Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 16:30 Betdaq The Betting Exchange Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.11s
  • Off time: 16:31:56
16:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paktolos (FR) 20/1
2nd Scarab (IRE) 9/4
3rd Lochiel 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 7-25140 Purple, White stars, chevrons on sleeves Paktolos (FR) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 b A King D Sweeney 88 20/121.00
2 (9) 021202 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves Cupid's Glory 51
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-6 G L Moore G Baker 84 13/27.50
3 (6) 529971 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Awatuki (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-5 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 83 12/113.00
4 (4) 31-2573 Emerald Green and Pink (halved), diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Indicible (FR) 33
Nag me
4 9-4 A King T Block 82 11/112.00
5 (5) 506156 Orange and Royal Blue (quartered), Orange and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Orange stars Judgethemoment (USA) 63
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 Jane Chapple-Hyam I Mongan 87 16/117.00
6 (2) 440551 Red, Royal Blue striped sleeves Ellmau 41
Nag me
3 9-2 E J O'Neill C Catlin 86 15/28.50
7 (1) 043111 Black, Light Green hoops, White cap Stand Guard 12
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 P Howling Andrea Atzeni (5) 78 11/26.50
8 (8) 101652 Royal Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Lochiel 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 G A Swinbank E Ahern 77 9/25.50
9 (3) 308636 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Red Wine 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 A J Mccabe E J McNamara (5) 75 33/134.00
10 (10) 521 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scarab (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 M Johnston J F Egan 76 9/43.25

Verdict

You could make a case for most of these, but from a shortlist of STAND GUARD, Scarab and Awatuki, we'll select the first named. Paul Howling's runner has won his last three races here, albeit over a mile and a quarter, comes here well in at the weights, with highly rated Andrea Atzeni claiming a very useful five pounds. Expect him to be ridden close to the pace before the button gets pushed, As long as he gets the trip, the step up in grade shouldn't be a problem. Mark Johnston's Scarab is the least exposed, and the bottom weight. Certainly the improving sort, a winner last time out, this is his handicap debut, and he has the advantage of a high draw. Awatuki likes it round here, and Great Leighs, where he landed a touch last week. He certainly shrugged off his previous disappointments to return to the winners' enclosure, and will have his supporters today. It could be a lively betting heat followed by a decent race, with Strand Guard Selected to be first home.