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18:50 Kempton Park

Wishing You All Happy New Year Handicap (Class 6)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £2,500 added
  • Winner: £1,617
  • 2nd: £481
  • 3rd: £240
  • 4th: £120
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.14s
  • Off Time: 18:50:29
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
25/1

    1(14)
    Silk - Amber, black sleeves, collar, black cap

    Having A Ball

    22 DCD
    7/1
    • Form 060423
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 55

    raced wide in mid-division, effort on outside 2f out, kept on to 3rd over 1f out, one pace in 4th inside final furlong

    2(5)
    Silk - Red, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
    10/1
    • Form 0549
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 55

    slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor

    3(8)
    Silk - ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap
    10/1
    • Form 257585
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 55

    held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders and hung right over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home

    5(2)
    Silk - Red, White braces
    14/1
    • Form 359066
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 54

    always towards rear, never a factor

    6(6)
    Silk - Black, red braces, red cap
    • Form 640704
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 53

    chased leaders on inside, ridden and hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    7(9)
    Silk - Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star

    Very Well Red

    14 DCD
    16/1
    • Form 840808
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 52

    led early, chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until 2f out, weakened soon after

    8(7)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue diamond
    6/1
    • Form 425632
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 53

    in touch on inside, weakened inside final 2f

    9(3)
    Silk - Purple, pink chevron, pink sleeves, purple armlets, purple and pink quartered cap
    66/1
    • Form 1945/6-7
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 51

    always behind

    10(10)
    Silk - Light blue and white stripes, quartered cap

    Warbond

    24 p
    25/1
    • Form 095570
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 50

    in touch on outside, headway to 2nd 2f out, closed to lead inside final furlong, idled and headed close home

    11(11)
    Silk - YELLOW, emerald green star, hooped sleeves and cap
    • Form 402225
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 50

    soon led, clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

    12(13)
    Silk - Dark Green, Red star, armlets and star on cap
    20/1
    • Form 633005
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 49

    chased leader until 3f out, soon weakened

    13(12)
    Silk - Red, grey stars, red cap, grey star
    • Form 320265
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 48

    raced wide, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out

    14(4)
    Silk - Black, yellow spots on sleeves
    • Form 977866
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 45

    in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat

    4(1)
    NR
    • Form 305111
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 54

    In depth

    Verdict

    STORM RUNNER was completing a hat-trick when scoring at Lingfield yesterday. He only does just enough to score and, after another narrow-margin victory, George Margarson's charge may not have finished winning yet. Shaunas Spirit and Granny Anne have already fallen victim to the selection so Having A Ball could prove a bigger threat as he's been in better form at this track of late. Deslaya also has claims on her recent placed form at Wolverhampton and makes most appeal of the remainder.

    Formwatch

    Having A Ball 15-2 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Cut And Thrust (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.

    Days In May (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Hurricane Hymnbook (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.

    Karate (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Keen mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.

    Granny Anne (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 6th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.

    Divine Rule (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) In touch, effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind King's Colour (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Selling Stakes (0-70) (3yo+) (6) pol.

    Very Well Red 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 8th of 11, 14l behind Spacecraft (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.

    Deslaya (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up in touch and keen, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Join Up (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.

    Confide In Me 50-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened and hampered, last of 7, 35l behind Scary Movie (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.

    Warbond 20-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader over 7f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 30l behind Shirataki (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

    Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 10-3fav (8-9) In touch, went 2nd over 3f out, going well 2f out, ridden and found very little over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3l behind Shirataki (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

    Like A Boy 7-1 (8-4) Pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 4l behind Mataajir (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.

    Holyfield Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Sovento (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

    Our Princess Ellie (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 9l behind Gold Tobougg (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.

    Storm Runner (IRE) 10-3fav (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol beating Ereka (8-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.