Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 20:50 Kia Motors, Safe Bet Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 20:50:49
20:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mustakmil (IRE) 33/10
2nd Bawaardi (IRE) 9/2
3rd My Best Bet 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 256531 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap My Best Bet 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 Stef Higgins A Kirby 81 10/111.00
3 (5) 130 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Life's Challenge (USA) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston G Fairley 80 10/111.00
4 (1) 3-1 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Alsahil (USA) 252
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 Micky Hammond Jim Crowley 80 10/111.00
5 (7) 643123 Maroon, Beige and Maroon hooped sleeves Bennelong 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 G L Moore P Doe 78 9/25.50
6 (8) 512313 Royal Blue, White star, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap Red Suede Shoes 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 p B R Millman J Millman (3) 78 3/14.00
8 (10) 372341 Pink, royal blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, royal blue and pink quartered cap Mustakmil (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 S Dow Hayley Turner 75 33/104.30
9 (4) 781-790 Pink, Mauve stars, Pink sleeves, Light Blue cap Take The Micky 196
Nag me
3 8-5 C F Wall J Mitchell (ex1) 72 25/126.00
10 (6) 2-1663 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Bawaardi (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-5 R A Fahey J Quinn 72 9/25.50
Non runners
1 (2)751203Dance And Dance (IRE)39-4E F Vaughan85
7 (9)062214Spiritual Art38-8L A DaceK Fallon75

Verdict

A competitive heat here where MY BEST BET is taken to follow-up her Lingfield success from a 5lbs higher mark, while Dance And Dance and Bawaardi look the strongest opponents. The selection is proven on this surface, as a previous course winner, and over this trip, and looked very much one to keep on the right side of when winning going away at Lingfield last month. As a consistent performer she can probably be relied upon to produce a similar effort and she will do for us. Dance And Dance has a similar profile, with a course win to his name and he is also likely to produce his running. He was tried over this trip last time, and while he went well enough, he does have to fully prove himself over a mile so we'll just oppose. Lightly-raced Bawaardi receives weight from all but one of his opponents and landed a turf maiden at Lingfield in September. He went close over 1m 1f at Wolverhampton last time and this drop back in trip should be no problem, so we expect him to be thereabouts. Life's Challenge was too bad to be true at Southwell in October, but he won on debut and so this break should not hinder him and he looks like being competitive from this mark. Mustakmil won a Lingfield maiden last time but has been beaten in handicaps from lower marks in the past, while Alsahil makes his handicap bow after a Brighton maiden success and will find this tougher. Bennelong is weighted to get the better of Red Suede Shoes on their running here last month, now he has a 5lb pull, and both can make their presence felt, though preference is for My Best Bet.