Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:20 Weatherbys Printing Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.38s
  • Off time: 18:21:26
18:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Kiss 7/2
2nd Teen Ager (FR) 10/1
3rd Bold Marc (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 6-13234 White, Purple star, Purple and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, Purple star Murrin (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 T G Mills P Nolan (3) 70 7/18.00
2 (14) 78-7244 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Bold Marc (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-10 K R Burke Declan Cannon (3) 70 4/15.00
3 (12) 30-6832 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE cross belts and sleeves, ORANGE cap Phluke 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-9 v Eve Johnson Houghton Daniel Blackett (7) 69 15/28.50
4 (8) 814340 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Royal Envoy (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-8 P Howling J Dean 68 11/112.00
6 (4) 4/12114 Purple, Yellow sash, Emerald Green cap Agilete 58
Nag me
7 9-7 J Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 67 15/28.50
7 (10) 832-48 Yellow, Emerald Green stars and armlets Desert Kiss 15
Nag me
4 9-7 W R Swinburn Andrea Atzeni 67 7/24.50
9 (5) 156548 White, Royal Blue chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White and Royal Blue quartered cap Lopinot (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 v M R Bosley Gemma Elford (5) 64 12/113.00
10 (2) 226524 Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 M Murphy Barry Adams (5) 64 12/113.00
11 (7) 693541 Royal Blue, White braces, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets Teen Ager (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 P Burgoyne L Newnes (3) 61 10/111.00
12 (3) 933217 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Comrade Cotton 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-13 p J Ryan R Powell (5) 59 20/121.00
13 (13) 6397-98 Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, maroon diamonds, light blue cap, maroon diamonds Jay Gee Wigmo 11
Nag me
4 8-5 A W Carroll Amy Baker 48 33/134.00
14 (9) 46100-9 Dark Blue, Royal Blue star, armlets and star on cap Hey Presto 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-5 R Rowe R J Rowe (5) 45 66/167.00
Non runners
5 (1)6728-21Focail Eile49-8Miss Gay KellewayLouis Beuzelin68
8 (11)439-908Thunderstruck49-5A J MccabeJonathan Hinch65

Verdict

PHLUKE is a prime candidate for top honours at this level and is selected ahead of Agilete, Bold Marc and Focail Eille. The last named has made steady progress in six previous starts - culminating with a solid effort to win a maiden in January. The Gay Kelleway-trained gelding may have more to offer but, as it's slightly disconcerting all his previous starts have been at Wolverhampton; he obviously needs to prove he can handle going right-handed on tonight's very different course lay-out. Bold Marc has been around for a long time and, having won off a 10lb higher mark in the past; it can be argued that he is well treated just now. It's also right to say he's as exposed as they come and, having never won on the all-weather before; there are a few chinks in his armour. Agilete has already won three times this season and, as Simon Pearce knows him well; a strong case can be stated for this son of Piccolo. However, as is the case with a few of these; he lacks experience of this unique course and, as he has shot up the ratings since his return to racing, he looks weighted to the hilt. Therefore, it can pay to take a chance with Phluke, who has held his own in much stiffer company and, as he drops into this grade for the first time; Eve Johnson Houghton's gelding is fancied to give us a good run for the money. Phluke handles this track OK but a mile does stretch his stamina, though, so only a minimum stakes investment is recommended.