Purple spots, sleeves and cap
11/1
  • Form 56344-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64

chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

9(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue chevron, armlets and cap

Colorus (IRE)

14 p D
15/2
  • Form 04042-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 63

led 1f, remained prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(6)
Silk - Grey, Pink seams, Pink and Grey halved sleeves, Pink cap
33/1
  • Form 488187-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 58

held up in touch, not much room halfway, soon ridden and lost place

12(5)
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops

Compton Classic

8 vt CD
7/1
  • Form 0022-82
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 58

went right start and held up in rear, some late headway, never on terms

10(2)
NR

Guto

79 D
  • Form 051501-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

The four recent winners in the line-up must all be respected, however preference is for GWILYM. The selection was second behind Ten Down last time at Lingfield, and is now 1lb better off for that short-head defeat. Whilst he is yet to win on the all-weather, he has run some good races in defeat and has a good draw to work from. Guto looks the pick of Bill Ratcliffe's pair, and he was a good winner at Southwell in November. The break since may have freshened him up and he has claims despite a wide draw. Compton Classic ran a better race last time and is shaping as if a win may not be far away, Cosmic Destiny has been given a break since a Wolverhampton win but has won going this way round before, whilst Drifting gold is a player from his good draw but he has to turn the tables on Ten Down and the selection. A competitive opener, with the vote going to Gwilym.

Formwatch

Cosmic Destiny (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, still rear well over 1f out, good headway 1f out, quicken to lead inside final furlong, soon clear readily, won at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Ryedane (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Incomparable 11-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon in touch, ridden 1f out, one pace, 6th of 8, 4l behind River Kirov (9-4) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Asian Power (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon not ran on, 9th of 11, 8l behind Billy Red (8-8) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Steel City Boy (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Godfrey Street (8-7) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Ten Down 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon disputed lead, ridden and led over 2f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Gwilym (9-2) by a shd, 8 ran.

Drifting Gold 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, gaining close home, not quite get up, 3rd of 8, hd behind Ten Down (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Gwilym (GER) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, good headway approaching final furlong, strong run inside final furlong, finished fast, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Ten Down (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

What Katie Did (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Kaystar Ridge (8-10) by a shd, 11 ran.

Colorus (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Not much room soon after start, behind, hung left halfway, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Calmdownmate (8-13) at Southwell 5f app clm (6) fbs.

Fizzlephut (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind This Ones For Pat (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.

Compton Classic 13-2 (8-12) Behind, wide straight well over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, closed on winner near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Joss Stick (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp (6) pol.

Guto 12-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to lead close home, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov beating Grand Palace (8-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.