Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:00 Racing Uk Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.10s
  • Off time: 18:01:52
18:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Earlsmedic 11/4
2nd Capone (IRE) 4/1
3rd Harlech Castle 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 480431 Dark Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Earlsmedic 2 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 e S C Williams R Clark (7) 80 11/43.75
2 (11) 641559 Emerald green and red (quartered), red and white striped sleeves, white cap Brierty (IRE) 82
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 D Carroll D Nolan 80 20/121.00
3 (9) 113965 White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Capone (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 R Curtis Hayley Turner 80 4/15.00
4 (10) 570128 White, Red seams, sleeves and cap River Kirov (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 M Wigham S Drowne 80 11/26.50
5 (2) 351435 Brown and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Brown cap, Light Blue star Ursula (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 79 13/27.50
6 (12) 025000 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Harlech Castle 3
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 b J R Boyle S W Kelly 77 12/113.00
7 (8) 000009 Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Ajigolo 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 b1 N Wilson D Holland 74 12/113.00
8 (1) 842560 Light Green, White epaulets, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap White Shift (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 P Howling J-P Guillambert 73 66/167.00
9 (5) 017305 Maroon, White seams, striped sleeves, quartered cap Blown It (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 I Semple P Makin 73 20/121.00
10 (3) 468331 Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap Perfect Act 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 C G Cox T P Queally 72 7/18.00
11 (6) 431P14 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Gwilym (GER) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-10 D Haydn Jones Martin Dwyer 72 16/117.00
12 (7) 215246 Dark Blue, White disc, diamonds on sleeves Brandywell Boy (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 D J S ffrench Davis R Thomas 71 20/121.00

Verdict

RIVER KIROV is in form and looks certain to finish there or thereabouts whilst Perfect Act and Gwilym are amongst others to consider. Michael Wigham's charge has never won from a mark as high as this but his latest run at Lingfield from just one pound lower suggests that it's just a matter of time until he does. He has a good record, goes well for Steve Drowne and is well drawn so everything appears to be in place for a big run. Earlsmedic should ensure that this is run at a decent clip and the combination of headgear and a 7lb claimer may be to his benefit whilst Brierty has a hundred per cent record on artificial surfaces. Ursula has ability but has something to prove after delighting the layers on her last three starts and of more interest are Perfect Act, Gwilym and Blown It. The last named has a good record on artificial tracks and isn't badly treated with similar remarks applying to Perfect Act. Gwilym boasts a better record at Wolverhampton than he does at this track but is running well enough to be considered although the claims of River Kirov are readily preferred.