Kempton Park

  • 16:30 Kia Sportage Handicap6f

  • Winner £3,886 2nd £1,156 3rd £578 4th £289
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.20s
  • Off time: 16:37:47
16:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ray of Joy 9/1
2nd Breathless Kiss (USA) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 505136 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Ray of Joy 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 J R Jenkins D Sweeney 84 9/110.00
2 (9) 8-70140 Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Crown (IRE) 72
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 Miss Jo Crowley I Mongan 83 12/113.00
3 (5) 05830-3 Red, Red cap, White spots Dark Lane 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 R A Fahey J Fortune 79 11/82.38
4 (8) 676204 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Breathless Kiss (USA) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-1 b K A Ryan F Norton 78 15/28.50
5 (3) 623822 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Vhujon (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 76 4/15.00
6 (1) 322545 White and Black chevrons, White sleeves, Red cap Flash McGahon (IRE) 5
Nag me
6 8-13 b J M Oxx J P Spencer 76 7/24.50
9 (2) 5-16497 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Little Perisher 221
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-7 Karen George C Catlin 70 16/117.00
Non runners
7 (7)0203-15Jack Rackham68-9B SmartT Eaves72
8 (6)119049Kylladdie38-9S GollingsDavid Probert72
10 (10)865463Lord of The Reins (IRE)68-7J G GivenL Morris68

Verdict

DARK LANE finished a respectable third on his recent return to action. That effort was over 5f at Wolverhampton in a better race than this and he gets the nod back over his winning trip at a course that should suit. Ray Of Joy, Vhujon and Jack Rackham have all been running well over C&D lately and the booking of Jamie Spencer for the John Oxx-trained Flash McGahon will attract interest, although, it should be noted that the Irish raider has won only once in 39 starts and that was back in 2006.