Kempton Park

  • 18:20 Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap 1m 3f

  • Winner £7,159 2nd £2,144 3rd £1,072 4th £536
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.58s
  • Off time: 18:21:22
18:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Halfsin (IRE) 10/1
2nd Stevie Thunder 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 421215 Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Nautilus 49
Nag me
3 9-6 J H M Gosden R Havlin 95 9/43.25
2 (5) 4231-91 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Omar Khayyam 66
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4 9-0 t A M Balding David Probert 85 3/14.00
3 (2) 073655 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Icebuster 14
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5 8-13 B R Millman Shelley Birkett (5) 84 7/18.00
4 (3) 0-98452 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Halfsin (IRE) 12
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5 8-13 t M Botti Martin Harley 84 10/111.00
5 (6) 028531 Maroon, white seams, maroon and royal blue striped sleeves, white cap, maroon star Presburg (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-11 J Tuite George Chaloner (5) 82 7/24.50
6 (1) 000316 Orange, White diamond, hooped sleeves, striped cap Stevie Thunder 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-10 p Ian Williams G Lee 81 16/117.00
7 (7) 52211-0 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Miss Blakeney 184
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-10 v M P Tregoning M Dwyer 80 25/126.00

Verdict

Nautilus failed to cope with an 11lb rise at Lingfield after an easy win at the same track earlier. Miss Blakeney ended last year with a double but never figured on her reappearance off a 10lb higher mark. Presburg steps up a grade having won over 1m4f here recently when Icebuster was well beaten and Stevie Thunder also struggled in similar company to this last time. Omar Khayyam has leading claims on his victory at Epsom in September, but a chance is taken on HALFSIN. He's not the most straightforward but posted a better effort at Wolverhampton last month and has tumbled 11lb down the weights this year.