14:00 Kempton Park

Betdaq.co.uk Handicap (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 19.52s
  • Off Time: 14:01:54
  • 14 Ran
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Eseej (USA)

28 DCD
  • Form 610494-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

led, 4 lengths clear over 3f out, ridden and still clear over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, just held on to 2nd

Silk - Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves
  • Form 56/6776-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

slowly into stride, short of room and hampered after 1f, held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer

Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Form 4357-31
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

keen, held up, ridden and headway when not clear run over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 591312-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders travelling well, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out

Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 9061-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

held up, switched right and headway on outer from over 2f out, ridden to chase clear leader over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on

Silk - White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 03311-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 63

held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish

Silk - ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap
  • Form 26783-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 61

wide in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened final furlong

Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 35304-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 63

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

Silk - Black, Red star, armlets and cap
  • Form 118805-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 58

held up, never a factor

Silk - Black, Light Blue disc, Light Blue cap
  • Form 270455-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 60

tracked leader, steadied back and lost 3 places 8f out, ridden over 4f out, driven and kept on one pace from over 1f out

Silk - Purple, orange stars on sleeves
  • Form 1/606-65
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 56

in touch, ridden and unable to quicken from over 2f out until driven, stayed on towards finish

Silk - RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 903516/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 56

tracked leader until over 1f out, soon weakened

Silk - White, Brown hoops and armlets, Brown and White quartered cap
  • Form 7842/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 55

always in rear

Silk - Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots
  • Form 686301-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 56

in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

In depth


The trio to concentrate on are RESENTFUL ANGEL, Formidable Guest and Franco Is My Name with the vote given to the first mentioned. The selection has twice gone close here in the past and she looks to have been found a good opportunity to open her account. She chased home a progressive sort last time out and off just a 2lb higher mark she makes plenty of appeal. Formidable Guest was only beaten a head by Carr Hall at Lingfield last week and she won't be inconvenienced by this slightly longer trip today. Franco Is My Name is a lightly-raced sort and he won well when last seen out at Lingfield, but he has more on his plate on these terms and he will need to improve to get his head in front. Kames Park has been in good form of late but he gave the impression here last time that the handicapper was just beginning to catch up with him. Catholic Hill has won over the course and distance and he could prove best of the others, but the vote goes to Resentful Angel who looks to hold solid claims.


Eseej (USA) 10-3 (9-3) Led, hung right from over 8f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 8, 10l behind Trachonitis (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.

Regional Counsel 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, headway under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 13, 6l behind Miss Minnies (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.

Formidable Guest 11-2 (9-6) In touch early, close up 5f out, 2nd 2f out, in lead and just held on towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Carr Hall (8-6) by hd, 9 ran.

Resentful Angel 9-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well under pressure final furlong to go 2nd post, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Giant Sequoia (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.

Franco Is My Name 11-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear when idled inside final furlong, found extra when challenged towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Chanrossa (9-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

Kames Park (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Slick Mover (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Graylyn Ruby (FR) 12-1 (9-4) Held up, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Gargano (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

The Dial House 4-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Clear Sailing (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-70) (4yo+) (6) pol.

Shanafarahan (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway to lead 8f out, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Dazzling Begum (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Divinatore 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Giant Sequoia (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.

Croix Rouge (USA) 13-2 (8-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Slick Mover (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Catholic Hill (USA) 7-2fav (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden and effort 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Sainglend (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) gd in Oct '08.

Angels Quest 16-1 (8-4) Close up, pressed leader and every chance 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd close home, outpaced by winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Rescue Me (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcap (5) gf in Aug '08.

Champagne Fizz (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Dovedon Angel (8-12) by 2l, 7 ran.