Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 20:20 Book Kempton Tickets On 0844 579 3008 Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.47s
  • Off time: 20:20:19
20:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Recluse (IRE) 5/2
2nd Chink Of Light 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 8-1 Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Chink Of Light 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-7 A M Balding J Fortune 75 6/42.50
3 (5) 098-11 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Desert Recluse (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Pat Eddery Lee Topliss (7) 66 5/23.50
4 (7) 4-57136 White, Light Blue hoop, striped sleeves and cap Yorksters Prince (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-11 G Prodromou Charlotte Kerton (7) 65 16/117.00
5 (3) 45-5737 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Layla's Lad (USA) 12
Nag me
3 8-6 D M Simcock Martin Dwyer 60 15/28.50
6 (4) 740-32 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Temple Fair (USA) 35
Nag me
3 8-4 M Johnston J Fanning 58 6/17.00
7 (6) 470-234 Dark blue and white (quartered), red sleeves and cap Always De One 15
Nag me
3 8-2 Miss J Feilden J Quinn 55 10/111.00
Non runners
2 (2)545041-Sounds Of Thunder39-3H J L Dunlop71

Verdict

DESERT RECLUSE has to race off a stone higher than when last seen, but such was the manner of that success that he looks worth siding with again; Chink Of Light and Sounds Of Thunder can follow him home. Our selection has really benefitted for stepping up in trip since graduating into handicap company, having had the obligatory three runs in maidens as a juvenile. All of those came over seven, but the step beyond a mile worked wonders as he landed the spoils on his reappearance. A further step up to today's trip brought about even more improvement last time as the colt won head-in-chest at Wolverhampton, prompting drastic action from the assessor. This mark may well prevent further success, but he really was mightily impressive last time and the claim of Lee Topliss does help ease the burden. If he is to be beaten, then last time out victor Chink Of Light could be the one to oblige. Andrew Balding's charge won a maiden nicely at this track on his second start, benefitting too for a step up in trip. This extra furlong won't be a problem and he's open to plenty of improvement but carrying top weight on his handicap debut may prove too much. Sounds Of Thunder won nicely when last seen and has claims on his return with this trip likely to bring about some improvement, so he's rated more of a threat than Temple Fair who was comfortably swept aside despite having the race run to suit last time. Always De One attracted support when last seen and does stay the trip but she looks correctly assessed and a place may be her best hope, whilst Layla's Lad takes a big step up in trip but will need to improve markedly for it and that looks doubtful. In the hope that the handicapper hasn't quite got to him yet Desert Recluse is selected.