Kempton Park

  • 16:50 Blue Square Poker Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.68s
  • Off time: 16:51:10
16:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mogok Ruby 16/1
2nd Musical Script (USA) 9/2
3rd Northern Empire (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0321-21 Royal Blue, White stripe, halved sleeves Dvinsky (USA) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-10 b P Howling J Quinn 84 6/17.00
2 (6) 597778- EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Vhujon (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 P D Evans T G McLaughlin 82 7/24.50
3 (2) 3241-11 White, Red seams, sleeves and cap River Kirov (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 M Wigham S J Drowne 81 5/23.50
4 (8) 007-422 Yellow, large Royal Blue spots and armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Count Ceprano (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 C R Dore Liam Jones 77 4/15.00
5 (3) 80213-5 Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Northern Empire (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-9 K A Ryan F Norton 75 14/115.00
6 (4) 58443-5 Emerald Green, Pink stars, sleeves and cap Mogok Ruby 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 L Montague Hall L Morris 75 16/117.00
7 (7) 01351-3 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Musical Script (USA) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-7 b Mouse Hamilton-fairley C Catlin 73 9/25.50
8 (1) 514844- Dark Blue, White disc, diamonds on sleeves Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-6 D J S Ffrench Davis Billy Cray (7) 72 33/134.00

Verdict

This looks to chiefly concern the in-form pair of Dvinsky and RIVER KIROV and we will continue to side with the latter. Now fully 31lbs higher than when winning over course and distance in November, he has since added four wins to his CV, including a quickfire hat-trick just recently. He was value for a fair bit more than the official margin of his last win and a 7lb rise for it may still not be enough to stop this progressive sort. Dvinsky is clearly a danger. He loves it here and has to shoulder a 6lb penalty for winning at Great Leighs last time. You would be hard pressed to say that he had as much in hand as River Kirov there and he may just have to give best today. Count Ceprano is now that same 6lb better off with Dvinsky for what was less than a length defeat and he would have to have a chance of reversing that form on that basis. Northern Empire disappointed last time but he acts on the Polytrack and has won here off a higher mark so he can't be ruled out. Musical Script is a genuine sort who remains in good form but he looks to have an arduous task on form to beat our pick, River Kirov.