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17:40 Kempton Park

32Red Casino Handicap (Div 1) (Class 4)

  • 11 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 38.80s
  • Off Time: 17:40:43
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    1(4)
    Silk - Cerise, Green check cap
    7/1
    • Form 808229
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 85

    held up in rear, switched outside and headway inside final 2f, ran on well inside final furlong to take 2nd near finish, no impression with winner

    2(5)
    Silk - Grey and cherry (quartered), halved sleeves reversed, grey cap, cherry spots
    5/4
    • Form 221
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 83

    raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd near finish

    3(7)
    Silk - Red, white stripe, striped cap
    7/2
    • Form 452511
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 83

    tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, lost 4th near finish

    4(1)
    Silk - Red and Mauve diamonds, White sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 662779
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 82

    tracked leaders on inside, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    5(10)
    Silk - Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves

    Saharia (IRE)

    23 v CD
    10/1
    • Form 518212
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    held up behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression with leaders

    6(8)
    Silk - Maroon, orange hoops, maroon cap

    Mahadee (IRE)

    14 b DCD
    25/1
    • Form 071920
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 80

    in touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place and ridden, weakened final furlong

    7(9)
    Silk - White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap
    16/1
    • Form 640036
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 80

    soon led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong

    8(6)
    Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap

    Embankment

    38 D
    10/1
    • Form 71
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 79

    mid-division, headway 2f out, led 1f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong

    9(3)
    Silk - Maroon, White stripe, halved sleeves

    Islesman

    15 CD
    25/1
    • Form 778100
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 77

    behind, driven over 2f out, kept on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders

    10(11)
    Silk - Mauve, Purple hoop, Purple cap

    Saoi (USA)

    148 h
    16/1
    • Form 137/3
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 76

    in touch on outside, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place and behind

    11(2)
    Silk - Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star

    Fantasy Gladiator

    15 p CDCD
    14/1
    • Form 840560
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 75

    mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th near finish

    In depth

    Verdict

    Recent maiden winners Tropics and EMBANKMENT are the ones most likely to find further improvement. The former showed signs of temperament when landing the odds on his third start here last month so we'll side with Willie Jarvis' colt, who overcame inexperience to score at Windsor and looks better treated. The hat-trick-seeking Schoolmaster has only ever won at Lingfield and will struggle to dominate on this stiffer course while Saharia didn't find as much as expected off the bridle at Wolverhampton last time and looks high enough in the weights now. Rakaan met trouble in-running here last time and is dropped in class while Red Seventy and Saoi are also eased in grade and not without a chance.

    Formwatch

    Rakaan (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 14, 5l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

    Tropics (USA) 1-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and flashed tail inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Kalokagathia (9-3) by 4l, 10 ran.

    Schoolmaster 5-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Delft (9-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

    Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away, held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 3l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    Saharia (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, smooth headway on outer 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and found little, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, hd behind Afraah (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.

    Mahadee (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    Red Seventy 9-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 16, 6l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.

    Embankment 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, switched left to outside and driven inside final 2f, closed inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct beating Surreal (8-12) by nk, 12 ran.

    Islesman 14-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, last of 12, 19l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

    Saoi (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Ibtahaj (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.

    Fantasy Gladiator 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, soon pushed along, no impression when hung right and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.