Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 19:10 Digibet Sports Betting Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.87s
  • Off time: 19:10:14
19:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dingaan (IRE) 10/1
2nd Dinner Date 20/1
3rd Confuchias (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 004342- White and Yellow stripes, Black cap Confuchias (IRE) 61
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 J Gask L Morris 85 4/15.00
2 (5) 0541-04 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap L'Hirondelle (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 M J Attwater P Doe 84 8/19.00
3 (2) 421469- Purple, Yellow sash, quartered cap Dingaan (IRE) 139
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 A M Balding David Probert 82 10/111.00
5 (4) 165142- Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Arachnophobia (IRE) 109
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Pat Eddery R Winston 81 7/18.00
6 (1) 1113-18 Black, Orange star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Spinning Bailiwick 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-13 G L Moore G Baker (ex2) 80 14/115.00
7 (6) 1-2 White, Emerald Green diamond and armlets, quartered cap Celtic Sovereign (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 M G Quinlan J M O'Dwyer 79 6/42.50
8 (9) 31166-5 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Hellbender (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-9 S Kirk R Kingscote 76 14/115.00
9 (7) 1317-43 Dark Green and Pink (halved), Pink sleeves, quartered cap Dinner Date 37
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-4 T Keddy Laura Pike (7)(ex2) 71 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (8)61575-2Ektimaal79-0E A L DunlopT P Queally81

Verdict

A quality race in which CELTIC SOVEREIGN is given the nod over a dangerous looking quartet of Spinning Bailiwick, Ektimaal, Arachnophobia and Confuchias. Mick Quinlan's son of Celtic Swing won nicely on his debut at Kempton, a victory that was probably unexpected given his 20/1 price tag. Next time up at Lingfield he ran well behind Divine Force, form that has since been franked. Even with a 6lb higher mark to contend with he is expected to run a big race. Spinning Bailiwick is consistent and arguably better than her run at Wolverhampton last time might suggest, Hellbender is now back to his last winning mark, whilst Dinner Date runs this track well but must get a good pace to chase over this trip if he is going to win. Ektimaal is consistent but high enough in the weights as a result, Arachnaphobia is interesting after a break given his course record, whilst Confuchias looks well-handicapped on a return to this track. L'Hirondelle and Dingaan are also course and distance winners, so in one of the most competitive handicaps of the year, it is with little confidence that we plump for Celtic Sovereign.