Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:30 Christmas Party Nights At Kempton Park Apprentice Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.50s
  • Off time: 18:31:17
18:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Topcroft Evs
2nd Place The Duchess 40/1
3rd Cocktail Party (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 955951 Dark Blue, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond Topcroft 8 (ex6)
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 v D Shaw Lee Topliss (5) 50 Evs2.00
2 (10) 204054 Orange, Black and Orange halved sleeves Cocktail Party (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-0 t C Hills Amy Scott 50 12/113.00
3 (1) 930534 Pink, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars Reigning Monarch (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p Miss Z C Davison R J Rowe (3) 50 12/113.00
4 (3) 177705 Dark Blue, Red stars, Red sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red cap, Dark Blue star Dontuwishitwereso 107
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 P W D'Arcy T Atkinson 50 11/26.50
5 (6) 008300 Orange, Purple hoop, Orange sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Deo Valente (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 9-0 bt J M Bradley R Clark (3) 50 20/121.00
6 (12) 003040 Red and Emerald Green stripes, White sleeves, Red cap Sweet Kiss (USA) 19
Nag me
4 9-0 M J Attwater Kieren Fox (3) 50 22/123.00
7 (4) 545173 Emerald Green, White hollow box Cheery Cat (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 p J Balding David Kenny (3) 50 9/25.50
8 (2) 348563 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Commandingpresence (USA) 12
Nag me
3 8-13 J J Bridger S P Ryan (3) 49 25/126.00
10 (8) 767-960 Purple and Yellow quartered, Purple sleeves, Hooped cap Place The Duchess 54
Nag me
3 8-13 t A J Lidderdale N Alison (5) 49 40/141.00
11 (9) 092658 Red, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, red diamonds, red cap, white diamond Native Dame (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-13 bt Edgar Byrne Declan Cannon 49 33/134.00
12 (5) 251-500 GREY and MAROON (quartered), WHITE sleeves Summer Rose 22
Nag me
4 8-13 v R M H Cowell R Powell (3) 49 25/126.00
Non runners
9 (7)809244Royal Acclamation (IRE)48-13H J EvansD T Da Silva49

Verdict

In low-grade handicaps like this is often pays to side with recent good form and from that we can draw up a shortlist of Topcroft, Reigning Monarch and CHEERY CAT and we side with the last mentioned as he looks slightly more reliable. The selection's previous visit to this track wasn't exactly sparkling but the trip didn't look ideal. Dropping back to the distance that has seen him score three times looks a positive and at just two pounds heavier than when scoring at Lingfield in October he should run a big race. Topcroft easily scored over a mile here last time out and although racing off the same mark he might get outpaced now dropping down to this sprint assignment for the first time. Reigning Monarch hasn't got his head in front for some time but has some of the best recent form in this field and Cocktail Party can also be considered after a couple of improved efforts on his last two starts. This race won't live long in the memory and Cheery Cat's consistency can be the difference.