Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 17:20 All Weather 'hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.68s
  • Off time: 17:20:53
17:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dinner Date 11/4
2nd Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9/1
3rd Support Fund (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 511813 Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 M Murphy Barry Adams (3) 75 7/18.00
2 (5) 941140 Dark blue, white spots on sleeves Focail Eile 59
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 J Ryan R Powell 75 6/17.00
3 (2) 66-5005 Orange, Dark Green disc Decameron (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 R Harris S P Ryan 73 13/27.50
4 (1) 700965 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Grey Boy (GER) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 A W Carroll George Downing (5) 72 10/111.00
5 (3) 975709 Red, grey cap Silver Hotspur 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 C R Dore David Kenny 70 33/134.00
6 (7) 733213 Dark Green and Pink (halved), Pink sleeves, quartered cap Dinner Date 8
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 T Keddy Tracey Addey (5) 69 11/43.75
7 (6) 160352 Buff, Blue sleeves, Mauve cap Support Fund (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton J Bruning 68 5/16.00
8 (9) 28-7877 Gold, Red and Gold hooped sleeves, Black cap Daniel Thomas (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 p1 Mrs A L M Murphy R Clark (3) 68 9/110.00
9 (8) 3-22130 YELLOW, PURPLE stripe Diamond Surprise 14
Nag me
3 8-11 R J Smith Kieren Fox 67 14/115.00

Verdict

A tough enough race to call for punters here with Support Fund, Diamond Surprise and Rock Anthem short list material but the vote goes to DINNER DATE. The Tom Keddy-trained selection is on the same mark as when not beaten far over course and distance last time out, and he absolutely loves this place, with six of his seven career wins coming at the track. He has a decent draw and although he does need a career best to win on the figures, he has more ticks in the right boxes than most and we will side with him. Support Fund goes very well on turf over both this trip and 7f, and she races from a competitive mark, though one placing in the frame from five starts on artificial surfaces does not augur well. Rock Anthem is another in need of a career best to win this, and that coupled with some dismal orevious efforts on this particular track put us off a wager. Diamond Surprise has not yet been tried here, but given a clear preference for Southwell or softer ground on turf, plus stamina doubts, we will oppose for today. Focail Eile needs a favour from the assessor, and Dinner Date is the one for us.