Kempton Park

  • 18:50 Blue Square Classified Stakes6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.50s
  • Off time: 18:51:06
18:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flamestone 6/1
2nd Mr Rev 10/1
3rd Sherjawy (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 693-614 Pink, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars Sherjawy (IRE) 4
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 b Miss Z C Davison S Whitworth 45 9/43.25
2 (7) 70076-3 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Baba Ghanoush 8
Nag me
7 9-0 b M J Attwater P Doe 39 8/19.00
3 (3) 0077-79 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Desert Light (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 v D Shaw Lee Topliss (7) 44 12/113.00
4 (8) F2508-2 Mauve, Purple star, Mauve sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Flamestone 8
Nag me
5 9-0 A E Price S Donohoe 45 6/17.00
5 (2) 00608-0 Black, Pink cross belts, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gone'n'dunnett (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-0 p Mrs C A Dunnett V Slattery 43 18/119.00
6 (5) 244255- Purple, Light Green spots Lady Hopeful (IRE) 247
Nag me
7 9-0 b Peter Grayson P Mathers 45 25/126.00
7 (11) 03788-0 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Mr Rev 11
Nag me
6 9-0 b J M Bradley R Winston 45 10/111.00
8 (4) 285- WHITE, PURPLE Cross of Lorraine, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, PURPLE armlets, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE hooped cap Naias (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 45 10/111.00
9 (9) 0860-99 Red, Yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Nordic Light (USA) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 bt J M Bradley C Catlin 44 11/26.50
10 (10) 87000-5 Emerald Green, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black cap Stoneacre Donny (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Peter Grayson A Heffernan (7) 42 33/134.00
11 (1) 37066-7 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue and White check sleeves and cap Stormburst (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 A J Chamberlain N Chalmers 45 11/112.00
12 (6) 00660-0 Light Blue, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves and star on cap Tagula Sands (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 9-0 p1 J C Fox R Smith 43 66/167.00

Verdict

Support for Naias would see us switch our allegiance but we'll take FLAMESTONE in the opener with Nordic Light one that could surprise. Sherjawy has his work cut out to confirm recent form with the selection and Baba Ghanoush given that he's 6lbs worse off with the pair. Further behind in that race were Desert Light and Gone 'N' Dunnett and neither did enough to suggest that their turn was near. Naias is unexposed and may possibly not have handled the track at Southwell last time. That was her first run since the summer and she drops in grade here and market support would look significant. Nordic Light hasn't been in great form but Chris Catlin takes over from an apprentice and he wears a tongue strap for the first time; he's not too badly drawn either and may just be able to take a hand if the applications work. The selection has yet to win a race and there must be some doubt as to whether he can reproduce the form of his latest start but he's better drawn on this occasion and a similar performance would put him right there. It was his first start since August and he's relatively unexposed on the all-weather so may have a little more to offer so we'll award the vote to Flamestone.