Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 19:50 Celtic Contractors Nursery Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.11s
  • Off time: 19:50:31
19:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland River 2/1
2nd Artesium 10/1
3rd Lujeanie 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 050 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Impressionist Art (USA) 63
Nag me
2 9-7 B J Meehan Hayley Turner 65 15/28.50
2 (9) 284 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Swiss Art (IRE) 25
Nag me
2 9-7 p1 R Harris S Drowne 65 8/19.00
3 (2) 0474 YELLOW, WHITE hoop and armlets, WHITE and YELLOW check cap Lujeanie 16
Nag me
2 9-4 D K Ivory Jim Crowley 62 12/113.00
4 (6) 040 Black, Pink seams, Black sleeves, White cap Amazing Blue Sky 59
Nag me
2 9-3 E J O'Neill C Catlin 61 12/113.00
5 (8) 00022 Maroon, Yellow cross belts and sleeves Highland River 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-2 D R C Elsworth G Baker 60 2/13.00
6 (11) 51 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Hawkspring (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 t S Parr T Dean (3) 60 10/34.33
8 (5) 383043 YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap Imperial Skylight 11
Nag me
2 8-13 M R Channon M Geran (5) 57 8/19.00
9 (1) 46943 Royal Blue, Beige stars on sleeves Artesium 51
Nag me
2 8-10 R A Fahey T Hamilton 54 10/111.00
10 (7) 973 White, Red inverted triangle, White sleeves, Red spots, quartered cap Transfered (IRE) 80
Nag me
2 8-4 Lucinda Featherstone N Chalmers 48 25/126.00
11 (10) 700895 Pink, Light Blue seams and sleeves, Grey cap Daily Planet (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 8-1 B W Duke F Norton 45 50/151.00
12 (3) 000 Royal Blue, Grey sash and sleeves, Grey and Red striped cap Merry May 38
Nag me
2 8-1 Richard Hannon J Quinn 45 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (4)942Statute Book (IRE)29-0S KirkA Kirby58

Verdict

Life doesn't get any easier in division two but this time we'll go down the obvious road and select HIGHLAND RIVER. Statute Book and Hawkspring are amongst others worthy of our attention. It can sometimes be a worry to see a couple of seconds nestling alongside the horse's name in the formcard but Highland River hasn't done an awful lot wrong in defeat the last twice. He's been raised by 2lbs for each effort but should still be able to win an ordinary heat and this race is such a contest. Statute Book has improved with each start and has sound claims of reversing last month's form with Swiss Art assuming that the Harris runner doesn't improve for the application of cheekpieces. Hawkspring made the most of the drop into selling company at Southwell but steps back up in class on his first start for new connections. He didn't appear to be entirely straightforward there and may be best watched. Impressionist Art appeals as a likely type to improve now handicapping and the market may guide to her chances and those of the other unexposed runners in the field but Highland River appeals as the safe option.