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19:30 Kempton Park

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  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.94s
  • Off Time: 19:31:59
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
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2(5)
Silk - Purple and White diabolo, White sleeves, Purple cap
  • Form 10046
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

held up in rear, switched right and effort inside final 2f, not clear run over 1f out, not recover

3(8)
Silk - White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap
15/2
  • Form 129033
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no headway

4(7)
Silk - Pink and Black stripes, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap
20/1
  • Form 526720
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, raced keenly, headway when not clear run and switched right well over 1f out, no impression final furlong

5(10)
Silk - White, purple hooped sleeves, royal blue cap
9/2
  • Form 343
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 72

prominent, ridden 2f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, just held on for 2nd

6(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap
5/1
  • Form 553
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

held up in rear, raced keenly, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(9)
Silk - Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves
  • Form 060733
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 69

prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

8(12)
Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap

Wasmi (IRE)

20 CD
10/3
  • Form 041441
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 68

made all, quickened over 1f out, drifted right inside final furlong, ran on well

9(11)
Silk - Emerald green, red hoops, white cap
14/1
  • Form 01580
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

11(4)
Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap
33/1
  • Form 53567
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

held up towards rear, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong until no extra near finish

12(6)
Silk - Black, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Black cap, Red star
14/1
  • Form 086315
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 64

chased leaders on outer, hard ridden and swished tail inside final 2f, kept on inside furlong, just failed to get 2nd

1(1)
NR
  • Form 00251
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 77

Nonrunner

10(2)
NR
  • Form 6241
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 69

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Dixie Bright is probably capable of running a big race from a mark of 67, while neither Wasmi nor Micky's Knock Off will be easybeats, but we'll take a chance here on LOVE MATCH. James Given's Dixie Bright is visored for the first-time here and dropped back in trip, after three ordinary efforts in his last three starts. Prior to that he had won a Wolverhampton maiden that, one horse aside, has not worked out tremendously well. Having said that, the form of the race suggests that he can get much closer now dropped to this mark and the headgear might also spark him up. Wasmi has won two of her six starts so far and races here from a 4lb higher mark than when winning over course and distance last time. She has to be taken very seriously. Micky's Knock Off carries an extra 6lb burden courtesy of a ready Musselburgh win last time and with the yard still in form he is likely to make a bold follow-up bid, though he has the worst of the draw. Bell's Ocean has a better pitch in stall nine and looks more than capable of being involved from the same mark as when thereabouts last time, though Point To Prove tried to do too much too soon here earlier in the month and will need handling differently if he is to figure again. Chicita Banana would not be winning out of turn, but we prefer Love Match. Roger Charlton has had a couple of winners in recent days and this Danehill Dancer filly makes her handicap debut from a mark of 68 here. That should enable her to get very competitive, after a decent effort in a Folkestone maiden last time, and she is likely to handle this surface. Admittedly she doesn't have the kindest of draws, but we should see her true ability now in this sphere and she is suggested.

Formwatch

Reach For The Sky (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 11, 4l behind Athwaab (9-4) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Chicita Banana 9-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up and behind, headway and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Leleyf (9-4) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.

Point To Prove 13-2 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, headed over 2f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 11l behind Wasmi (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Mr Corby (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Raced keen, tracked winner, effort 2f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Cono Zur (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.

Love Match 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Marine Spirit (9-3) at Folkestone 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.

Bell's Ocean (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Raced wide, in touch, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Dragonessa (8-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Wasmi (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Precious Coral (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.

Dixie Bright (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Restless in stalls, dwelt, soon mid-division, under pressure 3f out, soon lost place, 11th of 12, 14l behind Lucky Rave (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.

Oasis Jade 9-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 5l behind Ice Cool Lady (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Candyfloss Girl 12-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Wasmi (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Micky's Knock Off (IRE) 11-2 (8-1) With leaders, switched left and dropped in behind front trio after 1f, improved to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Mister Hughie (8-12) by 2l, 8 ran.

Freeforaday (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, stumbled slightly soon after, led approaching final 1f, ran on well, ridden out, won at Folkestone 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Dusty Spirit (8-10) by 1l, 8 ran.