20:20 Kempton Park

Kia Soul, Safe Bet Nursery Handicap (Class 6)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 39.57s
  • Off Time: 20:23:06
  • 13 Ran
Silk - Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap
  • Form 51007
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out

Silk - White, Light Blue star
  • Form 651
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

raced keenly, led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

Silk - Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 43153
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards

Silk - Dark Green, Red stripe
  • Form 963
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

slowly into stride and behind most of way

Silk - Yellow and white diamonds, yellow cap
  • Form 64438
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

chased leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, eased over 1f out, virtually pulled up final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap
  • Form 05167
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

in touch on outer, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened

Silk - White, Yellow seams, Red cap
  • Form 2475
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

slowly into stride and always behind

Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally) Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 4547
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70

soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 1f

Silk - Pink, Purple sash and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 8481
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68

held up towards rear, good headway on outside from 2f out, led 1f out, ridden clear and stayed on well

Silk - Pink, dark blue and pink striped sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 448205
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68

ran in snatches, in mid-division on inner, pushed along over 2f out, never going pace to trouble leaders

Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap


  • Form 655
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 67

took keen hold, soon tracking leaders on outer, driven along 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong

Silk - Black and Orange diamonds
  • Form 387
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide towards rear, driven along on outside and struggling over 2f out

Silk - White, red inverted triangle
  • Form 7062
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 66

held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner

  • Form 662
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 74


In depth


BUFFET looks the one for punters to feast on and he gets our vote over Boquito and Walcot Square. Luca Cumani's colt has shaped with plenty of promise in maiden company so far and with this step up in trip in his favour he could be the one to be on today on his nursery debut. Boquito was a course and distance scorer here earlier in the month and he seemed to score with a bit in hand that day. The draw is a negative for him though today and he will need some luck to get his head in front. Walcot Square is another making his nursery debut and he was only narrowly beaten by Kona Coast at Brighton at the start of the month. He has done all his racing so far over 7f but he is bred to need this longer trip and he has to be on the shortlist. Diamond Duchess has disappointed on her last two starts and she races on the all-weather for the first time today. This is an open event and the vote goes to Buffet.


Slice (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Radio City (8-9) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Agony And Ecstasy 14-1 (8-12) Close up, led 2f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug beating Dr Finley (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.

Diamond Duchess (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon in touch, not clear run briefly 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Fantastic Pick (8-2) at Bath 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Masterful Act (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sejanus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.

Orsett Lad (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Astonishment (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Emma Dora (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place and weakened, last of 7, 23l behind Whippers Love (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.

Cafe Greco 11-2 (9-5) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 4l behind Thomas Baines (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Dream Spinner 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind First Cat (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.

Boquito (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Rodrigo De Freitas (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.

Folletta (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Truly Magic (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf.

Buffett 12-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Glen Shiel (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.

The Cardinal's Hat (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Mr Mahoganeigh (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.

White Dart 5-1 (9-3) Keen, mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, driven and stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Pullyourfingerout (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf.

Walcot Square (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Led, hard ridden and headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Kona Coast (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm.