Family Fun At Kempton 19.04.14 Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, Class 6, 8 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.94s
- Off time: 14:22:21
|1st||4 Burnt Fingers||33/1|
|2nd||6 Sea Soldier||2¼||10/1|
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) (ex6) 5
|5||137 9-11 b||D K Ivory||R Winston||63||3/1|
|6||133 9-7||W J Knight||G Baker||65||8/1|
Anjuna Beach (USA) 12
|4||128 9-2||G L Moore||R L Moore||60||9/2|
Burnt Fingers (IRE) 347
|4||128 9-2||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||60||33/1|
Gabrial's Wawa 29
|4||128 9-2||Noel Quinlan||A Kirby||60||6/4f|
Sea Soldier (IRE) 35
|6||122 8-10||A M Balding||Rob Hornby (7)||54||10/1|
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 12
|7||120 8-8||P D Evans||L P Keniry||52||16/1|
Fire King 12
|8||119 8-7 p||P Burgoyne||J Quinn||51||20/1|
Divine Pamina (IRE)
||4||9-7||J R Boyle||R Hughes||5/1|
After scoring twice here early last summer, HILL OF DREAMS shot up to a mark of 78 which was clearly too high. She's gradually dropped to 63 and bounced back in no uncertain terms last week so a 6lb penalty can be shrugged off here. Anjuna Beach was also much too high in the weights and racing over trips too far before gaining a comfortable course and distance victory a couple of weeks ago so a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run. Gabrial's Wawa is another benefiting from a lower mark and also a change of stable as he looked ready to win soon when runner-up here a month ago while Andrew Balding has been in such good form that Sea Soldier shouldn't be dismissed as he's been staying on over 7f at Lingfield and will be carrying a feather weight with his rider's claim taken into account.
Burnt Fingers (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, kept on final 2f, no threat, 7th of 17, 7l behind Shore Step (9-1) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Apr '13.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide held up, never a factor, 7th of 13, 5l behind Indus Valley (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Anjuna Beach (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up in rear, switched right and headway 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Bennelong (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, edged slightly right but soon clear, in no danger after, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Nubar Boy (9-2) by 3l, 6 ran.
Gabrial's Wawa 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Bloodsweatandtears 9-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Cravat (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Fire King 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, not much room and eased from over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Anjuna Beach (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.