Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 20:45 Born To Be Wilde 25th Anniversary Handicap2m

  • Winner £2,286 2nd £675 3rd £338 4th £490
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 32.98s
  • Off time: 20:45:09
20:45 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perception (IRE) 4/1
2nd Wester Ross (IRE) 9/1
3rd Colonel Flay 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 1-08122 Dark blue and light blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Perception (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 A King D Sweeney 70 4/15.00
2 (11) 1-08822 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Lombok 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 70 9/25.50
3 (3) 323220- Purple, emerald green star, purple sleeves, emerald green stars, purple cap, emerald green star Ramora (USA) 316
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 Miss O Olivia Maylam S Drowne 70 25/126.00
4 (9) 517-327 Emerald green, brown cross of lorraine and armlets, quartered cap Gandalf 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 Miss Amy Weaver J P Fahy (5) 69 8/19.00
5 (6) 5534 Yellow, Maroon braces Naughty Naughty 9
Nag me
5 8-13 B G Powell S Sanders 62 11/26.50
6 (1) 355-856 White, red epaulets and armlets, red and yellow check cap Colonel Flay 22
Nag me
6 8-12 Mrs P N Dutfield Sophie Doyle (5) 61 9/110.00
7 (2) 3841-26 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Babilu 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 b1 D Burchell Kieren Fox (5) 59 7/18.00
8 (12) 353/454- White, Yellow epaulets and sleeves Wester Ross (IRE) 138
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 J M P Eustace J Fanning 56 9/110.00
9 (7) 657-334 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-6 t M Scudamore J Quinn 55 8/19.00
11 (5) 588546 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Honorable Endeavor 17
Nag me
4 8-2 v E F Vaughan J F McDonald 47 33/134.00
Non runners
10 (8)544734Croix Rouge (USA)88-3R J SmithDavid Probert52
12 (4)90-0947Kings On The Roof48-2P LeechNoel Garbutt45

Verdict

The well bred Lombok is entitled to be in the mix if handling the surface but he hasn't always impressed with his resolution and it's easy enough to look elsewhere. Perception has shown a consistent level of form recently and merits respect but there may be one or two better handicapped runners in the field. Ramora makes some appeal on her first start since leaving Henry Cecil but she does have an absence to overcome and a more tempting option is BABILU. She could hardly be described as reliable but she did go close over course and distance on her penultimate start in cheekpieces; the headgear was left off last time but she is now tried in first time blinkers and they may enable her to double her tally. Gandalf is better than the bare form of his latest run suggests with Dark Energy, Wester Ross and Naughty Naughty others to consider.