Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:20 Groomed To Perfection, The Kia Soul Classified Stakes1m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.50s
  • Off time: 18:23:05
18:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Giant Sequoia (USA) 7/2
2nd Sircozy (IRE) 5/1
3rd Through The Forest (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 6/7769 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Giant Sequoia (USA) 57
Nag me
5 9-7 t Jane Chapple-Hyam E Ahern 55 7/24.50
2 (7) 0/78-83 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Mr Plod 18
Nag me
4 9-7 v Andrew Reid S Carson 51 16/117.00
3 (2) 36000 Yellow, dark green hoop, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Bobble Rock (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-0 J R Best S Sanders 55 33/134.00
4 (14) 0-56700 Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Halcyon Princess (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-0 p D G Bridgwater J M O'Dwyer 55 33/134.00
6 (8) 057 Maroon and grey check, grey cap Head First 32
Nag me
3 9-0 W Jarvis R Mullen 50 25/126.00
7 (1) 4-50760 White, Grey epaulets Luthien (IRE) 47
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 A M Hales R Hughes 55 12/113.00
8 (3) 00487 Pink, White epaulets Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 J R Jenkins P Hanagan 54 14/115.00
9 (12) 009-03 Maroon, beige chevrons on sleeves Mojeerr 8
Nag me
3 9-0 A J Mccabe R Winston 50 12/113.00
10 (13) 8-67 White, Yellow stars, White cap Pezula 48
Nag me
3 9-0 R T Phillips R Havlin 53 33/134.00
11 (4) 0-7724 Black, Red chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Royal Bet (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 52 7/24.50
12 (11) 99-8802 Red, Orange diamond Sircozy (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-0 S C Williams William Carson (3) 55 5/16.00
13 (9) 7984 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Through The Forest (USA) 21
Nag me
3 9-0 p W R Swinburn A Kirby 54 9/25.50
Non runners
5 (5)008406Haling Park (UAE)39-0G L MooreD Sweeney53
14 (6)0-95595Topcroft39-0Mrs C A DunnettT G McLaughlin50

Verdict

This is a tricky race to unravel but GIANT SEQUOIA has more ticks in his boxes compared to his rivals so gets the narrow vote, while both Mr Plod and Bobble Rock are more than capable on their day and deserve respect. The selection is still only lightly raced with five runs for three different trainers to his name. He did not handle the testing conditions at Chepstow on his latest outing and has since changed stable. Jane Chapple-Hyam has a great strike rate with her all weather horses and is sure to have improved this son of Giant's Causeway. Although he is no certainty, this race looks like one of his easiest opportunities to date and is worth staying on the right side of for the time being. Mr Plod had been living up to name until he caught the eye at Ffos Las on his latest outing. He finished third to Arlene Phillips that day, improving for the application of first time visors. He is clearly no world beater but if recapturing that recent form he can once again enter the frame. Bobble Rock showed promise on his first two outings earlier in the year but has disappointed badly in his last three races and should be treated with caution. Giant Sequoia was bred to win better races than this but is worth siding with for his new connections.