Kempton Park

  • 14:45 Totesport.com September Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £34,062 2nd £12,912 3rd £6,462 4th £3,222
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.74s
  • Off time: 14:45:12
14:45 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laaheb 11/4
2nd Holberg (UAE) 7/4
3rd Classic Punch (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 11156 Royal Blue, White hoops, Yellow and White halved sleeves, Yellow cap Buxted (IRE) 104
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 R A Mills S Donohoe 103 11/112.00
2 (7) 502214 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Classic Punch (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 105 28/129.00
3 (2) 4-36343 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Heliodor (USA) 37
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 R Hannon R Hughes 105 33/134.00
4 (4) 1/131-15 Royal blue Holberg (UAE) 58
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 115 7/42.75
5 (1) 11-3212 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Laaheb 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 M A Jarvis R Hills 111 11/43.75
6 (5) 1411-38 Dark blue and red (quartered), red sleeves and cap Man Of Iron (USA) 58
Nag me
4 9-4 L M Cumani J-P Guillambert 116 8/19.00
7 (8) 11-5145 Royal blue, white cap Once More Dubai (USA) 64
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 bt Saeed bin Suroor D O'Donohoe 110 18/119.00
8 (9) 45-1253 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Saptapadi (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute S Sanders 109 7/18.00
9 (3) 41-2145 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Les Fazzani (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 K A Ryan P J Dobbs 108 17/29.50

Verdict

Plenty will give another chance to Holberg following his Newmarket failure but the form of his previous Goodwood victory, the horse's first start for Godolphin, has been let down more than once and he may be worth taking on despite the yard having won this race last year. We'll do just that in selecting LAAHEB, who showed that he stays the trip with a fine Listed victory at Newmarket earlier this year. On that form and on a line through Sans Frontieres he holds not only Holberg but Man Of Iron too, the latter having been rather disappointing this term. Luca Cumani's charge has won at Dundalk though so perhaps a return to an artificial surface will suit but we're unconvinced by him at present. Buxted has a bit to find on paper but he likes it here and perhaps didn't stay two miles at Longchamp but Saptapadi is probably more of a threat having been a shade unlucky when behind Laaheb at Newbury.