Kinoulton Handicap 7f 9y
- (3yo+, 7f 9y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 25.76s
- Off time: 17:12:11
|1st||1 Al Khan||6/1|
|2nd||8 Red Paladin||1¼||5/1|
Al Khan (IRE) 5
|5||135 9-9 p||Ollie Pears||Jacob Butterfield (5)||79||6/1|
Available (IRE) 7
|5||134 9-8 pt||J Mackie||F Norton||78||5/1|
|3||132 9-6||J R Fanshawe||Freddie Tylicki||80||4/1f|
Good Luck Charm 26
|5||132 9-6 v1||G L Moore||S W Kelly||76||7/1|
Tidal's Baby 34
|5||132 9-6 h||M Appleby||A Mullen||76||8/1|
|4||131 9-5||R Lee||Mikey Ennis (7)||75||16/1|
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 10
|4||128 9-2||David Dennis||S De Sousa||72||20/1|
Red Paladin (IRE) 13
|4||128 9-2 h||K A Ryan||J P Spencer||72||5/1|
|3||120 8-8||B R Millman||T E Durcan||68||9/2|
||3||8-10||S Durack||Dane O'Neill||6/1|
Elizona (4/1), Biotic (9/2), Available (5/1), Red Paladin (5/1), Al Khan (6/1), Good Luck Charm (7/1), Tidal's Baby (8/1), Caramack (16/1), Footstepsintherain (20/1)
Elizona had nothing to beat on the Polytrack in July and looks to have been set a stiff task on her handicap debut. But the other three-year-old, BIOTIC, doesn't look badly treated and the drop back to 7f is definitely in his favour. He gets the vote though Al Khan is usually thereabouts and preferred to Red Paladin, who is often slowly away and leaves himself plenty to do. Available always runs well here and has place claims again while Good Luck Charm comes for a stable going really well at present.
Al Khan (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Chinese Jade (8-12) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Red Paladin (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, pushed along 4f out, headway to chase leading pair when edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression over 1f out, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Ziggy's Secret (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Available (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance 2f out to 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bop It (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 7l behind Kyllachy Star (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Tidal's Baby 8-1 (8-7) Slow into stride always in rear, 18th of 21, 7l behind Inxile (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Biotic 4-1 (8-2) Quickly away, soon held up in last pair, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, never reached leaders and no extra in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Halation (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Good Luck Charm 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 12, 8l behind Mime Dance (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Elizona 1-20fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul beating Smile For Me (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Caramack 14-1 (9-0) Refused to race, in a race won by Dominate (8-13) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Aug, 10 ran.