Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 16:55 Mike The Knight 13.04.13 Classified Claiming Stakes1m

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.59s
  • Off time: 16:55:46
16:55 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Officer In Command (USA) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 065-362 White, dark blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and cap Benandonner (USA) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-13 P Butler Joey Haynes (7) 62 14/115.00
2 (1) 11-7431 White and red stripes, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, white star Mr Knightley (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 b J R Boyle Matthew Davies 73 6/42.50
3 (5) 0-33415 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Alhaban (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 R Harris L Morris 66 5/16.00
5 (3) 651212 Pink, yellow and pink striped sleeves, dark blue cap Officer In Command (USA) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 vt H Adielsson Nicole Nordblad (5) 70 5/42.25
Non runners
4 (4)131112Hurricane Spirit (IRE)98-9J TuiteD E Egan72

Verdict

Mr Knightley got the better of odds-on favourite Hurricane Spirit over 7f here last week despite the unfavourable terms. Both are course and distance winners so it's anybody's guess which one will prevail today. Hurricane Spirit had earlier beaten OFFICER IN COMMAND over track and trip and the latter gets a tentative vote to reverse running as he's much better off at the weights. Benandonner and Alhaban are capable at this level but are not particularly well treated in a tight contest.